Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Wednesday July 16

Buxton Opera House during the festival
Buxton Opera House during the festival

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Wednesday July 16.


During opening hours (closed Mondays) DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2014: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) (VA)

During opening hours (closed Mondays) TAKEN FROM THE LANDSCAPE: Kate Pheasey (7) (VA)

Daily 10:30am to 5:30pm WITHIN THE FRINGE: Buxton & High Peak Artists (86) (VA)

Daily (except July 25-27) 10:30am to 5:30pm SQUARE ROOTS: The Green Man Gallery (86) (VA)

Daily (except July 9-11) 9:30am to 5:00pm SEA FEVER: High Peak Artists (33f) (VA)


10:30am to 11:30am ROBIN HANBURY-TENISON (8) (L)

Noon to 1:00pm - ALICIA’S GIFT – THE CONCERT OF THE NOVEL (74) (M)

Noon to 1:00pm - FESTIVAL WALK – THE FUTURE OF BUXTON’S HERITAGE (33 Bandstand) (OE) S/O

Noon to 3:00pm - AMERICAN BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Aprille and the Shower (35) (M)

1:30pm to 2:30pm - FAIRFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL: St Peter’s Church, Fairfield (42a) (M)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - PADDY ASHDOWN (74) (L)

3:15pm to 4:15pm - ENDELLION STRING QUARTET (40) (M)

4:00pm to 5:15pm - OUI CHEF!: Act-IV Theatre Company (31b) (Th)

5:00pm to 5:30pm - FRINGE AT FIVE: Buxton Festival Fringe (33 Bandstand) (ST)

5:30pm to 6:15pm - INVISIBLE WOMAN: Maxine Jones (10) (C)

* 5:30pm to 6:30pm - DRACULA’S WOMEN UNDERGROUND: Butterfly (34a) (Th)

6:00pm to 6:10pm - A SONG AT SIX (M) (33 - Bandstand)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - HIS AND HERS WILD VAUDEVILLE: His and Hers (10) (C)

6:15pm to 6:45pm - PRE-OPERA TALK (74) (O)

6:45pm to 8:00pm - ROOTS & FOLK WITH RAINTOWN SEERS: The Raintown Seers (10) (M)

7:00pm to 7:45pm - CROSSROADS: CHS Youth Theatre Company (55a) (Th)

* 7:00pm to 8:00pm - DRACULA’S WOMEN UNDERGROUND: Butterfly (34a) (Th)

7:00pm to 9:00pm - FAIRFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL: St Peter’s Church, Fairfield (42a) (M)

7:00pm to 9:15pm - DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?: Tideswell Male Voice Choir (40) (M)

7:15pm to 9:15pm - ORFEO ED EURIDICE (8) (O)

* 7:30pm to 8:30pm - HIS LETTERS: Dreamshed Theatre (55c) (Th)

* 8:00pm to 9:00pm - CAROLINE: Buxton Drama League (6b) (Th)

8:00pm to 9:05pm - AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS by Tom Crawshaw: REC Youth Theatre (74a) (FF)

8:00pm to 11:00pm - CLUB ACOUSTIC FRINGE SHOWCASE CONCERT: Club Acoustic (21) (M)

8:15pm to 9:00pm - CROSSROADS: CHS Youth Theatre Company (55a) (Th)

8:15pm to 9:00pm - WOW: Craft Theatre Company (99b) (Th)

* 8:30pm to 9:30pm - DRACULA’S WOMEN UNDERGROUND: Butterfly (34a) (Th)

8:30pm to 9:30pm - MORGAN BERRY LIVE: Joe Rowntree (10) (C)

9:00pm to 10:00pm - THE SPEECH by Tony Earnshaw: Unfit Productions (10) (Th)

* 9:15pm to 10:00pm - THE REMARKABLE CASE OF YOU: Brick Wall Ensemble (99b) (Da)

9:30pm to 10:30pm - BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS by Dennis Potter: REC Youth Theatre (74a) (Th)

10:00pm to 11:00pm - GARY COLMAN: CHUNT (*THE VERB TO GRUMBLE): Electromouse Comedy (10) (C)

10:30pm to 11:15pm - WAITING FOR GANDALF: Chris Neville-Smith with Durham Dramatic Society (10) (Th)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House: 0845 127 2190 or Events listed in bold italics are in both the Festival and the Fringe.

Fringe events marked * denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 0845 127 2190 or online at


Th (Theatre); M (Music); C (Comedy); Da (Dance); V (Visual Arts); F (Film); FF (For Families); SW (Spoken Word); OE (Other Events/Special Festival events); O (Opera); L (Literature)

S/O denotes Sold Out. NB Based on available information at time of going to press; other shows may also have sold out.


02 Buxton Community School

04 University of Derby Buxton (Dome)

06 Buxton Methodist Church

07 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

08 Buxton Opera House/ Forecourt

10 Underground Venues

11 Scrivener’s Bookshop

21 Old Clubhouse

22 Hydro Restaurant and Bar

23 Buxton Tap House

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

42 St Peter’s Church

44 Lee Wood Hotel

45 Trinity Church

53 Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, SK22 4BH

70 Buckingham Hotel

74 Arts Centre

86 Green Man Gallery

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole’s Cavern

95 9 Wye Head, Buxton SK17 9AG

96 St Thomas More School

99 The Market Place

Visitors are advised to check on the website: or with the Fringe Information Desk 01298 73461 where possible. For the Festival see or the Festival Office 01298 70395.