Young can see Festival for £5

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people under 30 years of age can attend any event at this summer’s Buxton Festival for just £5.

From July 7 – 25 the town will host top class opera, concerts, recitals and literary speakers.

The return of the £5 initiative now makes hundreds of arts events at the festival even more accessible to young people.

Glyn Foley, Buxton Festival Chief Executive, said: “The ‘Festival for a Fiver’ offer was designed to open new doors for students and young people who have never tried opera, or our other events before, because they’ve been put off by the price.

“We love to welcome new audiences to the Festival, and hope this initiative will prove even more popular this year, and that we may tempt new-comers to join us and experience something they’ve never tried before.”

Now in its 34th year, the Festival has a long history of producing rarely performed operas, gaining a national reputation for excellence, while its impressive music series features everything from top orchestras to world music.

Its literary series offers a unique insight into the lives of more than 30 speakers from novelists and politicians to academics.

This year the line-up includes Joanna Lumley in conversation with Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, the BBC broadcaster Justin Webb and author Paul Torday, whose novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has recently been made into a feature film.

Festival for a Fiver tickets can be booked at Buxton Opera House on 0845 12 72 190 or in person from June 1.

These tickets cannot be purchased online. Proof of age required.

lTo find out more go to www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call 01298 70395.