Fringe City is our free outdoor event held in the centre of town every Saturday and Sunday during Brighton Fringe. In 2019 it attracted approximately 90,000 people! Now that’s an audience you want to reach.
We have 2 stages set up on New Road each Saturday and Sunday with performances between 1pm –10pm on Saturdays, and 1pm-5pm on Sundays. We also hold Family Picnics in Pavilion Gardens, where we set up a stage for kids’ and family shows.
With a mobile box office by the stage, and a chance to meet people, flyer and chat, Fringe City is a great opportunity to promote your event and grow your audiences and ticket sales in real time!
Performing at Fringe City is free, all we require is that your excerpt should be suitable to be performed outdoors and be family friendly.
Please be aware that the performances take place outdoors on the street. We offer technicians and a simple PA set up for performances, we have gazebos and carry on even in the rain, so make sure you dress for the weather and bring your wellington boots and umbrellas if it looks like it will rain.
Please note that performance time is limited and we cannot guarantee you a performance slot. If you are not allocated a time slot on any of the Fringe City stages we encourage that you come on down anyway, you can still flyer, dress up and interact with audiences to promote your event!
Booking a Performance Slot at Fringe City
Any Brighton Fringe event can register to take part in Fringe City for free. Just express your availability when you register your event in Eventotron and we will aim to programme you on the dates and time slots you have expressed availability. You can go back and edit this section of Eventotron as and when your availability changes to let us know when's best for you.
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.