Theatre Royal Brighton

Opened: 1807
Capacity: 969 seats


  • This important Grade II listed building is one of the oldest working theatres in the country. Although it has been constantly upgraded and altered, it retains many historic features including an exquisite auditorium dating from the 1860s.
  • The theatre has always been a first choice for producers trying out plays prior to a West End run. The greatest stars of the twentieth century from Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, to Marlene Dietrich and Rex Harrison appeared here.
  • Recently the theatre has presented No Man’s Land starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, The Dresser with Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith, Sunny Afternoon & Nell Gwynn. In 2012, ATG established Theatre Royal Brighton Productions, whose work includes Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, which went on to tour the UK. Rambert and English Touring Theatre are Associate Companies of Theatre Royal Brighton.


Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD

Contact: John Baldock, General Manager

Contact the Theatre Royal on the following:
Stage Door: 01273 764400 /
Customer Contact Centre: 0844 871 7650

John Baldock Brighton

Parking/ Transport Information

The nearest train station to the Theatre Royal is Brighton which is approximately a 10-15 minute walk.  There are several public car parks near the venue.

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This beautiful grade II listed building, with its luxurious Regency decor, is one of the oldest working Theatres in the country. The Theatre is located within easy walking distance of Brighton station, the seafront and The Royal Pavilion. The Theatre, with its unique atmosphere, provides the perfect location for photo shoots, filming, play readings and awards ceremonies. The theatre has featured in fashion shoots by Ollie and Nic, Choccywoccydoodah and Merc Clothing. The BBC, ITV and web series 60 Second Reviews have all used the Theatre as a film location.

Our highly skilled technical and FOH teams can cater for any event. Contact the Theatre Royal to find out more on 01273 764405 or by email to