The first week of the Brighton Fringe has broken the Box Office target for the entire festival.
With over 40,000 tickets sold so far, the sales target has been surpassed with over £300,000 generated.
England’s largest arts festival is hosting a number of shows from a variety of genres, including circus, comedy, drama and children’s entertainment. The time off from live shows appears to have made audiences thirsty for more, with “the scale of the sales” taking even CEO Julian Caddy by surprise.
“The enthusiasm has been overwhelming,” Caddy commented. “I’d like to thank everyone involved at Brighton Fringe for their incredibly hard work in getting everything together and also of course our audiences for having faith in us that we can deliver live performance safely, whilst also offering a massive selection of online work as well. There are still five weeks left of Brighton Fringe activity though so make sure you enjoy it while you can!”
Artists from the festival have also expressed their delight at the success so far. Rich Bright and Ross Dinwiddy, actors in the play The Tragedy of Dorian Gray said: “We have loved getting back on the stage at the beautiful Rialto Theatre this summer and bringing Dorian Gray to the coast finally. Being part of the celebration that is Brighton Fringe—it’s been thrilling.”
There are still over 500 in-person and digital events to attend across 90 venues, many of which are free or have tickets starting from £5. More information about the Brighton Fringe and its events can be found here.
Words by Lucy Dunn
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