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Brighton Fringe

  • Brighton Fringe is the largest arts festival in England and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. It sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain a wide audience by providing a showcase for diverse art forms. Everyone can take part, in fact, whilst enjoying a friendly and supportive environment. And all this in an iconic city with unique cultural heritage. Brighton Fringe takes place for four weeks every May to include two bank holidays and the summer half-term break. This vast celebratioin of all things creative has grown out of and is inspired by home-grown talent: more than 50% of participants are based in Brighton & Hove. In 2014, we had 740 individual events, 214 free events, 3564 performances at 183 venues. It is also a completely open access festival, which means anyone can put on an event and be included in the festival programme on payment of a fee. By definition, Brighton Fringe can include any art form. No artistic judgement or selection criteria are imposed on participants, enabling the development of both new and established work to attract fresh audiences, press and promoters.

  • Address

    5 Palace Place
    East Sussex BN1 1EF
    United Kingdom

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    +44 (0)1273 764907

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  • Contact

    Artistic Director: Julian Caddy