Emporium Brighton

Brighton's busiest theatre, cafe and bar

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.

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

We have enjoyed our first full year of in-house productions and collaborations; a programme that included 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.


Friday January 9th
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 February 14th                                                                      One Billion Rising

ONE BILLION RISING BRIGHTON is calling for people to take part and raise awareness of violence against women and girls. An evening of speakers, entertainers and professionals

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.

Monday 9th March                                                                       The Space

The Space explores sound editing and engineering in film and music with eight-time BAFTA-winning sound editor Eddy Joseph and leading music engineer & producer Haydn Bendall  


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.