Beach Box returns to the Fringe: Where Brighton's love of sauna all began



#FindYour Funny, Escape, Story, Talent

Beach Box presents an exciting line up of Sauna Rituals & events, featuring special guests to expertly guide you in a thermal journey.

Laughguss Sessions | Mon 6th May, 8.15am & 9.30am with Barry Sykes

Sauna Life drawing with Artist Barry Sykes | Mon 6th May, 10.45am & 5pm

Mythic Sauna Tales | Weds 8th May, 7-9pm with Oliver

Lunchtime Joyful Sauna & Song | Thu 9th May & Fri 24th May, 12-1pm With Tallullah and Katherine

German-Style Sauna, Clothing optional & Aufguss | Mon 13th May 6.30-9pm with Mika

Rhythm Forest Leafy Sauna | Sun 2nd June, 3-5pm with Beach Box Sauna Masters

Howl Choir Workshop & Sauna | Sun 2nd June 5.30-8pm

Reviews


The country's most famous seaside sauna

- The Guardian

A Magical little place, the whole experience was wonderful

- Google Review, ★★★★★

Absolutely stunning!! The most friendly accommodating people running it!

- Google Review, ★★★★★

Company: Beach Box Spa

(Website)

Genre: Events & Films

Duration: 120 mins, 60 mins, 150 mins


Venues: Beach Box Spa


Venue Accessibility:

For any queries about venue accessibility, including step free access, please contact box office.


Age suitability:
16+ (Restriction)


Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.


Content Warnings:

 Audience Interaction Audience Interaction

 Nudity Nudity

 Contains Haze/Smoke Effects Contains Haze/Smoke Effects

Additional Content Warning:
The German style sauna is textile-free/naked


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May 6, 2024

8.15am

Beach Box Spa

Laughguss Sessions
Monday 6th May: 8.15am

We are thrilled to welcome Sauna Artist, Barry Sykes to our beach saunas. He will be starting the day with these wonderfully uplifting Laughguss sessions.

Barry will lead you through his technique that folds laughter yoga into the German ‘aufguss’ sauna ritual. We will use gentle breathing and movement exercises inside the sauna, that build up from forced chuckles to full body belly laughs. A burst of pretend positivity to start your day.

“Entertaining, insightful and joyous”, “Energising and hilariously ridiculous”

Dresscode: Swimwear

Session: 45 minutes sauna time, 1 hour on site | £17

Enjoy 45 mins of sauna time, with 15 mins at either side for changing. You will have access to our freshwater showers, chill out seating areas and fire pit. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off between sessions too.

Standard: £17

Conc: £17

May 6, 2024

9.30am

Beach Box Spa

Laughguss Sessions
Monday 6th May: 9.30am

We are thrilled to welcome Sauna Artist, Barry Sykes to our beach saunas. He will be starting the day with these wonderfully uplifting Laughguss sessions.

Barry will lead you through his technique that folds laughter yoga into the German ‘aufguss’ sauna ritual. We will use gentle breathing and movement exercises inside the sauna, that build up from forced chuckles to full body belly laughs. A burst of pretend positivity to start your day.

“Entertaining, insightful and joyous”, “Energising and hilariously ridiculous”

Dresscode: Swimwear

Session: 45 minutes sauna time, 1 hour on site | £17

Enjoy 45 mins of sauna time, with 15 mins at either side for changing. You will have access to our freshwater showers, chill out seating areas and fire pit. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off between sessions too.

Standard: £17

Conc: £17

May 6, 2024

10.45am

Beach Box Spa

Sauna Life Drawing with Artist Barry Sykes

Monday 6th May: 10.45 - 12.45am: Lotta Sauna

Dresscode: Swimwear
All materials provided

Artist Barry Sykes joins us for a life drawing class with a difference, where we study the relaxed poses we adopt in the sauna, via a series of playful drawing exercises as we sweat it out on the benches.

Ignoring precision or accuracy, instead celebrating instinct and energy. Barry will be your teacher and model, narrating his techniques throughout, but you are welcome to pose too. Suitable for all abilities, ideal for those who’ve not drawn for years, or those looking to try new techniques.

