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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 proceeds 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 across Sussex to gain independence, obtain housing, find employment & join our activities.

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

Stone's Just Acting PosterStone’s Just Acting and Stone’s Stand Up for Yourself

Professional PGCE qualified acting tuition in Brighton & Hove – both youth and adult classes available. Also offering a six week public speaking course.

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Friday, 23 September 2016
8:00 pm

A Brighton Fringe 2016 (and now a Purple Playhouse Theatre) Sell Out Show! Featuring 9 female singers, Rebelles tell their personal stories in an original show featuring close harmony jazz, folk, and classical songs. Led by Stefan Holmstrom and accompanied by Tim Nail (piano) and Paul Whiteside (double bass). All profits from this performance go to Grace Eyre.


silent-women-posterSilent Women with Melody Bridges

Thursday, 6 October 2016
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join Soroptimists International Brighton & Hove  for Silent Women with Melody Bridges. Melody is co-author of the book Silent Women, a collection of essays about the female pioneers of cinema and the pivotal role women played in the early days of film. Her presentation will include a short film, and there may be time for discussion. The Purple Playhouse Theatre cafe/bar will be open.

Cost: £5

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The Purple Club House

Friday, 21 October 2016
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Have a Halloween night with us! You can dress up if you want to! Club night run by people with learning disabilities for people with learning disabilities.

Cost: £3 on the door

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



Beach Hut Performance Space FlyerUnique Performance Space – Grace Eyre Beach Hut

Looking for a new public space to hold a performance during Brighton Fringe next May? Consider the Grace Eyre Beach Hut!

For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or on 07736 273 402.


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. We offer a friendly catering service, too, so please contact us for details.

All proceeds 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 across Sussex to gain independence, obtain housing, find employment & join our activities.

More information:

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Get involved

Volunteer with Grace Eyre

At Grace Eyre, volunteers are fundamental to enriching our many 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.

Simply try something new, meet new people and have some fun. 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 07436 093 170.

Find us

The Purple Playhouse Theatre is conveniently located near Seven Dials in Brighton, 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

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Tel: 07736 273 402
Email: [email protected]

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Who we are:

Henry Bruce
Theatre & Events Manager

Scott Roedersheimer
Theatre & Events Administrator

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