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  • Hurrah! Pre/Post show meal offers this Xmas!

    Get money off your Christmas meal with Cinderella and The Beanstalk tickets...   Looking for a festive night out this Christmas? We've recently announced our panto for 2017, Cinderella and The Beanstalk, a fast-paced, bare-knuckled comedy treat for anyone who likes their panto with a twist. Written by multi-award winning trio The Sleeping Trees and [...]
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  • WILDER STORIES: SERIES 2 – A CALL FOR STORIES

    Do you have a story to tell? Earlier in the year we launched a brand new podcast series called Wilder Stories.  We invited storytellers from all disciplines to spin their yarns -  with each podcast having a unique theme. The first podcasts were recorded in front of a live audience during Brighton Fringe and were [...]
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  • Autumn season launch – #TOMtech, TOM’s Film Club and more!

    Brighton Digital Festival begins in September and we’re serving up our biggest #TOMtech season ever. A Technology Takeover? Throughout Autumn, we'll be hosting workshops, events and meet-ups that will explore how new technologies are changing the creative landscape, with one burning question - how can the latest developments in tech improve how we experience culture? [...]
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  • May is wilder than you know…

    Are you sitting comfortably? We've been busy sharing our own stories down in the basement, to warm up for our brand new storytelling night Wilder Stories... Story Mash #wilderstories The TOM team and friends spinning yarns. At the heart of any arts festival is the sharing of stories, so we've brought together artists, academics, musicians, poets and raconteurs [...]
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  • Share your story with us in May as part of Wilder Stories…

    Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour We’re looking for people to read their stories, poems, monologues, transcripts, and narrative songs at each of our Wilder Stories nights, each themed around a colour: Blue (Sun 7 May), Red (Sun 21 May) or Green (Sun 28 May). For each of these specially curated live-lounge podcasts, we’re inviting storytellers: musicians, […]
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  • Staff highlights from 2016 & picks for 2017

    2016 is nearly over, and although we've lost national treasures and witnessed countless political U-turns, it hasn't been all bad - at TOM we found bliss in the performing arts. So, for all you list-lovers out there, here's a round up of highlights from the year that saw TOM host over 160 events and go [...]
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  • NEW SEASON NOW ON SALE: Winter 2016-17

    Bowie, Beardyman and Bedouin tents. Our Winter season is now on sale, and we can’t wait… Browse the full programme From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads (8 – 11 Jan) “Berry’s play is that rarest of things: A Fringe play which exceeds all expectations” Time Out Magazine: Critic’s Choice This season, we’re marking what would […]
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  • NEW SEASON: Autumn 2016

    This Autumn, as well as our usual menu of theatre, comedy, music and special events, we’ve created a brand new programme called #TOMtech, where we ask theatre makers and tech experts what entertainment looks like right at the edge of new technology.
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  • SEASON: Summer 2016 at The Old Market

    Summer is here! We’ve got lots to look forward to including two exclusive south-cost dates from Wild Beasts, theatre from George Dillon in Stunning The Punters and the Poets VS MCs: Youth Team will be battling with words at BOAT (Brighton Open Air Theatre). Poets vs MCs: Youth Team at BOAT (Brighton Open Air Theatre) Fri 8 July, 7pm (doors 6:30pm) […]
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  • INTERVIEW: Playwright Henry Naylor (lead writer of Spitting Image) on Echoes

    Echoes tells the stories of two women, born 175 years apart. A student jihadi from London – the other a Victorian member of the Fishing Fleet (women who travelled to India to be brides men who were setting up the Empire). Henry Naylor tells us how his ideas for two different plays became one, the importance of […]
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  • INTERVIEW: Life’s Short – Be Silly! Le Navet Bete on Dick Tracy

    It’s been nearly four years since Le Navete Bete last took Brighton by storm, with Napoleon: A Defence.  Now they return with the slick, fast-paced but seriously silly comedy show Dick Tracy. What can audiences expect from Dick Tracy? Audiences can expect a show which may be the silliest, most ridiculous and wildest thing we’ve ever made, […]
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  • SEASON: May Festivals 2016

    Our programmer has been working her socks off to bring you an amazing May here at TOM, and we think you’ll agree that this one’s going to be a real humdinger. Bromance Thu 12 – Wed 18 May One of the UK’s hottest new circus ensembles has been wowing audiences of all ages the world […]
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  • SEASON: Spring 2016 at The Old Market

    Welcome to SPRING 2016 at TOM, a season designed to get you back on your feet following the excesses of the holiday season.
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  • BLOG: Golems galore

    Steve McNicholas is not only a director of STOMP and The Old Market… he’s a bit of a film buff too. Here’s his introduction to the history of the myth that forms the basis of our upcoming show GOLEM, and how the golem myth still makes itself felt to this day. Take it away, Steve…     […]
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  • VIDEO: Where is Golem going?

