Here are some questions we're commonly asked. If you need any more information please get in touch.

When is the next Buxton International Festival?

A full Festival will run from 4 – 21 July 2024.

What’s on?

The exciting programme features more than 120 events, over 17 days, across six venues in our beautiful spa town.

Festival highlights include three new opera productions, Verdi’s Ernani, Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s La Tragedie de Carmen.

When can I book tickets

The Friends of Buxton International Festival enjoy priority booking for the full programme.  This will open on a staggered basis in March 2024.

Public booking will open in April 2024.

You can book via the website, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or email boxoffice@boh.org.uk.

I’m under 35, how do I get £10 tickets?

£10 tickets are available for under 35’s who join the Next Gen Friends of BIF. It’s free to join, and you will be able to book tickets from April 2024.

What should I wear?

We have no dress code and are a relaxed, welcoming festival.  However, if you want to dress up please do!

How do I get to Buxton?

By car, Buxton is a 1 hour’s drive (approx) from the M1, M6, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby.

By train, you can travel from London Euston to Macclesfield direct in less than 2 hours, plus a 20 minute taxi ride, or change at Stockport for trains to Buxton.  Click here for travel information and to book tickets.

There are direct train services from Manchester, Preston, Blackpool and Hazel Grove by Northern Rail.

By bus, there are direct services from Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Huddersfield, Macclesfield, Sheffield, Stockport and Stoke.

By air, there are regular national and international flights to Manchester Airport, and East Midlands Airport.

Manchester Airport is approximately 40 minutes away by car/taxi.