Cool and Quirky Events in Brighton

Bored of all things mundane and looking to inject some excitement into your next big night out? From burlesque bashes and meaty endeavours to freaky fandangoes under the stars, Brighton boasts so many cool and quirky events that we hardly know what to do with them all. Check out our recommendations for some of Brighton's cool and quirky events, discovering why they call our fair seaside city 'The Pearly Gates of Awesome' (okay, sorry, it's only us that call it that). 

Last updated on 10th August 2020

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Thursday 13th August 2020

Calling all criminal masterminds, Alcatraz Cell Block One Three is incarcerating new inmates for a thrilling night of debauchery and deceit. Don your boilersuit and find yourself locked behind bars with a team of crooked guards and seasoned criminals who also just happen to be expert mixologists - result.

@ Outside the Theatre Royal on Friday 14th August 2020 and 10 other Fridays

Take a break from the pin-the-penis-on-the-man hen party shenanigans for a fun-filled silent disco tour of Brighton. Taking you on a route of all the highlights from the seaside town, the fun-time pros will also be bringing you a brilliant playlist of disco pop and guilty pleasures.

The Secret Comedy Club

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Catch some of the UK's finest comedy talents at the Artista Cafe & Gallery as the Secret Comedy Club brings you hilarious stand ups and awesome sketch comedy from established acts and fresh faces alike.

@ Cassidy's Apothecary (Speakeasy Liquor Store) on Wed, 15th Apr 2020 - Wed, 30th Dec 2020

Switch up your night in knockdown by taking part in this quirky immersive event inspired by the 1920's Prohibition era. Created by the minds behind Alcotraz, Cassidy's Pharmacy is the perfect guise do illicit cocktail sipping, with hand-crafted creations and a full-blown experience delivered to your door.

Head to the stunning Palace Pier this summer for a movie experience quite like no other. With comfy deckchairs, high-tech headphones and a stellar line-up, Sunset Cinema is the perfect way to spend a balmy summer night.

They may be one of Brighton's most glitzy vintage retreats, but that doesn't mean that Proud Brighton team don't want to get a little freaky on a Friday night in the city. Showcasing some of the finest burlesque and cabaret dancers in town, you'll be able to dabble and dance in one of the rowdiest parties in the city. Even partake in Proud Brighton's very own 'Wheel of Fortune' if the night so takes you. 

Unleash your inner master mixologist at these cool and quirky cocktail workshops in Brighton. From gin-based refreshers, to booze-free mocktails and fruity punches, there are plenty of unique creations to learn and master the art of.

Keen for a night of sipping on cocktails but don't want to venture outside? Sipsmith's new Sipping Series is offering the perfect solution - bringing a night of drink mixing fun to the comfort of your own home. Kits include all the ingredients you could need, as well as virtual help from a trained mixologist.

Thought film screenings and live comedy was off the cards this summer? Think again - Cinestock's epic indoor drive-in cinema is offering the all-American experience, just outside of Brighton. From hilarious stand-up events to singalong musicals - it's the perfect quirky night out.

Always fancied yourself a bit of a Nigella Lawson or Gordon Ramsay? Why not put that to the test at one of Brighton Cookery School's many courses and classes. Perfect your culinary technique in an interactive lesson, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour with your new classmates.