Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Brighton Festival at Home

We were overwhelmed by the incredible response we have received from our audiences and supporters after we cancelled this year's Festival due to the coronavirus outbreak. Over 1500 ticket buyers donated some or all of their ticket purchases to Brighton Festival, a further 1000 chose to accept ticket vouchers for future events and we were flooded with heartfelt messages.

As a thank you for your on-going support and generosity, throughout May we offered a selection of free online events, featuring artists who would have performed across the city this May, along with contributions from artistic friends of the Festival.

“The cancellation of Brighton Festival was a huge blow for us all. I believe artists have a gift to offer and the creativity that is in us all reminds us of the preciousness and beauty of life. Let’s cherish that now and emerge from this with renewed humanity and strength.” Lemn Sissay, Brighton Festival Guest Director

Lemn Sissay in Conversation > Live Talk

Sam Lee Nightingale Walk > Music

Listen again to this audio broadcastIn partnership…

Rachel Blackman > Theatre

Rachel Mars > Theatre

Rachel Mars uses letters from her show, 'Your Sexts…

Drag Queen Story Hour > Young Literature

Aida has had huge success at Brighton Dome and she…

I Fagiolini > Classical Music

I Fagiolini is renowned for their innovative presentations…

Young City Reads > Young Readers

This year’s book choice for Young City Read's BIG…

Groove Baby > Family

In this specially created online event for lockdown,…

A Simple Act of Wonder > Art

Before lockdown, artists Walter & Zoniel were…

Children's Parade at Home - Thank you

We were delighted with the number of children who…

Children's Parade at Home - Artist Tutorials

You can still host a mini Children's Parade at…

For Young Readers

Get lost in a world of books. From big pictures to…

Gravity & Other Myths > Circus

The internationally renowned circus company, Gravity…

Lockdown Laughs with Sofie Hagen

Stand-up comedian Sofie Hagen was due to perform her…

Lockdown Laughs with Mark Watson

Comedian Mark Watson was due to perform his hit-show…

Hofesh Shechter

As part of Brighton Festival 2020, Hofesh Shechter…

Caravan > Theatre Industry

Digital Artist Showcase I Mon 11 & Tue 12 May

Festival Musicians Online

Whilst we were not able to bring you the array of…

Thank you

A heartfelt thank you to all Brighton Festival &…

Donate

Since closing Brighton Dome, cancelling Brighton Festival…