Venues

We have a great range of venues available for performers and artists to choose from and we've set them out here, along with contact details and other information that will prove useful to both Fringe entrants and audiences.

 

Entrants to the Fringe are required to choose and book their own venues paying booking fees direct to the venues. 

This list has most venues that have been used during the Fringe. It is a work in progress in terms of the detail. The venues map shows where they are. Outdoor (including Busking spots) and Out of Town venues are listed separately at the end. This venue list is not exhaustive and entrants are at liberty to find new venues for themselves, for example private houses have sometimes been used for exhibitions in the past.

For queries from entrants: Send Message to Venues Liaison 

 

Licences and Temporary Event Notices

Please note that where copyright music is used some type of licence is likely to be needed from Phonographic Performance Ltd/Performing Rights Society for Music (PPL/PRS). Venues and performers will have an opportunity to discuss how they meet any relevant legal requirements during the venue booking process. This link may be of interest:

https://pplprs.co.uk/business/live-music-festivals-concert-venues/

Some venues may not have applied for an event licence. If this is the case a Temporary Event Notice can be obtained from High Peak Borough Council. This is obtained by the entrant and costs £21. The venue may contribute to this. The form is 5 pages long but not complicated and needs to be returned at least 10 days before the event.

To enquire whether a venue has a licence, email licensing@highpeak.gov.uk

To find out more about Temporary Event Notices, go to https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/article/240/Temporary-event-notice-TEN

From the High Peak Borough Council website you can apply online, or download a pdf of the application form. 

Paul Jackson, Licensing Officer, paul.jackson@highpeak.gov.uk  - HPBC main switchboard 0345 1297777

 


Bath Rd Church Centre

01 Bath Road Church Centre

Address:   Bath Rd, Buxton SK17 6HJ

Capacity:   60

Description:   Room of 14m x 11m with tiny stage. Kitchen available.

Additional Information:   Please be aware that this is a heavily used space, and would not be suitable for anyone trying to do a run of performances and leave stuff.

Accessibility:  There is wheelchair access on a path that narrows to 31 inches.  There are six steps down into the hall area, with two handrails. 

Toilets:   Accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.

Parking:   Pay and display parking available on the Market Place.

Charges:   £22 per hour, or charities with a registered charity number, £14 per hour

Contact:   Jennie Parker 01298 77856   buxtonparish@hotmail.com

 


02 Buxton Community School

Address:   College Road, Buxton, SK17 9EA

02a Buxton Community School  - Drama Studio

02b Buxton Community School - Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Capacity:

Description:   The dance studio is a purpose-built space 20m x 20m with a sprung floor and one fully mirrored wall. Seating can be arranged.

Additional Information:   Both spaces are in use during the school day and is generally available from 5pm and at weekends.

Accessibility:   Disabled access i.e. ramps and chair lifts throughout the school.

Toilets:  Accessible toilets are available.

Parking:   Car parking available from the College Road entrance..

Charges:  Price on application - both access and charges are negotiable, particularly if performances/workshops for the school can be offered.

Contact:   Sandi.Flint@buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk

Lorraine.Cushnie@buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk


06 Buxton Methodist Church

Address:   Chapel Street, SK17 6HX

The Methodist Church is situated on the Market Place.  Inside, there are two spaces available during the Fringe period.  Both spaces have access to tea-making facilities.  Alcohol and gambling are not permitted on our premises.  During the week of the fair bookings are not taken due to noise disturbance. Funfair dates for 2024 are Wednesday 10th-Sunday 14th July inclusive.

 

BMC Church

06a Buxton Methodist Church - Church

Capacity:   Maximum 200 using moveable seating.

Description:   This is a large space with a balcony and raised chancel area (stage) suitable for music performances.

Dimensions - 10m x 15m plus 8m x 5m (chancel area).

Additional Information:   There are fixed lights to the chancel area and a PA system with a wired and a radio mic.  A good grand piano is available for an additional charge*. Access to tea-making facilities by arrangement.

Groups considering the Church as a venue for speech and drama should discuss the acoustics with the venue directly before confirming a booking.

Accessibility:  Access via a wheelchair ramp or steps. Induction loop system.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet also available

Charges:   £52 per hour     Piano hire *:   £35 per booking

PLEASE NOTE that no bookings can be taken for the duration of the Buxton funfair 10th-14th July 2024 inclusive.
 

06b Buxton Methodist Church - Church Hall

Capacity:  Maximum 100.

Additional Information:   A good upright piano is available but there is no specialist performance equipment.  Access to tea-making facilities. by arrangement.

Dimensions - 13.5m x 8.5m

Accessibility:   Fully accessible.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is on this floor.

Charges:   £30 per hour      

Please note that no bookings can be taken for the duration of the Buxton funfair - Wednesday 10th - Sunday 14th July 2024 inclusive.

Parking:   There is pay and display parking adjacent to the church except during the week of the fair.  Performers may be able to park on church property by arrangement.

Contact:   Helen Whaley 01298 27065 e-mail: bookings@buxtonmethodist.co.uk www.buxtonmethodistchurch.org.uk

 
 



 

Scrivener's

 

11 Scrivener's Bookshop

Address:   42 High St, Buxton SK17 6HB

Capacity:   There is room on the first floor for a single performer, or a small group of performers, with an audience of up to twelve.

Description:   Scivener's is a Second-hand and Antiquarian bookshop on five floors. 

Additonal Information:   We've had exhibitions, bands, book-signings, storytellers, theatre (seated and promenade) and we're always willing to try something new!

Accessibility:   Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access. Step to front door and steep staircases within.

Toilet: Yes

Parking:   Pay and display at the Market Place, some street parking.

Charges:   Negotiated to cover staff costs.

Contact:   Teresa Roper 01298 73100 or books@scrivenersbooks.co.uk

 

 

 

Venue 21 - Old Clubhouse

21 Underground at The Clubhouse

Please note that the Clubhouse is not available for 2024, but Underground will be opening applications for our new space soon. We expect the new space to be similar to our venue at The Clubhouse, for which full details are still available on  www.underthefringe.com.To discuss your application please contact info@underthefringe.com. 

 

Address:   3 Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN

Capacity:   70-80

Description: Underground is an award-winning venue group now in their 18th year at the Buxton Fringe.

The Clubhouse is at the very heart of the Buxton Fringe, and has been a popular performance space for many years. In 2017 it became Underground's new base, with a custom-built theatre, all-day box office / information desk and dedicated Fringe bar.

Addidional Information: -  The theatre space is a custom-built, end-on theatre with raised stage and slight thrust. Entrances stage left and right. Full theatre lighting and sound capabilities and projection are all available. It is suitable for all theatre, comedy and music acts, apart from large-scale or large-cast productions. For those see the Arts Centre Studio (Venue 74) below.

As a managed venue, Underground provide not only a fully equipped performance space but also help and advice in the run-up and during the Fringe. They actively curate a balanced programme of shows from different genres and backgrounds, with a particular focus on theatre, new writing, stand-up comedy, family shows, and art forms or voices under-represented in the North West.

The bar or back room may also be available for low-tech or informal acts such as spoken word, acoustic music, non-tech-heavy stand-up, site-specific work and shows for young children.

Accessibility:  The venue is entered via four steps from street level but a ramp is available for step-free access.The box office, bar and performance space within the venue are step- free. Seating within the theatre can be easily moved to make space for wheelchairs, extra legroom etc. Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatre. Complimentary tickets are available to carers/helpers. Other access requests are welcomed.

The stage in the theatre does not have step-free access.  Please get in touch with any access queries.

Toilets: There is an accessible toilet in The Clubhouse, although it is not on the same floor as the theatre. This is accessed by heading to the main entrance to the pub, which also has a step-free route.

Parking: Pay and display on street. Some free on-street parking nearby

Entrants must apply through Underground's website - www.underthefringe.com - rather than registering with the Fringe.

