7-29 May 2016
It's the 50th Brighton Festival! With one of America's most daring creative pioneers at the helm, look forward to a feast of art and performance with more exclusives, premieres and commissions than ever before...
Watch our teaser video to see recently unearthed footage from the first Brighton Festival half a century ago
Catholic schoolgirls go wild in the raucous, irreverent hit musical play by 'Billy Elliot' writer Lee Hall
There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare (75 if you count the fly in Titus Andronicus). Spymonkey will perform them all – sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly and always hysterically...
Laurie Anderson is joined by pianist Eivind Aarset and guitarist Nik Bärtsch for a freewheeling exploration and musical dissection of the idea of song as space
Laurie Anderson presents 'a collection of adventure stories about love, cities, diners, Mars, how we see, living by rivers, Dollywood, my home town and many other places along the way’
Explore morality, corruption and the ethics of surveillance as you assume the role of an undercover police officer in this groundbreaking immersive theatre. Decide first-hand what is and is not acceptable
Volker Gerling brings to life a selection of his flipbook portraits and shares the heart-warming stories behind them
Our sizzling night of contemporary African rhythms returns with headliner Spoek Mathambo
We cast a spotlight on some of our special commissions and co-commissions in our milestone 50th Brighton Festival
Dance music trailblazer Sam Shepherd performs with a full live band for a remarkable live performance from one of electronic music's most perceptive new artists.
A major new collaboration between Brighton Festival, 14-18 NOW and Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove tells the untold story of Brighton's Indian military hospital during the First World War
Nikesh Shukla (award-winning author of 'Meatspace', 'Coconut Unlimited' and 'The Time Machine') discusses identity and diversity in books and asks: Do I need to see myself in stories to enjoy them?
Multi-award-winning Czech company VerTeDance presents a beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom and our power to make decisions.
One of the most respected figures in the dance world, Akram Khan returns to Brighton Festival after eight years with his new, full-length production 'Until the Lions'
‘NDT is the tippest of the top. Its fledgling dancers are triple A-rated’ Evening Standard
Get priority booking and access exclusive events and discounts when you become a Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Member
Enter our annual poetry competition, for the 50th Brighton Festival the theme is ‘Celebration'