Brighton Open Air Theatre

Brighton Open Air Theatre
Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, Brighton, BN3 6EH
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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring the UK's most faithful tribute to the classic Californian country rockers to BOAT. Enjoy classic hits like * Hotel California, Take it Easy, Desperado, New Kid in Town, One of these Nights and Take it to the Limit *, with soaring harmonies, and duelling lead guitars. A great…

Barking! - The [Comedy] Dog Show (A Benefit For Boat!)

BARKING! -Is a BOAT Benefit featuring Zoe Lyons (with Mr Groucho Barx), Phil Jerrod (with Burt Reynolds), and BOAT Patron Simon Evans (with Talisker) in Brighton’s very first *DOG FRIENDLY * stand up show. Bring your friends (furry and otherwise) and watch as these 3 intrepid comedians, battle bravely to perform their…

Brief Hiatus Present'animal Farm'(Recommended 8+)

Brief Hiatus return to Brighton Open Air Theatre with a new adaptation of Orwell’s classic parable of a barnyard uprising undone by greed and power. Facing a life of thankless servitude, the animals of Manor Farm lead a rebellion against the humans that enslave them. But camaraderie and progress soon give way to…

Brighton Beach Boys Celebrate The Last Days Of Summer

The Brighton Beach Boys return to * BOAT * bringing us the sound of California with their annual season topping show of the hits of The Beach Boys. From Surfin’ Safari to God Only Knows, this is a show packed with Good Vibrations. Come and celebrate the last days of summer with this fantastic family friendly musical party.

Brighton Beach Boys Present'dearly Departed 2016'

The Brighton Beach Boys premier a new show, designed to commemorate the many well-loved artists who passed away in 2016. Featuring songs from Leonard Cohen to Leon Russell, George Michael to Prince Rogers Nelson and many more, this show is a heartfelt musical tribute to their passing

Brighton Beach Boys Present'golden Years'david Bowie Remembered

Formed to celebrate the life and music of David Bowie, ' Golden Years ' sees The Brighton Beach Boys recreate the hits of Bowie. Drawing on material from throughout his illustrious career, this is an evening full of tales, dreams of a rock maestro, and a glorious celebration of this unique talent.

Brighton Little Theatre Present'earthquakes In London'(Recommended For 16+ Strong Adult Themes )

***Earthquakes in London*** includes burlesque strip shows, bad dreams, social breakdown, population explosion, worldwide paranoia. It is a fast and furious crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant…

Brighton Little Theatre Present'she Stoops To Conquer'

Oliver Goldsmith’s uproariously funny play She Stoops to Conquer is a must see! Well to do countryman, Mr Hardcastle, plans to marry his lovely daughter, Kate to Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner. Marlow, along with his sidekick, Hastings, duly makes a visit to view his future bride. On their way, they encounter…

Brighton Shakespeare Company Present A Midsummer Night's Dream

This magical and imaginative production of A ****Midsummer Nights Dream features swing-dancing fairies, hapless lovers and Albion supporting mechanicals; “ Lord what fools these mortals be! ”. This much-loved local company promises a unique and eccentric take on this Shakespearian summer classic! Building on last years…

…and 2 more dates until 6 Aug

Brightonshed And The Theatre Shed Present'wake Up Alice!'(Bsl Integral To Show)

Dive head first down the rabbit hole for an exciting adventure with award winning inclusive theatre company Brightonshed, in collaboration with The Theatre Shed, as they bring their innovative adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' to Brighton Fringe. Join the cast as they shake of their labels and explore the…

Bubblegum Parfum Desert Present'my Floorboards'(Recommended For 12+ Adult Themes)

My Floorboards is a musical performance for an actor and a modular synthesizer, it's based on the renown piece of French outside art " Le Plancher de Jeannot ". This play is not a dramatization of Jeannot's text, but an attempt to replicate his deliriums and peculiar dynamics by creating an original…

Chapter House Present'jane Eyre'

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors where she meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart…

Chapterhouse Present'peter Pan'

Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland; where they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, and in support of Great Ormond Street…

Chapterhouse Present'pride And Prejudice'

Meet Elizabeth Bennet, * Jane Austen's * most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award winning writer Laura Tuner, this brand-new adaptation celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Jane…

D.a.f.t Present The Plain Dealer

William Wycherley’s wicked and dark comedy The Plain Dealer is a forgotten masterpiece. Bawdy, licentious and as pertinent now, as when it was written. Manly has a passion for fair play, and plain-speaking Olivia is his girl, but when she is disloyal and corrupt Manly wants revenge! From this contrast between truth…

…and 2 more dates until 11 Jun

D.a.f.t Present'shakespeare In A Day'(Script In Hand Performance)

Following the success of last year’s Cymbeline and Pericles, D.A.F.T return to BOAT to bring another Shakespeare play from the page to stage in one day. Led by director Nicholas Quirke this script-in-hand performance, will be as much of a surprise to the actors as the audience. Enjoy an exploration of text, character…

Don Quixote

Northbrook College presents a riotous retelling of Don Quixote for all ages, with music, comedy and a disappearing donkey.

