Brighton Fringe 2023 taking place from May 5 to June 4 is displaying more than 500 events across more than 100 venues in Brighton and beyond.
The cost of living crisis surely put a halt on our spending habits, hence why Brighton Fringe 2023 worked hard to offer audiences different ticket types suitable for every occasion.
A lot of events decided to opt for a free ticketing option. Some of these free events may still be ticketed but all you will need to do is book a ticket to attend these events. Some of them may be non-ticketed and some may ask for donations to be paid at events.
It’s up to you to decide but make sure not to miss this year’s fringe!
Here is a list of events offering free ticketing options:
FILM CLUB: AN IMPROVISED COMEDY, MAY 14, 21, 28 AND JUNE 4 (Laughing Horse @ The Walrus (Basement Room)
An improvised sketch show recreating high-stakes scenes from your favourite movies! From the breathless intensity of thrillers, or the fleeting serendipity of romance, to the smooth cynicism of Film Noir, and the heart-stopping action of a summer blockbuster!
Make sure not to miss this!
A NIGHT WITH ROSS FERATU (AND FRIENDS), MAY 6, 18, 20, 26 AND JUNE 3 (The Caxton Arms)
BBC Radio’s favourite rubber-faced recluse is coming to Brighton Fringe!
Award-winning actor and comedian Lee Brace brings his hilarious comic creation ‘Ross Feratu’ (and friends) to Brighton Fringe 2023 for an hour of madness, merriment, music and moaning!
Expect lots of special guests every night.
DELICATE FLOWERS, MAY 27, 28 (The Actors - Theatre)
Local comedian and rising star of the stand-up-circuit Alex Mason is bringing a work-in-progress version of his debut solo show, Delicate Flower, to Brighton Fringe.
ORGAN MUSIC AT ST. BARTS, MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 (St. Bartholomew’s Church)
Don’t miss lunchtime recitals on Tuesdays by distinguished local organists on the fine organ at St. Bartholomew's Church.
IAN SMITH: TALKING AND SHOUTING (Work in Progress), MAY 14, 21 (Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick)
Multi-award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show) returns with a work in progress of his seventh solo show. It's about stress but in a fun way. It will include complex theatrical techniques such as talking, shouting and moving around the stage a bit.
COMMUNI-TIES FROM THE PAST, MAY 13, 14 (The Bevy)
'Communi-ties from the Past' is an intergenerational performance art event. Created in collaboration with residents of all ages from Bevendean and Moulsecoomb, this piece explores the sense of community people have felt over time in a fresh and interactive way. Combining dance, artwork and personal stories.
ASHLEY HADEN: GENOCIDAL LIBERAL (Work In Progress), MAY 24, 25, 26 (Laughing Horse @ The Walrus (Raised Room)
The Genocidal Liberal is back. The world is horrible but can be better. Ashley may not have all of the answers, but he certainly has the right questions.
Check out this work-in-progress comedy show!
ABBIE MURPHY: EMPATH (Work in Progress), MAY 20 AND JUNE 3 (Laughing Horse @ The Walrus (Raised Room)
Alternatively, ‘empath’ is just a new buzzword from an online, social media therapy culture and you’re really just a person with zero boundaries, any modicum of self-worth and a martyr complex.
Join Abbie Murphy in her work-in-progress comedy show
MARK ROW:A*IN THE MAKING, MAY 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 (Laughing Horse @ The Temple Bar)
From the classroom to the stage; from educator to an entertainer; Mark Row delivers an 'outstanding lesson' in great stand-up comedy!
GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE BIRD, MAY 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28 AND JUNE 3, 4 (Laughing Horse @ Temple Bar)
The ultimate bird-based comedy quiz show, with a cash prize.
THE SAHAJ PATH OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY, MAY 14 (Brighton Unitarian Church)
Live performance and guided meditation bring joy and inner peace, felt through this spontaneous path to spiritual evolution.
SELF ACTUALLY, MAY 7, 8 (Laughing Horse @ The Walrus (Basement Room) MAY 26, 27 (The Caxton Arms)
Original and Clone, but who is who? Anthony Hill must risk death or forever imprisonment, determined by a red button and himself! Don’t miss this new absurdist theatre work!
CREATING VOICE: EXPLORING THE STUDENT JOURNEY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, JUNE 2 (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts)
This photography exhibition explores the student journey through creative practices and celebrates Sussex‘s diverse student community.
BIG FAT GAY, MAY 7, 8, 14, 15 (Presuming Ed’s)
Martin J Dixon returns to the Fringe with his hilarious show ‘Big Fat Gay’. This is a stand-up comedy about being gay and fat and totally fine as well.
MIDLIFE VICES, MAY 21, 22, 23, 24 (The Snug)
Come and hear up-and-coming comedians, Naomi Wattis (Max Turner semi-finalist, Newsjack) and Michalle Paker (Go New York finalist) figure out the answers in this packed hour of laughter in a stand-up comedy work.
ACID BOX AT CARAVANSERAI, MAY 12, (Caravanserai - Luna Parc)
Acid Box promotions are thrilled to be taking over Caravanserai, showcasing the best in psychedelic sounds from up-and-coming Brighton bands.
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