The Brighton Fringe Festival runs from 5th May to 4th June, 2017, with the majority of events taking place in Kensington Gardens. This spectacular arts festival brings joy and excitement every year and attracts thousands of people from all over the UK.
This vast celebration 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. A wide array of critically acclaimed shows and performers appear at Brighton Fringe each year, from comedy and cabaret to live music, visual arts and shows on both stage and screen.
The 2016 Brighton Fringe consisted of 932 individual events across 170 venues, making it a record-breaking year. Keeping prices low is a key part of the Brighton Fringe ethos and entry to many shows is free of charge.
Nearest airports to Brighton are from London, Gatwick being only a 30-minute train ride away. Once arriving at the train station you are already in the heart of the city, the focus point of much of the Fringe Festival and venues are all within easy walking distance.
Given the volume and diversity available, plan ahead and use the official website and phone apps to help research your entertainment for the week. If there are particular indoor shows you are wanting to attend it is worth confirming with the venue if tickets or advance bookings are required, as popular attractions are likely to reach capacity. Likewise, whilst Brighton Fringe is a family orientated affair, certain performances and venues will have age restriction policies.
If you are planning to visit the Brighton Fringe Festival, choose from rental apartments, houses, flats, studios, boats and B&B's close to one of the venues. Whether you are looking to rent an apartment in Brighton City Centre, or travel from the quieter regions on the outskirts, it is easy to travel around Brighton on foot and arrive at the Fringe Festival. Check out our accommodation in Brighton.
Along the seafront you will find Brighton Pier, the Sea Life Brighton aquarium, big wheel and viewing platform, or take a ride on the Volk’s Electric Railway. A short walk towards Hove and out in the water stands the remains of Brighton’s second pier, although out of bounds to the public it too remains a famous landmark.
In land you will find the famous Brighton Lanes, with an array of shops and restaurants. There’s also the Royal Pavilion and numerous bars and music venues around the city making for a fantastic holiday destination.
For more information about the Brighton Fringe Festival: where to buy tickets, collect passes, taking part in the Brighton Fringe Festival as participant, venue, volunteer or press and highlights of previous years check the website here.
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