    Our very own Steve McNicholas created this trailer for 1927’s show, Golem (★★★★★ The Times, The Telegraph, Financial Times, London Evening Standard) using artwork and animation from the show itself. As well as featuring stylized locations in Brighton and Hove, the clip also contains some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it references to well-known golems in film history. Golem will […]
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  • SEASON: Winter 2015-16 at The Old Market

    Read or Download Programme   Winter 2015-16  Here’s a sneak preview of WINTER 2015-16 at TOM, a season stuffed full of fantastic festive nights out. Why not treat yourself to the best gigs, club nights with a twist, mind-bogglingly imaginative theatre, and much more? Go on, you’ve been good…ish. Have a merry one, The TOM Team […]
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  • VIDEO BLOG: Autumn 2015 Previews

    Try before you buy – watch video previews of shows and events upcoming in our Autumn 2015 season.
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  • PHOTO BLOG: ROMEO & JULIET

    Fun, fighting & tragedy in New Mutiny Theatre Company’s unique adaptation of ROMEO & JULIET
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  • SEASON: Autumn 2015 at The Old Market

    A season full of delights, surprises and top quality entertainment. Featuring MUSIC + CLUB NIGHTS, brand new THEATRE + DANCE, shows for all the FAMILY and loads of FESTIVALS throughout the season.
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  • PHOTO BLOG: Award-Winning Idiot Trygve Wakenshaw

    Trygve Wakenshaw will encourage you to embrace your frivolous side in his hilarious one-man physical comedy shows. KRAKEN and NAUTILUS [Preview] are hitting The Old Market stage 23 & 24 July.
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  • BLOG: New Work In Development This Summer

    From a fizzling Shakespeare adaptation to an immersive Oculus Rift performance, there’s loads in creation here at The Old Market this Summer. Find out what’s going on, including exclusive preview performances…
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  • BLOG: May Festivals 2015 “It’s A Wrap” – Awards, Reviews & Tweets

    Last month here at The Old Market we hosted four incredible festivals covering music, theatre, comedy and club nights. We were thrilled to host a whole range of sell out shows. Here’s a summary of how it all went…  AWARDS:  Argus Angel Award: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE [Apphia Campbell, Gilded Balloon Productions] Apphia Campbell’s sold […]
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  • [Closed] AUDIENCE SURVEY: Help Shape Our Future + WIN Prizes

    We would really appreciate your input on how we’re doing. This short survey should take just 5-10 minutes, and we’re offering various great prizes…!
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  • VIDEO PREVIEWS: Summer 2015

    Want a sneak peak at some of our upcoming shows? This selection of videos previews some of the finest shows in our upcoming Summer season.
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  • May Half Term Planner: Shows For All The Family

    TOMs May Half Term Planner for Shows and Festivals in Brighton & Hove
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  • SEASON: Summer 2015 at The Old Market

    There are loads of shows and events to enjoy throughout June, July and August here at TOM. Read our season highlights, or browse the Summer 2015 brochure.
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  • REVIEWS: ★★★★★ for Apphia Campbell’s Nina Simone Portrayal

    See what the critics have said about Apphia Campbell, whose upcoming show BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE is inspired by the life of Nina Simone…
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  • NEWS: Your Chance To Play Live With The Orchestra Of Samples

    Ahead of their performance of Orchestra Of Samples this July, Addictive TV’s Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler are inviting contributions from talented musicians.
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  • AWARD: Edinburgh Fringe Stand-Out Show Brought to Brighton Fringe

    Ahead of its performance at Brighton Fringe, Julian Caddy and James Turnbull explain how LORRAINE & ALAN earned the Brighton Fringe Award For Excellence.
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  • ANNOUNCED: The Great Escape Festival Line-Up

    We’re delighted to be welcoming back The Great Escape Festival this year. The full line-up includes Mew, Stormy, Kero Kero Bonito & more…
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  • HOW TO: Navigate May’s Festivals Like A Pro – All The Information You Need

    Want to navigate the programmes and events like a pro? Stay ahead of the flock, with our handy guide to all of May’s Festivals, and where to find the all-important information.
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  • VIDEO: Golem, Behind The Scenes With BBC Click

    This week’s BBC Click took a fascinating behind the scenes look at GOLEM, which spent some of its final development time, and previewed ahead of its official launch, here at The Old Market.
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  • VIDEO PREVIEWS: April/May 2015 “Try Before You Buy”

    Want a sneak peak at some of our upcoming shows? This selection of videos previews some of the finest shows in our upcoming season.
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  • SEASON: April-May 2015 at The Old Market

    Welcome to APRIL & MAY FESTIVALS at The Old Market, Hove. Browse through the full programme here, featuring Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe, Artists Open Houses & The Great Escape 2015.
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  • FEATURE: Curious Directive Takes Us To Mars In Their New Show PIONEER

    PIONEER is a multimedia performance which tells the poignant tale of the first human trip to Mars. This feature gives a glimpse into the previous, ongoing and latest work of curious directive…
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  • NEWS: SICK! Festival 2015 Begins

    SICK! Festival kicks off at The Old Market this week, beginning with So You Can Feel in which Pieter Ampe explores the connection between social and emotional energy and individual emancipation.
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  • NEWS: Labour Leader Ed Miliband Visits The Old Market

    In the run up to the general election in May, Labour Leader Ed Miliband visited The Old Market for a ‘People’s Question Time’ event.
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  • GALLERY: White Mink – Brighton’s Best Electro-Swing Speakeasy

    Since moving to The Old Market in 2012, White Mink’s Electro-Swing Speakeasy themed nights have been a firm favourite amongst Brighton’s  vintage community. Returning every few months, these specially curated nights sell out well in advance. Haven’t experienced a White Mink night before? Here’s a little of what to expect… White Mink nights are a blend […]
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  • VIDEO PREVIEWS: Spring 2015 “Try Before You Buy”

    With so much to choose from in our Spring 2015 season, you might need a little help deciding what to book. We’ve compiled a selection of video previews of our upcoming shows and events; browse, enjoy and discover!
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  • SEASON: Spring 2015 at The Old Market

    2015 at The Old Market is our fourth year of operation, and is set to be bigger and better than ever. This Spring season – spanning February, March and April 2015 – includes some corking comedy, theatre, music and more.
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  • CHRISTMAS TIME: Opening Hours & Family Info

    Merry Christmas from The TOM Team! We’re changing our hours over Christmas, so here’s all you need to know, particularly if you’re coming along to The Boy Who Never Grew Up.
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  • VIDEO: The Boy Who Never Grew Up, “With Fairy Dust, You Can Fly…!”

    New for Christmas-time 2014-15, THE BOY WHO NEVER GREW UP is a show for ages 4+, based on JM Barrie’s Peter Pan. In this video, creators Amelia and Phillipa join us from the jungle (…their studio) with an important message about fairy dust!
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  • INTERVIEW: Creating Neverland

    We joined the two expert make believers behind The Boy Who Never Grew Up in their puppet making workshop to talk about Neverland, magic and creating a new kind of Christmas show…
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  • BLOG: White Christmas Highlights

    White Mink’s creators return with a christmas party that will knock your socks off. Ahead of their arrival we take a look at the highlights of the weeks line up.
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  • INTERVIEW: Dracula’s Creator Mark Bruce

    Ahead of DRACULA‘s arrival in December we spoke to the award winning Mark Bruce about vampires, inspiration and adapting a classic novel into a dance theatre piece. When did you first read ‘Dracula’? I was probably about 9 or 10. I also read it again in my teens. I have glanced at it since then, but […]
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  • INTERVIEW: A Farewell To Arms’ Creative Team

    Ahead of A FAREWELL TO ARMS’ run at The Old Market this month, imitating the dog’s creators tell us how the show came to be. With co-directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, and projection / visual designer Simon Wainwright…
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  • SEASON: Winter 2014-15 at The Old Market

    The Old Market, Brighton & Hove, proudly present our WINTER PROGRAMME, covering November and December 2014, and January 2015.
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  • QUICK FIRE NOTES: Robert Newman

    Robert Newman is a British comedian, author and political activist. He, alongside his then comedy partner David Baddiel became the first comedians to play and sell out the 12,000-seat Wembley Arena in London. He hasn’t performed stand up in seven years, but now he’s back with a new show, coming to The Old Market as […]
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  • CHRISTMAS PARTIES: Book Your Christmas Party or Event At The Old Market

