Stroll along the seafront and you’ll come across the Brighton Centre. You can’t really miss it. The impressive example of brutalist architecture stands imposingly on Kings Road watching over the sea and sunbathers of Brighton Beach. When it comes to shows, exhibitions and stratospheric live music concerts, the Brighton Centre is the venue for you.
Brighton Centre Syndicate Wing
As far as entertainment venues go, the Brighton Centre is the envy of the south coast. It’s the biggest of its kind in southern England and clocks in with a corking capacity of 5,000 people. For this reason, the Brighton Centre regularly hosts political party conferences along with a wide range of other events.
The sheer diversity of what you can see and do at the Brighton Centre is quite astonishing. Its far-reaching programme helps to generate more than £50 million in revenue for the city, and helps to support some excellent places to eat in Brighton. One day, you could watch comedy superstars like Michael McIntyre, the next listen to live music like a world-class Elvis tribute act; celebrate a nine-dart-finish at the Champions League of Darts, or see stars strut their stuff in Strictly Come Dancing.
The Brighton Centre has a rich history of entertainment. Notably, it played host to Bing Crosby’s final ever performance in 1977, The Jam’s last gig in 1982, and a whole host of current superstars like Emeli Sande, Westlife and Paloma Faith regularly visit Brighton to play at the behemoth venue.
It’s well worth checking to see what’s on during your stay at any one of our Brighton hotels; you never know, some of the biggest names in entertainment could be playing at the Brighton Centre. Tickets are available at the box office, over the phone and online. Staff are friendly and always happy to help with any query you may have.
Don’t be put off by the stark aesthetic of the building – shows at the Brighton Centre are always a lot of fun, both because of the quality of the acts it books and the ever-lively audience of Brighton locals. If you do see something you like the look of, we recommend staying at our Brighton City Centre hotel. It’s less than a 10-minute walk away from the Brighton Centre, and is even closer to another of the city’s favourite entertainment venues, the Brighton Dome, which hosts more than 600 events a year spanning everything from live music to contemporary dance and spoken word to world cinema.