What's On



An Introduction to Playwriting : Staged Readings

20th February 8:00PM

Two Way Mirror by Arthur Miller

18th - 19th March 7:30PM

Lord God

Theatre - New Date:
25th March 7.30pm

Love and Money

6th - 8th May 7:45PM
10th - 15th May 7:45PM

Paler, Still

17th - 20th May 8:00PM
18th May 2:30PM


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


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.

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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 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.