Brighton Festival 2016Counting down to our 50th
Festival this May

41 results

Our Future City

Theatre Royal Brighton

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed

Gillian Wearing

Sat 30 Apr - Sun 29 May
University of Brighton Gallery

A collaborative work which captures a snapshot of 'views' from windows

Luminary

Sat 9 Apr - Sun 29 May
Fabrica

A series of beautiful LED light-drawings at locations across the city

Trio Isimsiz

Fri 27 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Music of power and substance from the prize-winning Trio Isimsiz

Dr Blighty

Tue 24 - Sat 28 May
Royal Pavilion Garden

Immersive installations, ambient soundscapes and theatrical interludes

The Last Resort

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Portslade Beach

For those brave enough to return to a long deserted resort...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Meet the cast

Fri 27 May

Meet the cast of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'.

Operation Black Antler

Sat 7 - Sat 28 May

Explore the ethics of surveillance in this new immersive theatre piece

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Wed 25 - Sun 29 May
Brighton Open Air Theatre

This riotous new production is led by a joyful ensemble of players

Akram Khan Company: Until The Lions

Thu 26 - Fri 27 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the most respected figures in the dance world, Akram Khan returns to…

Past Historic, Future Perfect: New Buildings in Historic Settings

Fri 27 May
Brighton College

How should we approach designing new buildings and adapting old ones?

Stella

Fri 27 - Sat 28 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

A new show inspired by the strange life and lonely death of Ernest Boulton

Mark Haddon

Fri 27 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

The author reads from his new collection of short stories

Beth Orton

Fri 27 - Sat 28 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Beth Orton returns to the UK for two shows at Brighton Festival

Alexei Sayle

Fri 27 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Chronicles of a time when comedy and politics collided

Writing Home

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
The Writers’ Place

New Writing South will be throwing open its doors to get people writing about…

Unlimited: Three Films

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Three films examining society's attitudes to real lives

The Sprawl

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Lighthouse

Installation that argues the internet has become a disruptive super weapon

The Doorways Project

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May

An outdoor sound installation, inspired by experience of life on the street

Giddy Brighton

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Walk vicariously down memory lane with memories of Brighton & Hove life

FutureGazers

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
ONCA Gallery

What will Brighton look like in 50 years?

Fanfare

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Clock Tower

Local artist Bec Britain decorates the clock tower with a 1960’s inspired…

Real Life Actually

Tue 17 - Sat 28 May
St Nicholas' Church

A film and 3D surround-sound installation inspiring us to acknowledge death

Masquerade

Sat 28 May
George Street, Hove

Enter the Masquerade Ball, a world of anonymity and duplicity

The City Reads Book Swap

Sat 28 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

The pure pleasure of taking a little longer over the reading of a book

Letterpress by the Sea

Sat 28 - Sun 29 May
Hove Lawns

Pop-up letterpress studio housed in a replica London Underground Tube tent

Emerge/ncy

Sat 28 - Sun 29 May
The Level

Overnight, a strange portal emerges in Brighton...

Catapluf’s Musical Journey

Sat 28 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Catapluf just can’t stay away after last year’s sell-out success!

Catapluf’s Musical Journey - Touch tour

Sat 28 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

For visually impaired patrons to access the stage and set before an even

Murder Mysteries and Bun Breaks

Sat 28 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Discuss the witty and intriguing whodunnits set in a girls’ boarding school

Philharmonia Orchestra

Sat 28 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Art Malik narrates a special concert marrying traditions of East and West

Minefield

Sat 28 - Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Lola Arias returns with new work about the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas

Debashish Bhattacharya

Sat 28 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the great artists of world music plays a traditional raga concert

The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Touch tour

Sun 29 May
Brighton Open Air Theatre

For visually impaired patrons to access the stage and set before an event

Derek Landy

Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Unfortunately due to illness Derek has had to cancel his event

City Reads 2016: Paul McVeigh

Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

People across the city have been reading Paul McVeigh’s astonishing debut

Dr Blighty: Commemorations

Sun 29 May
Royal Pavilion Garden

We bring the week to a close by laying a wreath at the Indian Gate

The Moon and the Sledgehammer

Sun 29 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

A rare screening of a cult classic

Edward Marshall Hall: A Law Unto Himself

Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Discussing one of the most famous advocates of all time

Penny Arcade

Sun 29 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Force of nature and New York’s undisputed queen of the underground

Floating Points Live

Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Dance music trailblazer Sam Shepherd performs with a full live band