    Looking for a party venue in Brighton & Hove this Christmas? Here at The Old Market we have plenty of options for parties of all sizes! Here are some suggestions…
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  • NEWS: Apply Now For Brighton Fringe 2015 at TOM

    Want to perform in Brighton Fringe 2015? Complete this application form to apply for a slot in The Old Market’s 2015 Brighton Fringe programme.
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  • GALLERY: In Rehearsal with A Farewell To Arms

    Take a sneak peek at Imitating the Dog’s adaptation of Heminway’s A Farewell To Arms, coming there this November.
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  • PAGE TO STAGE: Kill The Beast Adapt “Dr Who” Story

    First, it was a book by Tom Baker (Dr Who), but now “scorchingly talented young company” [Time Out] Kill The Beast have adapted the darkly comic The Boy Who Kicked Pigs for the stage.
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  • OCTOBER: The Old Market’s Month of Comedy

    The Old Market is the funniest place to be this October, with acts Including Mark Watson, Danny Bhoy, Tony Law and LOADS more…
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  • PHOTO STORY: Marshmallow Laser Feast

    Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), the incredible lighting company behind U2’s epic ‘Invisible’, return to The Old Market following a development period here over the summer, presenting The Measures Taken as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014.
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  • PHOTO STORY: Waterloo Archway & Gardens

    We take a look at the past and present of two of our neighbours: the award-winning community garden, and impressive Grade II listed Waterloo Archway.
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  • COMPETITION: Kate Daisy Grant & Nick Pynn Tickets

    We’re offering the chance to attend the exclusive launch of Kate Daisy Grant’s new album ‘Portrait’ along with music from Nick Pynn’s forthcoming ‘Waterproof’ for FREE!
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  • NEWS: The Old Market goes Digital

    Brighton Digital Festival 2014 comes to The Old Market
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  • SEASON: Autumn 2014 Event Programme

    Our AUTUMN 2014 Event Programme is now available to view or download online. Look out for it in print from mid-August.
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  • NEWS: Autumn 2014 Season Announced

    Autumn 2014 here at The Old Market is undoubtedly our strongest season yet. Featuring favourite returning companies, brand new artists, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Comedy Festival and much more!
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  • NEWS: A New Look For The Old Market

    From this week, The Old Market will have a brand new look, including a new logo, website, brochure format, and even our name is getting a slight change. We hope you’ll agree it’s all significantly for the better.
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  • INTERVIEW: Kt Simpson from Copperdollar

    Kt Simpson tells us about COPPERDOLLAR’s “best house party you have ever been to; great tunes that keep you dancing, unexpected performance from fantastic characters and amazing artwork everywhere!”
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  • NEWS: New Exhibition – Local & Knuckles [June-Sept 2014]

    This Summer 2014, we are delighted to be presenting landscape photography from Finn Hopson, and a collection called ’Knuckles’ from Edward Bishop.
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  • QUICKFIRE NOTES: Molotov Jukebox’s Natalia Tena

    Natalia Tena is the fiery lead singer of six-piece “Gyp-Step” band Molotov Jukebox, but that is only one side of her personality. We give you a quick introduction to this multi-talented lady.
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  • QUICKFIRE NOTES: An Introduction to LEO

    Ahead of TOM’s biggest show EVER, we give you a quick introduction to Leo, the gravity defying spectacular, and what to expect from it.
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  • NEWS: Gift Vouchers Available Now from TOM’s Box Office

    The perfect present for birthdays, Christmas, celebrations, or simply to help friends and family Discover TOM.
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  • GALLERY: The Drawing Circus 2013 Timelapse

    In October 2013, The Drawing Circus and Magpie Magazine presented an evening of live music and life drawing with performances from Mary Hampton, Collectress and Julie Fossaert. This video compresses the entirity of “The Garden Of Earthly Delights”, from start to finish, into just 1 minute of footage.
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  • PHOTOSTORY: The making of The Paper Cinema Odyssey

    A photo story of The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey, performing at TOM The Old Market September 2013.  Transported in suitcases, Odyssey is a feature film created from paper. Minute paper puppetry is projected live onto screen. The Paper Cinema’s enchanting (and economical) concept grew from the music scene, and a desire to create a suitable visual […]
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  • NEWS: TOM’s Summer Of Comedy, 2014

    This June and July, come and see some great comedy, before anyone else does! Highlights include Jarred Christmas, Imran Yusuf and Luke McQueen, PLUS TOM’s regular comedy night 321 returns with a new name ‘Ski, Two, One’.
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