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

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Peacock Poetry Prize

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

Book Swap Boxes

Wed 8 Mar - Sun 28 May
Throughout Brighton

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

Five Short Blasts Shoreham

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Shoreham Harbour

All aboard for an immersive sound experience on the waters of the Adur

The Hiccup Project: Kitchen Dance Workshops

Sat 6 - Sat 20 May
The Spire

Fun and energetic workshops with The Hiccup Project

Children's Parade

Sat 6 May
Kensington Street

Our annual opening street parade led by 5000 participants

Pitch Perfect

Sat 6 May
Royal Pavilion Garden

Come and hear Brighton’s brightest and best in this annual feast of music…


Sat 6 - Sun 28 May

Filmmaker Lynette Walworth's virtual reality film experience

Chineke! Orchestra

Sat 6 May
All Saints Church

An ensemble that is changing the face of classical music

Kate Tempest: Opening Gig

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Kate Tempest takes to the stage for the opening of Brighton Festival 2017

Emma Cline

Sat 6 May
Brighton and Hove High School

Last year Emma Cline exploded onto the literary scene with her first novel,…

For the Birds

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Secret woodland location

An unforgettable night-time adventure into a wild avian landscape

Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Hot talent from New Orleans oozing jazz, funk and hip hop currents


Sat 6 - Sun 28 May

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

The Hum

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May

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

Cathie Pilkington: The Life Rooms

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
University of Brighton Gallery

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

Cathie Pilkington: Doll For Petra

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

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

In Their Shoes: Poem Trail

Sun 7 - Sun 14 May

Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes...


Sun 7 - Mon 8 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

A multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their carers

River of Grass

Sun 7 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

The first flim of our Kelly Reichardt season

I Fagiolini

Sun 7 May

One of the worlds most exciting vocal groups celebrate Monteverdi's Vespers