Artists Area

Welcome to the Underground Performers' Area!

Applications are now open

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 taking applications to join us for our new adventure, bringing comedy, theatre and music to the heart of Buxton. Our first application deadline has past, but we often accept a few late submissions.

Performer Sign In

Sign up for 2024 here »

About Underground

Underground Venues is the most popular venue group on the Buxton Fringe. We will be hosting our 19th season at the 2024 Fringe (3rd-21st July).

How to apply to Underground Venues...

  1. Read Up - first read up about who we are, what we do and how it works, in our "Need To Know" section.
  2. Sign up - sign up as a performer to our website, and fill in some information about your company...
  3. Make your application - once you have signed up, log in and fill in an application form for each show you wish to submit

The deadline for applications is March 14th

What happens next...

  1. Compile information on your show - get together anything that you think we'll find useful / interesting: photographs, videos, reviews, designs, publicity materials, then send it to us at
  2. Keep your contact info up to date - we'll look at your application, then contact you to discuss it, and request any further info we need.
  3. Cross your fingers. Most offers will be made towards the end of March, with exact dates confirmed by late April.