Buxton Festival

Buxton Festival

Charity information

Buxton Festival

Buxton Festival is now one of the UK’s largest arts festivals, focussing on unusual operatic repertoire. We also co-ordinate a programme of education work across Derbyshire.

Founded 1979

  • Mission statement

    Buxton Festival is a 19-day opera, music and literature Festival held every July in the beautiful setting of the Peak District. 2011 was a great year for the Festival with excellent audience feedback and glowing press coverage. We even came second at the Enjoy England Awards for Best Tourism Event!

    The Festival's objectives are:

    - To present a rich artistic programme, complementing the work of other national opera companies with rarely performed works.

    - To commit to accessibility, and involve at least 2,000 local people in creative arts activity each year in our programme of community events

    - To maximise the potential of the unique Buxton Opera House

    - To offer a range of opportunity to developing young professional singers

    Alongside our main Festival programme we coordinate an extensive community and education programme which aims to involve a minimum of 2,000 people from our region in creative arts activities each year. In 2012 we plan a diverse programme including a children's opera, a national poetry competition, concerts for the elderly and children with special needs and a composition project with local teenagers.

  • Aims

    Buxton Festival aims to:

    • To present a rich artistic programme, complementing the work of other national opera companies with rarely performed works
    • To commit to accessibility, and involve as many as possible of those otherwise excluded
    • To maximise the potential of the unique Buxton Opera House, which serves a region of seven million people in the North West and Midlands
    • To offer a range of opportunity to developing young professional singers and musicians, linking them with a supportive audience.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1979

    Registered Charity Number: 276957

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01298 70395

    Address: 3 The Square Buxton SK17 6AZ

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  • Buxton Festival 2012

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