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The Temple Bar

Fringe Venue 270 - Click here for map

121 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AD  / 01273 721 501

Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 23:00
Children until 5pm, 18+ Only After this

The temple is an established and newly refurbished venue with a full menu on offer daily. With outdoor seating, and a spacious bar it’s the perfect place to hang around between Fringe shows.

Shows at The Temple Bar
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Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy From Around The Fringe COMEDY 
MAY 3-6, 9-12, 16-19, 23-27, 30-31, JUN 1-2 at 18:15 (60 min) - £5 
It's a comedy Bonanza! Back for a second year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting pack of comedians, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from sho...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow COMEDY 
MAY 18-19, 25-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Never let anyone stop you. They can't stop a rainbow if they can't catch the end of it. A comedy show about friendship, love and wine from the Luisa Omielan tour support. Latest solo show from Aaron T...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick were Stand-Up Comedy COMEDY 
MAY 4-6, 11-12 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: 'if we can adapt books into play...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Alice-India: WIP or War and Peace COMEDY 
MAY 20-22 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
This is the story of Alice-India and her nervous breakdown and how the creep inside took over. The conflicting truths that led her there and the equally disjointed factors that are bringing her back ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Alternative Comedy Cabaret COMEDY 
MAY 3, 17 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Bringing you a variety of the best inspiring and nutty alternative comedians from the circuit today. We have 3 acts doing 15 minutes all wrapped up the shenanigans and a brexit musical* - quite impres...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Andy Field's Funeral COMEDY 
MAY 13-15, 20-22 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Andy Field may have tragically died before he could realise his abundant potential but miraculously, he still has more to give. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology Andy's dying wish, to perform...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Andy Stedman - Confessions Of A Failed Rock Star (Work In Progress) CABARET 
MAY 21, 24 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
"Stedman's voice is sure to melt hearts." - UNCUT magazine Comedian Andy Stedman had always dreamed of being a rock star, a famous singer-songwriter whose songs changed peoples' lives. Instead here h...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 9-11 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
An interactive (work in progress) experience in which the audience finds themselves in the hands of 3 friendly faces of a horrific, demonic cult. Join Sam, Christian, and John as they race to educate ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Becky Brunning: Action AntiHero (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Becky Brunning: Funny Women Finalist, daredevil, Broadchurch actor, helmet owner, brings her new nigh-octane show to Brighton after her debut hour Beaming stormed* Edinburgh in 2017. "Her comedy insi...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit COMEDY 
MAY 28-31, JUN 1-2 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
*Fresh from a full-house run at Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2018* "Growing up - I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my iden...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Boogers, books and big bottom burps! CHILDRENS 
MAY 4-6 at 13:15 (60 min) - £5-£6 
Boogers, books and big bottom burps  ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Cabaret Hour CABARET 
MAY 25-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy impressionist Stephen Owen; stand-up & ventriloquist Phil Reid; and comedy magician Stu Turner come together for a fabulous hour of entertainment. Steve’s mimicry hilariously covers the world o...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish COMEDY 
MAY 7-8, 28-29 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Or, as she says, "It's better to face your fears than fear your face." Not your conventional stand...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish COMEDY 
MAY 5-6, 10, 15, 20, 22 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Or, as she says, "It's better to face your fears than fear your face." Not your conventional stand...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen COMEDY 
MAY 5-6 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Ciaran loves milking. He milks his friends, acquaintances, family members and passing strangers for anecdotes, ranging from Müller Corner focus groups to prog rock crematoria. Caspian uses his Filofax...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Comedy World of Sports COMEDY 
MAY 6, 27, JUN 1-2 at 17:00 (60 min) - £4-£5 
Brits and comedians are big sports fans, but what is the world’s greatest sport? Rugby union or league? Proper football or that American version? Is the Olympics just people running in circles? Can da...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Cressida Wetton, Crewless - A work in progress COMEDY 
MAY 12-13, 28-29 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Cressida Wetton – Crewless – A work in progress A stand-up comedy show about turning narrowboat into a home. Amidst a thriving UK housing crisis Cress wouldn’t wish her rented bedsit on anyone, n...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Dan Cadey & Gary Knightley's Family Values COMEDY 
MAY 24-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Gary Knightley and Dan Cadey in a comedy show that is strong on family and strong on the causes of family. Stand-up, song and general raucousness about the ones you love, learn from and are proud to ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Daniel Audritt: Better Man (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 18-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
'Award-winning comedian and writer Daniel Audritt brings his first solo show to the fringe, asking ''what really makes us good or bad people?'' Having previously had jokes on shows like 8 out of 10 Ca...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Daniel Muggleton - Nothing Personal COMEDY 
MAY 12, 19, JUN 2 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Daniel Muggleton returns with a brand new hour of blunt & honest stand-up. Originally from Australia, and now a regular on the UK, European and US comedy circuit, with a comedy album and debut comedy ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cats COMEDY 
MAY 15-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Canadian Comedy Veteran David Tsonos has combined two of his shows Walking the Cat, and Walking the Cat 2 to bring the lovely people of Brighton Walking the Cats. From his first cat Mittens to his now...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous COMEDY 
MAY 14-16, 19 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Freya and Will in discussion with ABBA COMEDY 
MAY 10-11 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Freya and Will in discussion with ABBA, is a 50 minute split stand-up show with Freya Mallard and Will Hitt. In the show Will and Freya will host the prodigious pop ensemble ABBA in an, at time hilari...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Geeks, Stand up! COMEDY 
