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