Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Friday July 8

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Friday July 8.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 12:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:53 pm
A scene from the Buxton Festival production of Beethovens Leonore. Photo: Robert Workman.
A scene from the Buxton Festival production of Beethovens Leonore. Photo: Robert Workman.


9:30am to 4:30pm - THE WILD PEAK: High Peak Artists (33f) (V)

9:30am to 5:30pm - THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2016: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (7) (V)

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10:00am to 5:00pm - AN UNTITLED EXHIBITION: Adrienne Brown and Langley Brown (20) (V)

10:30am to 4:30pm - EXPECTATIONS: Louise Jannetta Fine Art (14) (V)

10:30am to 5:30pm - THE GREEN MAN GOES RAMBLING: The Green Man Gallery (86) (V)

11:00am to 11:50am - CLOAKS: fishhouse theatre (91b) (Th) *

1:00pm to 1:45pm - MEET THE MUSEUM EXPERTS: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (7) (OE)

3:00pm to 3:50pm - CLOAKS: Fishhouse Theatre (91b) (Th) *

3:00pm to 4:00pm - THE COMMUNIST THREAT: Rusted Dust (10) (Th)

4:30pm to 5:15pm - COZY: Colin and Yozy (10) (Da)

5:45pm to 6:30pm - HITTING THE WALL: Heart Of Oak Theatre (10) (Th)

6:00pm to 6:30pm - OPERA TALK (8) (O)

7:00pm to 7:45pm - NONSENSE & SENSIBILITY by Tom Crawshaw: Three’s Company & Anonymous Is A Woman (10) (Th)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - AMADEUS MARTIN: SICK MY DUCK & OTHER PROGRESS IN WORKS: Amadeus Martin (10) (C)

7:00pm to 9:00pm - JACQUES BREL: A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES: Far West Theatre (86) (Th)

7:15pm to 10:00pm - LEONORE (8) (O)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - PEAK DISTRICT STRING ORCHESTRA AND WIND BAND: Peak District Music Centres (40) (M)

8:00pm to 8:50pm - CLOAKS: fishhouse theatre (91b) (Th) *

8:15pm to 9:15pm - IS IT TABU?: Under Two Floorboards (10) (Th)

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

9:45pm to midnight - FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY (33 - Cafe) (OE)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - THE COMMUNIST THREAT: Rusted Dust (10) (Th)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - GEORGE ZACH: CONFESSIONS OF A HOMELESS SEX GOD: The Comedy Agency (10) (C)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House: 01298 72190 or

Events listed in bold italic are in both the Festival and the Fringe.

Fringe events marked * denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 01298 72190 or online at

Letters in brackets refer to the following 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.

Numbers in brackets refer to venue numbers (see key). Letters after a venue number reflect the fact that some venues house a number of different performance spaces within the same building.

02 Buxton Community School

04 University of Derby

06 Buxton Methodist Church

07 Buxton Museum

08 Opera House forecourt

10 Underground Venues

11 Scrivener’s Bookshop

14 Louise Jannetta Art Studio

20 18 White Knowle Road

21 Old Clubhouse

23 The Buxton Tap House

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

33a Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand

33d Pavilion Gardens – Marquee

33e Pavilion Gardens – Old Bowling Green

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

38 Spring Gardens

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

45 Trinity Church

53 Burbage Institute

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre

74 Arts Centre

78 Buxton Community Church

80 Chelmorton Institute

86 Green Man Gallery

91 Lee Wood Hotel

93 The Cheshire Cheese

95 9 Wye Head, Buxton

99 Level 2 Nightclub

103 The Tea Chest

104 The Masonic Hall

Fringe events in particular are subject to change. Visit or call the Fringe Information Desk on 01298 73461 for more details.