Brighton Fringe 2016 is shaping up to be the most successful yet, as organisers announce there has been a 40% increase in ticket sales ahead of next week’s opening.
The festival, of which The Reviews Hub are proud to be an official Media Partner, opens officially on Friday 5 May with a fireworks party at The Warren.
Work is already underway building a number of large pop-upvenues being created across the city and artists have begun to arrive to start their promotional campaigns across Brighton and Hove.
This year’s Fringe programme now stands at 930 events across 165 venues, including 285 comedy gigs, 238 theatre shows, 72 cabaret and circus performances and 113 live music offerings. There are 75 international shows and 216 free events including Fringe City, Brighton Fringe’s weekend showcase on New Road in the North Laine.
For Brighton Fringe Managing Director, Julian Caddy, the sheer scale of events on offer is matched by an increase in attendance.“Brighton Fringe has more than doubled in size over the past five years and that growth is accelerating more than ever before. It’s not just overall growth though, there are also significant increases in the number of bookings per individual performance too.”
This year’s Fringe also includes the first ever Fringe All-Nighter (27 May), which includes an evening Fringe City featuring live cabaret, circus, music and performances on New Road plus evening art installations, exhibitions, theatre, cabaret, music and club nights across Fringe venues until 10.30am.
Brighton Fringe’s opening night fireworks party will start at 9pm on Friday, 6 May at The Warren. This event is free but space in Brighton Fringe’s viewing area is limited, so advance booking is essential.
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