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.

Last updated on 15th November 2022

The Secret Comedy Club

332 user reviews 5

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.

What better way to spend a Saturday than with an afternoon of sing-along classics, two hours of unlimited fizz and delicious scran? Tickets to Lucky Voice's weekend spectacular are just £35 and include live entertainment, games and even an hour in your very own private karaoke booth.

Need a fun-packed event for a special occasion or just to treat yourself? Showlesque and Gamestars have got you covered. Be sure to pop into The Walrus for top-notch boozy brunches and 3-course dinners, served alongside fabulous entertainment.


145 user reviews 5

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.

@ The Arch on Saturday 3rd December 2022 and 30 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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three

392 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Tuesday 29th November 2022

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.


110 user reviews 4

Looking for some of the best events in town? Be sure to make your way to Rockwater in Hove for their epic range of activities. From quiz nights to run clubs, this fantastic venue located directly on the Western Esplanade is a firm choice.


138 user reviews 4

If you're looking for something fun to do in Brighton...then be sure to head to Tucked for some great food and tunes. Join their top-notch drag brunches for 3 hours of laughter, bottomless booze and sensational entertainment.