The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

We lucked out! On the day we saw The Jungle Book, the sun was high in the sky. The weather was stunning (and hot almost to the point of being oppressive) but that’s the gamble you have to take when booking in at the BOAT… 

The HandleBards: The Tempest

The HandleBards: The Tempest

The HandleBards care about the planet and they care about Shakespeare. So everything they need for their plays is carried by bike, turning lightweight props into costume and set. While the male half of the company tour one show, the female half tour another, each performing outdoors as much as they can… 

As a Tiger in the Jungle

As a Tiger in the Jungle

On a still springtime evening, there are few better things to do than to take a trip to the Brighton Open Air Theatre. Surrounded by floral fragrances and accompanied by a chorus of songbirds as the sun began to set, the centre of the amphitheatre was filled by a metal circus structure that resembled a giant’s playground… 

TotRockinBeats: Old-School Block Party

TotRockinBeats: Old-School Block Party

Back by popular demand for the second year running! TotRockinBeats throw down an amazingly funky, three hour, outdoor, family-friendly, hip-hop, funk and soul block party. Imagine the type of old-school, New York block party that gave birth to the hip-hop culture in the 70s… 

Antigone

Antigone

Amidst the fresh cigar smoke of a 1920s club, the voice of a girl rings out against the injustice of her uncle’s control, against the dominance of her cruel past and to honour her two dead brothers… 

A Shakespeare Showcase

A Shakespeare Showcase

Aspire’s youth performers present an energetic, dynamic adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We will transport you back to the 1970s as punk meets disco… 

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Odysseus journeys home. Penelope awaits her husband. Refugees long for peace. Is a new start possible after 10 years of war? A new visceral, physical adaptation of Homer’s exciting adventure story of homecoming with gods, monsters and the hope for forgiveness… 

Suspiciously Elvis Goes Country!

Suspiciously Elvis Goes Country!

Brighton’s very own Suspiciously Elvis with his core band, launches BOAT’s Brighton Fringe season with this country-tastic show! Expect hit after hit plus his country classics from across the decades. 

A Midsummer Night's Fringe

A Midsummer Night's Fringe

Join us for our summer showcase fundraising gala at Brighton Open Air Theatre on July 3rd for an extravagant evening of everything Fringe! See all your Fringe favourites from our 2018 festival in the dreamy outdoor setting of Brighton Open Air Theatre, and help raise much needed funds for the charity behind England’s largest open access arts festival... 

Adventures of Robin Hood

Adventures of Robin Hood

Prepare your family for a thrilling adventure as Robin and his merry band whisk you to Sherwood forest and rise up against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham! Expect boo-able villains, thigh-slapping songs, narrow escapes and daring escapades! Bring a picnic and enjoy a unique outdoor adventure! Previous productions: 'The Wind in The Willows' and 'The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio'... 

The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

A David Walliams best seller. Drum roll, please... Heartbreak invites you to join them for the grand opening of The Lord Funt Hospital Playground, a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child... 

Spurious

Spurious

Written by Allan Williams and directed by Harry Benefield, Spurious explores themes of family and identity through three generations of women falling pregnant at 18, while examining each period’s outlook on young and single motherhood... 

Coldstream: Critical Threat

Coldstream: Critical Threat

It's 2017, Operation Temperer has put UK troops on UK streets. Concert attacks, terrorists in white vans running over civilians. This is a very new frontline. Members of parliament needing results... 

TotRockinBeats Old-School Block Party

TotRockinBeats Old-School Block Party

An amazing, three-hour, outdoor, family-friendly, old-school, Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul block party. Featuring: Top DJs From 1BTN FM, MCs, live graffiti by Dan Lish, B-Boys & Girls, outdoor crafts, kids' games, licenced bar and more... 

The Lives They Left Behind

The Lives They Left Behind

Inspired by the fascinating discovery of neglected suitcases, this talented young ensemble join together to present stories of the real patients of Willard Psychiatric Centre.Miskin Theatre doesn’t waste any time introducing the audience to the harsh divide between the staff and the psychiatric patients at Willard; the staff cold and restrained and the patients displaying a range of thoughts and varying degrees of hope, each clearly understanding their character and their journey... 

La bohème

La bohème

Can you live on love alone? Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, comes to Brighton with Puccini's best-loved opera, which charts the love affair of Rodolfo, a writer, and Mimi, his neighbour, as they eke out a living on the breadline... 

From One Heart to Another

From One Heart to Another

The human heart. We can put it in the strangest places, hoping it’s looked after by whoever finds it. Kia is about to find out just how big hers is. A lot to hand over. She needs help... 

Medea

Medea

Seeing work at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) is a treat because you have that unusual experience of sharing the same sky with the players. If it’s raining in Brighton, it's also raining in Corinth, or Venice or wherever the play is set... 

Wake Up Alice!

Wake Up Alice!

Award-winning and inclusive Youth Theatre Company Brightonshed in collaboration with Theatreshed bring their interpretation of 'Alice in Wonderland' to Brighton Fringe. Expect an interactive leap down the rabbit hole, where we can explore "who we are" and question how we shake off our labels to make our dreams a reality... 

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and Arabic Maqam music interact and transcend musical boundaries, leading us into newfound colours and musical landscapes. 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

"But... your grace?" said Sancho, "What you see over there aren't giants, but windmills." "Obviously," replied Don Quixote, "you don't know much about adventures.” The self-styled knight errant may be mad, but the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be... 

The Tempest

The Tempest

Three groups of shipwreck survivors venture into unknown territory and find themselves being closely monitored, manipulated and enchanted by a wizard and his sidekick. Puppetry, dance and live music support this pacey, entertaining and engaging adaptation performed by a talented young ensemble cast... 

Once and Future

Once and Future

The land is sick. Our stories will serve us. A round table of poets, rappers, storytellers and musicians invoke the spirit of Arthur. This event is for lovers of song and spoken word, a place for adventurous minds to explore timeless myths of this land through the voices of its people. 

Flying The Nest

Flying The Nest

Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. Sit in a giant nest and get involved in this interactive eggsperience led by our three eggstraordinary professors... 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. As the pilot is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by a little boy who will change his view of the world and life forever. A contemporary new musical version of Saint-Exupéry's classic that will dazzle your mind and capture your heart. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

A vibrant re-imagining of Burnett’s classic story with an inclusive cast of young actors, bringing the garden to life through music, dance and umbrellas. Weaving a tale of isolation and the healing power of nature and family, a truly unique show in Brighton's newest theatre (N...