Hire the Purple Playhouse Theatre

The Purple Playhouse Theatre is a fully licensed, fully accessible and centrally located venue near Brighton’s 7 Dials.

Situated on the first floor of the Grace Eyre Foundation building at the corner of Montefiore Road and Old Shoreham Road, the theatre was officially launched in 2012 but has been part of Grace Eyre for over 25 years.

As part of an old church, the beautiful theatre has a wooden floor and vaulted wooden ceiling. It has a large stained-glass window above the stage allowing light to stream in during the day. With curtains and by night, the space becomes cosy and intimate. The theatre can be accessed via stairs or a lift.

A café/bar on the ground floor serves a range of coffees, teas, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks. The theatre and café are available to hire together for £150 per session (3 hours) – please contact us for details.


60 (seated) and 80 (standing)


Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Please contact us to confirm dates!

Standard Hire Rates:

£100 per session (3 hours) for events and rehearsals / £30 for each additional hour

£150 per session (3 hours) for performances or where admission is charged / £30 for each additional hour

All hirers are required take out their own public liability insurance to cover unforeseen accidents, incidents and any other events which may cause injury to persons or damage to Grace Eyre premises or equipment. Some household contents insurance policies may cover the insurance for some equipment – we recommend that you check with your insurer to clarify. Hirers will also need to send proof of this insurance prior to the hire.


Lighting rig, PA, upright piano, projector and screen, air conditioning & wi-fi. Stewards & Sound/Light technicians by arrangement.

Floorplan, dimensions and technical facilities

Frequently asked questions:

Have questions? Check out our answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.


Download the Purple Playhouse Theatre Booking Form and Terms & Conditions.

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