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.
The 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 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.
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Just one performance in Brighton! In Russian with English subtitles. A new adaptation of a famous novel by Vladimir Nabokov, which is widely considered to be one of the most celebrated books of the 20th century. After two successful performances in London in February and October, now coming to Brighton! A play about obsession, delusion and lust. Starring: Yana Lyapunova as Lolita, Oleg Hill as Humbert, Elena Knight as Charlotte and the Headmistress, Dmitry Solovyov as Gregg and Robb. Directed by Viktor Sobchak. Photography by Oleg Kachinsky. Event organised by Gorizont Social Enterprise C.I.C. For more information write to [email protected].Buy tickets for Lolita
The Purple Club House
Friday, 10 March 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Come to our “Spring Club Night” as the days get longer and the nights get shorter! This 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 [email protected].Buy tickets for Purple Club House
Purple Comedy Night
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Our monthly Purple Comedy Night is back and we are pleased this month to present a fantastic headliner, one of our favourite acts: the fabulous LAURA LEXX, star of 5 star rated Edinburgh fringe show Tyrannosaurus Lexx and Chortle award nominee…with compere GRAEME COLLARD plus rising acts BRODI SNOOK, REBEKKA TURNER, BEN ROBSON, and CARL CARRANZA. Tickets £4 in advance from theatre website or £5 on the door. The night benefits the Grace Eyre charity based at the Purple Playhouse which works with adults with learning disabilities. Cash licensed bar. Doors open 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm.Buy tickets for Purple Comedy Night
Purple Comedy Night
Thursday, 20 April 2017
SEAN MCLOUGHLIN headlines a fantastic lineup including ALEX PETROVIC, JOSH DILLON, GEORGIA APSION, and KAREN BLOTT. Tickets £4 in advance from theatre website or £5 on the door. The night benefits the Grace Eyre charity based at the Purple Playhouse which works with adults with learning disabilities. Cash licensed bar. Doors open 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm.Buy tickets for Purple Comedy Night
Friday, 24 March to Sunday, 2 April 2017
The Purple Playhouse Theatre is pleased to be taking part in Hove Grown, a festival of new writing from Brighton & Hove writers and performers. From theatre and comedy to spoken word, cabaret and film, stayed tuned for further details of all that’s going to be happening later this spring.Buy tickets for Hove Grown
Brighton Fringe 2017
Friday, 5 May to Sunday, 4 June 2017
The Purple Playhouse Theatre is proud to be a Brighton Fringe, England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. Brighton Fringe sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain a diverse range of people through a diverse range of art forms.Buy tickets for Brighton Fringe
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:Click here to enquire
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.
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 the Volunteer Manager at Grace Eyre on 07436 093 170.
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