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Marlborough Pub & Theatre

The Marlborough Theatre is a unique venue in the heart of Brighton, a beautiful miniature proscenium arch stage complete with velvet curtains. The theatre is buzzing year round with theatre, comedy, music, workshops and literature events, we specialise in the weird, wonderful and unexpected. The theatre is also available for hire.

The Marlborough is also the home of Pink Fringe, producers of Queer and LGBT performance events year round. Visit for details of upcoming events.

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Marlborough Pub & Theatre


The Marlborough Theatre is available for hire on a proposal basis, we are open to all ideas so send us as much information as possible about your event to [email protected]. In the past, the theatre has been used for plays, installations, comedy nights, music gigs, readings, classes and workshops.

The theatre has a maximum seated capacity of 60 theatre style and 80 standing.

A Standard Theatre Hire Comprises:

- A 90 minute event

- No interval

- Access to the venue from 2pm on the day of the event

This costs £150.00 per night

Artists/Companies keep 100% of box office income

The Service We Provide:

-We advertise your event on The Marlborough Theatre website, Facebook and Twitter

-Add performances to a wide range of local listings publications

- Provide a front of house/box office service during the evening

- We sell online and over the bar in advance

If your performance is taking place over multiple nights (e.g. week long run) we can offer reduced rates.

Rehearsing & Parties

The Marlborough Theatre is available for rehearsals at negotiable hourly rates please contact us for details.

We are also available for private parties please contact us for details.

There is an additional charge for technical support.

Important Hire Information:

Download The Marlborough Theatre's Technical Specification

Download the Stage Plan of The Marlborough Theatre

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01273 273870

Volunteer With Us:

We are always looking for enthusiastic and responsible people to join our friendly team.
We welcome help with:

- Box Office
- Front of House Support
- Press and Marketing Support
- Production and Technical Support

In return you will be able to see shows for free on shifts/days that you are volunteering and at a discounted rate at other times, subject to availability.

If you are interested in a longer term volunteer placement, then please get in touch with details of the kind of experience you are looking for.

If you would like to volunteer please email [email protected]



Brighton Fringe

We are now taking applications for our Brighton Fringe 2015 programme!

We are delighted to be returning to Brighton Fringe after winning the 'Best Venue' award in 2014 and Thief by Liam Rudden winning 'Best Theatre Performance'.

We always try to put together the most entertaining, exciting and boundary pushing programme we can and if you feel like your work fits the bill then apply!

Please makesure you throroughly read our Brighton Fringe Package 2015 carefully as it should have all the information you need in it.

If you find there is anything missing then email:

[email protected]

or call 

01273 273870

Please note we receive a high voume of enquiries about Brighton Fringe and are a part time organisation so it may take up to 5 days to respond intitially.

If you decide you interested in being part of the Marlborough Theatre programme, please fill in our Brighton Fringe Application Form

Technical Information:

Stage Plan of the Marlborough Theatre

Technical Specification of the Marlborough Theatre

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