Must See Free Events on Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival

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Undoubtedly two of the most colourful and spectacular events in anyone’s festival calendar, this year, Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival offer an astonishing amount of amazing and creative things to see, do, and interact with.

Dubbed as England’s largest arts festival, you can truly submerge yourself in the sublime world of music, dance, theatre, film, art, literature, debate, and a plethora of outdoor family activities.

This eclectic celebration of all things original and creative runs until the 6th June so it’s not too late to join in with one of the most well known arts festivals in the world, and if you’re on a budget, there’s a whole host of free events to keep you and your little ones occupied, thrilled, and entertained day after day.

Well worth the time, and perhaps one of the most child friendly and interactive free events at the Brighton Fringe this year are the funnily creative Dilemma Girls. This year they are the glamorous hostesses for a new type of game show ‘Would You Rather’. Thriving on audience participation, this hilarious mobile game show invites you to actively join in with prizes awarded to the best contestants.

Colin Chadwick is yet another free Brighton Fringe Event which is a must see. Taking you on a comedic tour if his digital legacy while aiming to maybe prove the existence on an afterlife, this Irish funny man will have you thinking about your digital behaviour while having you almost crying with laughter.

Running until the 27th May, the Brighton festival has a total of twenty nine free to see events. Both The Doorways Project and Luminary are a must for any urban art lovers itinerary, while film buffs would do well to explore the Unlimited: Three Films Exhibition and Real Life Actually installation, both of which are a gripping look at life, death, and society.

Brighton Fringe must see Free events


(The Boy With) Green Hair Poems – A Short film

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64, Gerry Carrol – Time travelling stand up for adults only

A Bit of Magic With Stu and Friends – a host of magic, comedy, and cabaret acts for adults

Artrepublic – An Incredible collection of cutting edge artwork


B.Fest @ The Level – a full day of festival fun for young people at the Brighton Youth Centre


Brighton Showcase at The Republic – with 7/8 new acts of up and coming talent every week, the audience gets to enjoy variety at it’s best.

Brighton Festival must see Free events

Writing Home – Writing workshops and event to get you writing about the one place we know so well; home.

The Sprawl – Has the Internet become a disruptive super weapon? Let this multiple screen installation help you decide.

Giddy Brighton – A trip down memory lane

Lou Reed Drones – An emotional yet inspiring musical experience of guitar and amp feedback loops

A Weekend Without Walls – A fun day of free family adventure

Masquerade – An interactive game of secrets and lies to bring out your flair for deception and your need to win.

From open air printing to ariel choreography, there really is a free event to suit all tastes at this years festivals in Brighton. From light comedy to poetry readings, films, dance, and creative exploration, above is just a small selection of free events for both the Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival, to help you discover the very best in free art, culture, and entertainment.

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