Fringe City

Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place over 4 weekends of Brighton Fringe 2017.
We have up to 3 stages set up on New Road each Saturday and Sunday with performances between 1pm – 5pm. We also hold Family Picnics in Pavilion Gardens, where we set up a stage for family friendly shows. In 2016 we had an audience footfall of up to approx. 100,000 people throughout the festival, so it's a great opportunity to showcase your show or performance and also flyer to a very receptive audience.

2017 Fringe City Dates

Saturday 6th May, Sunday 7th May               

Saturday 13th May, Sunday  14th May         

Saturday 20th May, Sunday 21st May          

Saturday 27th May, Sunday 28th May          

Friday 2nd June, Saturday 3rd June      

Sweet Venues Presents Fringe City at Bartholomew Square 5pm – 7pm

Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May

Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May 

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of June


How to apply for a slot in Fringe City

Application to apply for a slot on one of our Fringe City stages is now open! Anyone with a registered Brighton Fringe event can sign up to take part. We will do our best to programme you on the dates and times you select, but please note that slots do fill up quickly!
Performances will be included in the online Fringe City programme as well as in our printed programme.
To apply log in to the registration area, within your event registration click on the 'Fringe City' tab. In the 'Fringe City' tab you can let us know about the kind of performance or event you would like to showcase at Fringe City, along with selecting the dates and times you would like to be programmed on.
Once you have applied, our Fringe City team will get in touch to let you know if you have been offered a slot on one of the stages.
How to apply for a slot in Fringe City - Read through our step-by-step guide of how to apply.
If you’d like to find out more, contact us at fringecity [at]