There are quite literally hundreds of spaces to hire in Brighton & Hove. Here we have listed professional spaces and “free” spaces (subject to the discretion of the venues), as well as a couple of links to more comprehensive lists of generic spaces for hire.

Professional spaces

Academy of Creative Training (ACT)

ACT have rehearsal space available at both their Kemptown and Hove sites.


The Maydays Studio

Local improv troupe The Maydays now have their own studio, based at Regency Square. It is available for hire for rehearsals and shows.


Bird Studios

Bird Studios are based on New England Street behind the train station. They boast professional dance studios and a band rehearsal room.


Copperdollar Studios

Two unique empty studios. Comfortably ideal for up to of 12 performers, from theatre dance, puppetry, prop making and for the creative community in general. Discounted rates for ‘not for profit’/charity organisations. Available to hire: from 2hrs minimum up to 4 weeks, 7 days a week.


Marina Studios

Brighton’s largest dance studio complex. Discounts available for long-term bookings.


The Dance Station

The Dance Station is ten minutes walk from Portslade Train Station, and features a professionally-built dance studio.


Ralli Hall

Situation next to Hove train station, Ralli Hall boasts a number of spaces, including a fully operational theatre and a studio with a spring floor.


Wendy Whatling School of Dance

A professional dance studio based near Seven Dials and prices from £10ph.


Other spaces for hire

The Brighton Fringe team have put together a pretty comprehensive spreadsheet of rehearsal spaces, which you can download from their Participant Resources and Guides page.

Community Base has a free online searchable resource for finding meeting rooms and other spaces. You can filter by price, room size, area and opening times.

Free/community spaces

The following are pubs that are known to have let theatre companies use their empty spaces during down-times, but this is at the discretion of the management. If you do use their spaces, remember to buy a round of drinks while you are there and support them in any other way you can. A mention in the programme and regular social media posts about them are just two other things you can do to give back.

  • The Caroline of Brunswick – 01273 624434
  • The Branch Tavern – 01273 606088
  • The Cricketers (in the Lanes) – 01273 640873
  • The Hanover – 01273 679902
  • The Quadrant – 01273 733238
  • The Rock Inn – 01273 605379
  • Latest Music Bar – 01273 687171

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