Applications will open in February and will be open until Tuesday 19th March. Acts will hear if they have secured a place before the end of March.

We can still accept applications after 19th March, but will have less availability.

www.underthefringe.com
facebook.com/underthefringe
twitter.com/underthefringe

Contact:   info@underthefringe.uk

  

 

 


 

23 The Old Courthouse

Buxton Brewery Tap House

23a Buxton Brewery Tap House

Address: The Old Court House, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AY

Capacity: 100

Description: Buxton Brewery Tap House opened its doors in 2013. The bar has 14 kegs taps and 4 cask taps, each one dedicated to beer from the local Buxton Brewery. It also stocks a wide selection of wines, cockails, spirits and a variety of hot and soft drinks.

Additional Information: Buxton Brewery Tap House has a big open space with floor to ceiling, street side windows. To the rear of the building there are also large french windows that look out towards the Crescent Hotel. It will suit as a great environment for live music and can cater for large-ish musical acts - 4 band members maximum. Our kitchen reopened in September 2023 so we offer a range of burgers, small plates and sandwiches from 12pm-9pm. No need to book. 

Please note, we are a non-ticketed venue. Visits are warmly welcomed.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Toilets: Accessible toilet

Parking: Pay and display car parking is available just outside the venue, Pavilion Gardens Car Park, the Market Place and in front of The Old Hall Hotel. Parking is free after 6pm.

Contact:Tap House 01298 214085, email: contact@buxtonbrewery.co.uk

 

 

Buxton Brewery Cellar

23b Buxton Brewery Cellar Bar

Address: The Old Court House, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AY

Capacity: 40

Description: Buxton Brewery Cellar will suit as a great environment for a variety of live music. A characterful setting, it boasts beautiful open brickwork, arched ceilings, large windows and an outdoor seating area.

Additional Information: Performances are welcomed mid-week, from any time after 7pm. Please note, we are a non-ticketed venue. Visits are warmly welcomed.

Buxton Brewery Cellar opened its doors in 2018. The bar has 10 kegs taps and 4 cask taps, each one dedicated to beer from the local Buxton Brewery. It also sells a selection of local wines and spirits as well as soft drinks

Accessibility: Our venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Toilets: Accessible toilet

Parking: Pay and display car parking is available just outside the venue, Pavilion Gardens Car Park, the Market Place and in front of The Old Hall Hotel. Parking is free after 6pm.

Contact:Tap House 01298 214085, email: contact@buxtonbrewery.co.uk

 
 
 

 

32 The Palace Hotel

Address:   Palace Rd, Buxton SK17 6AG.

Capacity:   Theatre capacity from 20 to 350. Cabaret capacity from 10 to 220.

Description:   Historic hotel with 187 bedrooms, gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, beauty rooms, restaurant, lounge/bar & Conservatory with afternoon tea & bar menu available all day.

Additional Information: Six function rooms ranging from 56.4 metres square to 404 metres square. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Accessibility:   Ramp access into the building.  Ground floor fully wheelchair accessible, all but one function room is on the ground floor.  Lift access to the majority of bedrooms.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet is located in the main hotel reception.

Parking:   Car park with 122 spaces (complimentary parking for customers attending events).

Charges:   Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Contact:   The Events Team tel: 01298 767008  email: sales753@theelitevenueselection.co.uk

 

 

 

Pavilion Gardens

33 Pavilion Gardens

Address:   St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6XN.

The Pavilion Gardens complex is adjacent to the Opera House.

Accessibility:    Access indoors is level throughout, with accessible toilets, except for the first floor Art Cafe.  There is a wheelchair lift up to the Pavilion Arts Centre foyer.

Toilets:   Accessible toilets in Pavilion Arts Centre and Pavilion Kitchen. We have a fully accessible Changing Places toilet in the complex.

We are very supportive of the Fringe and would be very happy to welcome any  performers who would like to use the the promenade (pre-booking is required) for performances advertising their shows. 

Plesse note that this outdoor space will not be available on 8th July 2023 (Carnival day). We have a full ptogramme of events during July and performers may need to be flexible about location and timings to accommodate other activities taking place.

 For further details please contact the Fringe

Our building has undergone a major refurbishment so pop into our new Pavilion Kitchen or Tea Rooms for some refreshment or visit our new Retail Arcade. 

Looking forward to seeing you in July.

Contact:   pavilion.gardens@parkwood-leisure.co.uk 

33a The Bandstand (see Outdoor Venues)

Used in the summer for brass band concerts, performances and civil weddings.
 
 

 

34 Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Address:   Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH

Poole's Cavern Situated half a mile south of the town centre along Green Lane or Temple Rd.

 

34a The Cave

Capacity:  For comfort and safety, audiences should not exceed 30 persons, but suits promenade performances.

Description:   The Cavern holds guided heritage and educational tours of up to 30 people at a time. Tours are around 50 minutes in duration and operate at 20 minute intervals each day.There is an online booking system for tours. The cavern therefore is not suitable for daytime performances. 

Additional Information:   The cavern can be hired for evening performances up to 9pm. The cavern lighting is pre-programmed for the heritage tours. This cannot be altered for bespoke performances.

The cavern contains a seasonal stream which is normally not present in summer but can flow after heavy rain, this makes the cavern a very noisy environment. The cavern is a constant 7 degrees Celsius with high humidity and rain drips constantly. String and woodwind instruments may be difficult to keep in tune and audience comfort should be considered with event duration, 1 hour approx.

Accessibility:   The venue is an active natural limestone cave and therefore has associated hurdles to overcome. A well-maintained level path stretches to the end of the cavern with unassisted wheelchair access to the Main Chamber, approx. one third of the way in. There are a total of 26 steps but not all in one place.

Toilets:  There are ground-level toilets available in the Visitor Centre, including an accessible toilet.

Parking:  Free designated parking is available for disabled visitors.  Pay and Display car park on site.

 

34c The Visitor Centre

Capacity:  Can seat up to 50 people.

Description:  The café area of the visitor centre can be hired for evening performances and is suitable for musical or spoken word events.

Additional Information:  Seating can be arranged to suit the performer.

Accessibility:   The cafe is on the ground floor and is fully accessible to wheelchairs.

Toilets:   There are ground-level toilets available in the Visitor Centre, including an accessible toilet.

Parking:   Free designated parking is available for disabled visitors.  Pay and Display car park on site.

 

94 The Country Park - Grinlow Woods

Description:   The woodland trails cover 100 acres of woodland with several possible circular or linear routes for storytelling or acrobatic performances.

Additional Information:   The woodland has free public access and public rights of way which must not be obstructed. A school room at the visitor centre may be used for workshops or reception/ticketing for woodland events. Suitable for daytime or evening events of up to 25.

Accessibility:   The woodland trails start from the car park at Poole's Cavern.  The woods are on a hill which rises 100m from car park to summit.  There are steps and steep sections of path on most routes.  

Parking:   Free dedicated parking is available for disabled visitors. Pay and Display car park on site.

Toilets:  There are ground-level toilets including an accessible toilet in the Visitor Centre.  These are open from 9.30am to 5pm daily.

Charges:   Vary depending on type of performance, above/below ground etc.


Contact: James Acton  01298 26978  manager@poolescavern.co.uk

Web: http://www.poolescavern.co.uk

 

 

 

39 - St Anne's Community Centre

Address: Hardwick Square West, Buxton SK17 6PX

Description: The Centre is close to Buxton Town Centre with private car parking and good access to public car parking and public transport. It has WiFi throughout. There are several rooms for hire, with associated Terms & Conditions e.g. having Public Liability Insurance and putting tables/chairs back as you found them - trestle tables - 180 cm long, 60 cm wide. 

