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Buxton International Festival 2021

We are delighted to announce programme highlights for Buxton International Festival 2021. 


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Please note that the Box Office will be closed on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June to re-assess socially distanced seating plans for the Festival. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Box Office will re-open on Monday 21 June, 10am.

Vicky Dawson, Book Festival Director, gives us a glimpse into Sarah Aspinall’s book about her flamboyant mother, Diamonds at the Lost and Found.

Peter Moore, author, historian and interviewer for the Buxton International Festival, writes about how quickly digital events have become a part of our everyday lives. At nine o’clock one Wednesday morning in July 2019, I walked out on the stage of the Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton. The little audience that we had managed to

It is with great pleasure that we are able to hold a number of intimate events within the magnificent Assembly Rooms at the newly-restored Buxton Crescent Hotel this year.

This year BIF is recruiting  volunteers to help bring the magic of live performance back to Buxton.  Jean Ball, our Venue Operations Manager, has been discussing the experience with her stewards.

Planning a Festival in Hotel Quarantine – Buxton International Festival CEO, Michael Williams writes about his experience of organising the 2021 Festival during lockdown.