About Our Venue

​Welcome to Brighton Unitarian Church, our historic Grade 2 listed building, located centrally in New Road, Brighton, East Sussex. It is a cultural and community space, a great location for a wide variety of concerts, theatre productions, video and sound recording, album launches, classes, seminars and exhibitions, both during the Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe, The Great Escape and throughout the year.

​We are also pleased to conduct weddings, child namings and funerals.

Our unique and intimate concert venue has a Steinway grand piano, which hirers can use at no additional cost.

The Church 

Suitable for concerts, recitals, theatre productions (no blackout), lectures, conferences, book promotions, exhibitions, meditation, dance, rehearsals, craft fairs, etc.


Seating 100. Standing 140 maximum

Dimensions 11 m x 10.5 m.  8.5 m high.

Floor Plan.


Steinway grand piano, loop system, mic, raised dais (stage - 2.5 m x 3.75 m), excellent acoustics. Projector (3700 Lumens), Projector Screen, projector stand, WiFi. Wheelchair accessible with toilets 


No Alcohol Licence held. Temporary event notices are to be agreed upon. 

Premises Licence authorises performance of live or recorded music 10 am - 11 pm. Premises Licence does not cover amplified music outside the Church.

Piano & Organ

The piano is tuned four times a year by Mark Beglin, a Steinway-approved tuner. In addition, arrangements can be made, on behalf of hirers, for the piano to be tuned again prior to their concert. Cost of this tuning to be covered by hirer. The church houses a historic Kirkland Organ.

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Music and arts, conferences, fairs, etc.
- £30 per hour - 9 am – 6 pm
- £36 per hour - 6 pm – 11 pm
          plus care-taking fee


1/3 deposit is required to secure each booking.


Performing Rights Society charges will apply where appropriate.

All bookings are at the discretion of the Management Committee.

Parking limited to loading and unloading



Workshops, meetings, rehearsals, craft fairs, etc.- 9 am – 11 pm
- £20 per hour - (minimum of three hours including preparation and tidying up time)

1/3 deposit is required to secure each booking.

The Hall

Suitable for morning, afternoon and evening classes; singing, dance, drama and yoga, meditation, seminars, commercial presentations and craft/vintage fairs. Also available for receptions following our Rites of Passage Services.


Approx. 50 persons standing and up to 45 people seated. Dimensions 10.5 m x 6.8 m. 6 m high. Floor plan.


Toilets, including provision for wheelchair users, sprung wooden floor, and good acoustics. Projection screen and blackout available. Blüthner grand piano. WiFi connection.

Performing Rights Society charges will apply where appropriate.

All bookings are at the discretion of the Management Committee.

Parking limited to loading and unloading

The Portico

Our Portico is an iconic part of Brighton's North Laine, situated on the busy street of New Road opposite Brighton Dome and near the Theatre Royal. The Greek-style columns give a beautiful backdrop for your outdoor event.

Suitable for outdoor markets, street food stalls, performances etc.

There is access to power; 3 phase & 3 pin.

10.5m x 4m


£90 per day


Designer : Sarah_Louise_Designs 

Photographer:  Moa Thorneby 

Model:  Shannon Pagee 

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The Church

- £27.50 per hour

£46 per session, Choirs

The Hall

- £6.50 per hour - 9 am  Midday

- £18 per hour - Midday – 11 pm

Regular Hirers


Here at Brighton Unitarian, we are proud to be part of a diverse and vibrant community in the centre of our city. Both the church and the hall are used on a weekly basis by our regular hirers and we are always open to more regular hirers. We have a wide range of activities on offer, from tango lessons to African drumming, and choirs practices. 

If you have a local community group that you would like to run at our church then have a look at our schedule to find space, and then contact us!


Projector: Acer X138WH DLP. 3700 lumens. HDMI & VGA in.

Projector screen is 150cm. Projector stand which has a shelf for a laptop (laptop not provided), wheels and can be angled. 

£10 per day. Mention this when booking.

Streaming equipment.  We now have professional streaming equipment, which can be used anywhere inside the church with a station set up on our balcony. Please get in touch for more details.

£30 per session. Deposit required. 


​There is a ramp leading up to the main entrance, allowing access for wheelchair users. The hall and other facilities can be reached from this entrance. 

There are toilet facilities for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs.

A loop system is available.