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

The Purple Club House

Friday, 23 June 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Purple Club House presents a film club night – come dressed as your favourite character from a film (if you want to!). There will be DJs, music, dancing, films and quizzes. The club is run by people with learning disabilities for people with learning disabilities.

Cost: £3 online or on the door

For more information, please contact Mark Richardson on 07921 095 492 or by email at mrichardson@grace-eyre.org.

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Trouser-Wearing Characters

Thursday, 3 August 2017
7:30 pm

‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’ by Rose Collis is the first ever musical cabaret show written and performed by a British female author. This original entertainment, written and performed by one of Sussex’s favourite personalities, is a unique mixture of music, history and comedy.

It combines stories, vignettes and songs about some of her favourite, eclectic LGBT ‘trouser-wearing characters’, from Nancy Spain to ‘Colonel’ Barker, stage legend Dougie Byng to the ‘f**king lady’ herself, Coral Browne, with cameo ‘appearances’ by the likes of Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich and Vincent Price — plus that other unique ‘character’, Brighton.

Books by Rose Collis will also be for sale on the night.

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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 volunteer@grace-eyre.org 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: roomhire@grace-eyre.org

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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