Arts & Culture

The London Road area is the hidden cultural gem of Brighton with Britain’s oldest working cinema at one end and galleries Onca, Pheonix at the other. This cultural corridor boasts some of the city’s finest art galleries, studio spaces, theatres and music venues. Take a stroll into Brighton’s north quarter and you’ll never be too far away from the city’s rich cultural and creative history. The new Open Market has added to the areas arts and crafts with studios and traders offering custom made jewellery, iconic photography, hand crafted art and much more

Duke of York’s Picturehouse

The Duke of York’s Picturehouse (along with the pair cancan legs on the roof) is a Brighton institution. It remains the oldest continually running cinema in the UK opening it’s doors for the first time in September 1910 and it’s been playing movies ever since, with the facade and auditorium remaining very close to how they were when it opened. Now owned by Picturehouse Cinemas, The Duke’s is renowned for it’s eclectic programming, screening the best in art house, foreign language and quality mainstream cinema. It’s success and popularity in recent years has lead to the opening of a sister cinema, Duke’s at Komedia in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. A fully licensed bar and kiosk are available selling a wide range of beers and wines, great coffee and some of the best cakes in town. The Duke’s is also an integral venue to Cinecity – The Brighton Film Festival which takes place every November. Duke of York’s Website | Email the Duke of York
Address Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton BN1 4NA

ONCA Gallery

The ONCA Gallery runs art exhibitions, workshops and performances that ask questions, tell stories and host conversations about learning and ecology.  Launched in 2012, Brighton’s unique venue supports and raises awareness for frontline conservation projects – bringing together artists and scientists, walkers and writers, seas and schools, mountains and musicians, performers and pumas… Through this, ONCA is a hub for contemporary art and enquiry, inviting people to see changing ecologies in different ways. ‘INorganic’ is ONCA’s current exhibition series, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  Come by the gallery to see two playful and provocative installations about our culture’s relationship with waste. ONCA’s Website | Email ONCA Gallery
Address 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB

Jilted Dog

Jilted Dog Art is a friendly independently run commercial gallery. We offer realistically priced original painting, limited edition prints and uniquely up-cycled furniture – we enjoy nothing better than meeting people in our gallery. Come and join us for a cup of tea.

We love making art and are passionate about offering you an enjoyable and rewarding experience whether you visit us in our gallery or on-line. Jilted Dog’s Website

Address 46 New England Road,  BN1 4GG

St Bartholomew’s Church

St Bartholomew’s Church is a functioning operational church and concert venue in central Brighton. Built in 1873 and towering 135 feet tall, St Bartholomew’s Church is not only one of the most iconic and prestigious buildings on the Brighton skyline it’s also the tallest parish church in all of Europe, legend actually has it that the church construction was based upon the dimensions of Noah’s Ark. Vast and expansive, St Bartholomew’s Church is absolutely breath-taking inside. With exposed brickwork throughout and incredibly lavish surroundings, the setting is incredibly unique and offers a truly memorable experience St Bartholomew’s Website | Email St Bartholomew’s Church
Address St Bartholomew’s, Ann St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GP


Brighton’s new professional theatre with an all-day cafe, meeting space and rehearsal studio. Housed in a rejuvenated church building at the heart of Brighton’s most exciting civic regeneration area Emporium is a venue, hub and resource centre for those working in, and for fans of, the theatre and movie industries. Emporium’s Website | Email Emporium
Address 88 London Road, Brighton

One Eyed Jacks

One Eyed Jacks is a photography gallery situated in the city of Brighton, home of the world renowned Photo Biennial and Photo Fringe festivals. Newly established October 2012, the venue aims to provide a platform for a medium rapidly becoming the 21st century’s most collectable artform. Under the guidance of photographer, writer and curator Matt HenryOne Eyed Jacks aims to showcase artists with a flair for narrative and a keen eye for aesthetics. Limited editions of showcased work can be purchased directly from this site and each print comes complete with certificate of authenticity and serialized hologram. One Eyed Jacks Website | Email One Eyed Jacks
Address 28 York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU


Phoenix provides 100+ studio spacesshort-term project space for hire by community groups and supports a gallery and education programme which bring together professional artists and the general public in a friendly and creative environment. Its charitable objectives are:

  1. The promotion of the arts
  2. Advancement of public education in the appreciation, production and practice of the arts, particularly in the towns of Brighton & Hove, and in other areas of Sussex
  3. To relieve poor artists by providing workspace and studio facilities and by the provision of advice in artist development seminars.

Phoenix Website| Email Phoenix

Address 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB
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