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.

April

Tuesday 8th April - Saturday 10th May
Endgame

Possibly Samuel Beckett's bleakest of black comedies.
Three generations, trapped together with nowhere to escape, attempt to make sense of their co-dependant situation.

Thursday 17th
Life Drawing with Debbie Hinks - 1950s

Debbie's monthly clothed life drawing classes.
This month her muse, and yours, is a glamorous 'Fabulous Fifties' styled model.

Friday 25th
Meisner Workout

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

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th + May 9th & 10th
Fake Bush: Divastation

What a treat!
Emporium favourite, Miss Fake Bush, has been gently coaxed (using a cunning technique involving a Sherbet Dib-Dab tied to a ball of wool) out of semi-retirement to create a special show for her Emporium guests. Four performances only. Don't miss out!

Sunday 27th
Street Wisdom

In association with Anna Reynolds.
Street Wisdom – the answer you are looking for may be just a few steps away. Urban magic on your doorstep.

Monday 28th
Evening Meisner

For those who want to keep their Meisner muscles flexed but can't make our daytime drop-ins Brighton Meisner offer these evening alternatives.

May

Sunday 4th & Monday 5th
The Electra Project

A new comedy exploring the importance of drama in schools, the boundaries that are in place and questioning whether we are still allowed to make mistakes in Education. Written and directed by Dave JacksonNational Youth Theatre, ITV and Radio 4.

Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th
A {Midsummer Night's} Dream

Join Krazy Kat Theatre in a mazey mixture of moonlight, magic, mischief and match making with music, puppets, sign language and a circus-like daring…

Sunday 11th
Ragroof Tea Dance

Authentic vintage music, glamorous costumes, glorious dance displays, and a chance for everyone to trip the light fantastic at our monthly tea dance.

Wednesday 14th May - Sunday 22nd June
Entertaining Mr. Sloane

50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's domestic drama of lusty landladies and leather-clad psychopaths.

Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th, Friday 30th & Saturday 31st May
Joe's Cautionary Tales

A young boy's quest for adventure! A magical journey to capture the imaginations of the whole family, with puppets, music and story-telling. Suitable for ages 2+

July

Tuesday 1st - Saturday 27th
Into The Woods

An ambivalent Cinderella. A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding-hood. A Prince Charming with a roving eye and a witch who... raps? They're all here in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's magical fairy tale blend.