Booking Dates Announced for BIF 2023

Tickets for The Land of Might-Have-Been, a new work inspired by the early life of pacifist and feminist Vera Brittain are already on public sale, as are our Jazz Weekender tickets.

Tickets for all other Buxton International Festival 2023 events go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 4 April at 10am.

There will be a wide range of opera, music, book and jazz events on offer for the 17 days of the Festival, from 6 – 23 July.

This year’s Festival features operas including Bellini’s La sonnambula and Mozart’s Il re pastore, along with the world premiere of our musical The Land of Might-Have-Been.  We have music from violinist Nicola Benedetti who’ll be performing with The English Concert on Monday 10 July, at 5pm.  Her concert will be followed by nine time Grammy Award winning Jazz icon Wynton Marsalis at 9pm.  The book series features Sir David Hare and Polly Toynbee, as well as a host of other experiences.

We are working to ensure the Festival remains affordable and are making tickets available at 2022 prices as part of an Early Bird scheme.  Early Bird tickets will be available until Tuesday 18 April, and after that they will increase by a few pounds.  All £25 seats are staying at that level.

Members of the Friends of Buxton Festival are able to jump the queue, getting up to 4 weeks of priority booking with their membership.

2023 Priority Booking Dates for Friends of BIF

Directors’ Circle, Benefactor, Gold Patron
Tuesday, 7 March

Tuesday, 14 March

Gold Friend
Tuesday, 21 March

Friend and Join Friend
Tuesday, 28 March

From the above dates, Friends of Buxton Festival members can book using the booking code they receive with the brochure, which will be landing on doorsteps towards the end of February.

To book seats early, join the Friends of Buxton International Festival and become part of our ‘Festival Family’

Benefits include:

  • Priority booking
  • An Overture Friends’ newsletter with exclusive interviews, stories and messages from the Festival team
  • Opportunities to enjoy Friends’ events throughout the year, including meals, recitals and UK and international music holidays
  • Recognition of your support in the Festival Souvenir Programme Book
    The knowledge that your support is helping us deliver another incredible festival

Our six tiers of membership start from just £33 and have their own individual rewards. Click here for more information.

Under 35 year olds can join the Friends for free, through the Next Gen scheme, and get access to £10 tickets to the operas, musical, and music events and £5 tickets to BIF’s book events.  Click here for more information.