Your invitation to explore, create and participate
Calling all young folk! From infants to Instagrammers, being part of arts and culture can build imagination, confidence and creativity. Make Brighton Festival part of your journey. Music, art, theatre, dance, spoken word - it's all waiting for you, with voices from around the world or right next door.
This is your space. Your ticket is your passport to anywhere your imagination wants to take you.
Take a look below for some of our highlights, or browse more specifically here
Previously 26 Letters, this programme is jam packed with authors, illustrators and workshops for young people. Take a look at the full programme
Magic happens here and we have adventures for all ages.
Fri 10 - Sun 12 May
Ages 3 - 8
Adults become little and children become great in an interactive imaginary world of ever-changing proportions.
Sat 25 & Sun 26 May
Join Maya on a magical journey as she sets sail on a voyage full of sea-soaked folktales, discovers fabulous creatures and meets legends of far-flung oceans.
Sun 19 May
Ages 3 - 7
Groove Baby present two live themed gigs that are fun, engaging and exciting for children, while giving parents an opportunity to see a top concert.
Free & Outdoor
Art can happen anywhere and we have lots of free outdoor performance across the city.
Sat 4 May
Over 5000 children from Sussex take to the streets of Brighton in an incredible parade of costume music and creativity, exploring this year's theme of Folk Tales from Around the World.
Sat 11 May
Bring your friends and family and head outdoors for a free afternoon of inventive performances with lots for all ages
Fri 17 - Mon 20 May
Explore the surface of the moon with your family or enjoy a lunar picnic beneath the Museum of the Moon, hanging in Queens Park.
Sat 18 May
A night-time street act featuring giant illuminated creatures, part caribou, part spirit, as they roam a mystical world after dark accompanied by a wild herdsperson.
Thu 23 - Sun 26 May
Part gig, part social and part dance party led by an ensemble of young dancers who move across hip hop, contemporary folk and Afrobeats, celebrating community, youth and belonging.
Sat 18 & Sat 25 May
In partnership with Brighton People's Theatre, Due East, Hangleton & Knoll Project and community steering committees we're bringing more free family-friendly theatre, dance, music, and activities to Hangleton and East Brighton.