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Gifted storyteller, spoken word performer and writer Ivan Coyote performs at Brighton Festival for the first time.

Revered by our Guest Director, Lemn Sissay, as one of the best storytellers anywhere, Ivan has an extraordinary ability to weave engaging and immersive tales that feel personal and warm but somehow leave you wanting to change the world.

Ivan Coyote has won huge acclaim for taking on the personal and the political in beguiling and revealing stories about what it means to be trans and non-binary today. Having spent 25 years on the road, Ivan has been winning fans across the world by talking about gender identity, family, class and queer liberation with compassion, heart and a quick wit.

‘One of Canada’s great humourists, although often the stories are the laughing-throughtears variety.’ Jade Colbert, Globe and Mail Canada

Co-produced with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Ivan Coyote and Fascinator Management with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. With support from The High Commission of Canada in the UK

75mins | Age 12+

BSL Interpeted Performance Saturday 16 May, 8pm

Brighton Festival members’ presale Wednesday 12 February, 7.30am via only

Tickets on general sale Wednesday 19 February, 9am

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 16 May, 2020
    4:00pm, 8:00pm
  • Sunday 17 May, 2020


  • Standard
  • Under 26
  • Members' First Night Offer
  • Festival Standby
Festival Standby: Book best available seats in person from the venue just before the show on many events. Festival Standbys are only available to under 26’s, over 60s, JSA/ESA or Universal Credit, registered disabled/DLA or PIP, Equity/ BECTU/SDUK, Members, Brighton Festival artists and those with Pay-It-Forward vouchers. Festival Standbys can be booked in person.
Spoken Word
Brighton Festival: Ivan Coyote
Saturday 16 May  – Sunday 17 May
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