Support

The support we receive from individuals, trusts & foundations, and companies really does make a difference to the work of our charity and we thank you for your generosity.

Why support?

2021 is going to be another challenging year and whilst we are excited to welcome back our artists and audiences, with social distancing in place some seats will need to remain empty. Your help will ensure we can continue to offer opportunities for young, emerging artists and extraordinary experiences for our audiences.

Nurture new talent

BIF gives young artists performance platforms as they develop and expand their repertoires, giving opportunities to work with internationally renowned artists. Our Young Artists Programme puts young singers centre stage.

Engage young people

Working with young people, professional singers and musicians, we inspire young people to be curious and embrace new experiences.  Our specially commissioned oratorio “Our Future in Your Hands” will in 2022 bring together choirs drawn from local schools with professional soloists and musicians.

Inspire new audiences

Our mission is to connect artists and audiences in ways that lift the spirit and to make opera more accessible. We do this by presenting an innovative programme of opera, music & books with different access points, encouraging people to get involved at multiple levels.

Our part in cultural regeneration

Our location is very important to the Festival and we are playing our part in the cultural regeneration of Buxton with unexpected opportunities for joy, celebration and exploration.

How can I support BIF?

You can support us by volunteering

You can support us by making a donation here.

You can become a Friend of BIF.  Our Friends are the heart and soul of the Festival.

You can leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Are you a business? Support from our corporate partners is crucial to the Festival on and off the stage. We create unique experiences, opportunities for hospitality and a chance to talk directly to our audiences through partnerships and packages.

Grants from trusts and foundations play a vital role in enabling us to continue our work and to expand it into new areas from supporting new operas, professional development for young artists, to our work in outreach and the local community.

Find out more

Contact Development Director joanne.williams@buxtonfestival.co.uk

 

Legacies

Leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Who are the Festival Foundation?

The Festival Foundation was established as a separate charitable trust in 2002 to contribute to the long-term stability and development of the Festival.
The Festival Foundation has a Development Fund and is able to make grants to the Festival to facilitate improving the range diversity and quality of its opera productions, outreach projects and young artists’ programme.
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Leaving to the Festival Foundation in your Will

Remembering a charity in your Will is straightforward and leaving something to the Festival, no matter how small, will really make a difference.
Legacies can be made by way of a gift of cash, shares or property, and charitable gifts are free from Inheritance Tax and may also reduce other taxes. If you want to leave a legacy, simply tell your solicitor the amount you wish to give to the Buxton Festival Foundation, registered charity number 1096269
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What your gift supports

Your gift will help grow an endowment fund used by the Festival to support the development of a range of programmes, production and outreach projects.

In 2019 the Festival Foundation was delighted to support the outreach project The Orphans of Koombu, an innovative mini-opera designed to put young voices at the front of the performance, bringing together schools in Derbyshire with performances at the Buxton Opera House.

Find out more

Buxton Festival Foundation Trustees

• Jane Davies OBE (Chairman)
• Philip Barton
• Katharine Redford
• Colin Gregory

 
For more information about how the Foundation operates and how you can support us, please contact Jane Davies by email foundation@buxtonfestival.co.uk

Corporate support

Support from our corporate partners is crucial to the Festival on and off the stage. We create unique experiences, opportunities for hospitality and a chance to talk directly to our audiences through partnerships and packages.

Bespoke packages allow you to engage with the Festival to support all areas of our work, opera, music, books and community engagement. BIF can work with you to fulfil your business objectives and meet corporate social responsibility targets.

Find out more

Contact joanne.williams@buxtonfestival.co.uk

A big thank you to our sponsors

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Festival Circle

This is a network of business support across the region with members taking advantage of opportunities to promote their businesses through our website and publications.

We would like to thank our members for their commitment to the Festival:

Best Western Lee Wood Hotel

Brooke-Taylor Solicitors

Buxton Pudding Emporium

Central Technology

The Columbine Restaurant

Isla Fine Art, Cards & Gifts

John Hattersley Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Whibley ‘Holidays with Music’

The Palace Hotel Buxton & Spa

Pooles Cavern and Country Park

The Queen’s Head Hotel & Public House

RW Percival Funeral Directors

Roseleigh Guest House

Wheeldon Trees Farm ‘Holiday Cottages’

 

 

Find out more

Contact lucy.marsden@buxtonfestival.co.uk

Trusts & Foundations

Grants from trusts and foundations play a vital role in enabling us to continue our work and to expand it into new areas from supporting new operas, professional development for young artists, to our work in outreach and the local community.

A significant amount of this work simply would not happen without the continuing generosity and commitment of trusts and foundations.

We are deeply grateful to the many trusts and foundations currently supporting our work these include: 

Andre Bernheim Charitable Trust
The Michael Guest Charitable Foundation
The Michael Bishop Foundation
The Kirby Laing Foundation
The Stonehouse Educational Foundation
The Bingham Trust
Hall Bank Trust
Derek Hill Foundation
The Broderers Charity Trust

 

Contact lucy.marsden@buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Directly support Buxton International Festival by buying your gifts with us.

Buxton International Festival Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers

Stuck for gifts this Christmas? Surprise a friend or family member with a Buxton International Festival gift voucher. We offer amounts from £10 – £100 which can be exchanged for festival tickets at the Buxton Opera House box office.

Please include your postal address at checkout. Your vouchers will be sent free of charge, first class within 3 working days.

 

Voucher options



Angel Surrounded by Music

Celebrate Christmas with Buxton International Festival.  We have 4 beautiful Christmas cards to choose from, with each pack containing 10 cards and envelopes.

114 x 160mm  £5.25 including packaging and postage (allow 7-10 days for delivery).

Collect for free from the BIF office at 3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ.

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Madonna and Child

114 x 141mm   £5.95 including packaging and postage (allow 7-10 days for delivery).

Collect for free from the BIF office at 3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ.

 

 

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Angeli Laudantes 2

114 x 141mm  £5.95 including packaging and postage (allow 7-10 days for delivery).

Collect for free from the BIF office at 3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ.

 

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Christmas Foliage

114 x 141mm   £5.95 including postage and packaging (allow 7-10 days for delivery).

Collect for free from the BIF office at 3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ.

 

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