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 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.
Grace Eyre’s Annual Christmas Carol Concert
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Doors open at 7:00 pm
This event is now SOLD OUT. An evening of carols, mulled wine and mince pies featuring three local singing groups: Coastline Harmony Chorus, Resound Male Voices, and a Swedish Lucia Choir. Free goody bag for all attendees, superb raffle prizes, and a cash bar.
The Purple Club House
Friday, 16 December 2016
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Have a Christmas party night with us! Come along to dance and have fun! Club night run by people with learning disabilities for people with learning disabilities.
Cost: £3 on the door
Purple Comedy Night
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Featuring an amazing array of top local comedians each month, roll up for the Purple Comedy Night! Sam Savage will be headlining. Buy discounted tickets online up to one day before the show…
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
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…
Stone’s Just Acting
Professional PGCE qualified acting tuition in Brighton & Hove – both youth and adult classes available.
Unique 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:Click here to enquire
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.
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