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What's On in Sussex

Events suitable for the whole family are never hard to come by in Sussex thanks to a range of tourist hot-spots including a national park, two cities and selection of seaside resorts. We've got hundreds of exciting events taking place all year round for residents and day-trippers to enjoy. 

What's on in Sussex this weekend?

To find out what's on in Sussex today or this weekend, use the search box on the left side of this page to narrow down your required date. Families on a budget can look out for the many free events taking place while there's plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

Exciting entertainment takes place all year round with an enviable supply of themed festivals. There's no shortage of food and drink festivals and the local produce is amongst the best in the UK with seafood from Hastings and ideal conditions for vineyards giving a unique flavour to any event.

May is festivals month in Brighton with arts, music and diverse culture celebrated in party style, but there's always something going on making it a popular destination for a day trip from London. Brighton is also renowned for a thriving comedy scene.

The culture and heritage of 1066 Country, walking and other outdoor events of the South Downs National Park along with family-friendly towns of Eastbourne, Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor mean you're never far from an event guaranteed to give you a warm welcome.

If you're looking for what's on when it's raining, the coastal geography of Sussex means you can switch the beach for a trip to a local castle, all of which have a calendar of seasonal events to entertain children and adults.

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HAMLET: GLOBE TO GLOBE

HAMLET: GLOBE TO GLOBE

Dominic Dromgoole with Michael Farthing Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe Theatre for 11 years, came up with the idea of taking...

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  1. Add Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2016To8 Nov 2017

    Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  2. Add Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation to your Itinerary

    Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation

    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2016To4 Jun 2017

    This new display in the Spotlight Gallery will tell the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day.
    Free with Museum admission

  3. Add What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre to your Itinerary

    What's on this week at the Windmill Theatre

    Type

    Show / Display

    Location

    Littlehampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017

    Click on the website to see the latest live shows and activities at The Windmill Theatre on Littlehampton Seafront.

    Alternatively, call the Box Office on 01903 715920.

    The Windmill offers a 213 seat auditorium. Equipped with a surround sound system and an induction hearing loop system for...

  4. Add Ropetackle Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Ropetackle Arts Centre

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Shoreham-By-Sea

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017To31 Dec 2017

    The Ropetackle gives access to high quality film, art, music, theatre, education and training oportunities in the arts, film and media in a unique riverside venue

  5. Add The Language of Flowers to your Itinerary

    The Language of Flowers

    Type

    Museums

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jan 2017To31 Aug 2017

    A display of modern and historical paintings from the museum’s Fine Art collection, featuring flowers.
    Opening times and prices as for Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  6. KEITH TYSON - TURN BACK NOW

    Add KEITH TYSON - TURN BACK NOW to your Itinerary

    KEITH TYSON - TURN BACK NOW

    Type

    Arts

    Location

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jan 2017To4 Jun 2017

    Jerwood Gallery is delighted to welcome Turner Prize Winner (2002) Keith Tyson to the gallery in January to launch our 2017 exhibition programme.

    Turn Back Now will feature a selection of works from Tyson's Studio Wall Drawings series that form a visual diary of his practice over the past 20 years...

  7. Add Elizabeth Price to your Itinerary

    Elizabeth Price

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Location

    Bexhill On Sea

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jan 2017To30 Apr 2017

    Turner Prize-winner Elizabeth Price presents the latest in a series of Hayward Touring exhibitions curated by artists.

    Featuring works by over fifty artists including Becky Beasley, Claude Cahun, Henry Fuseli, Richard Hamilton, The Lumiére Brothers, Henry Moore, Bridget Riley, Jo Spence and...

  8. Add Spring bird watching at Pagham Harbour to your Itinerary

    Spring bird watching at Pagham Harbour

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Selsey

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2017To30 Apr 2017


    Spring brings even more variety of waders and wildfowl, along with new plants and flowers coming to life around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

  9. Add City Reads 2017 to your Itinerary

    City Reads 2017

    Type

    Literature

    Location

    Brighton

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2017To14 May 2017

    You are invited to join in the city-wide read of Sharon Duggal’s stunning debut The Handsworth Times: a beautifully written story about the power of community, set in the turbulent early 80s.

  10. Add Lego Club to your Itinerary

    Lego Club

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Worthing

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2017To2 Jun 2018

    Lego Club is for all children aged 4+ who love to build with Lego. This is a fun informal group where we build to a theme each week (adherence optional!) have a FREE drink and a snack and then show and tell to round off the session.
    Meanwhile the grown ups can either join in the fun or be kicking...