Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events - taking place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks every May.
Now in its 49th year, Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing festival, which continues to win critical acclaim for its ambitious and daring programme. As England's biggest curated mixed arts festival, Brighton Festival attracts some of the innovative artists and companies (and some of the most adventurous audiences) from the UK and around the world.
In 2015, we welcome the critically-acclaimed Ali Smith as our seventh Guest Director. Previous Guest Directors have included choreographer Hofesh Shechter poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen; actress and human rights campaigner Vanessa Redgrave; Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi; renowned visual artist Anish Kapoor; and celebrated musician Brian Eno.
Brighton Festival is produced and delivered by the same team that runs the city's leading arts venue, the Grade I listed Brighton Dome. Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is a registered charity (registered as Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd)