'Brighton is the defining moment in the festival year' Guardian Guide
Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events, which takes place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks each May.
Now in its 48th year, Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing festival, which continues to win critical acclaim for its ambitious and daring programme. As England's largest annual event of its kind, Brighton Festival attracts some of the best artists and companies - and most adventurous audiences - from the UK and around the world.
In May 2013, we welcomed poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen as our fifth Guest Director, who presided over a record-breaking year.
Previous Guest Directors have included actress and human rights campaigner Vanessa Redgrave; Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi; renowned visual artist Anish Kapoor; and celebrated musician Brian Eno.
Brighton Festival is produced and delivered by the same team that runs the city's leading arts venue, the Grade I listed Brighton Dome. Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is a registered charity (registered as Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd) - you can support our work by becoming a Member or a Patron.
Brighton Festival 2014 will take place from 3 - 25 May 2014. We will be revealing the full programme in February - watch this space or sign up for updates.