Brighton FRINGE 2019

May 2019 Events


Our choice picks from New Steine Hotel contributors for this year’s Brighton Festival and Fringe…

Brighton Fringe

3 May – 2 June 2019

Participate in the largest open access arts festival in England. With more than 1000 events in one month there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to  use our special offer throughout the Fringe and book at New Steine Hotel for you breakaway.

Brighton Festival

4 – 26 May 2019

The Brighton Festival this year is delighted the Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist Rokia Traoré is the guest director. You can access lots of different shows – music, art, film, young literature, circus, theatre, comedy, outdoor performance, and spoken word…

Stay for a couple of nights by  booking with us at the New Steine Hotel and get to see more than one show!

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The Sabia Pavilion, Kings Garden, Hove | 3 May – 2 June

This amazing cabaret show is back with Thailand’s ladyboys for the greatest showgirl tour with glamour and comedy.

The Maydays

Komedia Brighton | 3 May

The Maydays create an entirely new show every night; audiences are asked to choose performances and events from the Brighton Fringe. Why not book at New Steine Hotel and enjoy other days in Brighton and benefits to the Brighton Fringe.

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me

Victoria Gardens |3 May- 6 May

Discover the hilarious comedy approved in New York City. It’s an authentic and beautiful show and after a good comedy a good night’s sleep is the best. Why not enjoy it to the full with an overnight stay at New Steine Hotel!?!

Piers and Queers

Regency Square | 4 – 27 may

Over 200 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective can be encountered via prominent historical figures as well as some extraordinary unsung heroes. Why not enjoy to the full with another night at New Steine Hotel.

Né So Rokia Traoré

Brighton Dome Concert Hall | 4 May

Rokia Traore the guest director of Brighton Festival opens this year’s programme with highly energised and personal work. She explores home as a place of rootedness from which her creative curiosity can grow. If you want to enjoy more events and days don’t hesitate to book at New Steine Hotel.

Children’s Parade

4 May | City Centre

Find the annual parade with over 5000 children from schools and communities around Sussex. This year’s theme is folk tales from around the world. And why not book into a family room at the New Steine Hotel?

A very special evening with Russell Watson

Theatre Royal, Brighton |4 May

The bestselling classical crossover artist of all time in the UK, Russel Watson comes to Brighton. You have an incredible chance to see the gentleman who performed to the Queen, the Pope and two US presidents. If you want to be sure to have a place to stay, book early and don’t hesitate to stay at New Steine Hotel.

Bourgeois & Maurice

Brighton Spiegeltent | 4 – 5 May

Bourgeois & Maurice return with the UK premiere of their brand-new show. The world may be in a state of chaos but don’t worry, the festival is here!
If you need a calm place to retire after the show you can book a room at New Steine Hotel to benefit from our peaceful rooms.

30 years of Mr Bongo

Brighton Dome Concert Hall | 5 May

30 years of Mr Bongo celebrates the wonderful history of Mr Bongo with a unique line-up; this Venezuelan created a record shop that became the Brighton-based label and publisher for some of the finest selections in Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic flavours. Don’t forget to book a room at New Steine Hotel.

Bent double

Komedia | 5 May – 2 June

A gay friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics, hosted by Zoe Lyons. Featuring three top stars of stand-up. Don’t forget to book at New Steine Hotel.

Dead Dog in a Suitcase

Theatre Royal Brighton | 8 – 11 May

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so, has his dog. Contract killer Macheath just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren’t happy. Kneehight are back with their theatrical Dead Dog in a Suitcase. Based on John Gay’s ‘The Beggar’s Opera’, a wild reinvention of his classic music satire is bursting with wit, wonder and weirdness. Why not enjoy to the full with an overnight stay at New Steine Hotel.

The Great Escape

9 – 11 May | City Wide

With over 450 emerging artists performing across 30+ walkable venues and outdoor spaces. It is renowned globally as the leading showcase festival for launching new talent in the UK and Europe. Found this year Lewis Capaldi; Connie Constance; Skynd; Indoor Pets; Jockstrap; Steam Down, Body Type and many more. Don’t forget to book at New Steine Hotel for breakaway.

Watching, Ceci n’est pas Deux

The Old Courtroom | 9 – 26 May

They come-back on Brighton fringe find the « Dutch season stand out show. Another chance to experience a mesmerising mix of puppetry, theatre and dance, carving a tender, entrancing performance of horror, humour with an animated and sometimes extremely evil avatar. Book some of our amazing room rates and stay at the New Steine Hotel.

Circus Extreme

10 May – 19 May

Discover this circus with contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown’s show and other amazing show. And also, why not stay at New Steine Hotel to have more time to enjoy Brighton.

CircoPitanga: Circus

Brighton Spiegeltent |10 – 12 May

Welcome to ‘CIRCUS’ the fantastic and chaotic world of a small independent circus of the 1920s. Like a black and white acrobatic film, a vintage and glamorous high-flying show in surreal world full of fleas, flakes, acrobatics and surprises. As is the great rate at New Steine Hotel.

