TICKETS have gone on sale for Brighton Fringe Festival, with more than 330 events lined up as the festival launches next month.

The largest arts festival in the country, which normally begins at the start of May, will run from Friday, May 28 until Sunday, June 27.

This year's "hybrid" festival includes a mix of in-person shows and digital productions, including cabaret, circus and comedy, dance, drama and drag.

It will see the return of popular venues the Spiegeltent at the Old Steine, which will have a strong cabaret programme, and the Warren in Victoria Gardens, which will also have some new socially-distanced spaces in addition to its new year-round seafront venue, The Electric Arcade.

The Argus: There will be a programme of cabaret shows at the Spiegeltent as part of Brighton FringeThere will be a programme of cabaret shows at the Spiegeltent as part of Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe chief executive Julian Caddy said: "I'm 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.

The Argus: The Warren pictured in 2019The Warren pictured in 2019

"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."

There will be affordable comedy and theatre at the Caroline of Brunswick, the Quadrant and the Walrus, while the Rialto Theatre and the Caxton Arms will also host shows.

After a year packed with outdoor events, Brighton Open Air Theatre will play host to the Fringe as will Komedia, who will be back with socially-distanced versions of their comedy nights, having been closed since last March.

The line up includes comedy from Arthur Smith, Marcel Lucont, award-winning character comedian Anna Morris and Bent Double, an irreverent night of fun and frolics hosted by Zoe Lyons.

Theatre highlights include a production of The Great Gatsby, and there will be family fun from the the Purple Teapot Puppet Company in A Bear Called Bottom and a Dog Called Snoop - plus much more to be announced.

Ticket prices vary and many shows are free.

For full details on the programme and to book tickets, visit or call the box office on 01273 917 272 or download the Brighton Fringe app from Google Play or the Apple Store.