Entertainment

Theatre in Lewes

Glyndebourne

In 1934, science teacher John Christie and his opera-singer wife Audrey Mildmay decided to build a 1200-seat opera house in the middle of nowhere. It seemed a magnificent folly at the time, but now Glyndebourne is o…
Spectator Sport in Eastbourne

Eastbourne International Tennis Tournament

One of the UK’s top tennis tournaments played in the week before Wimbledon. Attracts some of the biggest names in the world game.
Comedy in Brighton & Hove

Komedia Theatre

The UK's top comedy venue attracts the best stand-up acts from the English-speaking world. Book well in advance.
Theatre in Chichester

Chichester Festival Theatre

Built in 1962, this somewhat Soviet-looking playhouse has a long and distinguished history. Sir Laurence Olivier was the theatre’s first director, and Ingrid Bergman, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Anthony Hopkins have al…
Theatre in Brighton & Hove

The Old Market

TOM has emerged as Hove's top venue for alternative theatre, comedy and live music, all performed in front of small crowds seated cafe-style in an informal space. The stage sees an eclectic mix to say the least with…
Theatre in Canterbury

Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury’s main theatre attracts popular, fast-selling productions on national tour. Check out that bizarre auditorium, with its dark faux veneers contrasting sharply with the lifejacket-orange seating. The Studio…
Theatre in Margate

Tom Thumb Theatre

Around a mile east of the Turner Contemporary along the seafront, in Cliftonville, the Tom Thumb Theatre is, as the name suggests, small – in fact it's the UK's smallest theatre with just 50 seats and a cocktail bar…
Theatre in Brighton & Hove

Brighton Dome

Once the stables for King George IV’s horses, this art deco complex houses three theatre venues within the Royal Pavilion estate. ABBA famously won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest here. The Dome was under renovatio…
Theatre in Brighton & Hove

Theatre Royal

Built by decree of the Prince of Wales in 1806, this grand venue hosts musicals, plays and operas.