Brighton Fringe Update - 18th May 10am

Following the announcement by the UK Government urging the general public not to visit “pubs, clubs, or theatres” and advice from Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton Fringe has announced that it will be postponing the festival, due to run 1 - 31 May, until September/October 2020.

In light of this news we have stopped all ticket sales for our May shows and will be contacting ticket holders in regards to refunds.

We at the Lantern support the Fringe and will be liaising with the Fringe and our companies and we hope to bring you these these shows in the autumn.

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.

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Love And Money

1-3, 8-9, 14-16 May
Brighton Fringe

Paler, Still

6th, 20th-23rd May
Brighton Fringe

Prison Dialogues

10-13th May 2020
Brighton Fringe

The Zoo Story

4th, 20th-23rd May
Brighton Fringe


7th May
Brighton Fringe

Talking Heads

18 -20 June 2020

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 2020

We have some very exciting shows on in this year's Fringe. Paler, Still from anseo¦anois theatre and Love & Money by Dennis Kelly. Tickets can be booked via our own Lantern Box Office or via the Brighton Fringe.

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. We can also offer desk or office space for artists or art based companies. We have two buildings - ACT Brighton and ACT Hove.

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.