The Colonnade Bar

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Our History

The Colonnade Bar, situated next to the Theatre Royal Brighton on New Road, is a Grade II* listed pub established in the late 19th century. It’s proximity to the theatre makes it a natural gathering place for theatregoers and performers alike.

Over the decades The Colonnade Bar has witnessed Brighton's evolution from its Victorian heyday through the swinging '60s and beyond, becoming not only a beloved watering hole but also a symbol of the city's vibrant arts scene.

Today The Colonnade Bar stands as a cherished institution, honouring its heritage while adapting to the ever-changing tastes of its patrons. Whether it's a pre-theatre cocktail, a casual pint with friends, or simply soaking in the ambiance of historic Brighton, The Colonnade Bar remains a timeless destination for all who seek a taste of the city's enduring charm.

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Theatre Royal Brighton

The Colonnade Bar is attached to Theatre Royal Brighton, sitting at the heart of the iconic regency building. Built in 1807, Theatre Royal Brighton is one of the oldest and most distinguished theatres in the country. The auditorium of the Grade II* listed building, which is located at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, represents an example of the finest regency architecture. The venue continues to delight audiences with a wide range of pre and post West End touring plays and musicals, as well as ballet, opera, music, comedy and children’s shows.

Theatre Royal Brighton is part of ATG Entertainment. A world leader in live entertainment, ATG is the world’s number one live theatre company, covering every discipline in the industry, operating venues, running major ticketing platforms and producing award-winning shows.