39a Main Hall

Capacity: 80 comfortably round trestle tables

Ground floor - 17 m long, 6.1 m wide, 4.3 m high

Suitable for meetings, birthday parties, social events. Large shuttered hatch kitchen access, trestle tables and chairs, large pull-down projection screen. PA system with hearing loop, curtained side-windows (3 roof windows are not shuttered)

39b Hardwick  Room

Capacity: 24 seated

Ground floor - 9.6 m long, 3.8 m wide, 3.2 m high

Chairs can be arranged theatre-style or around trestle tables, small hatch kitchen access, hearing loop system (table-top cable mike). whiteboard, emergency fire escape

Kitchen

Ground flooor - 4.1 m long, 3.5 m wide, 2,3 m high

Water boiler (tea/coffee making). 6-ring gas stove with large oven, microwave, commercial dishwasher, crockery/cutlery, sink washing-up facilities, hatches to Main Hall and Hardwick Room

39c Nano Nagle Room 1

Capacity: 20 seated

Upstairs - 8.1 m long, 4.1 m wide, 2.7 m high

Suitable for smaller events or meetings, tables/chairs can be rearranged, whiteboard

39d Nano Nagle Room 2

Upstairs - 9.6 m long, 4.1 m wide, 2.7 m high

Projection room - pull-down projection screen, can be used for meetings/events, tables/chairs can be arranged as needed, emergency fire escape stair.

Both rooms have access to a small kitchenette that separates them (limited tea/coffee making facilities)

Accessibility: All ground floor rooms are accessible by wheelchairs. The upstairs rooms are accessed by a steep narrow staircase, not suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

Toilets: Public toilets are on the ground floor with an accessible toilet for wheelchairs (has baby-changing facilities).

Charges: Main Hall £20/hr, Hardwick Room £17/hr, Nano Nagle 1 and Nano Nagle 2 (either) £16.50/hr

Contact: stannesparishcentrebookings@gmail.com, Telephone 01298 442098

Website: www.stannes.gbr.cc/90270/info.php?p=4

 

 

 

40 St John's Church

High Peak Orchestra in St John's

Address:   St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6XN

Capacity:   200-400

Description:   This beautiful church has a 40ft by 20ft performance area  which can be extended (but this would reduce audience capacity).  

Additional Information:   A certain amount of staging is available to hire for performances.  There are options for both flat platforms and also tiered seating (for performers only - not audience).  There is a piano for hire (plus charge for tuning if required) and a Wm Hill Organ available.  There is also a kitchen preparation area.

Its wonderful acoustic makes it the perfect venue for the broadcast Festival masses.

Some dates during the Buxton International Festival and the Buxton Festival Fringe may be available, Please enquire.

Accessibility:   Ramp up to level floor.

Toilets:  Toilets at ground floor level.

Parking:   Pay and Display car park opposite, accessed from Burlington Road, some on-street parking.

Charges: 

1.   For concerts and other events with an afternoon rehearsal or the equivalent when the hire commences no earlier than 1pm and finishes no later than 11pm (including setting up and clearing up time)  £450

2.   For concerts and other events with a paying audience when the total duration of the hire does not exceed 3 hours £220  Any additional time will be charged at the rate of £25 per half hour or part thereof.

3.   Educational or participatory events, where services are provided to children of school age and where there is no paying audience £30 per hour.

4.   The charge for any other hires, not falling within the above categories, are by negotiation with the Churchwardens, through the Booking Officer.

Contact: Mrs Jennie Parker 01298 77856 buxtonparish@hotmail.com

 


St Mary's Church Easter 2002

41 St Mary's Church

Address:   Dale Road, Buxton SK17 6LN

Capacity:   200 people in pews and the choir stalls.

Description:   This beautiful Grade II listed, Arts and Crafts-stye church was built in 1917. It is suitable for music and drama performances.  

Additional Information:  The Church has a PA system with stand/hand-held microphones and wifi. There are two separate vestries which can be used to store equipment or for rehearsals, plus an organ and a piano.

Accessibilty:   Wheelchair access and a hearing loop.

Toilets:  New toilets, including an accessible one, will be installed in Spring 2024.

Parking:   A small car park, plus local on-street parking.

Charges:   £28 per hour

Contact:   Jill Hulme  tel: 07913278514   email: jlhpr@talktalk.net

 


St. Peter's Church

42 St Peter's Church and Hall

Address:  

Church: North Road, Buxton SK17 7EA

St Peter's Church is about 15 minutes walk from the Spring Gardens shopping centre SK17 6DF, up the hill that is Fairfield Road (the north-bound A6). 

Hall: St Peter's Rd, Buxton SK17 7DX

 

42a St Peter's Church: Church

Capacity:  200 in pews.

Description:  The church is suitable for music and drama performances.

Toilets: Available

Charges: £15 per hour

Contact:   Mrs Marion Wright  tel: 01298 938619   email: marionwright716@gmail.com 

 

42b St Peter's Church: Hall

Description:  The Church Hall is approx. 50 feet long and 25 feet wide and has a stage.  It is suitable for rehearsals and/or performances.

Accesibility:   The hall is accessible.

Toilets:   Three toilets available.

Charges:   £15 per hour.

Contact:   Mrs Christine Tunnicliffe 01298 22429

Website: www.stpetersfairfield.org.uk

We have a facebook page for the church: www.facebook.com/stpetersfairfield

 

 

 
 

Burbage Institute

53 Burbage Institute

Address:   Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL

Capacity:  Maximum capacity in the building is 100. There is a main hall which has a stage with curtains and there is also a 2nd smaller room.

Description: The hall is a large room where a variety of arrangements of performance areas are possible.

Additional Information:  There is a kitchen. Please note that the Institute is heavily used and is not usually available except for weekends or the odd day/evening.

Accessibility:   All areas accessible.

Toilets:            Several toilets 

Parking:         Very limited on-street only in this residential area. Please park considerately.

Charges:        £12.50 per hour

Contact:         enquiries@burbageinstitute.org.uk

Website:         burbageinstitute.org.uk

 


55 United Reformed Church

Address:   Hardwick Square East, Buxton SK17 6PT

A few minutes walk from the Opera House.  Three rooms are available for hire with use of kitchen. 

 

United Reformed Church - Purple Room: Church

United Reformed Church - 55a - Purple Room

Church Description:   7m x 15m  Fully carpeted. Movable chairs. Raised dais at end.  Fully restored 19th century Broadwood grand piano - said to be 'the best piano in Buxton'. Good acoustic.  Also Yamaha Clavinova. 

Additional Information:  50 comfortable chairs and 40 plastic stacking chairs are flexibly available.  Front of house and backstage can be organised separately for each room.  Copy of letting conditions available on website: www.buxtonurc.org.uk

Accessiblity:   We have wheelchair access into the small hall/coffee room which can be used as an access route for other rooms, providing the room is not in use.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is available.

Parking:   Free parking outside the church evenings and weekends.  Nearest car park at Market Square or The Slopes.

Charges:   £22 per hour.  £5 towards piano tuning for use of Broadwood grand piano.

 

United Reformed Church - Green Room: Hall

United Reformed Church - 55b - Main Hall (Green Room)

Description:   8m x 9m  

Additional Information:   50 comfortable chairs and 40 plastic stacking chairs are flexibly available.  Front of house and backstage can be organised separately for each room.  Copy of letting conditions available on request.  Upright piano

Accessiblity:   We have wheelchair access into the small hall/coffee room which can be used as an access route for other rooms, providing the room is not in use.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is available.

Parking:   Free parking outside the church evenings and weekends.  Nearest car park at Market Square or The Slopes.

Charges:   £22 per hour.

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United Reformed Church - Blue Room

United Reformed Church - 55c - Small Hall (Coffee Room)

Description:   11m x 4m

Additional Information:   50 comfortable chairs and 40 plastic stacking chairs are flexibly available.  Front of house and backstage can be organised separately for each room.  Copy of letting conditions available on request.  Upright piano

Accessiblity:   We have wheelchair access into this room.

Toilets:   An accessible toilet is available.

