Free and Cheap Things to do at Brighton Fringe 2014

Published On April 25, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Free & Cheap, Theatre & Arts Features

This years Brighton Fringe is the biggest yet but don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a lot to get out there and see some great shows and events. Here’s our highlights for the free and cheap events you’re not going to want to miss!

WarsawFolk Off Sessions Fiddler’s Elbow

An evening showcase packed full of alternative folk, blues and roots acts feat: Warsaw Radio, Stark, Rotait, Nick Williams, Tom Staniford, Paul Murray and many more. Expect to jig the night away!

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May
8pm – FREE

tightTight ModernNear Kissing Statue, Brighton Seafront

A miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern which goes on tour every two years. Visited by thousands, we believe it is the world’s smallest temporary art gallery.

2nd-5th May
11am – FREE


marlyThe Marlborough Fringe Street PartyThe Marlborough Pub

A street party like no other! An outdoor stage will be showcasing the best of the Fringe’s alternative music, snippets of off-beat theatre plus there’ll be arty surprises! Fill your faces with delicious food from gourmet burger specialists, Half Man! Half Burger!

3rd May
12pm – FREE


Fringe CityNew Road

Experience what Brighton Fringe is all about at our free outdoor showcase. From comedy to cabaret, music to puppetry – sample the best of Brighton Fringe 2014. Visit for full lineup. Don’t miss our Family Picnic in Pavilion Gardens on 3 May.

3rd-4th, 10th, 17th, 24th May
1pm-5pm – FREE

crouchpicHost New Road

Be part of the new relay performance written by Tim Crouch [An Oak Tree, The Author]: a five minute one-to-one encounter designed to be passed from person to person. Walk-up slots available or book online. Commissioned by the Nightingale.

3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 23rd-24th, 30th-31st May
6pm – FREE

rosanacadeWalking:HoldingMarlborough Theatre

A walk through your City, in the hands of local strangers. A woman with a shaved head takes your hand in the station. A six-foot drag queen walks you past a church. A hooded youth puts his arm round you as you sit together on a bench.

10th-11th May
Every 15 minutes from 12pm –  5pm – £5

book-heartThe Big Wordshare: For Writers & ReadersThe Writer’s Place

For writers: come along to the morning session to seek advice and share experiences with fellow aspiring novelists and a panel of industry experts. For readers: join Bee’s Bookshare on a day trip from Margate. Hearty book banter to share over tea and cake.

18th May
10.30am – £7 (£5) 2pm £5 (£4) includes tea & cake!

DancingPints-transparent-small1Brighton Pub PlaysVarious Pubs

No more than 10 minutes each, Brighton Pub Plays are actually performed in the bar area of pubs. There’ll be at least three different plays performed over two nights.

21st May:Fountain Head – 7pm, Basketmakers Arms – 7.45pm, Signalman – 9.30pm
22nd May: Iron Duke  – 7pm, Duke of Norfolk – 7pm, Hampton Arms -8.30pm, Good Companions – 9.45pm – FREE

MermMarch of the Mermaids – Pirate Palooza!Fortune of War

Ahead of the second March of the Mermaids on July 26th, join us on the beach for an evening of sea shanties, rum, pirates and mermaids. With live music from The Captain’s Beard and guest DJs.

24th May
Suggested donation £3

wpid-20131030_152433Brighton Fringe Urban ArtfestCircus Street

A live demonstration of street art. A collaboration of Fringe & Youth Group performances and top named artists from artrepublic, working with Tarner Youth Project and Cathedral Group bringing some of the biggest names in Street Art together.

31st May
1pm – 5pm – FREE

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