Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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!

  

  An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - October 25 - 1 November
It’s 1912 and the prosperous, middle class Birling family are spending the evening celebrating their daughter's engagement when they are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious police inspector. A girl has died. Was it suicide? The play is not only a gripping ‘whodunnit’. It is also a philosophical play which delivers a scathing attack on social values of the time - middle class hypocrisy, class division and social exclusion, delivering a powerful message about the rights of the working class.

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  The Wind in the Willows by Alan Bennett, adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame
- December
6 - 13
The perfect family Christmas show!  Alan Bennett’s script sparkles with humour and the much loved characters of Badger, Mole, Ratty and Toad are once again brought to life for our delight and are pitted against the dreaded weasels and stoats from The Wild Wood. Jeremy Sams’s music provides melodies that you’ll go home humming. Whether you’re five or ninety five there’s something here to enthral you.

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  The Entertainer by John Osborne - January 27 - 31
"Let me know where you’re working tomorrow night and I’ll come and see you” is one of drama’s great exit lines and the man who says it, Archie Rice, is the archetypal anti-hero trying to turn back a tide of inevitability that is about to sweep him away. John Osborne’s classic drama followed hard on the heels of Look Back in Anger and was a mirror reflecting a nation that had to decline, if it ever stood any chance of rising again.

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  The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton, adapted by Christopher Dangerfield - March 10 - 14
The near future. Society, as we know, has broken down. Gang Dukedoms assert control. Acts of treachery, manipulation and revenge are rife. Corrupt  powerful unelected oppress society and bring their own rule of law.  But then a younger generation, angry, and with access to weapons, rises up to take revenge...The injustices of the early 17th century are those of the late 21st in this steampunk adaptation by Chris Dangerfield of the Jacobean The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton.  A black comedy and hard-edged thriller not for the faint hearted.
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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.

Click HERE to view map.

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