Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Join In: this is YOUR Brighton Festival

We know that the arts can inspire, motivate and positively impact people’s lives.

That’s why we have created a number of ways to encourage everyone to join in; from those giving the arts a first try to locals wanting to volunteer or artists developing creative skills.

We’ve something for every walk of young life – from infants to instagrammers – in our Young Brighton Festival Programme, a host of artist talks and workshops for the curious and inquisitive throughout May and many ways to connect with your community and help bring the magic of Brighton Festival to others.


Once again, we’re asking you to join the celebrated…

Peacock Poetry Prize

Aged 8–19 and love to write?


Do you want to be part of the biggest annual curated…

Our Place

For the third year running we've been working in partnership…

Young City Reads 2019

Wed 22 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Onjali Q. Raúf reads from this year’s big read book for Sussex schools

Guest Director's Guests

An opportunity for young people aged 16–19 to meet…

Adopt an Author

An exciting schools initiative which links classes…

Children’s Parade

Sat 4 May

Upwards of 5,000 children will be taking part in this annual opening parade

Bring Me In

Tue 14 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Performance and networking event that aims to make the theatre for everyone

Another Star to Steer By

Sat 25 - Sun 26 May
Brighthelm Centre

Brand new live show with a girl, a boat and a magical story for every star

Transgressive Bodies Workshop by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Tue 14 May
The Marlborough

An inclusive interdisciplinary performance making workshop