Emporium Brighton

Emporium is 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 currently enjoying our first 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 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 mini exhibitions – a chance to peek behind the scenes at stunning theatre costumes and incredible props from famous movies.

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

We have just enjoyed our first full season of in-house productions and collaborations; a programme that included Pinter's Ashes To Ashes, Beckett's Endgame, Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Sondheim's Into The Woods. Later this year, following on from the huge success of our 2013 pantomime Cinders, we will be presenting our second traditional original Christmas fairytale - Sleeping Beauty.

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

Support us

We have many plans, great and small, for improving Emporium, from upgrading our existing seating in both the café and theatre to creating a magnificent frontage worthy of what is rapidly becoming such an important building. If you enjoy what we have achieved so far and would like to help us move forward just click on this 'donate' button and pledge whatever you would like. Every little (and, let's face it, big) helps.
Please accept our enormous thanks and appreciation in advance.

For more ways to support Emporium click here.