How To Get You Through The Fringe Season

Beleza Brighton Samba Collective. Credit @ James Bellorini.

With over 1000 shows and events on the programme, no wonder some of us just feel absolutely lost in the Fringe floods. Tonight, opening show at the Warren. Tomorrow, opening night at the Spiegeltent and then it’s gonna be just shows all over the place until 4 June. Here is our guide to help you make most of the Fringe and to not get lost in the flood of events that will take over Brighton from tomorrow on.

screenshot fringe app

All it takes is a first step… or maybe an app?

Yeah, you heard that right. The Fringe has got its own free app. It’s available on the festival website and a good way to get you started. Get an overview by browsing through categorized events and venue listings. Or simply just check out what events are close to where you are. Found a show you really want to see? Well then go ahead and buy it straight away with the app. If you really liked the show, why not vote for it as your favorite one?

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Cabaret, circus, theatre… what do I want to see?

Some might have found one or two events they find interesting and have taken their decision straight away after having looked at the app. Others, like me, might still struggle to make a choice. Then the Fringifinder will probably help you out. The name pretty much gives it away. At the end of this five minutes personality quiz, you will receive several suggestions on which shows you might enjoy most. Got five minutes to spare? Then what are you waiting for?

Money, money, money … why not simply go to the free stuff?

There are two options that can come up after you have used the Fringifinder. You either found a show, booked your ticket and had an awesome night, or the shows they suggested to you are too pricey. If the latter is the case, no need to be disappointed, there is an easy way for you to take part in the Fringe without spending a penny! Just go to the free events. There are heaps of them!

Entry to the Warren tonight is free. So why not go there and mingle with the crowds to see the fireworks. Also good to know, Fringe City on New Road offers free shows every Fringe weekend. If the weather is good, why not get the family together and head out to Pavilion Gardens for a picnic with the special entertainment factor for the little ones.

For a complete list of free events, see here.

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