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.
Academy of Creative Training (ACT)
ACT have rehearsal space available at both their Kemptown and Hove sites.
Bird Studios are based on New England Street behind the train station. They boast professional dance studios and a band rehearsal room.
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.
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.
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.
Cocoon Healing Arts
Cocoon Healing Arts is a relatively new space that has opened up at Gloucester Place in Brighton. They have a purpose-built yoga studio suitable for rehearsals.
Train & Create Studio in the Countryside
Based in Small Dole and run by acting coach Britt Forsberg, studio hire rates start at £5 per hour. Britt can also provide coaching within the studio.
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.
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 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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