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Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

The cult classic film is hilariously adapted for the stage!

An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical

An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical

This winning story of love and bravery will lift you up where you belong.

Scott Silven - Wonders

Scott Silven - Wonders

World-renowned illusionist and performance artist Scott Silven displays his unique form of entertainment!

Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo

Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo

Your favourite Strictly star is back on tour. Join Johannes in his brand new tour full of dance and extravegance!

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Previously a hit on either side of the Atlantic, this play covers continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past.

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

This classic smash-hit Olivier Award-Winning comedy is back on tour in the UK!

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde

The smash hit musical of the infamous couple on the run is back across the UK!

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Tell the story of an avid Dolly fan, this is a musical packed with the her catalogue of hits!

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

David Walliams' hit kids' comedy is back and better than ever!

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

This brand-new production marks the first time that the Broadway and West End phenomenon will tour the UK!

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Join Peppa and friends on a fun adventure!

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

Reliving the best hits from the best decade!

The Smartest Giant in Town

This lovable tale about friendship and helping those in need is brought to life in a musical, puppet-led adventure!

John Bishop: Back At It

John Bishop: Back At It

The hilarious stand up is back with a brand new tour!

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

The musical phenomenon Kinky Boots the Musical is strutting across the country on its fabulous new UK tour.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

The classic whodunnit by the acclaimed Agatha Christie.

What’s On at Theatre Royal Brighton

The Theatre Royal Brighton events calendar has something for everyone in 2024 as some of the best West End shows of recent years hit the city on tour. These include cult favourite musical Bonnie and Clyde in July and Dear Evan Hansen in October; both great events at Theatre Royal Brighton for older teens who want to get into musicals!

Finally, keep your wits about you as some fantastic gripping dramas hit Brighton. Tickets for the highly anticipated, acclaimed play The Kite Runner based on the best-selling novel are popular, so be sure to grab yours to avoid disappointment. 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.

Map and Address

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD

Located in the heart of Brighton’s vibrant town centre, only a stone’s throw away from the rail station, the Theatre Royal is the city’s culture hub. Close by is the North Laines, a shopping district with independent, alternative retailers, cafes and antique shops. The theatre is also located next to Brighton Pavilion, with Brighton Beach about 10 minutes away and the pier and Sea Life Centre about 15-20 minutes away. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery are across the road from the Theatre Royal Brighton, as are the Pavilion Gardens. There are many places to eat nearby, including chain and independent establishments for pre and post-theatre dining.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Theatre Royal Brighton box office open?

The theatre's box office opens 90 minutes before performances begin.

What time does Theatre Royal Brighton open for a show?

The venue's public spaces including the bars and box office open 90 minutes before performances begin. It is always worth arriving early to avoid queues and ensure a comfortable entry into the theatre and enjoy a drink before the performance.

What food and drink are available at Theatre Royal Brighton?

There are bars on every level of the theatre, with a range of drinks and refreshments which can be pre-ordered for the interval. For theatregoers who would like to enjoy the sights of Brighton, the Royal Circle bar offers spectacular views of the Royal Pavilion.

Theatregoers can also book the Ambassador Lounge when booking tickets to access bespoke service including drinks, snacks and washrooms.

Does Theatre Royal Brighton have a cloakroom?

There is no cloakroom at the venue. It is best to avoid bringing excess bags or items that cannot be held comfortably on your lap during the performance.

Where should I eat near Theatre Royal Brighton?

Cultural hotspot North Laine is full of excellent pubs and restaurants including Manjus, which serves vegetarian Indian street food. If you prefer classic pub dinners, The Dorset has a set menu on weekdays which is perfect for pre-theatre dining. Nearby on the Lanes, Moshimo is a local gem for fans of Japanese food.

What is the best hotel to stay at near Theatre Royal Brighton?

The Grand Brighton is a quintessential Renaissance style hotel near the seafront, and is 11 minutes' walk from the theatre. If you have a smaller budget, ibis Brighton City Centre has basic but comfortable rooms at a good price.

How do I contact the box office?

For all booking queries, the box office can be contacted by phone on 0333 009 6690.

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