Brighton Music Directory
BRIGHTON DOME, CORN EXCHANGE & PAVILION THEATRE
|29 New Rd, Brighton||01273 709709||www.brighton-dome.org.uk|
Newly renovated and much needed quality venues in the centre of town hosting mostly music, dance and comedy. The versatile spaces can cater for anything between 200 and 1800 people, from serious sit-down concerts to the jump-up and get sweaty 'Jazz Bop'. The Dome is a first class concert hall boasting the big names and a state-of-the-art acoustic system.
|King’s Rd, Brighton||0870 9009100||www.brightoncentre.co.uk|
Conference centre-type venue where the big names go. Comedy and music can be found here and at its sister venue, the Hove Centre.
|Madeira Drive, Kemp Town||01273 772770||www.concorde2.co.uk|
to the much missed Concorde, this place has maintained its quality. The bar is
long and sufficiently detached from the music so tiresome support bands can be
|1 Phoenix Place, Brighton||01273 603974||www.zelnet.co.uk|
hosts the odd punk gig but more often varies from insipid to inspired indie
|University of Sussex, Falmer||01273 685861/685447||www.gardnerarts.co.uk|
notch venue for theatre, dance, comedy and non pigeon-holeable performance. Big
names and smaller ones too. Also houses a great gallery.
|105 Southover St. Brighton||01273 680734||www.greyspub.com|
pub, Michelin-starred restaurant and great little venue for acoustic, folk,
country and all sorts.
|83 St Georges Rd, Kemp Town||01273 60S789/502446||www.zelnet.co.uk|
domed and carpeted venue where it’s all right to spill your beer. Monday night
jazz plus laptop jams, flamenco and occasional meetings of the occult.
|44-47 Gardner St. North Laine||01273 647100||www.komedia.co.uk|
the North Lame with its neon glow and the sound of laughter. The theatre and
cabaret bar host loads of comedy (much of it actually funny), cabaret, cult
musicians, experimentalists, international theatre and kids shows too. A real
asset to Brighton.
THE OLD MARKET
|11a Upper Market St. Hove||01273 736222
concerts and some big name jazz musicians. Home of the Brighton & Hove
Theatre Company, plus hosts regular readings and literary lunches.
|33 Richmond Place, Brighton||01273 702333|
club-esque venue for local bands, plenty of rocking out, and occasionally more
|40 Upper Gardner St, North Laine|| 01273 819184
great little venue that often has all day ska events. Many a good time has been
had and it is very surprisingly overlooked considering its size and central
|Grand Parade, Brighton|| 0l273 643010
Quiet for ages then suddenly there’ll be a great show. Mostly music and dance with lots of international artists/world music.
|51-55 Brunswick St East, Hove||01273 770002||www.thesanctuarycafe.co.uk|
Many open mic nights, poetry readings, singer-songwriters and stereotypical Brighton offerings, although it’s in Hove, actually.
|7 Ship St. The Lanes||01273
members club that is home to the Brighton Jazz Club every Friday. Catch some top
jazzmen and women on national tours.
Reviews by Nick Elson & Lyndsey Winship.
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