Buxton Fringe Going Ahead After Venues Green Light

Buxton Fringe

Venues across Buxton, Derbyshire have told organisers of the Buxton Fringe that they are still happy to welcome performers this summer.

The Fringe is set to go ahead from 7-25 July, and performers are preparing for socially-distanced events across the town

Fringe venues co-ordinator Sandra Jowett said “we’ve had a very positive response… all established venues are keen to host Fringe events this year, in line with whatever regulations are in place at the time.

“We are keen to put venues and performers in touch with others who may be planning for outdoor space (covered or not).”

All three of the traditional venues, Underground, the Rotunda and the Green Man Gallery, have said that they are happy to host this year, if COVID-19 regulations allow. However organisers are encouraging other venues who are interested in being involved to get in touch.

Fringe chair Stephen Walker said “we are seeing entries to the Fringe start to come in and we know lots of artists are working on events. It proves that despite the difficulties, people want to be creative and we will be here to provide a platform for them whatever the circumstances.”

The Fringe are allowing performers to run virtual shows as well as live events and have changed their entry system to make this easier.

The date for entries to the Fringe have been extended up until programmes are printed on 18 April. Each entry is £50.

Words by Emily Withers.

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Image: Hannah Webb // Buxton Fringe


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