Parking:   Free parking outside the church evenings and weekends.  Nearest car park at Market Square or The Slopes.

Charges:   £15 per hour.

 

Contact:   Lesley Caddy:  Email BuxtonURClettings@gmail.com or go to church website www.buxtonurc.org.uk.

 

59 - The Buxton Crescent Experience

Buxton Crescent Experience

Address: The Crescent, Buxton SK17 6BQ

Capacity: 30

Description: The magnificent Grade I Crescent was constructed in 1789. On the Ground Floor and Basement are 9 rooms that host the Buxton Crescent Experience visitor attraction. These rooms provide a range of intimate, atmospheric and interesting settings for performers, from sloping roofs to hot air balloons! This inspiring heritage venue is the heart of Buxton, within walking distance of the railway station, the Opera House and the Pavilion Gardens. Great central location within the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel.

30 sq. metres of floor space: theatre, boardroom, horseshoe, classroom and cabaret style set up possible.

Additional Information: Three trestle tables, projector screen and laptop, sound system (MP3 players). 2 plug sockets. Small annex/store room. Music licence held by Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust.

Please note that the Experience is open daily during the Fringe Festival between 10.30am - 4.00pm as a visitor attraction. It is available for hire for early morning and evening events.

Accessibility: Internal lift and ramps as appropriate

Toilets: Accessible toilet

Parking: Pay and display parking nearby, Pavilion Gardens car park.

Charges: These are negotiable, depending on the length and type of event. Do please contact us on the email below to discuss this.

Contact us on hello@buxtoncrescenttrust,org to chat about a possible booking,

 

 

 

74 Underground at the Arts Centre Studio

Address:   St John's Road / Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Capacity:   93

Description:  Underground is an award-winning venue group now in their 18th year at the Buxton Fringe.

Additional Information:   As a managed venue, Underground provide not only a fully equipped performance space but also help and advice in the run-up and during the Fringe. They actively curate a balanced programme of shows from different genres and backgrounds, with a particular focus on theatre, new writing, stand-up comedy, family shows, and art forms or voices under-represented in the North West.

The Arts Centre Studio is a state-of-the-art studio theatre, built in 2011. As the studio for the Buxton Opera House it offers opportunities for larger scale theatre, comedy and dance, with large cast or set, or needing greater technical capabilities or greater audience capacity.

Playing space is approx. 6m x 5m with movable hanging tabs for flexible entrances or more performance area. Tiered theatre seating in an end-on formation. Full theatre lighting and sound capabilities and projection are all available. Dressing rooms below stage and storage space available.

Accessibility:   Step-free access from street level to box oand ffice, theatre and bar.  Seats on the front row are easily removable for wheelchairs or other access needs. Step-free access to the stage for performers, although the dressing rooms for performers are below the stage, down a flight of stairs.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatre. Complimentary tickets are available to carers/helpers.  Other access requests are welcomed. 

Toilets: Accessible toilets available with step-free access.

Parking: In the nearby Pavilion Gardens car-park (free after 6pm) or on St John's Road. Other free parking a short walk away. Unloading possible outside the venue.

Entrants must apply through Underground's website - www.underthefringe.com - rather than registering with the Fringe.

Applications will open in February and be open until Tuesday 19th March. Acts will hear if they have secured a place before the end of March.

 We can still accept applications after 19th March, but will have less availability.

www.underthefringe.com
facebook.com/underthefringe
twitter.com/underthefringe

Contact: info@underthefringe.uk

 

75 - The Cafe at The Green Pavilion

Address:  4-6 Terrace Road, Buxton, SK17 6TY

Capacity: 40 seated inside and 40 seated outside

Description:  Our cafe is a comfy cosy place to relax. From 9 - 5 you can enjoy seasonal fresh food prepared in-house. Salads and cakes are our speciality! We have a mixture of comfy sofas and tables with seating. We are split over 2 rooms. We are licensed, and can provide food and hot and cold drinks when space hired. Please contact us to discuss.  We can provide our venue with or without staff.

Additional Information:  Ideal for small cosy gatherings, open book, open mike or poetry

Accessibility:  There is one step up into the cafe

Toilet: There is a toilet on site.

Parking: Nearest parking is at the Town Hall, Waitrose or the parking bays nearby

Charges:  £15-£35 per hour depending on staff required

Contact: Jo Connolly, 07964168515, hello@greenpavilioncafe.co.uk

 

 

 

79 Buxton Conservative Club

Buxton Conservative Club

Address:   3/5 Concert Place, Buxton, SK17 6EE

Capacity:   The Function Room accommodates 45 - 100 people depending on the type of event

Description:  The Conservative Club is situated close to the Market Place.  Please telephone for availability.

Additional Information:  We have a built-in Bose sound system. There is an artistes changing room with toilet.  We have a licensed bar, but extra staff would be charged for.

Accessibiliity: There is a small step within the Function Room.

Parking:   Pay and Display car parking on the Market Place. Limited on-street parking.

Charges:   £10 per hour

Contact:   Sue Tilson 01298 23157  during licensing hours 11am-3pm or 7pm-11pm  Email:       buxtonconservativeclub@gmail.com 

 
 

 

84 The Pump Room

The Pump Room

Address:   The Crescent, Buxton SK17 6BQ

Capacity:  80

Description:   The Grade II listed Victorian Pump Room opposite the magnificent Grade I Crescent was constructed in 1894. This light and inspiring heritage venue is in the heart of Buxton, within walking distance of the railway station, the Opera House and the Pavilion Gardens. Great central location just in front of the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel.

90 sq. metres of floor space: theatre, boardroom, horseshoe, classroom and cabaret style set up possible.

Additional Information: Three trestle tables, projector screen and laptop, sound system (MP3 players), 14 plug sockets. Small annex/store room. Sunken oval pool at rear of space. Music licence held by Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust.

Please note that the Pump Room is open daily during the Fringe between 10am-4.30pm as a Visitor Centre and shop.  It is available for hire for evening events.

During the Fringe some 20 minute daytime slots will be available for taster performances. Fringe performers can contact the email below to discuss these.  All slots must be pre-booked and amplification will not be possible for these tasters.There is no charge for performers or audiences. Ther content of these performances must reflect the fact that the general public will be accessing the tasters.

Accessibility: Two large main entrances opposite the Crescent.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet.

Parking: Pay and display parking nearby, Pavilion Gardens car park.

Charges:These are negotiable, depending on the length and type of event.   Do please contact us on the email below to discuss this.

Contact us on hello@buxtoncrescenttrust.org to chat about a possible booking.

 

85 Christ Church, Burbage

Address:   St John's Road, Buxton, SK17 6WX

Capacity: 150

Description:   Christ Church is an atmospheric space with excellent acoustics, especially suitable for musical concerts, recitals, spoken word events or exhibitions. It has been host to many successful brass band concerts. Audience capacity is up to 200 seated on fixed pews. No specialist lighting. Movable microphones available. There is provision for making hot drinks by arrangement.

Accessibility:   Wheelchair access throughout public areas; cars can drop off at the door. Hearing induction loop.

Toilets:   Adapted toilet with wide door.

Parking:   Limited parking on site. Street parking in surrounding residential area - please park considerately.

Charges:   On application.

Contact:   Anne Wood   Tel. 01298 938152   Email anne.keith.wood@talktalk.net 

 

86 The Green Man Gallery

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GROUND FLOOR GALLERY (86a) IS FULLY BOOKED FOR FRINGE 2024. THERE ARE A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS IN THE WORKSHOP ROOM (86b).

The Green Man Gallery - Ground Floor Gallery

 

86a The Green Man Gallery, Ground Floor

Address:  Hardwick Studios, Hardwick Square South, Buxton SK17 6PY

Capacity:  60 in rows or 45 at cafe table seating.. 

