Brighton Fringe Awards


Our Festival team head to Brighton Fringe every year to review shows across three categories – Theatre, Comedy and Children & Families. One winner from each category is invited to perform at that year’s IYAF. Past winners have gone onto tour nationally and internationally.

The 2019 Brighton Fringe Award Winners who performed at IYAF were:

Children and Families
Gut Buddies by Bacterial Factory

Alex Cofield: Supernova 

Euan by ChewBoy Productions

IYAF Director’s awards for Entertainment
Badass be thy Name by Police Cops
All Aboard! At Termination Station by Lilly Burton


Volunteer with us
We are always on the lookout for volunteer assessors to join the IYAF Awards team and help us select the winning shows. You’ll need an interest in the  performing arts and be available to see a minimum of 2 shows per visit. We cover the costs of tickets and reasonable travel expenses. Apply here to get involved.

Take part (for artists performing at Brighton Fringe 2020)
The IYAF Best of Brighton Awards are listed on the Brighton Fringe Awards page and can be applied for directly on the website.

There will be 1 winner selected from each of the following categories:

  • Children & Families
  • Comedy
  • Theatre

The winner in each category will be given a free performance slot at IYAF that year.

The Awards are live until mid-April.