Brighton Early Music Festival venues

BREMF events take place in a variety of exceptional venues across Brighton and Hove (often up to 15 different venues each year), and getting to see some intriguing venues is part of the Festival's magic. All are easily accessible by public transport and we also list the closest car parks and on-street parking.

If you are coming by car, please allow plenty of time for parking. For on-street parking the older pay meters are decreasing in number, but are currently being replaced by new ones that take credit cards. Alternatively, pre-register for phone payment at paybyphone.co.uk or by phoning 01273 458458. An app is available for smartphone users but a smartphone is not essential. You can pay with cash at a PayPoint convenience store – find one by postcode here or see below for those near some venues.

More information, including details of multi-storey car parks.

Public transport information: southernrailway.com and buses.co.uk

All venues have wheelchair access, but St Barnabas Church and The Rose Hill Arts Hub do not have wheelchair accessible toilets.
For further information and help, please phone 01273 833746.

At a glance

  • Just 1 hour from London by train

  • A wide range of fascinating and eclectic venues across Brighton & Hove

  • See getting there for full train, bus and airport information

2017 venues

A) St Bartholomew's Church
Ann Street, Brighton BN1 4GP
5 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Buses: 5/5A/5B 21 22 24 25 26 46 48 49 50
London Road car park is immediately behind the Church. Pay machine for coins or cards. Entrance in Providence Place, approached by car from New England Street via Elder Street.

B) St George's Church
St George's Road (junction Abbey Road), Brighton BN2 1ED
30 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Buses: 1/1A 7/N7 14C to Royal Sussex County Hospital; 12/12A 14/14A along Marine Parade.
Pay and display street parking near the church (very limited) but also on Marine Parade to the east. Cash PayPoints at 5, 22 and 53 St George’s Road. Bus 7 runs from Brighton Marina (free multi-storey car park) to Royal Sussex County Hospital.

C) St Paul's Church
West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE
8 minutes' walk from Brighton Station.
Buses: Any bus to Churchill Square, including 1/1A 2 5/5A/5B 6 21 22 24 25 26 46 48 49.
Multi-storey car park in Churchill Square.

D) St Martin's Church
Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ
15 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Train: Brighton station, then bus 48 to Elm Grove stop.
Buses: 22 25 28/29 48 49.
Limited on-street parking near church (cash PayPoint 56 Lewes Road). London Road car park (see St Bartholomew’s) 10-15 minutes’ walk.

E) Brighton Friends' Meeting House
Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
10 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Buses: Any bus to Old Steine or North Street including 1/1A 2 5/5A 7 12/12A 14 22 24 25 26 27 28/29 37 46 47 48 49 50.
Multi-storey car park (The Lanes) at Black Lion Street.

F) Brighton Unitarian Church
New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF
8 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Buses/parking: as for Friends Meeting House.
Multi-storey car park at Church Street.

G) Sallis Benney Theatre
University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
Train: Brighton station, then buses 7 22 or 15 minutes’ walk
Buses: as for Friends’ Meeting House.
Multi-storey car parks at Churchill Square and London Road (see St Paul’s or St Bartholomew’s).

H) Komedia Studio
44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN
Train: Brighton station 10 minutes’ walk.
Buses/parking: as for Sallis Benney Theatre.

I) The Rose Hill Arts Hub
70-71 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton BN1 4JL
Train: London Road or Brighton stations.
Buses: 5/5A/5B 22 26 46.
London Road car park (see St Bartholomew’s).

J) The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS
Buses: 1 1A 2 2A 5 5A 5B 6 24 25 46 49 81
Multi-storey car park at Regency Square (10 minutes’ walk); street parking on seafront near Hove Lawns.

K) St Barnabas Church
88 Sackville Road, Hove BN3 3HE
8 minutes' walk from Hove Station
Train: Hove or Aldrington Stations
Buses: 5/5A/5B
On-street parking (cash PayPoint 115 Sackville Road)

L) Ropetackle Arts Centre
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5EG
Train: Shoreham-by-Sea station
Buses: 2 700 (Coastliner).
Parking: over Norfolk Bridge in Adur Recreation Ground or Community Centre car park (signposted ‘shoppers’ and approached via John Street).

M) South Portslade Community Centre
Church Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1LB
Train: Portslade station.
Buses: 1/1A 20 66.
Parking is free on neighbouring streets but rather crowded.