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 11th December 2019

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 18th December 2019

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.

@ The Werks on Various dates from Friday 20th December 2019

Ever wished you could be 007? Now's your chance to tap into that inner secret agents with innovative tech and gadgets. You and your mates will be taken on a thrilling two-hour immersive experience where you'll run around the city, following clues and stopping bad guys.

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.

@ GOVR VR cafe on Various dates from Tuesday 17th December 2019

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Head to Brighton's GOVR cafe where they'll be bringing you cutting edge gameplay six days a week. From zombie shootouts to classic games and quirky puzzlers, it's one of the best events coming up in Brighton.

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. 

The classic American Drive-in experience has landed in Brighton, giving the town a unique way to watch classic films from the comfort of their cars. Re-live the old days with delicious food and drink delivered straight to you for extra comfort. 

One of the best ways to see the sights of this beautiful city, Guru Dudu's walking tours will have you boogieing around Brighton's most famous landmarks to the biggest tunes of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Prepare for flashmobs and lots of singalong action.

@ Komedia on Tuesday 17th December 2019 and 5 other dates

Musical Bingo is back and it's putting on one hell of a party. Celebrating 10 years of bingo madness, the club night is coming to Komedia for more dancing on tables, huge fun and games and special prizes. Get your dancing shoes on 'cause this is going to be a big one kids.

@ The North Laine Pub and Brewery on Thursday 23rd January 2020 and 6 other Thursdays

One of the most weird and wonderful events in Brighton this season, this quirky escape room is bringing together immersive theatre and interactive problem-solving. Head over to the North Laine Brewhouse where you'll find a suitably wacky take on the Wonderland concept courtesy of the Buckbuck Games team.

@ The Windmill on Various dates from Tuesday 17th December 2019

Join Mr Ebenezer Scrooge for an immersive dining experience that'll take you through the classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Topping off the enthralling experience will be a delicious two-course dinner from MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman.