What’s on

Want to know What’s On in Buckingham? Then this is the page for you. Future events in Buckingham and the Buckingham area are listed below – we hope you will find an event for you.

The Tourist Information Centre in the Old Gaol will be happy to be informed of local events and will arrange to add the event details to this website. Links to theatres in the nearby large towns can be found below.

Entertainment and local events in Buckingham

Regular listings of forthcoming events in the Buckingham area can also be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre (01280) 823 020 in the Old Gaol Museum or from the Council Offices (01280) 816 426.
Click here to go to the events page on the Town Council website.

Buckingham has many events organised throughout the year including the following:

The Film Place – Buckingham’s own cinema organised and run by local volunteers, which shows a wide ranging selection of the latest films with normally two showings each week. Click here to go to the Film Place website.

University of Buckingham Concerts & Lectures – A series of regular lunchtime classical music concerts are held in the Radcliffe Centre, and evening lectures are hosted in the University’s Chandos Road building. Click here to go to the University website.

Charter Fairs
Held on two consecutive Saturdays in October, a traditional fairground in the town centre commemorates the charters given by Mary Tudor in 1554 and Charles II in 1684.

Other traditional events in addition to occasional Art and Craft exhibitions and Music and Drama Festivals include the May Day celebrations, Music in the Market (May), Band Jam (August), Bonfire and Fireworks (November) and the Christmas Parade (December).

Buckingham’s Festivals

Buckingham Fringe
A full week of events from the 13th to the 21st July.  This year’s theme, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1st moon landing is – The Sun, The Moon and The Stars.  Full details will be published nearer the time.

Summer Festival
A week of superb classical and modern music, featuring concerts and recitals by local and nationally renowned professional artistes at various venues throughout the town. www.buckinghamsummerfestival.org

Literary Festival
The Festival welcomes many internationally famous authors and commentators to Buckingham as well as bringing theatre and running a schools outreach programme.  Last year, we entertained almost 2000 visitors. this year’s dates TBA.


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