Emporium Brighton

Emporium is a new professional theatre for Brighton: a theatre, café, bar, exhibition and hub for theatre and movie professionals and enthusiasts alike. When you visit Emporium you will discover, all under one roof:

Our theatre – the atmosphere of our magnificent warehouse theatre space helps the drama come alive.
Our café – open all day every day, serving a range of healthy meals, snacks and indulgent treats. All within the grandeur of a wonderful old church!
Our exhibitions – a chance to peek behind the scenes at incredible props, stunning theatre costumes and set pieces from famous movies.
Our bar – the place to relax, socialise and network. Open every evening, whether we have a show playing or not.

Emporium really is the place for lovers of film and theatre to relax, network and get creative.

We are just about to embark on a full year of in-house productions and collaborations; a programme that includes Backett's 'Endgame', Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane', Sondheim's 'Into The Woods' and following on from the huge success of 'Cinders', our pantomime last year, our second traditional Christmas fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Having successfully brought panto back to Brighton last year this year we are well on the way to achieving our next ambition - that of becoming Brighton's Regional Rep Theatre.

Emporium's patron is actor and director Alan Rickman.

Emporium opens an exciting new door in British theatre venues. A great space with limitless potential for performance and serving the local community.

Our Patron - actor & director Alan Rickman


Emporium is a new professional theatre for Brighton - a theatre, café, bar, exhibition and hub for theatre and movie professionals and enthusiasts alike. When you visit Emporium you will discover, all under one roof:

  • Our theatre – the atmosphere of our magnificent warehouse theatre space helps the drama come alive.
  • Our café – open all day every day, serving a range of healthy meals, snacks and indulgent treats. All within the grandeur of a wonderful old church!
  • Our bar – the place to relax, socialise and network. Open every evening, whether we have a show playing or not.
  • Our exhibitions – a chance to peek behind the scenes at incredible props, stunning theatre costumes and set pieces from famous movies.

Emporium really is the place for lovers of film and theatre to relax, network and get creative.

We are just about to embark on a full year of in-house productions and collaborations; a programme that includes Beckett's Endgame, Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Sondheim's Into The Woods and following on from the huge success of Cinders, our pantomime last year, our second traditional original Christmas fairytale Sleeping Beauty.

Having only opened our doors in April 2013 we are already well on the way to achieving our next ambition - that of becoming Brighton's Regional Rep Theatre.