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Welcome to Brighton Little Theatre!

We are a thriving, leading not-for-profit theatre company who stage at least 10 plays a year in our very own little theatre in Brighton, East Sussex. We are made up of a membership of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who strive to produce a consistently high standard of theatre. We are always grateful to receive new members, so if you are interested please visit the Join us section of this website. For the latest news and information about the theatre follow us on Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the links below.
You can now choose your desired seat when you book online!


  Comedy@theLittle - a double bill of two short comic plays
Box and Cox by John Maddison Morton & Don't Blame It On The Boots by N.J. Warburton
- 20 - 22 October 2016
Box and Cox is a riotous Victorian farce, first produced in 1847.Mrs Bouncer rents the same apartment to two men – Box, a printer, and Cox, a hatter. The former occupies the room during the day, the latter during the night. They meet on the stairs when one comes in from work as the other is going out, but neither has any idea that Mrs Bouncer is letting his room to the other. Can Mrs Bouncer keep her secret, or will all be revealed? Don't Blame It On The Boots - As an amateur theatre company endeavours to put on a production of Hamlet tensions grow as romantic relationships, a lack of talent, and an ill-fitting pair of boots take centre stage. Macbeth might be the cursed play, but director Kate is finding Hamlet can have its fair share of problems as Ophelia’s youth, Eric’s wandering eye and Liz’s father’s boots all come together to jeopardise her vision. But as tradition dictates, no matter what happens,the show must go on!
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  The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Adapted from the motion picture screenplay by John Kane.
- 9 - 17 December 2016
Join Dorothy, Toto the dog, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion as they follow the yellow brick road to Brighton Little Theatre this Christmas to see The Wizard of Oz! This is a fully staged version of the classic 1939 film with all your favourite scenes and songs including Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Ding Dong The Witch is Dead. Come with us and visit Munchkinland and meet Glinda the beautiful Good Witch of the North. Join our heroes as they stand up to the Wicked Witch of the West and do battle with her evil flying monkeys before finally onto the Emerald City to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz!
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  The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge
- 31 January - 4 February 2017
‘It’s a grand story’, the village girls agree as they listen to Christy Mahon recount the tale of how he killed his Da, ‘he tells it lovely’.  After scandalising upright Dublin citizens at its premiere in 1907, JM Synge’s tragicomic masterpiece has been delighting and entertaining audiences the world over ever since. It scales the heights of poetic imagination but is rooted in the everyday reality of ordinary people with an extraordinary hunger for life.
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  Rattle of a Simple Man  by Charles Dyer
- 21 - 25 February 2017 (Downstairs@theLittle)
The play was first produced in 1962 with Edward Woodward and Sheila Hancock in the lead roles. It tells the story of two social misfits. The protagonists are, Percy, a forty year old virgin who has come down to London from Manchester with his mates to a football match, and Cyrenne, a world weary London streetwalker.  The play is very funny, but with sad undertones as the protagonists struggle to make sense of their lives, and reach out for comfort.
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Where we are

We are located in central Brighton at the end of Clarence Gardens which is off Clarence Square, Western Road. There is a branch of The Travel Centre on one corner of Clarence Square/Western Road and a William Hill bookmakers on the other corner. Walk towards the 'Pull and Pump' pub and then down the steps of the lane to the right, past the cottages on the right and then you will find the theatre at the end of the lane.

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Getting here

The theatre is easily located on public transport routes which include local buses and trains, and mainline rail services. There are no on-site parking facilities at the the theatre so you must park in the street (pay-and-display) or use one of the local multi-story car parks. For detailed information about getting to us via train or bus, and for details of parking facilities in central Brighton please click HERE.


Please be aware we aren't called the 'Little' Theatre without good reason...we are very little! Our main auditorium houses 71 guests and our seats are snug, but comfortable, and are about the size of an airline seat in terms of width and pitch. Arm rests on the seats cannot be moved to create more space if you are of a large build. Due to the cozy nature of our venue, we have very limited facilities to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or those with severely reduced mobility as there are stairs to climb in order to gain access to the main auditorium, of which a ramp cannot be installed (whether permanent or temporary). There are also steps leading down to the bar area, which again, a ramp cannot be used. If you need assistance with climbing/descending stairs our friendly staff will be glad to assist on the night. There are male and female toilet facilities on site.

Refreshment facilities

We have a lovely cozy bar serving pre-show, interval, and post-show drinks. We serve beer, wine, soft drinks, fresh coffee, and bar snacks. The bar staff will be happy to take your order for interval drinks so that they are ready for you at the start of the interval. Cold drinks may be taken into the theatre auditorium but in plastic glasses only, which bar staff will be happy to provide.


Brighton Little Theatre is a non-smoking venue throughout. There is space at the back of the theatre for smoking, accessible through one of the fire exits in the bar. After 11pm, smoking is only permitted in Castle Street in order to minimise noise disruption to our neighbours.

Box Office

Customers can purchase tickets online by clicking on the 'Book tickets' link against each show, or by calling the Box Office on 0844 888 0432.

Lines are open: Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 9.00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9.00am – 9.00pm, Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 6.00pm (closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day).

Booking online now allows you to view an interactive seat map of the theatre, and to select your favourite seat. The online system shows the EXACT seat available so if it shows as sold out, we are sold out!

Payment for tickets is at the point of sale and payment can only be made with a valid credit or debit card for advance bookings. We do not charge surcharges for paying with debit or credit cards. Cash or cheques are no longer accepted for advance bookings however tickets may be purchased on the door using cash only (we cannot process payments by debit or credit card for tickets purchased on the door, or accept cheques).

Ticket prices

Productions in the main theatre (upstairs): £9.00
Productions in the DOWNSTAIRS@TheLittle performance area:  £6.50
Productions in the Brighton FRINGE FESTIVAL in the main theatre £10 (£9 concessions)
DOWNSTAIRS@TheLittle Productions in the Brighton FRINGE FESTIVAL £7.50 (£6.50 concessions)
Productions at Lewes Castle: £10 (£9 concessions)
Musical Productions £12.50

Please note that prices are the same regardless of whether booked online or over the phone. We do not charge any booking fees.

We operate a 'ticketless' system now so no tickets are mailed out, and no personalised tickets are issued when you arrive at the theatre. Your name will be checked off on the attendance list, and you will be given a ticket with your seat number on. This ticket is checked by the steward at the auditorium door.

A copy of the theatre's seating plan can be downloaded by clicking HERE