Welcome To The Lantern Theatre

The Lantern Theatre is versatile and flexible performance space in the heart of Brighton, Sussex. We programme a wide range of theatre and performance as well as being the home venue of ACT Brighton the south coasts premier Drama School.

What's On



ACT Two Week Acting Workshop

4th - 14th December

Brighton Fringe Winter Showcase

8th December

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

13th-15th December 8:00PM

Daytime Performing Arts Classes

Staged Readings from ACT Playwriting Course

18th February 8:00PM


The Lantern Theatre and ACT Brighton have received funding from the Department for Culture and Health to create The Lantern Arts Hub and run a programme of daytime performing arts classes.

Classes running through November and December - Drop in available.


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Finlay Bar

Our Finlay Bar is a unique place to have a pre, interval or post-show drink. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available, alongside our carefully curated wine & beer menu.

Brighton Fringe 2024

We are accepting applications to perform at The Lantern Theatre as part of the Brighton Fringe 2024. Please apply via Eventotron or directly to us info@lanterntheatrebrighton.co.uk.

Studio Hire

Spaces are available to hire daytime, evenings and weekends. Our spaces are suitable for a range of Dance and Drama activities as well as for meetings, teaching and training, Yoga, martial arts, youth groups and so on. The Lantern Theatre @ ACT Brighton.

Theatre Hire

The theatre is available for hire throughout the year, dependent on availability and the approval of the Artistic Director. The theatre has a maximum seated capacity of 50 theatre style and 70 standing. There are two entrances to the space and the performance area can be arranged in a variety of configurations from traverse to in the round.

ACT Brighton

ACT is the only Drama School on the South Coast offering a professional actor training. ACT consistently achieves a Graduate employment rate of 65%.

Our ethos is to provide access to professional Drama Training and acting classes for talented individuals who have been unable to follow traditional routes into the acting profession through lack of academic qualifications, financial restrictions or family responsibilities.

Courses run during the evenings and weekends so that students can earn a living or maintain family commitments. Students must be 18+ to apply to the Diploma in Acting and 16+ for the Foundation in Acting and all other adult courses. There is no upper age limit.

AKT - Act Kids Theatre runs on Saturdays during term time and is open to students 6 to 18 years old.