Football – Brighton vs. Manchester City

American Express Community Stadium |12 May

Come and assist to the last journey of BPL, the Albions’ need your help to defeat the big Manchester City. And why not after this possibly victory book a room at New Steine Hotel.

My Left Right Foot, The Musical

Theatre Royal Brighton | 14 – 18 May

After the success of My Left Foot, a new show My Left Right Foot. After a sell out success at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe the team come to Brighton this year. Irreverent, uplifting and provocative. It’s for you if you love humorous musicals.  After this hilarious show don’t forget to book a room at New Steine Hotel for rest and calm.

Gravity & Other Myths Backbone

Brighton Dome Concert Hall | 15 – 17 May

The internationally renowned Australian circus company takes the concept and perception of strength and tosses it into the air. In this performance individual and collective resilience is tested as the company tumble, backflip and walk across each other’s heads. Don’t hesitate to book at New Steine Hotel to try our French breakfast the morning.


The Brighton Spiegeltent | 4 – 6 May / 20 May – 1 June

Created by the creator of ‘Elixir’ the winner of Best Circus and Physical Theatre award last year. Discover a show which mixes comedy and glamour in theme of Western. The quality will be at the meeting. Book early and don’t forgot to book a room at New Steine Hotel.

Edith Piaf live at Nimegue

Rialto theatre | 19 – 28 May

All will be revealed in this affectionate retelling of the life of Edith Piaf and re-imagining of her last filmed concert. And after this touching show why not book a room at our lovely New Steine Hotel.

French Music Showcase

Komedia |20 May

Come and check out a selection of fine French bands playing a rich mix of originals and covers. And after this show stay in the same theme and book a room at New Steine Hotel and try our French breakfast.

Britten Sinfonia with Thomas Ades

Theatre Royal Brighton | 20 May

They make their return on Brighton Festival with a concert as part of their 3 years Beethoven Symphony Cycle with the composer and conductor Thomas Ades. After this rememberable concert of Beethoven why not book at New Steine Hotel.

Rokia Traore dream mandé: Djaja

Theatre Royal Brighton | 21 May

It is a masterpiece of oral history using wordsmiths and musicians in the Mandinka tradition. The show melds together traditional griot structures with Traore’s own narrative, to tell the age-old epic of Mandinka civilisation, using parts of the legend of Soundiata Keita the powerful founding father to the Malian empire.  After this voyage through the Maliawhy not stay at New Steine hotel.

Still I Rise

Theatre Royal | 22 May

Assist to arms performed by an-all female cast. Raw, gusty, emotive and visceral dance work from choreographer Victoria Fox created a stark world. For this dance she’s inspired to resilience, unapologetic nature of the seminal poem, written by Maya Angelou an activist, singer and writer African-American. After this rewarding performance why not stay at The New Steine Hotel.

Tijmur Dance Theatre Varhuang: Heart to Heart

Theatre Royal Brighton | 24-25 May

Discover the ancient Taiwanese cultural tradition with a pacific island’s premier indigenous dance theatre companies. Tijmur presents a richly patterned, open hearted. Discover with all the family this amazing show and book a room at New Steine hotel.

Another Star to Steer By

Brighthelm Centre | 25-26 May

Join Maya on a magical journey as she sets sail on a voyage full of sea-soaked folktales, discovers fabulous creatures, meet legends of far-flung oceans, and being searching for her own story out the rolling waves. Your children will love it and why not book a room at New Steine Hotel to enjoy another day at the Brighton Festival.

The bubble show

The Warren: The Blockhouse, Victoria Gardens Grand Parade | 25-30 May

Join Mr. Bubbles with an extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy different types of bubbles smoke, square, giant… A really good show for families. And don’t hesitate to book one of our family roomS at New Steine Hotel.

A child of Our Time

Brighton Dome Concert Hall | 26 May

Tippett’s ‘A child of our time’ was based by the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee and the ‘Kristallnacht’ the Nazi government reaction against Jewish after this event. The oratorio which has five African-American spirituals at is heart was composed at the start WW2 and reflects the experiences of oppressed people, carrying a strong pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation. After this touching performance why not book a room to chill at New Steine Hotel.

Brighton Big Drag Pageant

Brighton Spiegeltent | 29 May

They are returns for 2019; drag, wigs styled for the gods etc will be sharing the stage for a night. You can wait to see specials guest press and prizes. Don’t hesitate to book at New Steine hotel it’s just 6min walk away.

Cabaret Burlesque: Supernature

Brighton Spiegeltent | 31 May – 1 June

Join Valentina del Pearls and four other leading lights of French New Burlesque for a remarkable revue bringing together glitter, glamour and humour. Meet organic creatures, plants and animals in a modern show mixing burlesque stripping and contemporary dance. Don’t hesitate to book at New Steine Hotel if you want to enjoy another day in Brighton.

Eddy Summer’s School of Burglary

The Warren: Theatre Box Victoria Gardens Grand Palace |31 May – 2 June

Relentlessly energetic Eddie leads us through the physical demands of cutting alarms system, dealing with dangerous dogs and blowing bank safes. If you want calm after this hilarious show don’t hesitate to book at New Steine Hotel.