Brighton Fringe returns

London theatre news: Monday 12 April 2021


Brighton Fringe for 2021 will be a hybrid festival with a mixture of live and digital shows including cabaret, circus and comedy, dance, drama and drag!
Image for Brighton Fringe

Image courtesy Brighton Fringe

Festivals have been hit hard over the past year as most of the 2020 versions of regular festivals were cancelled owing to the coronavirus epidemic.

But schedules for 2021 are showing more positive signs and Brighton Fringe - England's largest arts festival - is coming back from 28 May to 27 June with a blend of exciting and unusual cabaret, circus and comedy, dance, drama and drag in a hybrid mixture of live and digital shows already numbering over 330 events.

Brighton Fringe is an open-access arts festival that embraces every art form and artist in a vast celebration of the weird, wild and wonderful and welcomes both established and emerging artists, supporting those taking their first steps with a variety of bursaries..

And the popularity of the Fringe is well established - 2019 saw a record-breaking year for the festival which amassed over 600,000 attendees.

Brighton Fringe has grown from Brighton's unique cultural heritage, nurtured and inspired by home-grown talent.

The festival prides itself on being welcoming to established and emerging artists, supporting those taking their first steps with a variety of bursaries.

The Brighton Fringe CEO Julian Caddy commented ...

"I am delighted that after an incredibly difficult year we are now launching ticket sales for Brighton Fringe 2021.

Putting together Brighton Fringe is a massive undertaking, especially with the challenges that we have all faced during the pandemic, so I would like to pay tribute to the participants, venues and producers for their passion, dedication and resilience.

It is thanks to you that there is any point in having a Brighton Fringe.

We may well put on the largest arts festival in England and provide the year-round resources that we do, but we are far from being the largest arts organisation.

Brighton Fringe is a super network of networks.

It is the stories we tell, the experiences we have, the recommendations that we make.

We can't wait to welcome back audiences and artists safely to the city to create new connections and celebrate Fringe, safely, with us this year."

The full programme for all shows at Brighton Fringe 2021 is available here and tickets will be on general sale from 16 April 2021.

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