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 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

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The Purple Club House

Friday, 13 January 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Come to our winter club night! Come along to dance and have fun! Club night 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 or Kathy Agashi on 07921 095 492 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected].

 

Purple Comedy Night

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Doors open at 7:30 pm

Beat the January blues with Purple Comedy’s third stand up night on January 19 at Purple Playhouse, 8pm, 7.30 doors with full bar. Alternative Comedian of the Year 2014 the “wonderfully funny” Phil Lucas headlines with seven rising local stand ups, compered by Dan Fardell. The night benefits the Grace Eyre Foundation. Buy discounted tickets online up to one day before the show…

 

Cinderella the Pantomime

20 and 21 January 2017
8:00 pm

Brighton University Drama Society presents Cinderella the Pantomime! Get your finest horse drawn carriage or call your favourite fairy godmother and come on down. Tickets are just £7 for adults and £5 concessions for students and seniors. To book tickets, please email type and number of tickets needed to [email protected] to be paid for on the door. (Warning: mature themes may not be suitable for younger audiences.)

 

The Purple Club House

Friday, 10 February 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Have a great “Love” Night with us! Come along for the big one of 2017! Club night 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].

 

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Lolita

Saturday, 25 February 2017
7:00 pm

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…

 

(Brighton &) Hove Grown 

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.

 

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.

We’re working with artists and performers to create a varied programme of events during the Fringe and we’re very excited that our own Grace Eyre drama group will perform on Wednesday 31 May 2017. We’d be really interested to hear from other learning disability arts groups who might like to collaborate with us to create a showcase evening for people with learning disabilities involved in drama, film, music and more.

Beach Hut Performance Space FlyerIf you’re looking for a unique public space to hold a performance during Brighton Fringe next May, consider the Purple Playhouse Theatre and 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
Hove
BN3 6EP

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Email: [email protected]

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Who we are:

Henry Bruce
Theatre & Events Manager

Scott Roedersheimer
Theatre & Events Administrator

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