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Buxton International Festival is planning an exciting opera and musical theatre programme for the 2021 Festival. Save the dates, Thursday 8th July – Sunday 25th July 2021.


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The Festival may be on hold, but a small group of BIF team members are still extremely active behind the scenes – gathering new ideas and revisiting old favourites.

In this new series of blog posts, we share the opera, music and books that are inspiring us during this unusual time.

We are devastated that we had to cancel BIF 2020 due to Covid-19 and we are working very hard to keep the Festival going.

Orphans of Koombu Buxton International Festival 2019

Taking part in Buxton International Festival’s opera The Orphans of Koombu will have inspired young people to make better choices about their future, said one the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership Enterprise coordinators.

Monsal Head Viaduct

Two centuries of John Ruskin’s influence over art and culture will be the topic of debate this October in Buxton — somewhere the writer famously said you shouldn’t be in a hurry to get to…