The Brighton Festival

The Brighton Festival

A celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and community events, Brighton Festival takes place in familiar and unusual locations across Brighton & Hove and further afield for three weeks every May.

Renowned for its pioneering spirit and experimental reputation, Brighton Festival has become one of the city’s most enduring symbols of inventiveness.

The ambitious and daring programming aims to make the most of the city’s distinctive cultural atmosphere, and draws some of the most innovative artists and companies from the UK and around the world.


Every year Brighton Festival is opened by the popular Children’s Parade. Produced in partnership with Same Sky, the team work with over 5,000 parents, teachers and young people from 60 Brighton &Hove schools alongside artists, musicians and choreographers. The annual event is always a whirlwind of colour, music, dance and fun attracting over 20,000 to the streets to celebrate the creativity and imagination of our next generation.