Using water-soluble coloured pencils, we'll start with some quick drawing exercises, then a few longer poses, to capture the reclining body as we relax along the benches. Enjoy three rounds of guided sketching in the heat plus the optional cold plunge.

Barry Sykes is an artist and teacher, with a practice built around the overlap of drawing, making and performance. He is the founder of the Sauna Reading group and currently developing an Arts Council funded research project called #SaunaAsStudio that examines the untapped potentials of bathing culture through various events and activities.

Please wear your swimwear as usual, and bring a towel to sit on.

Sessions: 90 minutes sauna time, 2 hours on site | Capacity 8 | £36

Enjoy 1.5 hrs of sauna time, with 15 mins at either side for changing. You will have access to our freshwater showers, chill out seating areas and fire pit. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off between sessions too.

Standard: £36

Conc: £36

May 6, 2024

5.00pm

Beach Box Spa

Sauna Life Drawing with Artist Barry Sykes

Monday 6th May: 5 - 7pm: Lotta Sauna

Dresscode: Swimwear
All materials provided

Artist Barry Sykes joins us for a life drawing class with a difference, where we study the relaxed poses we adopt in the sauna, via a series of playful drawing exercises as we sweat it out on the benches.

Ignoring precision or accuracy, instead celebrating instinct and energy. Barry will be your teacher and model, narrating his techniques throughout, but you are welcome to pose too. Suitable for all abilities, ideal for those who’ve not drawn for years, or those looking to try new techniques.

Using water-soluble coloured pencils, we'll start with some quick drawing exercises, then a few longer poses, to capture the reclining body as we relax along the benches. Enjoy three rounds of guided sketching in the heat plus the optional cold plunge.

Barry Sykes is an artist and teacher, with a practice built around the overlap of drawing, making and performance. He is the founder of the Sauna Reading group and currently developing an Arts Council funded research project called #SaunaAsStudio that examines the untapped potentials of bathing culture through various events and activities.

Please wear your swimwear as usual, and bring a towel to sit on.

Sessions: 90 minutes sauna time, 2 hours on site | Capacity 8 | £36

Enjoy 1.5 hrs of sauna time, with 15 mins at either side for changing. You will have access to our freshwater showers, chill out seating areas and fire pit. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off between sessions too.

Standard: £36

Conc: £36

May 8, 2024

7.00pm

Beach Box Spa

Mythic Sauna Tales with Oliver Wallace
Wednesday 8th May, 7-9pm

A multi-sensory night of storytelling in the gorgeous dream-space of Lotta, our cedar sauna.

A space to rediscover the power of your imagination and deep dive into an old tale, spun by expert storyteller Oliver Wallace. The story weaves through four rounds, using steam, scent and heat to open our creativity and draw us into the tale’s magic.

Emerge feeling creatively empowered, uplifted and calm. Gather by the fire to close with warming tea and a chance to connect and reflect.

“A really amazing event. Full sensory experience and great storytelling.”

Enjoy 1.5 hrs of sauna time, with 15 mins at either side for changing. You will have access to our freshwater showers, chill out seating areas and fire pit. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off between sessions too.

Sessions: 90 minutes sauna time, 2 hours on site |Capacity 10 | £36

Standard: £36

Conc: £36

May 9, 2024

12.00pm

Beach Box Spa

Joyful Sauna & Song
Lunchtime session

Thursday 9th May 12-1pm

Join Beach Box Tallulah and Katherine for a lunchtime Joyful Sauna & Song session. In this relaxed session, you'll be led in a few rounds of simple verse. Feel free to join in as much or as little as you feel comfortable, there are no expectations at all. Open to all abilities. A unique chance to combine the relaxation of the sauna with the joy of singing and see where it takes us.

Enjoy the freshwater showers and chill out seating areas, chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath for you to cool off between sessions as well as the sea.

