What is Brighton Fringe?

In 2024 Brighton Fringe will run from 3 May - 2 June. It is an open-access festival meaning that anyone can pay our registration fee, find a venue and put on an event as part of Brighton Fringe.

Brighton Fringe established itself as a limited company and registered charity in October 2006, with its own board of directors and complete financial independence from Brighton Festival.

We receive no regular public funding; we rely on grants and private donations to continue hosting the festival every year. You can donate to Brighton Fringe here.

What does Brighton Fringe do?

Brighton Fringe sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain all year round through a diverse range of events, performances and workshops.

During May and part of June, Brighton Fringe welcomes local, national and international performers and audiences as it showcases creativity in Brighton, Hove and beyond. 

This vast celebration of the weird, wild and wonderful has grown out of and is inspired by, home-grown talent. More than 30% of events are put on by artistic companies based in Brighton & Hove.

We are committed to helping the arts flourish. Brighton Fringe is completely open-access, which means anyone can register and put on a Brighton Fringe event as no selection criteria is imposed on artists. This enables both new and established performers to take risks and entertain audiences. We also help artists develop professionally through a range of year-round workshops, mentoring and bursary programmes.

We also work closely with festivals worldwide and international networks such as the World Festival Network and World Fringe Alliance to further support performers in touring, fundraising and developing.

To find out more about Brighton Fringe take a look at our Annual Review. 

Brighton Fringe 2017 Brochure

Our Vision

Our vision is to be an internationally acclaimed open-access arts festival and year-round professional resource, that stimulates, educates and develops audiences and artistic communities.

  • We will achieve our vision by bringing people together and acting as a catalyst for creativity.
  • We believe in equality and respect for all.
  • We are transparent, honest and trustworthy.
  • We are friendly and professional.
  • We are open and responsive.


Our Mission

  • To bring artists & audiences together and act as a catalyst for creativity
  • In addition to creating a platform for artists to showcase their work, we also help artists develop professionally through a range of free-to-attend workshops, mentoring schemes and bursary programmes

Brighton Fringe is a registered charity but does not rely on public funding, in fact, less than 3% of our income is generated from public sources. Other sources of revenue include artists’ registration fees, advertising, corporate sponsorship and Friends memberships. The organisation has also built a portfolio of mutually beneficial partnerships with a range of local and national businesses.

Charity Number - 1116367; Company number - 5578256; VAT number - 892 5694 68

Company Documents: Articles of Association available by emailing us on [email protected]

Meet the Team

Learn more about our amazing team

Our Team

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