Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. We set out to stimulate, educate and entertain a diverse range of people through a diverse range of art forms. And all this in an iconic city with unique cultural heritage.
Brighton Fringe takes place every May (6 May – 5 June 2016) and is a great place to spend the May bank holidays and the summer half-term break. This vast celebration of all things creative has grown out of, and is inspired by, home-grown talent. More than 50% of participants are based in Brighton & Hove. We are committed to helping the arts flourish and are completely open-access, which means anyone can put on a Brighton Fringe event. No selection criteria are imposed on participants. This enables both new and established performers to try out new work and take risks. We also help artists develop professionally through a range of workshops, mentoring and bursary programmes. A wide array of critically acclaimed shows and performers also appear at Brighton Fringe each year, drawn by the huge number of appreciative audience members who attend every year.
The 2015 Brighton Fringe consisted of 787 individual events across 174 venues. Keeping prices low is a key part of our ethos – last year the average ticket cost just £8.80 and more than 150 shows cost nothing at all.
The Brighton Fringe team works all year round to nurture arts in the city and beyond. We connect local, national and international artists and organisations to promote their work, to develop professionally and to meet other artists, promoters, venues and businesses. We also work closely with festivals worldwide and international networks such as the World Festival Network and World Fringe Alliance to further support performers to tour, fundraise and develop.
Friday 6th May to Sunday 5th June 2016
Various locations around Brighton, East Sussex