Theatre Royal Brighton is offering several exciting events in some unusual places on Wed 23 April – Sun 4 May 2014.

This mini festival of brand new performances, promenades, and experiences was especially created for Out of Hours by Herringbone Arts, Fight or Flight, Trailblaze Theatre, Skip’s Club, World Book Night and TRB Young Writers.

Originally created in order to utilise the building during an unexpected dark period, Out of Hours events and workshops have become an established part of Theatre Royal Brighton’s programme. Under the Out of Hours banner the Theatre Royal Brighton team have built a successful series of new, small scale performances, experiences and participatory activities held outside normal performance times in areas of the building not generally accessible to the public.

What can you expect from this season?

Backstage Stories
Wed 23 April 4pm – 6pm FREE

To celebrate World Book Night we are inviting 16 – 19 year olds through our Stage Door to take a look at the hidden areas of Theatre Royal Brighton, listen to stories of its 207 year history and take home a free copy of one of our great World Book Night books.
Tours at 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm – come to the Stage Door on Bond Street (include World Book Night logo)

Herringbone Arts
Echoes and Encores
Thu 24 – Fri 25 April 4.30pm, Sat 26 April 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm

A Grande Dame of the stage prepares for the show. Join her as she shares some theatrical stories over a lovely cuppa and follow in her footsteps as she treads the boards, for possibly the very last time. A magical and enchanting puppetry promenade experience for families (children 3+)

Fight or Flight
The Calm Before The Storm
Thu 24 – Fri 25 April 7pm

What happens in those moments after you discover it’s YOU going out on stage tonight? The classic backstage story of an understudy’s chance for stardom told in a promenade style performance

Trailblaze Theatre
Everybody Corpses
Fri 25 April 9pm (and Sat 26 April 7pm tbc)

It’s 1974 and a group of lucky people have been invited to a pre show reception and backstage tour. Petunia and Byron circulate with platters of cocktail sausages as a telegram arrives announcing the death of two of the cast. When more bodies turn up thoughts turn to murder… Dust off your 70’s gear for a comic trip around Theatre Royal Brighton to help catch a killer before they run out of actors.
Entrance via Front Doors Tickets £8 (includes welcome drink) running time approx 90 mins

Skip’s Club Family Workshop
Walk Like An Egyptian
Sat 26 Apr 10.30am

Ancient Egyptian themed crafts including jewellery, head dresses and puppets – with a bit of mummy wrapping as a warm up! A great opportunity for children and adults to make, play and have fun together.

Stage Secrets
Sat 26 Apr from 10.45am

Backstage tours for families, includes a ‘live’ appearance from the famous actor managers Henry and Ellen Nye Chart who ran Theatre Royal Brighton in the 19th Century!
FREE but must be booked in advance Tours start at 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.30pm

TRB Young Writers
The End of the Beginning
Sun 4 May 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm

A series of five minute pieces of new writing, inspired by and performed in different locations around Theatre Royal Brighton. The End of the Beginning celebrates the end of a hugely successful first year of the TRB Young Writers scheme.

TRB Young Writers is run in association with NWS and is supported by Lancing College and the Pebble Trust

Now in its 4th season, Out of Hours encourages attendance by members of the local community who may feel that Theatre Royal Brighton is “not for them”, enabling them to access the theatre in a different way, and produces affordable, family-friendly events for adults and children to enjoy and share together.

Booking Information

Advance tickets available in person from the Box Office Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm.

For evening shows any available tickets will be on sale from the Box Office from 30 mins before the performance.

Theatre Royal Website