Buxton Festival Fringe began in 1980 to run concurrently with the nationally-renowned Buxton Festival, with international opera and high-profile literary talks at its core.
It runs over a period of about two and a half weeks each July. The festival goes from strength to strength each year, celebrating its 40th Fringe in 2019 with a bumper festival, and regularly attracting nearly 200 diverse events adding up to some 500 individual performances.
It has a respected and professional image with a comprehensive website, free Fringe App, full colour programme, reviews and awards with many artists using it as a preview opportunity before appearing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Fringe provides a showcase for performers and artists of all kinds in a variety of venues. Dance, drama, music, poetry, comedy, film, exhibitions and children’s events are just some of the forms that have appeared. All genres are welcome and there is no selection or censorship.