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.

How to find us

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Emporium is in the old Methodist Church, 88 London Road.

We are about halfway along, at the York Hill crossing, on the same side and a few doors up from the old Co-Op building.



Emporium is incredibly well-off for buses. The closest stops (see our map) are within 30 metres of our front door and serviced by the 5, 5A, 5B, 17, 33, 40, 40X, 55, 270, 271 and 273 as well as, for all you night-clubbers, the N5 and N40.

By bicycle


There are many cycle racks along the London Road – select one nearest to the York Hill pedestrian crossing for convenience.


London Road is part of Brighton’s one way system. See our map for your best approach. The closest car park is on Providence Place.


Brighton central station is one of the UK’s busiest, with direct trains from many places including London (taking less than an hour), Gatwick, Bedford, Chichester, Southampton, and the South East.

Once you arrive in Brighton a taxi from the station concourse will take about 5 minutes and should cost about £4.

Alternatively follow the walking route on our map. We are approximately 6 minutes walk from Brighton Station - all downhill.

Brighton London Rd station is your most convenient stop for Falmer, Lewes, Seaford, Eastbourne, Hastings and many other stops along the South East coast. Again our map has an 'on foot' route which should take about 5 minutes.