It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.
Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.
The Victorian and early Edwardian visitors to Buxton required more than the Buxton water to enliven their spirits. The Pavilion Gardens and the Buxton Opera House were just the tonic needed. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Frank Matcham, the architect responsible for the Buxton Opera House and this walk and talk invites you to hear more of the history of this prince of playhouse architects and his involvement with the then Buxton Gardens Company.