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.


5th December 2014 - 17th January 2015
Sleeping Beauty

The timeless classic... re-awakened.
As the nights draw in and the winds turn chill, Emporium bring you a world of winter wonder with their brand new interpretation of everybody's favourite - Sleeping Beauty.

Monday 8th
The Space

The unique, quarterly, Brighton-based entertainment and arts event hosted by Lisa Holloway with exclusive special guest interviews - this month Director Ben Wheatley and half-of-Orbital Paul Hartnoll join Lisa on the sofa.

Friday 12th
Meisner Workout

Weekly drop-in class designed to flex your Meisner muscles. Run by experts from Brighton Meisner. Suitable for newcomers and experienced alike.


Monday 26th January
An Audience with Aimi Macdonald

Direct from a sell-out performance at The Pheasantry, London, 'The Lovely' Aimi Macdonald will regale you with stories about her journey through life in and out of 'the biz' and we may be lucky enough to have Aimi perform a few of her favourite songs, accompanied by her MD Trevor Defferd.
Presented by The MIsty Moon Film Society.

Monday 23rd February
My Dalek Has a Puncture

Enjoy a light-hearted evening with Simon Fisher-Becker, loved by Whovians everywhere as the wonderful Dorium Maldovar.

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.