Wed 17 May

Thu 18 May

Dot Productions Present'emma'

Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips. Life is pretty good – if a bit boring so to spice things up Emma takes on a protégé, Harriet Smith. Although determined never to marry herself, Emma decides to find Harriet a husband and sets about playing Cupid with the village men. When her carefully laid plans unravel…

Family Wordship Workshop With John Hegley (Recommended For 7+ (6+ For Children Who Wear Glasses))

Family Wordship Workshop with John Hegley. We all draw ships and the ship's people, animals and other stuff seen through the portholes. Drawing and singing… and some poetry

The Festival Players Present'the Merry Wives Of Windsor'

The roguish and foolish Knigh, Falstaff, schemes to woo two married women to get his hands on their husbands' money, but the wiley Wives of Windsor are more than a match for him. The Festival Players Theatre Company brings you this hilarious and colourful comedy in an all-male, face-paced, costumed production. A…

Folksy Theatre Present'the Princess And The Pig'

Folksy Theatre are delighted to be performing their musical adaptation of Jonathan Emmett's 'The Princess & The Pig'. There’s been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the farmer’s new piglet! The kindly farmer and his wife believe it’s the…

Folksy Theatre Present'twelfth Night'

Two twin siblings, Viola and Sebastian, are separated in a shipwreck and Viola takes on the appearance of a man to be accepted to work in Duke Orsino’s household. It is here that the fun begins. This is a play about mistaken identities, about love and the madness it can drive us to. Building on the success of ‘ As…

Going South (Recommended For 16+ Adult Themed Humour)

Brace yourselves for a very special event of musical frivolity, as this fabulous all female trio unleash upon you their zany mix of comedy and stunning harmonies. Opera meets West End and topical and irreverent humour abounds – their incredible vocals and musicianship are guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Put simply…

Graham Steel Music Co Present'songs From The Seas'

Songs from the Sea is an exciting new show featuring rocking five-piece sea shanty band The Salts with Chris Ricketts, one of the foremost singers in his field. Enjoy a brimming bucket of classic, well loved songs like Bound for South Australia, Blow the Man Down, and Drunken Sailor, along with more beautifully crafted…

Heritage Opera Present'cosi Fan Tutte'

*How far would you go to win a bet? * Two men make a foolish wager on whose girlfriend will be the more faithful. What starts as a silly game quickly escalates into something more troubling, as all four lovers begin to question just how serious their relationships are? Things really heat up when a double wedding is…

Ian Kennedy Productions Present'three Men In A Boat'

Come on the adventure of a lifetime – and sail on down the River Thames with three men in a boat (not to mention the dog!). Join Jerome, Harris, George and Montmorency from Kingston-upon-Thames to Oxford as they encounter a variety of people, places and peculiar maladies and discuss such important topics as ‘ why very…

Identity Theatre Present'blue Remembered Hills'(Recommended For 12+)

Part hilarious part chilling; Dennis Potter’s modern classic Blue Remembered Hills is set during a seemingly endless summer afternoon in impoverished WW2 Forest of Dean. The Children (all played by adults) expose harsh themes through their free-fall, wild and unrestrained play. Relationships mimicking the adult world…

Illyria Present'the Lost World'(Recommended For 5+ (Mild Peril))

Four intrepid explorers travel to an uncharted plateau in South America, and encounter terrifying dinosaurs previously believed to be extinct. But what evidence can they produce to prove that these creatures actually exist? Unless, of course, they bring live specimens back to London. What could possibly go wrong?

Illyria Present'the Mikado

What would happen if anyone should dare to tell the Mikado that an execution had taken place when in fact it hadn’t? Gilbert & Sullivan’s wry satire of lies twisted into truths has never been more blisteringly relevant! It gets the complete * Illyria * treatment: not a word from the libretto is cut nor a note unsung.

Jo Neary And Friends Present The Seaside Honeypot Funnypot Spectacular (Recommended 12+)

Jo Neary & Friends Present ‘The Seaside Honeypot Funnypot Spectacular’ Comedy variety night with * Jo Neary, Dyball & Kerr, George Egg, Phil Jerrod * and more, starring live music from Jim Bob (Carter USM) This event is a fundraiser for the Honeypot Children’s Charity

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

A concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, jazz, and Arabic Maqam music interact and transcend musical boundaries.

