“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.

Fringe 2021?

Coronavirus update

After an intensely difficult 12 months for the arts we are crossing our fingers that live performance may once again resume in time for the Buxton Fringe 7-25 July 2021.

If it's safe and legally possible, we'll be there - with a celebration of live arts, the likes of which has not been seen before.

If you'd like to be involved, sign up to be notified of our plans or get in touch with any questions or ideas. We expect to be accepting formal applications for the 2021 Fringe from the start of March until early April.

Stay safe, let's beat this together, and we'll see you in a theatre on the other side.

And to those NHF and key workers, still working hard for all of us:

Thank you.

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

In 2017 we opened our brand new space above The Clubhouse - with a purpose-built new theatre, box office and Fringe Club. This formed our new base alongside larger shows in our satellite space at the Arts Centre Studio.

Getting Here

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

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