The Marlborough Pub and Theatre

Drama, ghosts & proud LGBT heritage

A fun historic pub with a 55-seat theatre upstairs, the Marlborough is a Brighton institution. So dense and detailed is the history of The Marlborough that it even has it’s own Wikipedia page. Who killed the landlord’s wife in 1900? What were those tunnels for? And how, in the 1970s, did it reconcile its role as a venue for the Campaign for Homosexual Equality with hosting  local National Front meetings?

Today the venue plays host to cabaret, music, comedy and literary performances featuring local talent and artists from further afield. There are also daytime events for mothers and babies. The theatre is  the base of the production company Pink Fringe, which specialises in LGBT cultural events.

Details of what’s on – and there’s a lot – are on the Marlborough’s well-organised website


Prince's Street 4
Brighton BN2 1RD England GB
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Sun - Thur: 1300 - 0000 Fri - Sat: 1200 - 0200