Frequently Asked Questions


What is Brighton Fringe?

Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival, in 2023 it will run from 5 May - 4 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.

Where is Brighton Fringe?

Brighton Fringe consists of hundreds of events, taking place in venues across Brighton, Hove, and the wider Sussex area. You can see a full list of venues here.

Will there be a physical brochure this year? 

Brighton Fringe will not be producing a printed brochure in 2023. All events will be listed on the What's On page. The newsletter remains the best way to keep up with all the latest news about the festival (sign up here). 

Where will the physical box office be situated this year?

No decision has yet been made on the location of the physical box office for 2023. 

When will events be on sale? The First Release of tickets will be on 2 December 2022, with the Final Release on 17 February 2023. Any late coming events will be added on a weekly rolling basis from 1 March 2023. 

Are there events I can attend for free?

Yes. Many events are listed as free or Name Your Price, please use the search filters on the What's On page to find these events. Some free events are ticketed, so please read their event listing to check. 

Will my tickets be posted to me? 

No. All tickets will be e-tickets this year, this comes in the form of your email confirmation after you've booked through our website or via phone. If you do not possess an email address, please visit our in-person box office and the team can assist you.

I have a voucher/credit note/promo code. How do I redeem this? 

In the basket area, click "add a promotional or gift voucher code". Enter your code here. You can also redeem it over the phone. 

How do I watch a digital event? 

If you've booked a digital event, you will need to log into our website. Once you're on your account page, click your tickets, and then follow the link to the event page, where the stream will be hosted. You may need to refresh the page at the start of the event. You can view the event at any time within its run.


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