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The Old Market

Closed Now: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great venue for theatre music and film

Super close to my house but would still be brilliant even if I had to travel there. Has a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Secret affair gig

Visited here to see one of my favourite band secret affair. Lovely big hall so when full it wasn’t... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark D
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  • Average4%
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“intimate gig”(3 reviews)
“nice bar”(4 reviews)
“bar area”(3 reviews)
Welcome to The Old Market, Hove's independent, high quality live theatre and venue. In Brighton & Hove, The Old Market (or, as we like to call it, TOM) is the best place to see a show. Our diverse programme includes live music, great theatre and...more
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Upper Market St, Hove BN3 1AS, England
+44 1273 201801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super close to my house but would still be brilliant even if I had to travel there. Has a fantastic selection of events at reasonable prices plus friendly bar and comfortable seats.

Thank alisonm721
TheOldMarket, Owner at The Old Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Alison, such kind words! Hope to see you again soon! - Mark, Team TOM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here to see one of my favourite band secret affair. Lovely big hall so when full it wasn’t crowded just nice not all bunched up. There was a small bar in the hall and one near the entrance. Some staff didn’t really know what...More

Thank Mark D
TheOldMarket, Owner at The Old Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Many thanks for your review, I'm glad you had a great evening with us! Thank you for your comments regarding the bar, we will investigate that further. As you mentioned, as we're in a residential area, we have some restrictions when it comes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the cinema at The Old Market. Fabulous film. Convivial Bar. Friendly ambience. Interesting programme of art events. Good Hove location.

Thank Jilliana R
TheOldMarket, Manager at The Old Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jilliana, Thank you so much for the lovely review, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the film and the venue. Hopefully we'll be able to see you again soon! Mark - Team TOM

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

My goodness strange venue and Bar very expensive but it’s theatre or basically a large hall. Odd mix of styles and seating outside. Seats uncomfortable and not enough bar staff!

Thank Ultimate007
TheOldMarket, Marketing Manager at The Old Market, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review, really sorry to hear this. Would you be able to send us an email about when you visited and your visitor experience so that we can investigate further? - mark@theoldmarket.com Many thanks, Mark - Team TOM

Reviewed January 22, 2018

The Old Market has a great range of events; cultural/arts/entertainment. The staff are always friendly and helpful plus there's a nice bar that's worth going into whether you're going to an event or not. Worth visiting and looking out for their shows.

Thank WME01
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Super atmosphere feels quite intimate. The bar area is excellent and all the staff very helpful and friendly. Good location - particularly if you live in the area!!

Thank TJT343
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Came along to celebrate a birthday at the pantomime, Cinderella and the Beanstalk. The place is quite difficult to find with little parking but the staff their are very helpful and friendly. There is a homely feel and being small it's quite intimate, being a...More

1  Thank BigRee
Reviewed December 29, 2017

In December we went along with family to see Cinderella & the Beanstalk on a matinee and was very impressed with the theatre , staff and seating In-house. Anybody attending here will enjoy the cosy theatre and thrill of being able take your Wine, Beer...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Basic but cosy. Good location. Went for a very special vent involving one of our family who was " the star" of the night. Getting parking nearby is a challenge.

Reviewed December 5, 2017

I have seen the Hundred Watt Club a burlesque show here a couple of times. Nice bar and very helpful staff

Thank 307colinwhite
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November 4, 2015|
Response from TheOldMarket | Property representative |
Hello, There's one on North Street which is about a 15 minute walk away. Thanks, Rina
March 9, 2015|
Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
The only gig advertised for the Easter weekend is Standby For Tape Back Up which is a show and tell performance using found video footage to extract a life story.