Best Events in Brighton

Quirky vintage shops, charming cafes and colourful bars are all good and fun, but that only really accounts for a small part of what this seaside beauty's got to offer. Delve a little deeper and you'll find an array of raucous club nights, immersive cocktail experiences, seasonal pop-ups and more fun things to do around the city, both day and night. See for yourself in our guide to the best events in Brighton.

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Last updated on 15th April 2024

BENOIT VIELLEFON LIVE (Orchestra / Hot Club / Trio)

Head to The Brunswick to see The Benoit Viellefon Hot Club championing the swinging tunes that were so popular in Paris in the 1920s and 30s, which became famous in nightclubs and cafes for their hints of American jazz and now-romanticised French music. For an elegant evening out complete with live performances, look no further.


Inject a little fun into your life with YO! Brighton's awesome sushi school events. Head on over to its Jubilee Street venue to learn all about this Japanese favourite. From salmon nigiri to cucumber maki, you'll get to make it all and eat it all afterwards. Sign us up.

Forbidden Nights Brighton Ultimate Girls Night Out

@ Forbidden Nights Brighton on Saturday 15th June 2024 and 32 other Saturdays

If you're after something a little saucy in the town, you best head to Forbidden Nights Brighton Ultimate Sexy Circus. Expect a top-notch show filled with plenty of talent and torsos, followed by a photo opportunity with the cast and free entry into Shooshh. Sign us up.

Gamestars Drag & Cabaret Bottomless brunch

@ The Walrus on Saturday 15th June 2024 and 26 other Saturdays

Need a fun-packed event for a special occasion or just to treat yourself? Gamestars Drag & Cabaret Bottomless brunch have got you covered. Be sure to pop into The Walrus for top-notch food with 90 minutes of bottomless drinks, alongside the wildest boylesqye entertainment and performances.

The Secret Comedy Club

Discounts available on certain events

Named as one of the top small comedy clubs around, Artista Cafe & Gallery's hilarious weekly shows are hands-down some of the best things to do in Brighton. Expect a diverse mix of talented newcomers and well-known faces that'll have you laughing from start to finish.

Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch Brighton

@ Pryzm on Saturday 15th June 2024 and 5 other Saturdays

One of the best events in Brighton this summer, the Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch is bringing you an incredible afternoon with some of the country's fiercest queens, including Imani Versace, Norvina Michaels and Honey Foxx. Head down to Charles Street Tap where the afternoon will also feature bottomless drinks and tasty burgers, as well as DJs playing all afternoon.

Alcotraz Brighton: Cell Block One-Three

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 12th June 2024

Who knew getting locked up could be so much fun? A strong contender for the top quirky events in Brighton, Alcotraz is immersing you in the inmate underworld at its prison-themed cocktail experience. Don your orange jumpsuits and prepare for a night of liquor smuggling.