Brighton Festival 2017Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

48 results

Tristan & Yseult

Tue 23 - Sat 27 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Kneehigh's acclaimed staging of the Cornish legend directed by Emma Rice

Kojey Radical + UnFold

Tue 23 May
The Spire

An evening of Spoken Word and Poetry, headlined by Kojey Radical and UnFold

The Gabriels: Hungry

Sat 20 - Sat 27 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

The first play of Richard Nelson's landmark new trilogy

Adam Buxton’s BUG: David Bowie Special

Tue 23 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

David Bowie was a rock legend – and much more besides. Now comedian Adam…

The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family

Sat 20 - Sat 27 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

A landmark trilogy that follows one American family through 2016

Book Swap Boxes

Wed 8 Mar - Sun 28 May

Find books across the city for free during the City Reads reading period

The Hum

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May

Half cinema, half reality - an interactive experience by Nic Sandiland

Cathie Pilkington: Doll For Petra

Sat 29 Apr - Sun 3 Sep
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Cathie Pilkington has created a new body of work in response to the...

Cathie Pilkington: The Life Rooms

Sat 6 - Sat 27 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Provocative and ambiguous, Cathie Pilkington’s sculptures make use of dolls…

They/Onlar

Sat 8 Apr - Mon 29 May
Fabrica

Personal stories reveal the lines of division within Turkish society...

The Bright Room: Workshops

Tue 23 - Fri 26 May
114 Church Street

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Collisions

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Lighthouse

Filmmaker Lynette Walworth's virtual reality film experience

Tariq Ali

Wed 24 May
Brighthelm Centre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Gabriels: What Did You Expect?

Sat 20 - Sat 27 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

In the second instalment, the US is in the grip of the election campaign

"It's okay, I'm dealing with it"

Wed 24 May
The Spire

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

For the Birds

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Secret woodland location

A magical night-time adventure in the woods - late admission until midnight

Lunchtime Life Club

Tue 9 - Thu 25 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Free and informal drawing classes, suitable for all levels

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

Thu 25 May
St Nicholas' Church

A feast of melody and evocative soundscapes arranged for the moody music...

This Bright Field

Thu 25 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

The premiere of Theo Clinkard's stunning new work

The Comedy of Errors

Thu 25 - Sat 27 May
Brighton Open Air Theatre

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical plays,…

Raja Shehadeh

Thu 25 May
Brighthelm Centre

Raja Shehadeh is Palestine’s leading writer, a lawyer and human-rights activist,…

The Gabriels: Women of a Certain Age

Sat 20 - Sat 27 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

The Gabriels gather on election night in the third and final play

May-We-Go-Round?

Thu 25 May
The Spire

The second of two performances from Brighton-based duo The Hiccup Project

Depart

Thu 25 - Sun 28 May
Woodvale Cemetery

An ethereal collaboration of acrobats, aerialists, choral singers & video

Night Life Drawing Class

Fri 12 - Fri 26 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Enjoy a mix of performance and drawing tuition in this wild evening of art

Peacock Poetry Prize

Fri 26 May

Unleash your creativity and submit a poem to our annual poetry competition

Storytelling Army

Fri 26 - Sun 28 May
Throughout Brighton

A dynamic collective of people from all walks of life...

Five Short Blasts

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Brighton Marina West Jetty

Due to tidal complications, this show has been relocated to Brighton Marina

Pelléas Ensemble

Fri 26 May
St Nicholas' Church

The harp, flute and viola ensemble performs French music spanning 200 years

One Hundred Homes

Fri 26 - Sun 28 May
The Bevy Community Pub

How do we define what makes a ‘home’? Belgian theatre maker Yinka Kuitenbrouwer…

FK Alexander: (I Could Go On Singing) Over the Rainbow

Fri 26 - Sun 28 May
The Spire

An intimate, visceral experience of Judy Garland's Over the Rainbow

A Handful of People

Fri 26 - Sun 28 May
Brighthelm Centre

'One must not be frightened of happiness, it is just a beautiful moment which…

Doric String Quartet

Fri 26 May
All Saints Church

The Dorics perform a programme of Haydn, Brahms and John Adams

Kate Tempest + REMI

Fri 26 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Mango and Bambang

Sat 27 May
Edward Street Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton

The story of a little girl called Mango and her pet tapir Bambang

The Bright Room: Gallery

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May
114 Church Street

Acclaimed photographer Eddie Otchere will set up a community darkroom – an…

Dinosaur

Sat 27 May
St Nicholas' Church

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Chris Haughton

Sat 27 May
Edward Street Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Dare to Write with Siobhan Curham

Sat 27 May
Edward Street Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton

An inspirational workshop for those who dream of writing

The Rap Around

Sat 27 May
The Marlborough

A freestyling and rhyme-writing workshop with Dizraeli & Mykki Blanco

Jake Arnott in conversation with Mark Lawson

Sat 27 May
Brighton and Hove High School

Jake Arnott’s bestselling debut novel The Long Firm was made into a BAFTA-nominated…

Mykki Blanco

Sat 27 May
The Spire

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Night Moves

Sun 28 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

The final film of our Kelly Reichardt season

The Guilty Feminist

Sun 28 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Hanif Kureishi

Sun 28 May
Brighton and Hove High School

One of the UK’s most celebrated novelists discusses his latest work, The…

Britten Sinfonia and Brighton Festival Chorus

Sun 28 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Words and music inspired by great American speeches and poetry

Breakin' Convention

Tue 30 - Wed 31 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

The world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre returns

Bernie Sanders

Thu 1 Jun
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Join us for an inside account of Sanders' extraordinary campaign