Emporium

Emporium

Emporium. Brighton's new performing arts hub with a 100-seat warehouse theatre; rehearsal, workshop and studio performance spaces and all day cafe-bar.

Emporium is a new professional theatre for Brighton: a theatre, café, bar, exhibition and hub for theatre and movie professionals and enthusiasts alike. When you visit Emporium you will discover, all under one roof:

Our theatre – the atmosphere of our magnificent warehouse theatre space helps the drama come alive.

Our café– open all day every day, serving a range of healthy meals, snacks and indulgent treats. All within the grandeur of a wonderful old church!

Our bar – the place to relax, socialise and network. Open every evening, whether we have a show playing or not.

Our exhibitions – a chance to peek behind the scenes at incredible props, stunning theatre costumes and set pieces from famous movies.

Add to this an exciting, year-round, programme of classes and workshops run by theatre and movie experts, for professionals and enthusiasts of all ages and you have Emporium. The place for lovers of film and theatre to relax, network and get creative.

We are just about to embark on a full year of in-house productions and collaborations; a programme that includes Beckett's 'Endgame', Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane', Sondheim's 'Into The Woods' and following on from the huge success of 'Cinders', our pantomime last year, our second traditional Christmas fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Having only opened our doors in April 2013 we are already well on the way to achieving our next ambition - that of becoming Brighton's Regional Rep Theatre.

Emporium's patron is actor and director Alan Rickman.

Our mission is to: 
• create a new professional theatre in Brighton
• revive the tradition of regional rep
• provide an industry hub
• operate as a self-sufficient, sustainable business
• ensure an exciting, cohesive experience for visitors
• include fully-integrated support services
• forge creative alliances

Our values are:
• a standard of excellence throughout
• celebrating the theatre and movie industries
• encouraging and facilitating creativity
• confidence in our work and potential
• fostering ambition in ourselves and others
• promoting respect for industry professionals and their work

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