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BIF Digital Festival 2021

Tune into the BIF Digital Festival 2021 and watch recorded Buxton International Festival events from the comfort of your own home from 3 August 2021.


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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.

BIF 2021 is being organised with COVID-19 precautions in mind and it is likely you will notice a few differences to your experience this year.  Buxton Opera House has been in consultation with health and safety specialists RB Solutions, who have worked with theatres across the country and in the West End, to ensure we

A full festival will go ahead between the 8 and 25 July with the following opera series; plus a major new opera to be announced soon!

Prepare for a fresh start with a taster from our new opera oratorio, “Our Future in Your Hands”. “The World Awakens” imagines the world recovering from climate change. Commissioned by Buxton International Festival in collaboration with the Royal Overseas League and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. This innovative work is set to premiere at Buxton International Festival