Description: A former ballroom, the ground floor of The Green Man provides an intimate venue with superb, large-room acoustics. There is a corner stage, but the space can be used flexibly depending on the nature of the performance. Used as a venue throughout the year, the gallery is popular with touring musicians and also regularly hosts small-scale theatre and spoken word performances.. The acoustics are particularly good for folk, acoustic, jazz and classical music. There is a baby grand piano which can be used for a small extra fee.

Seating: Approximately a quarter of the ballroom is transfired into a venue for evening performances with either chairs in rows (max.60) or cafe table seating (max.45). The rest of the room is taken up by fixed display screens exhibiting artwork.

Available for evening performaces only.

Download detailed venue information here: https://www.thegreenmangallery.com/buxton-festival-fringe-2024.html

Additional Information: The Green Man is an independent gallery and arts centre housed in a large Victorian building behind Buxton Museum; easy to find thanks to its central location. It is managed and run by local artists and community volunteers and is popular with locals and visitors alike.

It is a managed venue which gives excellent support to performers and companies bringing shows to the Fringe, including Box Office services, Front of House management and additional promotion.

The Ground Floor Gallery is ideal for small-scale theatre, music, spoken word, comedy and cabaret.

The Green Man Gallery - Ground Floor Gallery again

Charges: £35 for shows up to one hour or £55 for full length show with interval..   Discounts for block bookings.

Accessibility: The ground floor (but not the stage) is accessible to wheelchairs. See gallery website for detailed access information. https://www.thegreenmangallery.com/location-and-access.htm

Parking: A small number of parking spaces at the gallery. Pay and Display parkig on the Market Place. Street parking nearby.

Toilets:   On the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair.  However, there is no adapted toilet cubicle.

Contact:   Caroline Small (Events Manager) hello@thegreenmangallery.com 

NB ( 86a) IS FULLY BOOKED FOR FRINGE 2024.

 
The Green Man Gallery - Workshop Room

86b The Green Man Gallery - Workshop Room

Address:   Hardwick Studios, Hardwick Square South, Buxton SK17 6PY

Capacity: 25

Description:   A large, light bay-windowed room up one flight of stairs on the mezzanine floor. (No lift.) The room is a flexible 'empty space' with good acoustics, thanks to its high ceiling and hard flooring.  Suitable for very small-scale theatre such as one-person shows, storytelling and other spoken word performances, children's events, small-scale musical performances, workshops, classes and rehearsals.

Seating:   Folding chairs can be arranged flexibly for performances e.g. end-on or traverse layout. (Capacity will depend on the layout.)

Available for performances of up to 60 minutes during gallery opening hours and in the evening. NB this room is used regularly for classes, workshops and rehersals, but the gallery will do its best to accommodate your show if they can.

Download detailed venue informaiton here: https://www.thegreenmangallery.com/buxton-festival-fringe-2024.html

Additional Information: The Green Man is an independent gallery and arts centre housed in a large Victorian building behind Buxton Museum; easy to find thanks to its central location. It is managed and run by local artists and community volunteers and is poular wit locals and visitors alike.

It is a managed venue, which gives excellent support to performers and companies bringing shows to the Fringe, including Box Office services, Front of House management and additional promotion.

Accessibility: One flight of stairs, plus two additional steps. See gallery website for detailed access information: https://www.thegreenmangallery.com/location-and-access.htm 

Toilets:   On the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair.  However, there is no adapted toilet cubicle.

Parking:   A small number of parking spaces at the gallery.  Pay and display parking on the Market Place. Limited on-street parking nearby.

Charges:   £35 for shows up to one hour, with diiscounts for block bookings.. £15 per hour for workshops.  £10 per hour for rehearsals.

Contact the Events Manager, Caroline Small hello@thegreenmangallery.com

 

 

 


 

91 Lee Wood Hotel - Best Western

Best Western Lee Wood Hotel

Address:  The Park, Manchester Road, Buxton, SK17 6TQ

Capacity:   We have five rooms available, with differing audience capacities and potential layouts.

Description:  The Best Western Lee Wood Hotel is a family-run hotel situated between Manchester Road at the back and Park Road at the front. We can offer use of our large, airy wood-panelled conferencing spaces, or smaller rooms for more intimate performances. Our bar will also be open for guests to relax before or after the performance. 

Additional Information:   If you wish to use the hotel as a performance venue then please do not hesitate in contacting either Matthew Drapper or Nicola Longden at the hotel and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements. 

Accessiblity:   All public areas are wheelchair accessible.  Lift to all floors.

Toilets:   Accessible toilet on both the ground floor and the lower ground floor.

Parking:   Some car parking available at the hotel.

Charges:   Room hire is negotiable. Charges apply for hire of technical equipment: Stage, TV & Video, Overhead Projector, LCD Projector, Flip Chart & Accessories.

Contact:   Matthew Drapper or Nicola Longden. Tel: 01298 23002, Fax: 01298 23228 or email sales@leewoodhotel.co.uk or nicola@leewoodhotel.co.uk


 

93 The Cheshire Cheese

The Cheshire Cheese

Address:   37-39 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HA

Capacity:   Seats approximately 40 in the audience.

Description:   Friendly pub with space available for unticketed, low-key events, such as acoustic/folk music.  Opening hours noon to 11pm (midnight Fri & Sat). We also have some outside space including a large beer garden available at the rear of the pub: please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Additional Information:   There is no PA or other equipment provided.

Accessibility:  Disabled access.  Plenty of room for wheelchairs.

Toilets:   Disabled toilet.  Baby-changing facilities.

Parking:   Small, private car park at the rear of the pub.  

Charges:   No Charge.

Contact:   Terri (manager)  Tel: 01298 212453   or                                                        Email: cheshirecheese@titanicbrewery.co.uk

 
 

108 The Old Sun Inn

The Old Sun Inn

Address:   33 High Street, SK17 6HA
 
Capacity:  20
 
Description:   A traditional British pub with an intimate collection of small rooms and two bars. This venue would be perfect for performances that benefit from being in small, cosy surroundings
 
Additional Information:   Available times and days: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays from 9pm
 
Suitable for Solo Artists / Storytelling
No Sound or Lighting Systems
 
Accessibility: Fully accessible at rear
 
Toilets:    Accessible toilet
Parking:  Local side streets / Market Place: Pay and Display
Charges: Negotiable
 
Contact:   Emma Blackwood 07792 359979
 
 


Venue 118 - Dubbin Good Food Cafe 118 Dub Kitchen and Bar

Address:   28a High Street Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6EU

Capacity:   40

Description:   Small, intimate room.  Food and drink served until 10pm.

Additonal Information:   The room would be suitable for a solo musician/small folk group/storytelling/talks/poetry sessions.

Accessibility:   One small step with wide door.

Toilets:   No accessible toilet.

Parking:   Local streets outside and around the corner in the Market Place pay and display.

Charges:   Negotiable.

Contact:   Owner Hannah 01298 22292   email dubgudgrub@outlook.com

 

121 - Hargreaves

Address: 16 - 18 Spring Gardens, SK17 6DE

 

Capacity: 40 people, seated

Description: First floor tearoom that can offer an intimate experience for unamplified performances.

Availability: Monday to Saturday evenings 5.30pm to 9.30pm and daytime on Sundays

Additional information: Fully licensed and can serve alcoholic drinks 9am to 9pm daily.  PRS/PPL  music licence.

Accessibility: There is a wheelchair ramp to enter the ground floor shop but no wheelchair aids to reach the first floor

Toilets: Yes, on the first floor

Parking: Free parking after 4pm on Hardwick Street and disabled parking on Lower Hardwick Street both 2-3 minutes away. Pay and display parking by the Springs Centre

Charges: Negotiable

Contact: Martin Coles-Evans 01298 23083    Email:info@hargreavesofbuxton.com

 

 

125 - The Tarmac Silverlands Stadium Clubhouse, Buxton

Address:  The Tarmac Silverlands stadium is situated a short walk from the centre of Buxton. It is a 5-minute walk from Buxton Market Place and approximately 10 minutes from the Opera House.  The Clubhouse is located in the stadium.

