15 family shows at Brighton Fringe

Last updated 18th July 2022

Funk the family festival

1/15  Funk the Family Festival

FTF return bigger and better! See Hove Park transformed into a musical wonderland for families. Omar/ Normanton St/ Circus Project/ Kids Zone/ Yoga/ Club Tropicana DJ Bar/ Fashion Academy/ Outdoors Project and much more.

Hove Park 404 A2  Hove Park BN3 7BF

30 May 11:00 £18.50 (£8.50, £49.50 Family Ticket: 2 adults + 2 kids) [8hrs]

Find out more: funkthefamily.co.uk

Fraser Hooper, ready for a challenge

2/15  Boxing

For the first time in history, boxing’s biggest baddy, Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three-round bout of pure comedy carnage. Get a ringside seat for a guaranteed belly-aching knockout performance.

Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco  250 G8  Old Steine Pleasure Gardens BN1 1GY

27 May 15:30, 17:30 £10 (£8) [1hr]

Find out more: brightonspiegeltent.com


Morgan and West magician

3/15  Morgan & West’s utterly spiffing spectacular magic show

Time-travelling Victorian duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. It’s brain-busting illusion and good old-fashioned tom-foolery, where magic and silliness abound!

Otherplace at the Basement: Main Space  472 G6 24 Kensington St BN1 4AJ

3-4 May 11:30 £8 (£6.50, £26 Family Ticket) [1hr]

Find out more: morganandwest.co.uk

James Campbell

4/15  James Campbell’s comedy for kids

For children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words “It is impressive to watch him hold the attention of a room full of 6-11 year-olds with nothing but a mic” (Guardian)

The Old Market 145 C7  11a Upper Market St (Off Western Road) BN3 1AS

26 May 14:00 £8 [1hr]

Find out more: thejamescampbell.com

Mcmoons tea party

5/15  Mrs Mcmoon’s tea party

Come to Mrs McMoon’s house for an entertaining tea party. Please bring mischief, surprise and laughter. Fun, engaging and interactive storytelling.

Komedia Studio 106 G7  44-46 Gardner St BN1 1UN

23-25 May 11:00 £8.50 (£6.50) (£25 Family of 4) [50mins]

Find out more: mrsmcmoon.com

Puppet theatre

6/15  Nettle Knickers – Puppet Theatre

Join life-sized cranky Hildegaard Von Nettles and wicked Belladonna in their herbal adventures. Enjoy this funny and visual puppet theatre for all the family: a blend of fairy tales, harp and songs.

Royal Spa  Queens Park  190 I7  West Drive BN2 0BT

17 May 15:00 £6 (£4) (£20 Family or Group of 4) [1hr]

Find out more: spectralarts.org

Baby disco dance hall

7/15  Baby disco dance hall

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos.  High energy smiling, spinning retro hits and funky nursery rhymes to get you moving.

Brighton Spiegeltent 250 G8  Old Steine Pleasure Gardens BN1 1GY

2, 9, 23, 30 May 11:00 £8 (£6) [1hr]

Find out more: brightonspiegeltent.com


8/15  Hamlet

This madcap extravaganza is a perfect introduction to the Bard. With audience participation, it’s fast-paced, funny and cool for kids, making Shakespeare something not to be afraid of! SOLD OUT 2014.

The Warren: Main House 58 H6  St Peter’s Church North BN1 4GU

16-17 May 16:00 £9 (£7.50, £28 Family Ticket) 9-10 May 18:00 £9 (£7.50, £28 Family Ticket) [1hr10mins]

Find out more: pocketoxfordtheatre.com


Evolving in conversation

9/15  Evolving in conversation

How can I change society? Join the conversation in a day of performances, workshops and talks with libraries, South East Dance, New Writing South and Photoworks. Move, say and see things differently.

Jubilee Library 96 G7 Jubilee St BN1 1GE

30 May 11:00 Free, non-ticketed [5hrs30mins]

Find out more: evolvinginconversation.tumblr.com

Punch and Judy puppets

10/10  Punch & Judy’s grand theatre of varieties

Uproarious fun from Brighton’s own seafront stars of slapstick silliness. Plus extra puppet mischief, some bubbles, balloons and a museum treasure trail.

Brighton Fishing Museum  350 F8  201 Kings Rd Arches BN1 1NB

2-4, 23-24 May 11:30, 14:30 £4.50 [55mins]

Find out more: punch-and-judy.com

Kids laughing during the show

11/15  May the fourth be with you

A Star Wars themed family-friendly disco party. “May The 4th Be With You”, superstar DJs, supersize ghetto blaster, dance teachers, hula hooping, complimentary healthy snacks, face painting, fancy dress prizes & more.

Brighton Spiegeltent 250 G8  Old Steine Pleasure Gardens BN1 1GY

4 May 14:00 £8 (£6) [3hrs]

Find out more: brightonspiegeltent.com

Boy on stage during the performance

12/15  Comedy Club 4 Kids

It’s a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the circuit’s best stand-ups, including CBBC veterans Rich Sandling, Stu Goldsmith and Howard Read. Non-patronising. Pure awesome.

Komedia – Main Space 106 G7  44-46 Gardner St BN1 1UN

9 May 14:00 £8.50 (£6.50) [1hr]

Find out more: comedyclub4kids.co.uk

Creative kidzone

13/15  Creative Kidzone @ The Lantern

Half term Fringe workshops for creative kids – writing,drawing,acting, puppeteering, movement, dance and movie-making! Ages 5 to 18. See website for details or call 01273 818266.

The Lantern @ ACT 260 H8  8-10 Rock Pl BN2 1PF

24 May 10.30, 15:00 26 May 14.30 27 10:00 28 May 10.00, 10:30 14:30 £7 [1hr 30 – 2hrs]

Find out more: lanterntheatrebrighton.co.uk

Prince Percy

14/15  Prince Percy and the Pea

Join Prince Percy for a royal pyjama party, a pillow fight and a quest to find a missing pea! Skewbald’s fun and interactive family show will delight both children and grown-ups alike.

The Warren: Main House 58 H6  St Peter’s Church North BN1 4GU

25-26 May 10:30 £8.50 (£7, £28 Family Ticket) 2, 30-31 May 12:15 £8.50 (£7, £28 Family Ticket) [50mins]

Find out more: skewbaldtheatre.com

Seska, magic show

15/15  Seska – The Magic Beard – comedy magic show

Together we will saw your mum in half, lay a golden egg, levitate a baby and make a bogey cake. Sold out 10 out of 10 shows in 2014. So don’t delay – buy tickets NOW! “My kids loved him” (Jonathan Ross)

Blue Man 143 F7  8 Queens Rd BN1 3WA

10, 17, 24, 31 May 16:00 £6 (£5) (£20 Family Ticket: 2 adults, 2 children) [50mins]

Find out more: cakecrasher.com