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 Phil Jerrod

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Show starts at 8:00

In December we welcome the return of one of  our favourite acts as headliner – the superb Phil Jerrod! Phil is a Brighton comic and winner of the Best New Act at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Bryony No will compere and will be joined by our hand-picked comedy Christmas crackers James Mcdonnell, Dinesh Nathan, Rebekka Turner, Från Kissling and Peter Strong.

Cost: £4 in advance online or £5 on the door

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Purple Comedy Night

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Show starts at 8:00

Start off the new year right as Purple Comedy Night returns on Thursday, 18 January! As always, we’ll have a fab headline act who will be joined by an amazing array of local talent.

Cost: £4 in advance online or £5 on the door

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Purple Club House Presents a Club Night with Bingo and Prizes, DJs, Films and a Quiz

Friday, 19 January 2018

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Purple Club House presents a club night with bingo and prizes, DJs, films and a quiz!

There will be a drinks bar. This club is run by people with learning disabilities.

Cost: £4 on the door. Carers get in free.

More info about the Purple Club House

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

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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.


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