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Welcome to Brighton Little Theatre!

We are a thriving, leading not-for-profit theatre company who stage at least 10 plays a year in our very own little theatre in Brighton, East Sussex. We are made up of a membership of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who strive to produce a consistently high standard of theatre. We are always grateful to receive new members, so if you are interested please visit the Join us section of this website. For the latest news and information about the theatre follow us on Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the links below.
You can now choose your desired seat when you book online!

  

  Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn - September 12 - 19 (NOTE: NEW DATES)  
Four couples, four lots of drama, all taking place in three bedrooms! Malcolm and Kate are preparing for their housewarming party. Jan and Nick are getting ready to go to the housewarming party until Nick hurts his back and has to stay in bed.  Delia and Ernest receive a visit from their daughter in law Suzannah, who is married to their son Trevor. Trevor, meanwhile has been having an affair with Jan, Nick's wife. This mixture of  drama, laughter and a touch of adultery, is Alan Ayckbourn at his best.
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Playhouse Creatures
by April De Angelis
- 27 - 31 October 2015
'Life's like a storm. Don't get in its way.'
It is 1669. Charles II has decreed  that women will be allowed to take to the English stage for the first time. Nell Gwyn would do anything to be one of those women. This play follows her and four other notable women of the day as they struggle to be seen as legitimate acting talents, rather than just objects of sexual desire—mere ‘Playhouse Creatures’.  Brave, bawdy, fragile and flawed: they show us what can happen when we fall but also what we can achieve when social boundaries are pushed. 
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    Duet for One by Tom Kemplinski - 17 - 21 November 2015 (a Downstairs@thelittle production)
A famous concert violinist, whose career is ended and marriage threatened because of a crippling illness, confronts her situation in a series of painful, moving and challenging interviews with her psychiatrist – through them we see her trying to come to terms and cope with her illness and its effect on her life. She is defiant, hopeless, angry, maudlin by turns and succeeds in provoking the psychiatrist into responses well outside his clinical brief!
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It's a Wonderful Life
adapted for the stage from the Frank Capra film by Anthony E. Palermo
- 12 - 19 December 2015
“I wish I'd never been born.”
One Christmas George Bailey is granted this wish and finds out what the world would have been like without him.  This is a fully staged version of the classic Christmas film. It's not only a joyful, heart-warming tale - it's the love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of America in the 1920s—40s, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance, and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life
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Where we are

We are located in central Brighton at the end of Clarence Gardens which is off Clarence Square, Western Road. There is a branch of The Travel Centre on one corner of Clarence Square/Western Road and a William Hill bookmakers on the other corner. Walk towards the 'Pull and Pump' pub and then down the steps of the lane to the right, past the cottages on the right and then you will find the theatre at the end of the lane.

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Getting here

The theatre is easily located on public transport routes which include local buses and trains, and mainline rail services. There are no on-site parking facilities at the the theatre so you must park in the street (pay-and-display) or use one of the local multi-story car parks. For detailed information about getting to us via train or bus, and for details of parking facilities in central Brighton please click HERE.

Accessibility

Please be aware we aren't called the 'Little' Theatre without good reason...we are very little! Our main auditorium houses 71 guests and our seats are snug, but comfortable, and are about the size of an airline seat in terms of width and pitch. Arm rests on the seats cannot be moved to create more space if you are of a large build. Due to the cozy nature of our venue, we have very limited facilities to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or those with severely reduced mobility as there are stairs to climb in order to gain access to the main auditorium, of which a ramp cannot be installed (whether permanent or temporary). There are also steps leading down to the bar area, which again, a ramp cannot be used. If you need assistance with climbing/descending stairs our friendly staff will be glad to assist on the night. There are male and female toilet facilities on site.

Refreshment facilities

We have a lovely cozy bar serving pre-show, interval, and post-show drinks. We serve beer, wine, soft drinks, fresh coffee, and bar snacks. The bar staff will be happy to take your order for interval drinks so that they are ready for you at the start of the interval. Cold drinks may be taken into the theatre auditorium but in plastic glasses only, which bar staff will be happy to provide.

Smoking

Brighton Little Theatre is a non-smoking venue throughout. There is space at the back of the theatre for smoking, accessible through one of the fire exits in the bar. After 11pm, smoking is only permitted in Castle Street in order to minimise noise disruption to our neighbours.

Box Office

Customers can purchase tickets online by clicking on the 'Book tickets' link against each show, or by calling the Box Office on 0844 888 0432.

Lines are open: Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 9.00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9.00am – 9.00pm, Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 6.00pm (closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day).

Booking online now allows you to view an interactive seat map of the theatre, and to select your favourite seat. The online system shows the EXACT seat available so if it shows as sold out, we are sold out!

Payment for tickets is at the point of sale and payment can only be made with a valid credit or debit card for advance bookings. We do not charge surcharges for paying with debit or credit cards. Cash or cheques are no longer accepted for advance bookings however tickets may be purchased on the door using cash only (we cannot process payments by debit or credit card for tickets purchased on the door, or accept cheques).

Ticket prices

Productions in the main theatre (upstairs): £9.00
Productions in the DOWNSTAIRS@TheLittle performance area:  £6.50
Productions in the Brighton FRINGE FESTIVAL in the main theatre £10 (£9 concessions)
DOWNSTAIRS@TheLittle Productions in the Brighton FRINGE FESTIVAL £7.50 (£6.50 concessions)
Productions at Lewes Castle: £10 (£9 concessions)
Musical Productions £12.50

Please note that prices are the same regardless of whether booked online or over the phone. We do not charge any booking fees.

We operate a 'ticketless' system now so no tickets are mailed out, and no personalised tickets are issued when you arrive at the theatre. Your name will be checked off on the attendance list, and you will be given a ticket with your seat number on. This ticket is checked by the steward at the auditorium door.

A copy of the theatre's seating plan can be downloaded by clicking HERE