Our Story

The Purple Playhouse Theatre near Brighton’s 7 Dials is a fully licensed, fully accessible and centrally located community resource. It is the ideal venue to host a diverse range of musical gigs, performances and events with lovely acoustics in a comfortable and welcoming setting. Our programme aims to be as diverse and inclusive as possible.

transparentThe Purple Playhouse is also much more than a theatre – we’re a Community Interest Company (CIC) associated with the Grace Eyre Foundation, which also has a range of spaces available for hire – from the theatre and meeting rooms to training kitchens and even a beach hut!

All profits from performances in the Purple Playhouse Theatre, the café/bar and room hires are reinvested in Grace Eyre’s many projects and programmes supporting people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove and beyond.

The Purple Playhouse Theatre is also one of only three venues in Brighton to have attained Attitude is Everything’s Bronze Standard Charter of Best Practice for showing commitment to venue access to our customers and performers. Learn more about accessibility at the Purple Playhouse Theatre.

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What’s On

Purple Comedy Night with Sunjal Arif

Thursday, 17 August 2017
8:00 pm, Doors open at 7:30 pm

Why go to Edinburgh Fringe when you have fab award winning hand picked comedy right on your doorstep in Hove/Seven Dials? This month we have rising star and Bath New Act of the Year 2017 winner Sunjal Arif headlining with local favourite and ex South Coast Comedian of the year Joe Foster headlining. And there’s more! Dry deadpan wit from a favourite of ours, Dave Bailey. Supersonic musical comedy machine James McDonnell. Plus anarchic Ben Carter, glamazon Sara Mason plus super William Stone and newcomer to Purple Comedy Nathan Eagle.

Advance tickets £4 from venue website or £5 on the door. Fully licensed bar.

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The Purple Club House

Friday, 18 August 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Have a funky night at Grace Eyre at the boiling and sizzling Summer Club Night! There will be DJs, music, films and quizzes. This club is run by people with learning disabilities.

Cost: £4 online or on the door

For more information, please contact Mark Richardson on 07921 095 492 or by email at [email protected].

Note: Although the lift is still out of action, those people who would need to use the lift will still able to access the bar, films, diary room and quiz.

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The Purple Club House

Friday, 8 September 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Purple Club House presents a Party and Bingo Night. Come and see if you win a prize! This club is run by people with learning disabilities.

Cost: £4 online or on the door

For more information, please contact Mark Richardson on 07921 095 492 or by email at [email protected].

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Hire the Theatre

The Purple Playhouse Theatre is a fantastic space to hire near Brighton’s 7 Dials and is an ideal place to host your performances, birthday parties, wedding parties, corporate events and more! The Purple Playhouse Theatre and café/bar are fully licensed and can be hired together.

All profits from the hiring of our spaces are reinvested into Grace Eyre’s many projects and programmes supporting people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove and beyond.

More information:

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Get involved

Volunteer at the Purple Playhouse Theatre

At the Purple Playhouse Theatre, volunteers are fundamental to enriching our projects. The addition of new skills and life experiences helps make a big difference to the lives of the people we support.

It’s a great way to improve your skills, build up your CV and broaden your experience for a job, college or university application. So why not increase your confidence and do something important? All our volunteers contribute to the development and direction of the projects and in return, we offer regular support as well as many training opportunities.

At the moment, we’re specifically looking for a few good Theatre Festival Volunteers and Purple Club House Volunteers.

Volunteers get involved with Grace Eyre for so many different reasons, from wanting to make a difference, to meeting new people, or to simply share your skills, for whatever reason, we would love to hear from you!

Please email [email protected] for more information or ring the Volunteer Manager at Grace Eyre on 07436 093 170.

Find us

The Purple Playhouse Theatre is conveniently located in Hove (near Brighton’s Seven Dials), approximately 15 minutes’ walk from both Brighton and Hove railway stations.

Several Brighton & Hove bus routes stop nearby including the 7, 14, 14C, 27, 37, 37B, 56 and 77.

There is on-street pay & display parking.

We are proud to be one of the most fully accessible venues in Brighton. Read more about accessibility at the Purple Playhouse Theatre.

The Purple Playhouse Theatre
36 Montefiore Road
Hove
BN3 6EP

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Contact

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Tel: 07736 273 402
Email: [email protected]

Viewings of our spaces are generally available from noon to 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Who we are:

Henry Bruce
Theatre & Events Manager

Scott Roedersheimer
Theatre & Events Administrator

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