Venue Information for Performers - Brighton Fringe 2022

All of our venues are centrally located Brighton venues, and this year we have give performance spaces available across our four Brighton Fringe venues listed below.

Click on the venue name/link for the full details of each venue, plans and photos. There is also Venue Map at the bottom of this page.


How our venues are set-up

For each of our venues below you can click through to a separate page with all of the specifications for each performance space. Our spaces range in capacity from 50 to over 120.

All of the rooms are separate spaces from public areas of venues, and set-up like small Fringe theatre or comedy club type rooms.

All of the rooms are set-up and managed by Laughing Horse, and are supplied as standard with a full PA system, Mics, lighting and stage, audience seating and are ready to go for your show. Many have more facilities such as AV, backstage areas and so on – these details can be found when you click on the link below for each venue.


What shows are suitable for our venues

We have spaces suitable for all Fringe genres and we programme a mixture of genres at each venue to provide a varied programme in each space, an indication of genres we feel are suitable are listed for each venue.

The Caroline of Brunswick only allows entry for customers aged over 18 - all of our other venues allow under 18s into suitable shows or childrens shows before 6pm.


If you have any questions about our venues email us on admin@laughinghorse.co.uk. Click here for general Performers Information and click here to Apply for a Space in one of our venues.


The Caroline of Brunswick

The Caroline of Brunswick (Fringe Venue 217)

39 Ditchling Road. Phone: 01273 624 434

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 Bar Food WiFi Strictly 18+ Only

Opposite The Level, The Caroline of Brunswick is Brighton’s most exciting pub - and is the city’s friendliest rock & alternative bar, with a live performance venue upstairs, specialising in comedy and cabaret show through the year and an intimate walled garden and outdoor seating.

The Upper Lounge is the place to see great comedy and cabaret in an intimate environment, while late at weekends the dance floor opens up as our DJs and rock karaoke sessions take over.

For shows there is theatre seating, PA, lighting, mics, stage, green room, 4K projector & screen. The space has an intimate and cosy feel, which is ideal for comedy, theatre or music. The Room seats 80, and can easily be converted to a 55-seater with backstage area.

Performance Genres possible at The Caroline of Brunswick:

Comedy Theatre Courses Music Musicals and Opera Cabaret Chat Shows Spoken Word 

Performance Spaces available in The Caroline of Brunswick:

Upper Lounge: 80 Capacity Room (No Wing Space or Back Stage) or 55 Capacity using area as backstage

Click here for full details, tech specs and room layouts


The Quadrant

The Quadrant (Fringe Venue 247)

12-13 North Street (Bottom of Queens Road by the Clocktower). Phone: 01273 733 238

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 Bar Food WiFi Children until 6pm, 18+ Only After this

Located right in the centre of Brighton next to the Clock Tower, just down the hill from the station, The Quadrant is one of Brighton's oldest watering holes - It's a quirky little independent boozer with a live music, comedy and craft workshops room upstairs and a covered outdoor seating area out the back.

The Fringe performance space for Fringe shows is the upstairs "Folklore Room" which hosts Fringe shows all day and night at weekends, and in the evenings during the week. There's a raised stage, full PA and stage lighting for shows, along with a projector and screen.

The Quadrant is the Laughing Horse's original Brighton venue, and has been both nominated and won the Best venue at the Fringe Award.

Performance Genres possible at The Quadrant:

Comedy Theatre Childrens Courses Music Musicals and Opera Cabaret Launch Shows Chat Shows Spoken Word 

Performance Spaces available in The Quadrant:

The Folklore Room: 70 Capacity, very small curtained area for backstage/storage.

Click here for full details, tech specs and room layouts


The Temple Bar

The Temple Bar (Fringe Venue 270)

121 Western Road. Phone: 01273 721 501

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 Bar Food WiFi Children until 6pm, 18+ Only After this

Located on busy Western Road, on the way towards Hove, the new look Temple Bar houses a young and vibrant crowd who know their drink, love their food and demand good music. There’s a discerning yet warm atmosphere in this contemporary drinking den. There food, drink and plenty of outdoor seating that blends the outdoors with indoors in this stylish venue.

Fringe shows are located here every day during the Fringe in the upstairs room, with an intimate feel featuring rows of seats located between the styled booth seating.

There's a full PA, stage lighting and small backstage area for shows.

Performance Genres possible at The Temple Bar:

Comedy Theatre Courses Music Musicals and Opera Cabaret Launch Shows Chat Shows Spoken Word 

Performance Spaces available in The Temple Bar:

Upstairs: 50 Capacity, Small Backstage Area shared with sound desk

Click here for full details, tech specs and room layouts


The Walrus

The Walrus (Fringe Venue 259)

10 Ship Street. Phone: 01273 025 749

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 Bar Food WiFi AirCon Children until 6pm, 18+ Only After this

In central Brighton, a stone’s throw from the beach and on historic Ship Street in Brighton’s famous Lanes, you’ll find the Walrus with its labyrinth of eclectically-decorated rooms and endless winding passageways. You’ll also discover a wonderful hidden two-story roof garden, restaurant and spacious bar.

There are two performance spaces for Fringe shows. The large "Basement Room" located downstairs, and the more intimate "Raised Room", located to the rear of the ground floor bar - both hosting Fringe shows all day and night at weekends, and in the evenings during the week.

The Basement Room has theatre and booth seating, a large raised stage and full PA system. It's low ceilings make it an atmospheric space to perform comedy and cabaret, and it transforms into a club after shows on Friday and Saturday Night. The Raised room is a more intimate space.

Performance Genres possible at The Walrus:

Comedy Theatre Childrens Courses Music Musicals and Opera Cabaret Launch Shows Chat Shows Spoken Word 

Performance Spaces available in The Walrus:

Basement Room: 120 Capacity (Rows, Booths, Tall seats), Large Stage

Raised Room: 60 capacity, no backstage area

Click here for full details, tech specs and room layouts


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