Lifeboat 2'sing Out'(All Proceeds Go To'rise'and'speak Out')

LIFEBOAT 2 brings together voices from across our community in ‘ Sing Out ’, which promises to be a foot stomping, spine-tingling afternoon of songful celebration – an uplifting and transformative event full of harmony and community cohesion. 2017 welcomes local and nationally renowned Choral Activist Kirsty Martin to…

Linguistic Calligraphy Present Poetry Picnic And Summer Slam (Recommended 14+ Strong Language And Adult Themes)

Come and join Linguistic Calligraphy and friends for an afternoon poetry, picnicking and storytelling. Bringing together a top line up of UK Poetry and Slam champions; experience the most exciting performers in the UK poetry scene right now. With two very special invited guest poets and a performance from one of the…

The Lord Chamberlain's Men: A Comedy Of Errors

Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical play, where merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife find themselves comically entwined.

Thu 25 May

Noted For Music Present'my Dog's Got No Nose'(Recommended For 16+ Strong Adult Themes)

My Dog’s Got No Nose takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first ever performance. Before picking up his microphone and venturing into the limelight, he regales us with stories, tales about his life and experience; funny, sad, poignant and often laugh-out-loud hilarious. He bares us…

Noted For Music Present'you're The Top - A Tribute To Cole Porter'

Enjoy an evening of wit, sophistication and talent, hosted by pianist and singer Andrew D Brewis, Andrew has performed the work of Cole Porter, the master songwriter around the world; London USA and Cape Town. “ Brewis’ piano skills are first rate ” - The Scotsman. “ Great Stuff ” - Len Goodman. “ You’re…

Oddsocks Present'macbeth'(Recommended For 7+)

“A musical brew of laughter and witchcraft!” Shakespeare’s story of ambition turned bad is brought to life in Oddsocks ’ hilarious musical adaptation. Set in a steampunk world; Macbeth and Banquo return triumphantly from the battlefield. They discover 3 weird sisters who predict their promotions. Macbeth’s ambitious…

Oddsocks Present'romeo And Juliet'(Recommended For 7+)

Oddsocks Breath new life into Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet by giving it a musical Mods & Rockers twist! There’s Nowhere to Run To for the Capulets and Montagues as violent confrontation stalks every meeting, even Down in the Tube Station at Midnight. Meanwhile Juliet’s Nurse is looking forward to a good old…

Poets Vs Mc's Present'once And Future'(Recommended For Age 8+ (Some Strong Language))

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.

Rah Rah Theatre Present'rainy Day Bear's Adventure'(Recommended For Children Age 2-6)

Rainy Day Bear’s Adventure ', is an exciting show for children aged 2-6. It's about a girl named Milly and the adventures she has with her favourite toy; ' Rainy Day Bear '. They visit the Jelly Bean Jungle, the Sea of the Seven Stripy Saucers and the Curly Coloured Cake Castle! Each magical place…

Richard Durrant & Ismael Ledesma

A South American Guitar and Harp Spectacular. Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant is one of the greatest performers of the music of Agustin Barrios *in the world and is celebrated in Paraguay for his work. * Ismael Ledesma is one of the leading Paraguayan harpists of all time. He is the official, international…

The Salts

The rocking five-piece sea shanty band present a rousing night mixing classics with sea-faring folk compositions.

Sun 10 Sep

Simon Evans'potted Previews 1 (Recommended For 14+)

Catch two of our hottest talents en route to the Edinburgh Festival, as they each take a deep breath and present the best fourty minutes of their hour long shows … see them first before they face the sceptical Scots!… Plus the same from you host. BOAT’s Patron and Hove’s very own Simon Evans.

Simon Evans'potted Previews 2 (Recommended For 14+)

Catch two of our hottest talents en route to the Edinburgh Festival, as they each take a deep breath and present the best fourty minutes of their hour long shows … see them first before they face the sceptical Scots!… Plus the same from you host. BOAT’s Patron and Hove’s very own Simon Evans.

Sisata Present'othello'(Recommended For 12+)

Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K Parkin. Hove based SISATA present a radical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ in a bold, bright and brilliant explosive feast for all your senses. Set against a backdrop of 80’s hip-hop culture it draws from the life and work of artist * Jean-Michel Basquiat. * This fast-paced…

The Tempest: Worthing College

The young cast performs an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, using puppetry, dance and live music.

Mon 8 May

This Is My Theatre Present'alice's Adventures In Wonderland'

To see a rabbit is nothing remarkable… To hear it comment upon the time is!… To follow it down a rabbit-hole into a strange new world not knowing how you’ll get out again is something extraordinarily remarkable indeed! This is my Theatre invite you to join them for a trip into this well-loved tale, based upon the…

This Is My Theatre Present'the Importance Of Being Earnest'

Ernest is Jack. Ernest loves Gwendolen but she doesn’t know he’s Jack. Algernon is also Ernest but he loves Cecily. Both Cecily and Gwendolen are particularly fond of the name Ernest, which is good for Ernest but is a problem for both Jack and Algernon. Then there’s Gwendolen’s mother, Algernon’s aunt, Lady…

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