Brighton Festival 2024

10:00am 04 May - 9:30pm 26 May, 2024

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Brighton Festival 2024: Three weeks of unrivaled arts celebration 

Brighton Festival is an annual event hosted in various locations throughout the city of Brighton, England. The festival is one of many Rad worldwide festivals held in May. The three-week festival celebrates music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate and more.

Established in 1967, Brighton Festival has grown to become one of Europe’s leading arts festivals. Known for its ambitious programmes and innovative talent, the festival has attracted a range of international and inspiring directors; including musicians, politicians, authors and more. 

“Brighton Festival has been at the forefront… an arts festival that makes connections with the real world”

Your experience at Brighton Festival

The 2024 edition will feature a range of events from art and film to music, dance, spoken word and more can be found at Brighton Festival. Over 100 events are available to visit during the festival, both free of charge and ticketed.

Best views of the Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival takes place throughout a range of locations in the city of Brighton. The hub of Brighton Festival is Brighton Dome, a 10-minute walk from Brighton Station. (Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE, UK). Other popular festival venues include: 

The Basement – Kensington St, Brighton BN1 4AY, UK

Connaught Theatre Worthing – Union Pl, Worthing BN11 1LG, UK

King Alfred Leisure Centre – Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WW, UK

St Nicholas’ Rest Garden – Church St, Brighton BN1 3LJ, UK

Top Tips

Brighton Festival features over 100 events and activities across three weeks, offering something for everyone.

Children’s Parade – Featuring over 5000 children, the annual opening parade kicks off Brighton Festival with a showcase of energy and creativity. Participants from schools and community organizations across Sussex will celebrate this year’s theme ‘Folk Tales from Around the World’, following six months of preparation. The event is entirely free to watch and is the perfect way to kick off your Brighton Festival experience.

Pitch Perfect – The perfect opportunity to hear young and talented local musicians is Pitch Perfect. The free event and showcases unplugged pop and folk-inspired acts as well as string quartets and chamber wind ensembles.

Things to do in Brighton

The city of Brighton is bursting with award-winning bars and restaurants, as well as beachfront activities and regular entertainment. A range of local discounts are also made available for visitors throughout the month of May, in partnership with Brighton Festival.

Home to a range of fairground rides, bars, restaurants and an ocean view, a visit to Brighton Palace Pier is a must on everyone’s Brighton adventure.

For panoramic, scenic views, make sure to check out the British Airways i360, a moving observation tower with a cocktail bar. Endless dining and shopping options await at the Brighton Marina; as well as North Laine.

Where to stay in Brighton

A range of accommodation options are available throughout the city of Brighton. Everything from extremely affordable backpacker hostels to beachfront hotels can be found throughout the city center. Apartments are also available in the city and surrounding neighborhoods.

We recommend staying in the heart of the city and action, as frequent and fast bus routes pass through the city, connecting visitors to the different festival venues and locations. You can find a range of accommodation options around the Festival Hub below. 

How to get to Brighton

The English city of Brighton is easily accessible by a range of methods. The nearest major airport is London Gatwick Airport, located approximately 30 minutes from the city of Brighton by both train and car.

Brighton can be reached from London and other major cities in the UK by both train and bus. Traveling from London Victoria or London Bridge to Brighton by train will take just under an hour. A range of bus services operate throughout Brighton and many routes serve each of the festival venues.

The festival can also be accessed by car, with a range of parking options available for visitors. The NCP Theatre Car Park on Church St offers parking for 6 pounds between 5 pm and 3 am, with a further 30% discount for Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival Members. You can also take advantage of the special evening rate at the RCP North Road car park for 5.50 pounds.

Brighton Festival 2024 Dates

This year’s edition of the Brighton Festival will take place from May 4-26, 2024.

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