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What’s On at Theatre Royal Brighton
The Theatre Royal Brighton events calendar has something for everyone at the end of 2023 and into 2024. Some of the best West End shows of recent years are hitting the city on tour later this year. These include pop-musical Six, about Henry VIII’s wives, in December, Bonnie and Clyde in July and Dear Evan Hansen in October; all great events at Theatre Royal Brighton for teens who want to get into musicals!
Finally, keep your wits about you as some fantastic thrills and chills hit Brighton. Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, visits in January, followed by the acclaimed ghost story The Woman in Black in March. If you prefer light-hearted plays, try The 39 Steps in July; this Olivier Award-winning comedy based on Hitchcock's film is a riot.
About the Theatre Royal Brighton
One of the country’s oldest working theatres, the Theatre Royal Brighton is a Grade II listed building originating in 1766. The Prince of Wales gave his Royal Assent to build the theatre in 1806, and the venue opened in 1807. Over the years numerous owners have abandoned the venue through fear of financial ruin, but 1854 saw actor Henry John Nye Chart turn the theatre’s fortunes around through expansion and renovation, with the help of renowned architect Charles James Phipps.
In 1876, Henry’s wife Ellen Elizabeth Nye Chart took over management, securing the theatre’s reputation as one of the most prestigious outside of London. Introducing matinees and Christmas pantomimes, she became one of the first women theatre managers. By the end of the 19th century, legendary actors such as Sarah Bernhardt and David Garrick had graced the stage, with many more such as Judi Dench appearing in the following century. Henrik Ibsen premiered a UK production of A Doll’s House at the venue, sparking its use as a pre-West End venue for new plays.
The theatre was purchased by ATG in 1999 and continues to host a wide variety of events such as large touring productions and performances from Brighton’s annual Fringe Festival.
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Theatregoers can also book the Ambassador Lounge when booking tickets to access bespoke service including drinks, snacks and washrooms.