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April – So much to do

Everyone’s talking about the fringe, but let’s not forget out April! As usual, there is loads going on in town. So whether the weather holds out or not, there is always fun to be had beside the seaside. So what can we look forward to this month?

Here’s our pick of the month’s best entertainment: Enjoy!


The History Boys – till 03 April

Alan Bennett’s piece on the testing times for adolescent boys and their doting schoolmaster. Fantastic as a film, but even better on the stage.  Theatre Royal

Disney Live ‘Three Classic Fairy Tales’ – (02-05 April)

All your favourite Disney characters played out in front of you – great for kids and families.  Brighton Centre

The Pirates of Penzance – (06 -10 April)

Opera and comedy, camp and funny, Gilbert and Sullivan.  Theatre Royal

Oklahoma! (13 -17 April)

OMG! It’s Oklahoma. Top performance by xxx of mid west US frolics. Not to be missed.  Theatre Royal

Also showing: Witness for the Prosecution, Icarus, In Flame.


World of Interiors: The not-so Far East project - till 11 April

Young people review the Pavilion and its art.  Brighton Museum

Wild Planet: Celebrating Wildlife Photographer of the Year – till September

The seafront is full of life: Wildlife!  So before you visit the pier, take a look at the world’s best nature photography, exhibited outdoors!  The West Pier

Brighton & Hove Camera Club – till 13 April

The club’s annual show, a favourite for local snappers.  The Grange Museum and Art Gallery.


If you love film, look here for links to the Odeon and the Duke of York Theatre.

Final Cut – 18 April

Short films from Brighton, Britain, & the rest of the World at Komedia.

Shows and Events

Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Rolling – 03 April

Take the kids and explore the countryside using a map to find Easter treasures. 01273 857712 – Devil’s Dyke. Or join the treasure hunt across the City.,

City Reads does Bond – till 28 May

If you like a man of mystery, an elusive quiet type, but would rather read of him than touch, this book group’s for you. City Reads takes on Ian Fleming’s ‘From Russia with Love’. Various venues

Festival of Shopping – till 30 April

Yes, we love shopping! Brighton’s North Laines celebrates retail therapy.

Brighton & Hove Children’s Festival (12 -18 April)

Annual creative fun as kids and families take over the streets.

Strictly Come Dancing (29 April – 02 May)

Strictly don’t miss it.  The Brighton Centre

Lady Boys of Bangkok (30 April)

New production, of you-know-what.  Victoria Gardens 0871 7050705,

Live Music

Boy George in Concert (20 April)

Hard talking, sweet soul singing diva does Brighton.  Brighton Dome

Diversity (15 April)

Multi-talented troupe continues its run of fame.  Brighton Centre

Also this month: The Lightning Seeds (24 April) Brighton Dome; Joan Armatrading (13 April) Brighton Dome; The Australian Pink Floyd Show (24 April) Brighton Centre.

So much to see and do!

Here’s links to all the venues, enjoy!

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