MAY 4-5, 11-12 at 17:00 (60 min) - £4-£5 
It’s 2019 and the geeks have inherited the earth! Geek culture is emerging from TV and movies, but there was a time you'd be ashamed to be one. However, now you should be ashamed if you're not! It's ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Gerry Carroll - Crock or Gold COMEDY 
MAY 11-12, 19, 25-27, JUN 2 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
LOLs about leprechauns and Irish dancing, with songs and Haribo. Stand-up and clown- with a story to tell, a song to sing, a jig to dance. Is Gerry a crock, or is he gold? It's your choice!  ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here COMEDY 
MAY 17-19 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
A comedy show about not wanting children… I think? The second stand-up hour from Hari Kanth: a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Laughs & Tricks with Stu Turner CABARET 
MAY 25-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Chuckle. Gasp. Shrug! If you like a barrel of laughs and a bag of tricks, spend an hour with comedy magician Stu Turner... Stu blends comedy, magic and absolute nonsense in this free show. Often sill...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Louise Leigh Identifiable COMEDY 
MAY 24-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Totally different. Louise is adept at bringing you into her “witty, imaginative and ever-so-slightly risque” world. (The Scotsman). Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two, Lou...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Mary Flanigan and Robbie McShane: One of Us is a Robot COMEDY 
MAY 3-5 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
It’s Mary Flanigan and Robbie McShane! One's a comedian...one's a robot pretending to be a comedian. Can you spot the robot and save mankind? Yep, that’s right. One of these two is a goddamn robot. ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Motherhood (WIP) COMEDY 
MAY 18-19 at 12:15 (45 min) - Free 
Brand new comedy Motherhood is a hilarious exploration of life as a new parent. Stand up comedian Tara Newton-Wordsworth muses on marriage, the joys and challenges of having two children under two, an...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Much Laughter presents ' I Predict a WYATT ! ' COMEDY 
MAY 11-13 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
“Sam Wyatt is recording the pilot for his new Saturday night Gameshow ‘I predict a WYATT!’ But with so much on the line will he be able to keep it together? 2 contestants, four games and only one wi...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Northern Power Blouse - Right good sketch show COMEDY 
MAY 5 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
This trio of feisty northern lasses bring you sketches, silly songs and highly flammable blouses. Between them they've written for Radio 4, Comic Relief, Comedy Central, popped up on ITV, E4, BBC3 and...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll (WIP) COMEDY 
MAY 6-9 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Days of myths and fairytales are gone. We know the truth alright – now how do we live with each other? Moscow’s top satirical stand-up, philosopher by training and Russia’s Fringe veteran Oleg Denisov...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Pindos COMEDY 
MAY 3-4, 31, JUN 1 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
In September 2015 Milo Edwards landed in Moscow was met by a tracksuited man in a black Land Cruiser and driven out to the middle of nowhere to job he would quit within two weeks. By June 2016 he was ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Popinjay (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 30-31 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Irish surrealist and New Act of the Year nominee Kevin O Connell arrives in Brighton with his debut hour. Kevin wants to puncture reality for 60 minutes so expect a barrage of nonsense as he explore...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Prozac and Cons Show COMEDY 
MAY 18, JUN 1 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Ian appeared on a televised seduction course to find love. Did he get a girlfriend or turn into a Sleazy McTeasy? Plus Mat's tips: How to be a****holed at work without being an a****hole... ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Sam Went: Bicentennial Fan COMEDY 
MAY 24-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Sam Went got dumped and did the incredibly normal thing of transferring his feelings onto the 17th worst movie of all time - Bicentennial Man In his debut solo stand-up performance, up-and-coming com...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Sh*t Socialist COMEDY 
MAY 25-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Chris Tavner presents his new stand up show about his life of being a Socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his exper...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Shrink COMEDY 
MAY 11, 18, JUN 1 at 15:45 (60 min) - £4-£5 
By 2020 depression will be the biggest first world problem, but how does this rise affect the mental health work force? Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones shares thoughts fr...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Shrink COMEDY 
MAY 12, 23 at 19:30 (60 min) - £4-£5 
By 2020 depression will be the biggest first world problem, but how does this rise affect the mental health work force? Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones shares thoughts fr...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Stella Graham - Uncivilized COMEDY 
MAY 6, 20 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
It’s absolutely, definitely not Stella Graham’s fault that she’s in trouble, the mother of all of nature is coming to get her. 'If you're a TV executive… see her now' (Skinny).  ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

The Desk by Frank Foucault (WIP) THEATRE 
MAY 25-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Thump. James Corden hears a thump underneath his chat-show desk. Thump. It's the evening before the start of his American talk-show career. Thump. This is not a stand-up show. Thump. But it is written...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

MAY 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 at 22:00 (60 min) - £8/£6 Concessions 
The OCD Files 'maps' my life as a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which I have had for 30 years. Is the show any good? This is the feedback so far: "Fab cause. Fab night." ... "brill" ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Typically adequate COMEDY 
MAY 4-6 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
To have kids or not to have kids! That is the question. Wanna hear funny stories about either way of live?Join Comics Arna Spek (99 comedy Club Female Bursary winner) and Clive Copeman (BBC Radio 4 Ne...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Where are you really from ? COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 20:45 (60 min) - £6/5 
Lubna Kerr is confused about her identity. She was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, married a man from Lanarkshire, has two Welsh children and lives in Edinburgh. Last year she made her first vis...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Where's my money? COMEDY 
MAY 4, 18 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
5 years ago, Peter Nash was about to board a plane to Silicon Valley to sell his business for 7 figures. Today, he’s performing a fringe show about it called “Where’s my money” -Find out what happened...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

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