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The Old Market

Upper Market St, Hove BN3 1AS, England
+44 1273 201801
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A fantastic arts venue for theatre, music and comedy.

The varied programme at TOM is a joy. I've seen bands and shows here and it's a high quality... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Wonderful venue

Saw a stunning performance of Chorus Line here on Saturday night. The seats were great (not... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Brighton England
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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 innovative comedy, all of which you'll enjoy in a welcoming and pleasant environment. You only have to scan our track record of curated "TOM's" Shows to trust our future picks; we've brought you international theatre, big name comedians, and pioneering bands and musicians. Better still, our average ticket prices for this programme are just £11, making them some of the city's best value. We're also proud to work with local artists, major cultural festivals, independent promoters and esteemed national arts organisations, bringing even greater breadth to our programme. Of course, we always keep an open mind for the future, too, and are always happy to discuss new relationships. TOM's Bar meets all your refreshment needs throughout your visit. With high quality products at very reasonable prices, served by a friendly team, TOM's Bar is a place to enjoy, to discuss and to take in the atmosphere each event brings. TOM's Bar also provides an intimate setting for many smaller events, including exclusive show previews. The Old Market is owned and managed by two of the city's most successful artists, the creators of the international smash-hit show STOMP. It is run by a passionate and skilled staff team, who aim to make your experience with us a great one. As we grow and evolve, keep in touch with us by signing up for our fortnightly, hand-written e-Newsletter, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Soundcloud. Alternatively, look out for our new print programme each season. We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Market soon. The TOM Team
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“great bar” (4 reviews)
“bar area” (4 reviews)
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Upper Market St, Hove BN3 1AS, England
+44 1273 201801
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The varied programme at TOM is a joy. I've seen bands and shows here and it's a high quality, trendy venue. The bar is good too. And if you need a local boozer after your ents then the Bottom's Rest next door is a good...More

Thank danwilson
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Saw a stunning performance of Chorus Line here on Saturday night. The seats were great (not allocated) and front of house service excellent. Lovely architecture and a fab bar too.

Thank kateharmond
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I went to a blues/rock event here recently.This appears to be a fairly newly-refurbished venue that offered an excellent location for about 300-400 people. The bar areas were large enough and the standing audience area was not over-crowded although it was a little warm. There...More

Thank Marilynx48
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We came here to a gig and were appalled. Hundreds of people were literally sealed into the hall with no ventilation. It got hotter and stuffier and several people fainted. There was water available to help people rehydrate but this did not overcome the problem...More

Thank GuinnessandChips
TheTOMTeam, Manager at The Old Market, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your feedback. We take these comments very seriously, therefor it would be really useful if you could provide us more information, such as when you came. We have not been made aware of any incidents at events and have no records...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

First time ever here, only heard of it for the first time ever at 8am this morning! Here to see one of my favouritest bands. Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, friendly buzz in the bar, and the sound system was excellent. King King were as...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here with our children and without, for stand up evening gigs and sit down kids' silliness. They choose their acts well, staff are friendly and they serve a good pint.

Thank Travelling G
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I recently visited The Old Market Theater to see James Acaster. After getting our tickets from the Box Office we were pointed in the direction of the bar which was actually very nice. When we ordered our drinks before the show they...More

Thank hayladyjohnston
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went to see a couple of bands here on a sunday evening. Friendly door people and bar staff and good sound.

Thank CT13Brighton
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I like the Old Market because its a small venue, you always get a great audience and good shows. We do like to sit with a good view but the level ground seating area chairs were set out very close to each other and not...More

1  Thank Jacksonsinbrighton
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent evening at The Old Market seeing Tape Faced Boy, he is absolutely excellent and a great theatre for his show. Friendly staff & an excellent bar.

Thank Hil L
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4 November 2015|
Response from TheTOMTeam | Property representative |
Hello, There's one on North Street which is about a 15 minute walk away. Thanks, Rina
9 March 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.