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.


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.

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.


Saturday 2nd
Boogaloo's Bingo Brunch for Pride

Begin your Prideday in style with Emporium where a fabulous continental buffet breakfast - bubbles included - awaits PLUS prize bingo and party games. All hosted by His Fantabulousness, Boogaloo Stu.

Friday 15th
Guerilla Fashion III

Emporium is thrilled to be supporters of, and hosts to, Guerrilla Fashion Brighton III, Brighton's premier exhibition for undiscovered talent and the hottest designers in the city.


Friday 5th

A seductive city woman urges a farmer to murder his wife and elope with her.
This screening of F W Murnau's classic Sunrise will be presented in its full glory - accompanied by the original live score, played by Heliopause, Stuart Warwick and Will Scobie

Wednesday 10th
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Live-scored screening of Robert Weine’s 1920 expressionist, legendary silent horror film.
Part of Scalarama 2014, presented by Bijou Electric Empire Forever, scored by Brighton four-piece The Plummets.

Thursday 11th
The Space

The unique, quarterly, Brighton-based entertainment and arts event hosted by Lisa Holloway with exclusive special guest interviews - this month leading screenwriter William Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick’s producer Jan Harlan join Lisa on the sofa.

Saturday 13th
It's Only A Way I've Got

An hilarious and eclectic cabaret programme with Fenton Gray accompanied by Charles Miller at the piano, featuring songs by Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Gilbert & Sullivan, Charles Miller and many more.
An exclusive pre-London appearance before transferring to the St. James' Theatre Studio

Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th

A bitter black comedy about the pain and comprise which lurks beneath every relationship, and the resilience of the human spirit.
This one-woman show features Lucy Mepsted who was last seen at Emporium as Stepsister Innit in last years' panto, Cinders.


5th December 2014 - 17th January 2015
Sleeping Beauty

All she has to do is dream…

As the nights draw in and the winds turn chill, Emporium bring you a world of winter wonder with their brand new interpretation of timeless classic Sleeping Beauty.

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.