 

Capacity:   audiences between 25/30 up to 80/90, seating can be arranged to make the event feel well-attended.

Description:   Seating can be arranged in a variety of ways to suit the act and the anticipated audience size. For example, lay out can be simple rows of seating or cabaret-style with tables.  The Clubhouse also has a fuly licensed bar.

Additional information:  Please contact us to chat about your requirements or if you wish to book any of our spaces at Buxton Football Club.  The space is flexible and we want to support events that can be enjoyed by the community. Enquiries can be directed to:  Jennifer. McBain@markovitz.co.uk or 01298 72021

Accessibility:  The grounds and the Clubhouse are fully accessible.

Toilets:   There are toilets (including accessible facilities) in the Clubhouse

Parking:   There is limited on-street parking near the stadium.  Please note, we respectfully ask that visitors to the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium park considerately and with due care for our neighbours.  There is car parking at the ground for disabled visitors.  All requests to book can be made in advance.  Additional parking is also available at the following car parks:

Market Place (SK17 6EB), Sylvan Park (SK17 6BY), Spring Gardens (SK17 6BY) Other car parks can be found here:  https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/locations/show/4294953742 The car parks above are free of charge after 3pm for High Peak residents and after 6pm for everyone else.

Charges:   By negotiation, please contact us to discuss

Temporary event notice needed:   No

Contact:   Jennifer.McBain@markovitz.co.uk or 01298 72021

130 Ecocafe at Zink HQ

Ecocafe at Zink HQ

Location: Market Street Car Park, Clough Street, Buxton SK17 6LJ

Capacity: 20 in main room, smaller rooms available.

Description: Small Cafe area in community building open 10-4 Mon - Fri but can be open outside these hours if booked.

Additional info: Foodbank open 1-3 so avoid these times. 

Accessibility: stairs at front. Portable wheelchair ramp at side entrance.

Toilets: Yes
Parking: Yes - council run car park adjacent - charges apply


Charges for Zink HQ Room Rental:

Interview Room: £5 per hour, £30 per day

Suitable for one to one or one to two interviews, contains table and chairs.

Board Room: £12 per hour, £72 per day

Suitable for small groups of up to 10

Main Room/Café Area: £24 per hour, £120 per day

Suitable for up to 30.. Note: the main room/café area is screened off from the reception which is open weekdays 10 - 4.

Kitchen: £15 per hour for use of cooking facilities plus £20 cleaning fee or £22 oer hour for one of Zink's staff to provide facilities plus cost of food.

Coffee/tea making facilities plus biscuits: £2 per person per day. Coffee / tea also available to buy in the cafe. Lunch (in the cafe) £8 per person (main course plus pudding / cake and drink). Cooking fee: £12 per half hour: Bring your own food and our staff will cook or warm it up for you.

Reception Service: Our staff will greet your clients and sign them in at a cost of £1 per expected client per day.  Alternatively, a dedicated member of staff is £23 per hour.

Evening (after 5pm) and weekends: Add £23 per hour to room hire rate

Contact details: paul@zink.org.uk

 

 

135 - Beer & Bean Café Bar

Address: 8 Cavendish Circus, Buxton, SK17 6AT.

Capacity: 33 seated (Potential for 50 standing depending on event)

Description: Ground floor continental cafe bar with raised mezzanine seating area. Raised stage near entrance for seating and performers.

Dimensions (approx): 

Ground floor - 8m x 4.5m

Mezzanine - 2.5 x 4.5m

Stage/seating area - 2m x 3m

Additional Information: Stage is ideal for single performers, potential to be used without seating for 2-3 performers.

PA system with 5 inputs controlled behind the bar. Suitable for singer songwriters/comedians/spoken word.

Accessibility: Unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible, two steps at main entrance without ramp.

Toilets: Located in the basement down 16 steps at the back of the venue. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. Please note that there is an accessible Changing Places toilet in nearby Pavilion Gardens.

Parking: Pay and Display car parkiing on George Street near the venue, free after 6pm. Restricted parking on Devenshire Road opposite venue, free parkig after 6pm. Pay and Display parking on The Square and Pavilion Gardens Car Park, a short walk fron the venue.

Charges: Negotiable

Website: www.beerandbean.co.uk

Social: @beerandbeancafebar

Contact: Max Chambers - beerandbean21@gmail.com

 

 

136 - Coffee #1

Address: 73 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6BJ

Capacity: 50-100 (depending on time and layout)

Description: Warm and friendly coffee shop in the centre of Buxton. Hard wooden benches aren't for us - we think coffee should be enjoyed in comfort, which is why you wiill find lots of soft furnishings and signature Chesterfields in our shop.

Additional information: Pet friendly. Gluten free and vegan range of food and drinks.

We are happy to discuss short, busking type performances during openning hours (booked in advance). We could also offer space for events after the cafe has closed. Do please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Accessibility: Ramp entrance and accessble toilet.

Charges: Free during open hours and dependent on act. Fee negotiable after closing hours.

Contact: Mary - Buxton@coffee!.co.uk

 

138 - Harpur Hill Village Hall

Address: Harris Road, Buxton SK17 9JS

Description: Central, well known location in Harpur Hill. This is a large space 8 x 6 metres that can be arranged as required e.g. cabaret style or in rows. There is no specific stage area. Kitchen facilities are available if required and there is possible storage space for leaving costumes / props - negotiable. There is also a changing room available.

Capacity: 60 people maximum

We have a performance licence. 

There is a projection screen and a number of power points around the room.

Accessibility: Entrance is fully accessible

Toilets: Yes, including a disabled toilet

Additional information: Friendly pub and chippy nearby for pre- and post-performance food and drink
We have no alcohol licence but one can be obtained (at a cost to the hirer) if required

Charge: £16/hour

Contact : Anna Girolami, Booking secretary HHVH

Email: harpurhillvillagehall@gmail.com
Website: harpurhill.wixsite.com/villagehall

 

Outdoor Venues

Buxton Festival Fringe and High Peak Borough Council are keen to work together to help anyone wishing to perform outdoors in Buxton, either as an official Fringe entry or as an informal busker.  Buskers who do not pay the Fringe entry fee will not be featured in the Fringe programme or receive other publicity.

 

Opera House forecourt

08 Buxton Opera House Forecourt

The centre of the Festival, the Opera House is not available as a Fringe Venue!  However, busking-type events have been permitted on the forecourt by arrangement with the Opera House and Festival management.  The interval is too hectic a time for this to be feasible but during the day and before the start of the opera have worked well.  

For information and details please contact:

Rebekah Powell: RPowell@boh.org.uk


 
 

Cricket Ground

13 Buxton Cricket Club

Address:   The Park, Park Road, Buxton, SK17 6SG

Capacity:  Standing/sitting on grass or bring your own chairs. Lots of room but we only have limited seating available. (Some benches and picnic tables may be available.)

Description:  Buxton Cricket Ground is a beautiful natural amphitheatre which has been used for staged and ambulatory outdoor drama. It is situated about five minutes walk from the Opera House. There are large flat areas with banking and one lovely discrete area where a production could be staged. Power and water are available nearby.

Additional information:  Evening times from 6pm to 8pm by negotiation as it would need to fit in with some junior cricket matches and practices. By day and post 8.15pm easier. The pavilion would be open for toilets and the club would be open for refreshments.

Cricket Ground - Old Tea Pavilion

More pictures can be seen at https://buxton.play-cricket.com/home

Charges:  By negotiation but we charge £40 for a morning or afternoon use of the outfield by training companies.

Accessibility:  Field wheelchair accessible. Ramped access to pavilion and accessible toilet available.

Toilets:  In pavilion

Parking:   Small car park and on-street parking.

