The Temple Bar

Venue

The Temple Bar

Fringe Venue 270 - Click here for map
121 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AD. Phone: 01273 721 501
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 23:00
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.


Shows sorted by Venue Room

Upstairs

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes.

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-22 at 18:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. This show contains over 100 Clean gags in just 30 minutes so come and join this whirlwind of wordplay. ...


Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes.

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-22 at 18:45 (30 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. This show contains over 100 Naughty gags in just 30 minutes so come and join this whirlwind of wordplay. ...


All's well that ends in a joke

All's well that ends in a joke

Comedy

All's well that ends in a joke

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-8 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Wanna find out how it ended? 3 stand-up comedians, 3 turbulent years and 3 hilarious stories, 3 lives rebuild! Arna Spek, Clive Coopman and James OD have done three shows together. In 2019, they all had their harts broken at the same time, in 2020 they all had to stop doing what they love (perform life for people) and 2021 they have all the opportunities to rebuild their lives! Can you watch the last if you missed the first two? Yes you can! positivity for all! ...


Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 10-11, 16-19 at 18:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. As told by Carole Shaw, the show’s creator and star performer, this is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model. She is a woman heading up a country, after all. This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state finally reveals her “all” to her people - her undying love for her dogs, the men in her life, her single-handed success at forging peace processes, her secret passion for motorbikes, coming out at 96 as a song-&-dance gal. You are regally commanded to...


Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 15-18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

One day you're a student at a protest and the next you're a 30 something middle manager who still doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up. The middle bit is a show about realising you're too young to retire but too old to feel like you can make a difference. “Poignant, beautiful stuff... narrative comedy of the highest calibre" ★★★★1⁄2 (WeKnowMelbourne) “a haunted house ride of millennial angst, philosophical in its own manic way... Grim, sharp, hilarious" ★★★★ (ShortCom) “Jeannot is a genuinely funny bloke, whose real sk...


Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Comedy

Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

The UK-based globetrotting comedian Nik Coppin brings a unique show combining cartoons and caricatures drawn by his own hand with his inimitable style of affable anecdotal comedy. "Fast and funny...The audience loved it...Sweetly, wildly hilarious" (4 stars) Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2014 "Charmingly hilarious host Nik Coppin’s comedy was effortless" Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2012 “Nik Coppin’s carefree comedy and happy-go-lucky nature are irresistible....His rapid-fire style works no matter what the audience....If this sort of comedy is what Nik means by being honest and open...


Autism Mama and Puberty

Autism Mama and Puberty

Comedy

Autism Mama and Puberty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-8, JUN 2-5 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

'Autism Mama and Puberty' is Josephine's new solo show. Puberty can be challenging enough for a 'neurotypical' teenager. But what about the added challenges teenagers who are on the autism spectrum face at this period of development? Raging hormones, mood swings, diminished or delayed understanding of what is happening to their bodies and feelings. What if your child is non-verbal or needs visual aids to communicate? Then the parents; what about them? How do we go about supporting a child on the spectrum and who do we go to for help?.... ....Well, let me tell you; come hear an hilarious tale...


Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-9 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Ay up Brighton! Following a sellout run at Edinburgh Fringe, up-and-coming northern comedians Paddy Young and Adam Flood bring two sets of stand up to Brighton Fringe. That’ll do nicely. Ta very much. Paddy Young: Paddy started stand-up in the North before moving to London. The Scarborough lad has brought 3 shows to Edinburgh Fringe is a regular at the best clubs in the country as well as some rotten ones. Screen work includes Timewasters (ITV2), Random Acts (Channel 4) and Dive In & Do It (Sky). "Distinctive one-liners, spontaneously witty moments and a cleverly scripted set. A stron...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

A revolving lineup of some of the best local comedic talent in Brighton and comedians visiting for the Fringe...


Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 19 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 20-22 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

"Growing up - I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity." Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being a sun-kissed Brummie in Berlin. Audience Reviews "Just been to see @dharo10 at the #BrightonFringe Best comedy show I''ve seen at the fest, very tig...


Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
JUN 2-3 at 13:00 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based
JUN 4 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based

From a sweatshop in the ghetto of Wuhan, Moni made her way to Berlin. She searched hard for love, until a severe depression hit her, forcing her to face unresolved childhood trauma. Luckily, comedy found her. In this one-woman show, Moni takes you on a full emotional journey. It’s honest, authentic, and full of diarrhea. Be prepared to laugh and cry. ...


Deep Cut Goofs

Deep Cut Goofs

Comedy

Deep Cut Goofs

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 22 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 23-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

A split bill of standup comedy full to the brim of deep cut goofs. Performed by Daniel Mckeon- a self-deprecating, easy-going storyteller, interested in the weird and vulnerable ways people interact. He was a regular feature on the BBC New Comedy Show on BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Suffolk. "Slick. Well-written." The Stand "his comic cheekiness is endearing." Broadway Baby. And Freya Mallard- an exciting, up and coming voice in standup comedy. She is erratically anxious and unadvisedly optimistic. Her silly, fun and slightly absurd take on life make her a delight to watch! As heard on BBC ...


Funny Fellas

Funny Fellas

Comedy

Funny Fellas

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Mimicry, magic, and mirth with impressionist Steve Owen and comedy magician Stu Turner. Come and catch these two funny fellas as they bring a fabulous hour of entertainment to this year’s Fringe. Steve’s mimicry hilariously covers the world of sport & entertainment, and Stu's magic is silly, surreal, and highly entertaining. This two man variety show combines stand-up comedy, hilarious magic, and impressions, with audience participation. The duo work around the country in comedy clubs, cabaret, and theatre – and can’t wait to bring their hour of silliness and fun to Brighton. ...


Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28, JUN 4-5 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

He's back! He's a clowny comedian, he'll do almost anything for a laugh, he's been around for long enough to have lots of material. He builds his shows around his own life. This is Gerry's fourth solo show, following 2021's "When I was Alive". Chortle magazine called it "charmingly defiant" and said that he performed with " pep and a sense of fun". So, come along and let him get you into position to have a laugh. And the great thing is that the show is over in time for Gerry to go for a nap. He's 69, after all. ...


Good Luck Out There, Human

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-25, 29-31 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

“Legendary cock lobster.” “My life is on fire, I think I’m in love.” “Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend.” These are just three examples of the bathroom stall graffiti you’ll encounter in Caitlin Cook’s (SiriusXM, Comedy Cellar, NYCF) raucous new hour of comedy, music, and visuals. Confessional, immersive, and uproariously funny, this one-of-a-kind show—literally set in a dive bar bathroom—transforms graffiti scrawled all over the stalls into the lyrics of Cook’s original songs and the trail markers along the journey she takes us upon. Through these irreverent, poignant, and ofte...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-5 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit and how to avoid having a child. A mix...


Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Theatre

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Theatre

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £7

In this show character comedian Robert Inston with respect to victims, and irreverence that only comes from knowledge...dissects the suspected perpetrators and celebrities dumbfounded by the demon of Whitechapel. In part one, he gives an overview of the period...particularly the response of the Government and Queen Victoria herself whose own grandson was a suspect. In Part 2, he "becomes" George Chapman wife poisoner; John Piser, known as Leather Apron as he worked in a slaughterhouse; the pathetic Aaron Kosminski who was more solitary than social.... ...


Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1
MAY 10-11, 19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1

High energy, quirky, Irish comic Kevin O Connell brings his work-in-progress show to the Brighton Fringe. Having reached 30 without achieving anything Kevin attempts to stay upbeat while discussing all the buzzwords – mental health, toxic masculinity, aging and love. Kevin has been a finalist in the prestigious NATYs (New Act of the Year) 2018, featured on Union Jack Radio’s “One Night Stand” & in 2021 was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. ...


Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 13-14 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet
MAY 27-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

The best thing about live comedy is that you never really know what will happen in the moment, so join Award Winning comedian Nicole Harris as she takes you with her on a hilarious journey into the unknown. Nicole will entertain you with her unique and quirky comedy style, finely tuned gags and improvised material based on what's happening around her. She's a bit naughty, a bit risqué, but not one bit forgettable! It's a show of fun and madness that you need to see live. It's simply a no brainer! "A Force of Nature" (Arthur Smith) "Can't explain the amazing energy Nicole creates ...


Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

The affable globetrotting comedian returns to Brighton with a show consisting of hilarious anecdotes from his many overseas trips and insightful comedy deconstruction. There is no shark... Review Quotes ​"Fast and funny...The audience loved it...Sweetly, wildly hilarious" (4 stars) Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2014 "Charmingly hilarious host Nik Coppin’s comedy was effortless" Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2012 “Nik Coppin’s carefree comedy and happy-go-lucky nature are irresistible....His rapid-fire style works no matter what the audience....If this sort of comed...


Ollie Horn: Good Grief (work in progress)

Ollie Horn: Good Grief (work in progress)

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Good Grief (work in progress)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-21 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 27-28 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Ollie Horn ("A natural" - Broadway Baby) returns with a new hour of work-in-progress stand-up comedy after a multi sell out EdFringe 2021 show, and a critically acclaimed 2019 show. ...


PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-31, JUN 1-5 at 21:45 (90 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

"Brilliant", "Amazing", "Fantastic". These are just some of the superlatives used by audience members after performances of this show at the Edinburgh and Swansea fringes in 2021. IMASHINATION is a non-stop conveyerbelt of showstoppers, interwoven with the darkly observed and cheekily insolent telling of a tale of personal discovery and transformation by a standup whose experience spans 3 decades. Paul's previous Fringe shows have earned 4 stars a-piece and his musical performances have attracted praise like: "This guy's voice is gonna knock your socks off" - Christian Reilly "Sim...


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

An hour of Stand Up Comedy form three up and coming Comics!...


Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Comedy

Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

In 2019, Richard received a glowing review, saying "maybe now Stott can put his personal circumstances (his disability) in the 'done' folder and move on with his promising career". His disability, believe it or not, did not fit in the ‘done’ folder, and has remained very much part of his promising career. With his reliably acerbic punchlines, Richard explores what's expected of him as a slightly disabled person and why on earth it’s expected. As seen on The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2). Runner-up, Dave's Joke of the Ed Fringe 2019. “Definitely one to watch out for” ★★★★...


Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Comedy

Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist Ricky Balshaw is a former Paralympic, World Championship and European Championship dressage medallist, and sports pundit, with a penchant for dark humour. Join Ricky for a reliably twisted and hilarious look at the unique social and physical challenges he faces a disabled person as well as having his masculinity challenged just because he rides horses. As seen on BBC One, BBC Three and Channel 4....


Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Comedy

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 13-15 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty. A lot has changed in Scott McPherson’s life in 2021 and Scott McPherson: Go Scotty, will give the audience an intimate comical window into these changes. From talking about relationships to death and everything in between! ...


The Butch is Back // Villain

The Butch is Back // Villain

Comedy

The Butch is Back // Villain

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, JUN 3 at 20:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Two award-winning queer comedians Kate Martin and Daniel Foxx bring their hilarious new work-in-progress shows ‘The Butch is Back’ and ‘Villain’ to the Brighton Fringe. Whether it’s being mistaken for a man (Kate) or an elderly woman (Daniel), the two cover topics from growing up gay to bravely embracing oat milk. They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re doing their best to overcome a deep sense of existential fear. Kate Martin: The Butch is Back (Work in Progress) In her debut show, Kate explores navigating the world as a tall woman who’s often mistaken for a man… Join Kate as she r...


The Lovely Elaine

The Lovely Elaine

Comedy

The Lovely Elaine

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
JUN 1-5 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Elaine Blackmore is of a certain age who took up comedy following breast cancer. Join her for an amusing insight into her life with the odd song or two....


VAPPOW!

VAPPOW!

Comedy

VAPPOW!

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7, JUN 4 at 14:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Three comedians ask you to join them for a fun filled hour where each comedian performs their own unique set. Having performed sucsessful runs at previous Brighton Fringes and the Edinburgh Fringe, they are back in Brighton to kick up a comedy storm. Miss them at your peril!...


You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-11, 16-18 at 20:30 (90 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a "modern classic" or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he road-tests chapters. 'One of my favourites' (Chortle) ...