“One of the best-run venues of any Fringe anywhere

- Fringe Guru

Welcome to Underground

Presenting over 200 performances of the finest theatre, comedy and music shows, from across the world, at the beautiful Buxton Fringe, every July.

We're Back For For 2024

In 2024, Underground goes on our most exciting journey yet. Following 18 years running Fringe spaces across Buxton we're converting an old retail unit in Buxton's Spring Gardens shopping centre into a fully-equipped theatre. Returning theatre to Buxton's main shopping street for the first time in 200 years.

We are now accepting applications for all performance types - click below to get started. Applications close on 14 March. Our programme will be announced 1 May.


Applications are open!

You can now apply to be part of our 2024 season. Head over to the Artists' Area to get started →.

Applications close on 14 March, but we are happy to consider late applications so drop us an email.

About Us

Underground has managed award-winning theatres and performance venues since 2006. Set up by two Buxton teenagers to bring more diverse performance into their home town, Underground is now in its 19th year, and runs the premiere and most popular venues on the Buxton Fringe, as well as managing spaces at other festivals.

Initially established underneath the Old Hall Hotel, in 2017 we moved to a new space above The Old Clubhouse for another six years. In 2024 we're moving to our new home in Buxton's much-loved Springs shopping centre.

More about Underground →

Getting Here

Underground at The Clubhouse
3 Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN

How to find us →

Underground at The Arts Centre
Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN