About Underground Venues

Underground has managed award-winning theatres and performance venues since 2006, hosting over 1,000 different productions to date.

For the 2024 Buxton Fringe, we're converting a former shop in Buxton's Spring Gardens into a fully-equipped theatre. Returning theatre to Buxton's main shopping street for the first time in 200 years.

Our Buxton 2024 programme runs 3rd-21st July 2024.

To find our venues and for opening times and access click here.

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

Fringe Guru, fringeguru.com

Underground Venues (photo by flickr user jbissett)

Underground was founded in 2006 by then-teenagers Yaz Al-Shaater and Tom Crawshaw of Three’s Company, to bring more diverse work to their home town. They are joined by co-manager Alice de Cent and Technical Manager Dylan Howells, as well as a wider team of volunteers during the Fringe itself.

Underground has previously run venues in Oxford and produced events in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Our mission is to bring live performance to as many people as possible, creating a venues that are affordable and welcoming for all artists and audiences.

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