Buxton Festival - Community Fund - University of Derby

Buxton Festival Foundation & Festival

Buxton Festival Foundation

The Buxton Festival established a trust in 2002 to ensure that the Festival had the financial stability to expand and become more popular each year. Having a secure financial base ensures that future generations will be able to enjoy the Festival, while interest on the capital can be used to support the Festival now.

The University supports the aims of the Foundation through its sponsorship of the Festival

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Buxton Festival 

The Buxton Festival is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District. Buxton is one of the only festivals to specialise in producing rarely-performed operas by major composers which form the core of our programme alongside a number of guest productions, all of which are presented in the outstandingly beautiful Matcham-designed Buxton Opera House. The festival features the most promising up-and-coming and also internationally established, artists and literary figures in a packed two-week programme with ticket sales of over 40,000.

The University of Derby is proud to be a corporate partner of Buxton Festival.

To find out more about Buxton Festival, please click here.