'Brighton is the defining moment in the festival year' Guardian Guide
Welcome to the 47th annual Brighton Festival - a three week celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art and film that takes place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove.
Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing mixed-arts festival which has won critical acclaim for presenting exciting site-specific work and encouraging artistic debate in its ambitious programme.
In 2011, Brighton Festival took the art world by surprise, appointing Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as Guest Director. Others who have taken the helm have included actress and human rights campaigner Vanessa Redgrave; renowned visual artist Anish Kapoor; and celebrated musician Brian Eno. This year, we are delighted to welcome the extraordinary poet, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen as our Guest Director for 2013.
This year, you can look forward to over 370 performances and 154 events in 30 venues - including 28 unique commissions, premieres and exclusives - at England's biggest arts festival.