Brighton prides itself on its long and prestigious heritage when its comes to the theatre – with its Royal Theatre first opening its doors in 1807.
Currently it resides in the top five of oldest theatres in the UK, and maintains its viability by mixing top quality entertainment with popular box office choices such as the forthcoming Dolly Parton The Musical and the juggling extravaganza Smashed. If youre thinking of including a trip to the theatre in your holiday itinerary then it definitely pays to book early! Visit the theatres website for details of upcoming productions and to book tickets!
The Theatre Royal may be the oldest and most famous of the theatres that Brighton has to offer but it is by no means the only theatre.
The Old Market as a venue is a little bit younger then the Theatre Royal, being built in 1826. In 2010 the venue underwent a total renovation after Yes/No productions (famed for creating STOMP) bought the building. It is fast regaining its status as a centre for the arts in Brighton and Hove and is well worth a visit.
The Komedia, situated on Gardner Street in the North Laine area of Brighton, is a live entertainment venue presenting a diverse range of acts and productions for all the family all year round. It is most famous however for the Krater Comedy Club that it plays host to Thursday – Sunday. Such acts as Chris McCausland who has worked across all the terrestrial channels on TV with the likes of Miranda and Jimmy Carr are regulars at the Comedy Club. There is currently a discount for booking early which we recommend taking advantage of.
If it is comedy that you are a fan of then upstairs at the three and ten is becoming a popular venue locally to see up and coming talent perform in a ‘bijou’ setting, i.e. small – so again if you would like to visit this venue during your Brighton stay then please visit their website.
The Nightingale Theatre and The Marlborough Theatre are two similar ‘bijou’ venues situated within Brighton bars.
The Nightingale is situated above The Grand Central Bar opposite Brighton Station and is a supporter locally of up and coming talent as well as a venue for seasoned and professional acts. One of Brighton Short Breaks favourite performers Amy Lame will be taking to the Nightingale stage this May/June for her act Unhappy Birthday.
The Marlborough is above the bar of the same name situated just opposite the Royal Pavilion on Princes Street. The venue is a friendly one and is geared towards the LGBT community. To see what this theatre has to offer during your stay please take a look at their website.
Whatever your cup of tea Brighton Short Breaks are sure you will find something to enjoy at one of the many theatres Brighton is home to.
Don’t forget the month of May is festival month in Brighton with even more than usual acts and visitors to the city – please see our festival page for more information.