What's On




24th - 29th May 7:45PM
27th May 2:30PM

Bad Clowns: Invasion

28th May 9:30PM

A Bit of a Carry On

31st May - 1st June 7:30PM

Macbeth: The Musical

2nd - 5th June 6:00PM


2nd - 5th June 8:00pm

Forgotten Voices

10th - 12th June 7.30pm

Two Halves of Guinness

17th June 7:30PM

Maydays Musical Narrative Showcase

6th & 7th July 7.30pm

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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.

Lantern Update

We are very pleased to announce that we have now expanded our premisies and have a new entrance to the theatre at 77 St James Street, as well as a lovely new bar.

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 2021

Stay tuned for updates on our Brighton Fringe 2021 shows.

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.