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

Young Brighton Festival

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

Young Literature
Tickets for Under 26
Free events
Outdoor events

Young Literature

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.

Another Star to Steer By

Sat 25 & Sun 26 May
Age 6+

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.

Groove Under the Sea 

Groove Into Space

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.

Children's Parade

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.

Without Walls

Sat 11 May

Bring your friends and family and head outdoors for a free afternoon of inventive performances with lots for all ages

The Museum of the Moon

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.

Ghost Caribou

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.

Our Place

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.