Be a Culture Vulture!
One of the most cultural cities in Europe, Brighton offers a staggering array of arts, theatre, music and outdoor spectacles.
Catch top bands at the Brighton Centre, West End shows at the Theatre Royal and world music, opera and ballet at the Brighton Dome. But don’t miss out on the smaller venues such as Komedia & The New Venture Theatre.
There’s a plethora of art galleries dotted around the city; Fabrica based in a beautiful former Regency church commissions unique, adventurous and contemporary visual art installations. Two Kats and Cow has a quirky gallery of prints, artwork and ceramics on the seafront and visit the Sallis Bennett Gallery where students showcase their talents every year. Public artwork can also be seen throughout the city and a number of public art trails take place daily.
For a slice of Brighton history visit the world famous Royal Pavilion, take part in one of the many interesting guided walks around the city or visit a museum. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery set in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion has rich and exciting exhibits, Hove Museum & Art Gallery is home to toys, cinema, local history and fine art and the Booth Museum is all about natural history with birds, butterflies, fossils and more.
Brighton’s not short of a festival or two with culture vultures getting their fix at the Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival. Comedy takes centre stage in October with the Comedy Festival and jazz lovers will enjoy the Love Supreme jazz festival in the picturesque setting of Glyne Place. Film fans looking for a unique experience head to the iconic Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Britain’s oldest cinema; not hard to miss with it’s giant pair of black and white stockinged legs sticking out of the roof!