Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Saturday July 18

Festival season in Buxton. Photo: Mohamed El-Fatih.
Festival season in Buxton. Photo: Mohamed El-Fatih.

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Saturday July 18.


Daily 9:30am to 4:30pm DERBYSHIRE STONE: High Peak Artists (33f) (VA)

During opening hours (closed Mondays) THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2015: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) - Visual Arts

During opening hours (closed Mondays) THE HIGH LINES: Brian Adams (7) (VA)

Saturday July 18

9:00am to 10:00am - SIMON REES (21) (B)

9:30am to 5:00pm - ARTO FUNDUKLIAN - HIS PERSONAL CHOICE: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) (VA)

9:30am to 5:00pm - MAKING YOUR GARDEN GROW CELEBRATION/EXHIBITION: High Peak Community Arts (33j) (VA)

9:30am to 5:00pm - THE SPRINGS STORY SHOP AND BOOK SWAP: The Springs (38b) (OE)

10:00am to 4:30pm - THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR: Peak District Artisans (4c) (VA)

10:00am to 5:00pm - BUXTON DAY OF DANCE 2015: Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men (47) (Da)

10:00am to 5:00pm - GRINLOW POETRY TRAIL: Stone and Water (94) (SW)

10:00am to 6:00pm - GRINLOW ART AND STORYTELLING TRAIL 2015: Grinlow Makers and Creators (94) (VA) 
10.15am to 11:15am - HELEN CASTOR (74) (B)

10:30am to 5:30pm - FRAGILE DREAMS IN SOLID STONE: The Green Man Gallery (86) (VA) 10:30am to 11:30pm - CHELMORTON FESTIVAL: Chelmorton Village Festival (80) (OE)

11:00am to noon - FLYING THE NEST: HandMade Theatre (33) (FF)

11:00am to 3:00pm - 2015 ART EXHIBITION: Burbage Art Group (53) (VA)

12:00pm to 1:30pm - THE WOLVES OF ST ELVIS PLAY SHAKESPEARE: Lutes & Ukes (40) (M) *

1:00pm to 2:00pm - COMEDYSPORTZ: CSzUK (10) (FF)

1:00pm to 2:00pm - THEO THE MOUSE’S CIRCUS SHOW: Dreamshed Theatre (55c) (FF) *

2:00pm to 2:30pm - FRINGE READINGS: Buxton Festival Fringe (31) (SW)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - CORMAC MURPHY-O’CONNOR (8) (B)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - LIFE’S WITNESS: From the Mill Theatre Company (55a) (Th) *

2:00pm to 4:30pm - DALE STORR - SOLO NEW ORLEANS PIANO: Dale Storr (21) (M) *

2:30pm to 3:15pm - COZY: Colin & Yozy (10) (Da)

2:30pm to 3:15pm - DIES NATALIS: Tim Kennedy (tenor) and John Gough (piano) (6a) (M)

2:30pm to 3:30pm - ANDREW WATTS: HOW TO BUILD A CHAP: The Comedy Agency (10) (C)

3:00pm to 3:30pm - FRINGE READINGS: Buxton Festival Fringe (31) (SW)

3:00pm to 4:00pm - FLYING THE NEST: HandMade Theatre (33) (FF)

3:30pm to 4:30pm - LUCY RUSSELL (VIOLIN) & JOHN BUTT (PIANO) (40) (M)

4:00pm to 5:00pm - REDACTION: Shadow Syndicate (10) (Th)

4:00pm to 5:00pm - STORIES ABOUT LOVE, DEATH AND A RABBIT: Charles Adrian Gillott as Ms Samantha Mann (10) (C)

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

5:30pm to 6:30pm - BEASTS: Beasts Comedy (10) (C)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - NATHAN CASSIDY: BACK TO THE FUTURE I: Nathan Cassidy (10) (C)

5:30pm to 6:45pm - OTHELLO: AN ALL-FEMALE PRODUCTION: Smooth Faced Gentlemen (74a) (Th)

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm - THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX: Buxton Drama League (8) (ST)

6:15pm to 6:45pm - PRE-OPERA TALK (8) (O)

6:45pm to 9:00pm - A CUPPA, A NATTER & HIDDEN GEMS: Vera Mellor (46) (SW) *

7:00pm to 8:00pm - GOD CREATED BRIXTON: Amadeus Martin (10) (C)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - HEY HEY 16K: MJ Hibbett (and Steve) (22) (C) *

7:00pm to 8:00pm - WOMEN WHO W**K: FoolSize Theatre (10) (Th)

7:15pm to 8:00pm - CLOWN MACBETH: Makoto Inoue Ind. (74a) (Da)

7:15pm to 9:45pm - LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (8) (O)

7:30pm to 8:10pm - A CREAM CRACKER UNDER THE SETTEE by Alan Bennett: library theatre touring company (55b) (Th) *

7:30pm to 8:15pm - SKIMMING THE STONES: Tilly Mint Theatre (55a) (Th)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - FOUR SEASONS IN TWO HEMISPHERES: Amaretti Chamber Orchestra (40) (M) *

7:30pm to 9:30pm - SUMMER CONCERT: Manchester Recorder Orchestra (45) (M)

7:30pm to 9:40pm - SOUNDS OF SUMMER: Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir (6a) (M)

8:00pm to 10:30pm - DALE STORR - SOLO NEW ORLEANS PIANO: Dale Storr (21) (M) *

8:30pm to 9:15pm - THE BEST MAN?: Tilly Mint Theatre (55a) (C)

8:30pm to 9:30pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Uproot Theatre Company (10) (Th)

8:30pm to 10:00pm - BARREL OF LAUGHS: (10) (C)

8:30pm to 10:30pm - AN EVENING OF MILDLY AMUSING WICKEDLY LYRICAL SONG: Sideways and Serrated (22) (M)

9:00pm to 10:30pm - CHETHAM’S JAZZ ENSEMBLE (33 - Cafe) (M)

9:45pm to 11:00pm - TITUS ANDRONICUS by William Shakespeare: Smooth Faced Gentlemen (74a) (Th)

10:00pm to 11:00pm - PEACEFUL by Polis Loizou: The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company (10) (Th)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - JULIET MEYERS: NONE OF THE ABOVE: Juliet Meyers (10) (C)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House on 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 on 0845 127 2190 or online at Letters in brackets refer to categories.


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); B (Books). S/O denotes sold out. NB: This is 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

28 Town Hall Piazza

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

38 The Springs Shopping Centre

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

45 Trinity Church

46 The Source

53 Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH

66 The Packhorse Inn, Crowdecote SK17 0DB

74 Arts Centre/Studio

86 Green Man Gallery

91 Lee Wood Hotel

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole’s Cavern

96 St Thomas More School

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.