Temporary event notice needed:  Yes

Contact:   Bob Marsden 07964533720

bobinbuxton@gmail.com

 
 

Bandstand

33a Pavilion Gardens - Bandstand

Address: St John's Road, Buxton SK17 6BE

The Don Redfern Memorial Bandstand is set in 23 acres of magnificent landscaped gardens.  It is currently used for brass band concerts in the summer, as well as other performances and civil weddings.

Power: Sockets available on the bandstand..

Accessibility:  Access via steps. 

Charges: Please contact us to discuss further.

Contact:  Pavilion Gardens 01298 23114 or email pavilion.gardens@parkwood-leisure.co.uk

  I
 

Old Bowling Green

33e Pavilion Gardens - Old Bowling Green

A level grassed area approx 40m x 30m across the river from the Opera House and across the road from the Old Hall Hotel.  The park is open to pedestrians at all times.  Gates can be opened for vehicular access by arrangement.  Due to its proximity to the Opera House those using this space in the evening will need to be able to reassure the Festival that noise will not disturb their audiences.  Power is available by arrangement.

Charges:   Price on application

Please contact us if you would like to book (email below).  An Event application form and Terms and Conditions for the use of Parks and Open Spaces are available.  Please note that there is a 28 day lead in to confirming the event prior to the date of the event.   

The link to the online application form:

https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/article/1527/Events-in-public-places

Contact:  Eventsinparks@highpeak.gov.uk

 

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole's Cavern

Location:   THE COUNTRY PARK  Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH

Description:   The woodland trails cover 100 acres of woodland with several possible circular or linear routes for storytelling or acrobatic performances.

Additional Information:   The woodland has free public access and public rights of way which must not be obstructed. A school room at the visitor centre may be used for workshops or reception/ticketing for woodland events. Suitable for daytime or evening events of up to 25.

Accessibility:   The woodland trails start from the car park at Poole's Cavern.  The woods are on a hill which rises 100m from car park to summit.  There are steps and steep sections of path on most routes.  

Toilets:  There are ground-level toilets including an accessible toilet in the Visitor Centre.  These are open from 9.30 to 5pm daily.


Parking:   Free dedicated parking is available for disabled visitors. Pay and Display car park on site.

Charges:   Vary depending on type of performance, above/below ground etc.

Contact:   James Acton 01298 26978  manager@poolescavern.co.uk

Web: http://www.poolescavern.co.uk

 

 

99 Buxton Market

Spindrift performing in the Market Place 2019Location:   Buxton Marketplace, Higher Buxton

Description:   Buxton Markets are offering a performance area within the market. This can be open air, or we can provide a covered open-fronted stall if preferred. An electric supply is also available if required.  

Additional Information:   The Market Place is covered by a Premises Licence for street theatre, music, dancing etc. and we also have PPL and PRS licences in place. Time slots are available free of charge as follows:

Saturday 6th July 

Tuesday 16th July

and provisionally the afternoon of Saturday 20th July.

The Day of Dance led by Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris will take place on Saturday 20th July

For more details please contact admin@buxtonmarkets.co.uk or call 07487 764038

 

 

 

Busking and Street Performances

There is no requirement for anyone to seek permission to busk in the town of Buxton as long as amplification and trading (eg. selling CDs) is not proposed.  However, permission must be sought for busking on the Opera House Forecourt (see 08, above).  

Street theatre may need a license. Anyone wishing to perform Street Theatre or use amplification and/or trade must contact High Peak Borough Council – Licensing Office, Town Hall, Buxton, SK17 6EL tel: 01298 28406 email: Customer-services@highpeak.gov.uk with 'Licensing Street Theatre' in the subject line.  Anyone wishing to stage or promote their event within Pavilion Gardens must gain permission (see 33, above).

Performers should consider the risk to themselves of performing without public liability insurance.  Buskers are asked to respect the locality and town users as well as other performers.

There will be opportunities for busking close to the Fringe desk where you can book a slot(s)

Details of some open areas are below:


28 Town Hall Piazza

Town Hall Piazza

A large area of yorkstone paving in front of Buxton's Victorian Town Hall on the Market Place. 


 

The Slopes

37 The Slopes

At the bottom of Terrace Rd beneath the slopes of the Georgian promenade garden, this is a large area of level paving at the end of Buxton's main shopping street.


 

38 Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6DF

 

38a Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens is Buxton's main pedestrian shopping street. At the entrance to the modern mall is a canopy with power adjacent. Street performance is possible under here or on the adjacent areas.

 

 

38b The Springs Shopping Centre

Currently awaiting confirmation or otherwise of available performance space

 

 

 

Other public spaces around the town are available if power is not needed. 

 


47 Around the Town

This is a catch all for events that happen outdoors in various places e.g. the Morris Dancing and some street performances.

Suggested locations:

Spring Gardens at the Morrisons Daily/Iceland end.

Pavilion Gardens Promenade1.  By the entrance gate.  For permission, see 33, above.

Pavilion Gardens Promenade2.  By the Café.  For permission, see 33, above.

Market Place 'peninsula' near the bus stops for the Matlock direction.

Intending performers may email queries to venues@buxtonfringe.org.uk, with 'Street Performers and Busking' in the subject line.

 

 

Out of Town Venues

25 King Sterndale

Approximately 3 miles outside Buxton on the A515 is the small Village of King Sterndale (SK17 9SF). In a lovely parkland setting surrounding the Pickford Estate are two Buxton Fringe venues in buildings dating from the mid 1800's.

25a Parish Hall

King Sterndale Parish Hall

The Village hall is housed in the former Village School.

The Hall, comprises the main hall 8.5m x 5.2m, a smaller room to the rear with it's own kitchen area, and a very large fully-equipped kitchen. There is also an outside area for seating.

The Hall accomodates approx 40 seated at tables in the main hall, or 50 seated theatre style, 50 for a standing buffet.

Accessiblity:   The Hall has been fully refurbished with disabled access and toilets.

Parking:   Available only on the roadside verges, please park considerately.

Charges:   On application

Contact:   Jennie Parker 01298 77856   buxtonparish@hotmail.com 

http://www.buxtonparish.org.uk/christ-church-king-sterndale/

 

King Sterndale Christ Church

 

25b Christ Church

Christ Church is 21m x 5.5m with a wooden vaulted ceiling reaching up to 6.8m. Good acoustics and plenty of power points. Pew-style seating (each Pew is 2m long) with 9 rows on one side and 13 on the other side. Additional seating at the back with choir stalls at the front, maximum occupancy 98, 2 fire exits.

We can provide a tailored package to meet your requirements and assistance in venue management through our active fundraising group, The Friends of Christ Church King Sterndale.

Access:   Disabled access to church. Toilets available across the road in the Parish Hall.

Parking:   Available only on the roadside verges, please park considerately.

Charges:   £20/hour.

Contact:   Jennie Parker 01298 77856  buxtonparish@hotmail.com

http://www.buxtonparish.org.uk/christ-church-king-sterndale/

 

 

High Peak Bookstore and Cafe

30 High Peak Bookstore and Cafe 

Address:   Brierlow Bar, Ashbourne Rd, Nr Buxton SK17 9PY.

Capacity:   50

Location:   Three miles south of Buxton on A515 Ashbourne Rd (5 minutes by car).

Description:.  A large bookshop, with a comfortable, welcoming cafe and bar within. We are looking to expand the entertainments we offer, so please contact us to discuss your needs. 

Additional Information:   We have a flexible space that can be used in a variety of ways. We can accommodate a range of events from small, intimate spoken performances to larger musical gigs. We currently host music and family events and are fully licensed for alcohol, music and performance.  Please note that a Temporary Event Notice is not needed for our venue.

A stage area and a PA system are available.

Accessibility:  Ramped entrance, level within, good wheelchair access.

Toilets:   Baby changing and accessible toilets.

Parking:  Ample car parking on site.  

