An immersive night-time adventure where sound and light take flight!
There is good availability for all but the earliest admission slots. To book, select a date and an available time slot from the drop-down menus above.
As night falls, gather family and friends to embark on an enchanting journey into the Sussex woodland. Against a canvas of darkness and the sound of wind in the trees, you will follow a magical trail of beautiful and ingenious installations of light, sound and moving sculpture inspired by the world of birds.
Whether it’s the iconic robin, the chip-thieving gull, or blackbirds baked in a pie, we have an enduring connection with these special creatures. For the Birds will get you thinking about the mystery and beauty of the avian world - and why it should be protected.
Artist and producer Jony Easterby has brought together some of the most dynamic sound and lighting artists in the UK to create this unforgettable Brighton Festival outdoor experience. Read an interview with Jony here.
Originally staged at RSPB Ynys-hir reserve in Wales, For the Birds went on to be the highlight of the 2016 New Zealand Festival where it attracted more than 10,000 people.
Take some time out to celebrate these wondrous creatures in an epic illuminated Brighton Festival outdoor event – a contemplative feast of light, sound and imagination.
'I cannot think of another art experience that has bettered it' Jay Griffiths, author
‘Mind-blowingly brilliant. An unforgettably beautiful and resonant experience' George Monbiot, journalist
‘Beautiful, unexpected and alive!’ RSPB
- Sat 6 – Sun 28 May (except Mon & Tue)
Various timed slots from 8.30pm - 11.40pm
Free shuttle bus service from ASDA Hollingbury (where you can park for up to 2 hours 55 mins).
Limited bus service from central Brighton: select 8.30pm, 9.10pm, 10.10pm & 10.50pm (6 - 19 May) or 8.40pm, 9.20pm, 10.20pm & 11pm (20 - 28 May)
- Secret woodland location
Wed 10 & Thu 11 May: £10
Under 12s £7.50
Festival Standby £10 (available from 10am on the day from Brighton Dome Ticket Office)
There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 signed for mail) apply