FAQs

Here are some questions we're commonly asked. If you need any more information please get in touch.

Is BIF going ahead in 2022?

Yes, a full Festival will run from 7 – 24 July 2022.

Highlights include the musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable, which is a BIF co-production with Buxton Opera House.  5 operas will be staged: BIF’s own productions of Rossini’s La donna del lago, Donizetti’s Viva la Diva and Hasse’s Antonio e Cleopatra,  along with Music Theatre Wales’ Violet composed by Tom Coult, and Waterperry Festival Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.

We are excited to announce Kate Whitley’s long awaited oratorio Our Future in Your Hands is getting its Buxton debut.  Jazz is also back at BIF, with events spanning from big band, gospel to swing.  Discounted Weekender tickets are available for jazz events running on the first weekend of the Festival.

Click here to see what’s on and to book your tickets.

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When can I book tickets?

Public booking is now open!

The Friends of Buxton International Festival enjoy priority booking for the full programme early in 2022. Public booking will open a month later. Click here to find out more about our Friends’ membership scheme.

Next Gen Tickets
1 May

£10 tickets are available for for under 35’s from the 1 May 2022.  Join the Next Gen Friends of BIF for free to get the booking code.

You can book via the website, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or email boxoffice@boh.org.uk.

What should I wear?

We have no dress code and are a relaxed, welcoming festival.  However, if you want to dress up please do!

How do I get to Buxton?

By car, Buxton is a 1 hour’s drive (approx) from the M1, M6, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby.

Or, take the train with our partner Avanti West Coast.  You can travel from London Euston to Macclesfield direct in less than 2 hours, plus a 20 minute taxi ride, or change at Stockport for trains to Buxton.  Click here for travel information and to book tickets.

There are direct train services from Manchester, Preston, Blackpool and Hazel Grove by Northern Rail.

By bus, there are direct services from Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Huddersfield, Macclesfield, Sheffield, Stockport and Stoke.

What COVID-19 measures will be in place?

Safety measures are in place in all of our venues.  We are following the Government’s announcements and will keep you updated of our plans in the run up to the Festival.

What happens if COVID-19 means you have to cancel a performance?

If an event is cancelled you will be contacted and offered a full refund. We strongly recommend you take out Booking Protect, which is available through the Box Office.  To find out more, read the Booking Protect terms and conditions or find out how to make a claim, visit the Booking Protect page.