Marlborough Theatre

Venue details


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, live artcomedymusic,workshops and literature events, we specialise in the weird, wonderful and unexpected.

We produce a massive programme for Brighton Fringe usually comprising 25 different productions.

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


The Marlborough does not receive any regular support for programming, but for the last four years has received funding from Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council to support our seasons of contemporary theatre and queer performance.


The Marlborough 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 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.

For normal theatre performances (75 min max length, no interval) we charge a hire fee of £150 per night, this gives you access to the venue from 2pm on the day of your performance. If your performance is taking place over multiple nights (e.g. week long run) we can offer a reduced rate.

For this fee, we advertise your event on the Marlborough Theatre website, Facebook and Twitter, provide a front of house/box office service during the evening and are able to sell tickets online in advance.

Artists/Companies keep 100% of box office income. 

The Marlborough Theatre is available for rehearsals at negotiable 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.

Click Here The Marlborough Theatre’s Technical Specification