Brighton Fringe to open with a bang

To celebrate its biggest ever festival, Brighton Fringe joins forces with The Warren to kick-start the festival with fireworks on the opening night.

On Thursday May 4, fireworks will be launched from the top of St Peter’s Church to mark the opening of England’s largest arts festival.

Free tickets are now available for up to 2,000 people to view the fireworks from the South Side of St Peter’s Church and enjoy entertainment courtesy of Fringe City.

Julian Caddy

Julian Caddy

Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe’s Managing Director, said: “As England’s largest arts festival it feels only right to start with something massive and spectacular from the top of one of Brighton’s most iconic buildings in the centre of town.

“I’m really pleased to be working with the lovely people at The Warren who are helping make the start of this year’s Brighton Fringe an amazing one.”

Nicola Haydn, Artistic Director of Otherplace Productions, the company that runs The Warren, said: “We are really proud to be hosting the launch night again and we are looking forward to another fantastic festival. The Warren’s site will be even better this year and we are incredibly proud of the programme.”

Barulho samba band at Fringe venue The Warren in 2016 (c) James Bellorini

This year’s Brighton Fringe which runs from May 5 – June 4, features around 1,000 different events including smash hit family shows, international cabaret, spoken word, live music, visual art, world-class theatre and comedy.

The Warren will be hosting over 180 companies with a total of 777 performances and shows, making it the largest single promoter at Brighton Fringe.

The viewing site opens at 7.30pm with entertainment from 8.45pm. Fireworks start at 9.45pm. The event is free but advance booking is essential.

To obtain free tickets, click here:

Or telephone: 01273 917272 or visit the Brighton Fringe Box Office on New Road.

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