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Buxton International Festival

Buxton International Festival is a celebration of opera, music and books in the beautiful hills of the Peak District. The 2022 festival will run from 7-24 July 2022.

Buxton is a unique festival producing its own fully-staged professional operas, as well as showing touring operas, classical music and literary talks.  Set within the historic spa town of Buxton, surrounded by the beautiful Peak District, the Festival is renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere and attracts both dedicated opera lovers and those new to the genre.  Our venues include the Buxton Opera House, St John’s Church, Pavilion Arts Centre and the Assembly Rooms in the Buxton Crescent Hotel.  Founded in 1979, Buxton International Festival has been running 41 years. It still remains a charity and is funded through ticket sales and the wonderful support of our 2200 BIF Friends.

Creative Genre

  • Opera Music Books Jazz

Work Undertaken

Work in Education

  • Arts Award in Schools
  • Platform 3



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