Charges:  Price on application. Please contact us to discuss.

Contact:  Louisa McPhie 01298 71017 / 07888674404   louisa@bookstore-derbyshire.co.uk    www.highpeakbookstore.co.uk

 

 

 

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre

Address:   Spring Bank,

New Mills, SK22 4BH

Capacity:   The main studio

Spring Bank Arts Centre

 (The Mackie Hall) can seat 100

Description:   Dedicated to promoting the arts, the Centre re-opened in May 2012 after a three quarters of a million makeover funded mainly by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The Grade II Listed former Victorian church building has been beautifully restored and includes a new annexe.  It provides a stunning performance venue with great acoustics, comfortable public areas and amenities.  In its guise as a church, the Centre established popularity in past years as an outreach venue of the Fringe in New Mills (Buxton 12 miles).

Additional Information:   The main studio (The Mackie Hall) has a raised end-on performance area which is partially demountable. The maximum size is approx 6m x 6m. However, the whole can be re-configured for more intimate performance in the body of the auditorium.  Dance performance can easily be accommodated.  There is stage lighting, sound equipment and wifi.  The hosts will undertake to offer refreshments at events, by agreement.

The venue has its own regular events programme and mailing list of "Friends" and will be keen to publicise events in the Fringe season.  This could be a low cost opportunity to extend your audience while in Buxton. The Fringe hopes entrants will avail themselves of this opportunity. 

Accessibility:   One level within.  Ramp with disabled door leading into the main hall. 

Toilets:    Two toilets and disabled-access toilet.

Parking:   By arrangement, the Adult Learning Centre car park can be used.  Otherwise on-street parking.

Charges:  Negotiable - can be done as a hire or as a co-hosted event.

Contact:   Spring Bank Arts on 01663 308202 or admin@springbankarts.org.uk

Website:   www.springbankarts.org.uk

Please check www.springbankarts.org.uk/about/covid-19-update/

for special information relating to precautionary measures.

 

 

80 Chelmorton Institute

Address:   Main Street, Chelmorton, SK17 9SH

Capacity:   Ground floor room maximum 130.  Upstairs room maximum 100.  On the assumption that both rooms are not being used for the same event.

Description:   Chelmorton Memorial Institute is a focus of village life, approximately 4 miles south-east of Buxton.

The hall has two rooms available: ground floor room, 38ft x 25ft; upstairs room overall size 41ft x 25ft including a stage measuring 16ft x 8ft,  

Additional Information:   Fully equipped kitchen also available by arrangement.  Please enquire for availability.

Accessibility:   Ground floor has double doors without steps.  Upstairs is only accessible by stairs.

Toilets:   Disabled facilities available.

Parking:   Some parking for performers and caterers' vehicles directly next to the hall, otherwise on-street parking.  

Charges:   Negotiable.

Contact:   Harry and Ann Mayo 01298 85344 harry.mayo@btinternet.com    www.chelmortonvillage.org.uk/institute/  

97 Eyam Parish Church (St Lawrence's Church), Eyam

Address:   Eyam S32 5QH

Capacity:  200

Description:  St Lawrence's Church stands in the centre of the 'Plague Village' of Eyam. It dates from medieval times and boasts a Saxon churchyard cross, a Norman font, and a series of 18th-century wall paintings. The church is best known for its connection to the outbreak of plague in 1665, and is sometimes referred to as 'the plague church'.

Additional information:  This is a beautiful building especially suited for classical music and performances that could be enhanced by the peaceful atmosphere of the church.

Accessibility:  Ramps available for wheelchair access. Hearing loop in centre of church.

Toilets:  Yes, including an accessible toilet.

Parking:  There are free and paying car parks in the village. There is limited on-street parking.

Temporary event notice needed:  Yes - This is a no alcohol venue.

Charges:  on application

Contact:  gillian@eyamchurch.org

Eyam Church Centre (next to Eyam Parish Church)

Address:  Eyam S32 5QH

Capacity: At present we can hold 99 maximum including cast. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Description:  This lovely church centre next to the church is available for hire. The main hall has wooden flooring and there is a small carpeted area. There is a catering kitchen which can be shut off.

Additional information:  WiFi and audio facilities. Seating can be arranged in a number of ways.

Accessibility:  Full wheelchair access

Toiliets:  Yes, including an accessible toilet

Parking: there are free and paying car parks in the village. There is limited on-street parking.

Temporary event notice needed:  Yes - This is a no alcohol venue.

Charges: on application

Contact:  gillian@eyamchurch.org

 

 

Taddington

Situated 10 minutes drive East of Buxton, just off the A6, Taddington is one of the highest villages in the country.  Its close-knit community enjoys glorious Peakland scenery.

100 Bramwell Memorial Institute

Address:   Main Road, Taddington SK17 9UD

The Bramwell Memorial Institute (Taddington Village Hall) acts as a hub for the community. There are two rooms for hire; the main hall, which has a stage and holds about 90 people and a smaller room which is carpeted and suitable for workshops, seminars, meetings and sit-down events. It also serves as a spacious and private 'green room' for guest artists. A third small meeting room with kitchen facilities is available with any booking.

Parking:   Small car park to rear of the hall.  

Charges:  See website for details.

http://www.taddington.org.uk/taddington-village-hall-about-us/

Contact:   Jan  tel:07929 151688 or email: taddingtoninstitute@gmail.com

 

101 St Michaels and All Angels

Address:   Main Road, Taddington SK17 9TR

Accessiblity:   The church has wheelchair access to the nave and chancel and separate wheelchair access to the attached Village Room with disabled toilet facilities and also easy access from the car park.

http://www.taddington.org.uk/church/

Contact:   Trevor Ride, email: ride@btinternet.com or tel: 07769552844

 

124 The Bull I'Th'Thorn Pub and Pizzeria

Bull i Thorn

Address:   Ashbourne Road, Flagg, Buxton SK17 9QQ

Located approximately 5 miles south of Buxton on the A515

Capacity:  60 people indoors, flexible seating in our traditional pub and recently renovated modern pizzeria and sports bar.

Description: Half cosy, rustic pub and half open, modern pizzeria and sports bar, the 'Bulli' welcomes a variety of clientele of all ages.  The bar situated in the traditional pub is stocked with a great selection of local and regional beers, ciders, and ales, as well as an extensive wine list and a variety of spirits. And if you're looking for a cosy spot to enjoy your drink, the traditional pub atmosphere and roaring fireplace provide the perfect setting, or head outside to relax in the beer garden and soak up the great outdoors. The real star of the show at the 'Bulli' is the delicious menu. Pizza lovers will delight in the authentic Neopolitan style pizza. Made by an Italian chef using his in-house dough recipe the pizzas are hand-stretched and cooked to perfection in a pizza oven. With a crispy crust and melt-in-your-mouth toppings, whether you're a meat-lover or a veggie fan, there is something for everyone! If pizza isn't your thing, don't worry, the menu also features an array of options ranging from sandwiches, sharing plates, burgers and dogs made using the freshest local ingedients. There is also a kids menu providing the perfect tasty portions for your little ones when they aren't busy playing table football ot outside in the play area. On the other side of te building, the contemporary pizzeria and sports bar is a sports lovers paradise with six TVs around the room showing all the live Sky Sports action. It's a great place to kick back and cheer on your favourite team.

Additional information:  No sound system. The venue is particularly suitable for family events and music.

Accessibility: Good access for people with limited mobility.

Toilets:  General facilities and an accessible toilet.

Parking: Plenty of free parking 

Charges: To be discussed with venue, depending on which space is to be used.

Contact: Josh Stubbs or Matt Coates 01298 83718 eat@bullithorn.co.uk www.bullithorn.co.uk

 

133 - Buxton Brewery Garden Tap

Address: Buxton Brewery, Unit 4A & 4B, Staden Lane, Buxton, SK17 9RZ


This venue is not available for 2024 due to major refurbishment