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Brighton Fringe 2022

Get curious with England’s largest arts festival, and explore a month-long extravaganza of theatre, comedy, cabaret, circus, dance and events.

Tickets are now on sale for over 700 events for this year’s Brighton Fringe, find out more and get booking here.

Get curious with England’s largest arts festival, and explore a month-long extravaganza of theatre, comedy, cabaret, circus, dance and events. Only the most inquisitive will uncover the wonders that lie within the Brighton Fringe programme – whether that’s secret comedy clubs, surprise guest slots from world-renowned drag artists, intimate theatre in a caravan or midnight circuses. It is a place where you don’t have to conform, where you can keep an open mind.

Highlights include The Dutch Season, supported by The Embassy of The Netherlands, Fonds Podiumkunsten Performing Arts Fund NL and Amsterdam Fringe, showcasing award-winning performances and workshops from Amsterdam Fringe exclusively in Brighton. Performances include winners of Best of Fringe Amsterdam, mime duo DeRonde/Deroo, with After The Echo (27-29 May), an award-winning, visually stunning physical performance. Plus, up-and-coming Dutch performance artist Sofie Kramer in A Pole Tragedy (27-29 May). Armed with a dancing pole and the famous tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides, she searches for female autonomy and physical self-determination in a male-dominated society.

 Be sure to check out this year’s Brighton Fringe Bursary Winners. Each year Brighton Fringe works closely with local and national organisations to offer bursaries and funding opportunities for Brighton Fringe participants. Discover The Pebble Trust’s International Touring Bursary Outgoing winner ParaladosanjoS: Wet & Dry (16-17 May). ParaladosanjoS: Wet & Dry is a physical and visual performance; a poignant, poetic and sometimes comically absurd reflection on human fragility in the face of nature, inspired by the real and re-imagined stories of people who have suffered the onslaught of natural disasters. Alternatively, enjoy Michael Graney bursary winner Qrumpet (14 & 15, 26 & 27 May), an earnest, if misunderstood, experiment in qrumpet tunnelling.

Brighton Fringe will host its free outdoor festival, Fringe City, on Saturday 7, 14, 21 & 28 May, plus a bank holiday bumper edition on 3 & 4 June, featuring a whole host of acts from events across Brighton Fringe: including circus, comedy, live music, cabaret and dance, running from 13:00 until 20:00. Tour the taps of our pop-up bar and enjoy offerings from some of Brighton’s best street-food traders. Every weekend will showcase those performing at Brighton Fringe, swing by to get a taste of what’s on and buy tickets from the pop-up box office. Fringe City itself is a non-ticketed, free event.

Brighton Fringe will also be hosting the Fringe Family Picnic at Pavilion Gardens for family-friendly fun. Enjoy a day out with the family at Pavilion Gardens for the Fringe Family Picnic on Saturday 7 May and 4 June from 12:00 until 16:00, for more family fun than you can shake a stick at. Expect family-friendly performances from a variety of events at Brighton Fringe 2022, games and activities suitable for all ages.

To stay up to date with Brighton Fringe, head to https://www.brightonfringe.org/fringe-info/fringe-city/

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