Session: 1 hour onsite, 45 minutes sauna time | £15
Capacity 10

Standard: £15

Conc: £15

May 13, 2024

6.30pm

Beach Box Spa

German Style Sauna - Clothing Optional with Aufguss Ritual with Mika

Monday 13th May, 6.30 - 9pm

We are excited to offer a safe environment for an extended German style sauna event across our whole site, celebrating all that is great about German Sauna Tradition. They are renowned for Aufguss with essential oils and full nudity at the saunas, giving a space to sweat comfortably and freely.


In this session clothing will be optional - so everybody can dress to their level of comfort.


Aufguss will be performed by Beach Box's very own German sauna master - Mika.

This event will prioritise consent, respect and a safe environment for all participants.

Mixed gender social nudity is strictly non sexual. To ensure everyone has a good time, we have strict zero tolerance rules, so certain behaviours or actions will not be tolerated under any circumstances.


Ticket price for 2.5 hrs | £33

You will have access to our freshwater showers, chill out seating areas and fire pit. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath for you to cool off between sessions too.

Details: 2 hours sauna time, 2.5 hours on site | £33 off-peak; 21 person capacity in 3 shared saunas

Standard: £33

Conc: £33

May 24, 2024

12.00pm

Beach Box Spa

Joyful Sauna & Song - Lunchtime Express
Friday 24th May 12-1pm

Join Beach Box Tallulah and Katherine for a lunchtime Joyful Sauna & Song, as part of our Brighton Fringe Festival listings. In this relaxed session, the girls will lead you in rounds of simple song. Feel free to join in as much or as little as you feel comfortable, there are no expectations at all. Open to all abilities. A unique chance to combine the relaxation of the sauna with the joy of singing and see where it takes us.

You will have access to our freshwater showers and chill out seating areas. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath for you to cool off between sessions too.

Session: 1 hour onsite, 45 minutes sauna time | £15

Standard: £15

Conc: £15

June 2, 2024

3.00pm

Beach Box Spa

Rhythm Forest

Sunday 2nd June, 3-5pm

Join us for a Brighton Fringe Festival steamy finale in our beautiful Lotta Sauna with views to the ocean. Relax as our sauna masters work together in the sauna to bring you an unforgettable experience using a plethora of leaf whisks from a wide variety of trees. We'll give you heat peaks and refreshing breezes using Birch - the lady of the woods, Oak - the father, Eucalyptus - for protection, and more.... Close your eyes and let us take you to the forest, let the magnificent sound and aromas of the leaves surround you.

Your 2 hour session includes 90 minutes of sauna time, with time at either side for changing. You will spend the first part of your sauna session settling into the heat and space, and enjoying the cold plunges and the sea, and the second half of the sauna time enjoying our Rhythm Forest Rituals.

You will have access to our freshwater showers and chill out seating areas. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off between sessions too.

Session: 2 hours onsite, 90 minutes sauna time | £35

Standard: £35

Conc: £35

June 2, 2024

5.30pm

Beach Box Spa

Howl by the Sea
Choir Workshop & Sauna

Sunday 2nd June - 5.30-8pm

We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Tamar and Clare of HOWL CHOIR to Beach Box to close our Brighton Fringe Festival celebrations. They will lead us in a 1 hour beach-side workshop, taking a well-known contemporary song and teaching us a new arrangement with harmonies. No singing or musical experience is needed as they will guide you through each step.
Whether you haven’t sung since your school choir, have a solid karaoke number, or are a complete beginner, this supportive, collaborative, relaxed environment is the perfect taster of the incredible proven benefits of group-singing and will leave you feeling uplifted and joyful. And maybe even with a new hobby!

We will follow this with a gorgeous 45min sauna session with plenty of steam on the rocks to relax our vocal chords.
Relax, unwind, connect with your fellow singers and enjoy a nightime dip in the sea.

You will have access to our freshwater showers and chill out seating areas. There is a chilled steel tub, a cool plunge pool and a slipper bath onsite for you to cool off during your sauna session too.

Session: 2 hours onsite, 1 hour choir session, 45 minutes sauna time | £24

Standard: £24

Conc: £24



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