Brighton Early Music Festival events take place in a variety of exceptional venues across Brighton and Hove (often up to 15 different venues each year), and getting to see some intriguing buildings and locations is part of the Festival’s magic. Almost all are easily accessible by public transport and we also list the closest car parks and on-street parking. See Venue Information below for more details.
Church of the Holy Cross, Woodingdean
Downsway, Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6BD Public transport: Buses 2 and 22 from central Brighton stop directly outside the church on Warren Road. Parking: Free on-street parking is available on Downsway and surrounding roads. The church has a small car park which may be available for disabled parking. EV charging: on-street type 2 chargers on Kipling Avenue and Batemans Road in Woodingdean operated by Blink. Asda at Brighton Marina has type 2 chargers operated by BP Pulse.
St Nicholas Church
Church Street, Brighton BN1 3LJ. Train: 8 minutes (steep!) walk from Brighton Station. Buses: Many buses serving Queens Road and Churchill Square, including 1/1A 2 5/5A 6 7 12/12A 14 18, 21, 22 24 25 26 27 28/29 37 46 47 48 49 50, 700 & (daytime only) 17, 270. Parking: Nearest parking at Churchill Square Car Park (entrance via Regency Road, off West St). EV charging: Churchill Square car park has fast chargers operated by LiFe.
St Bartholomew’s Church
St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street, Brighton BN1 4GP. Train: St Bart's is a 15 minute walk from Brighton Station or take Compass bus 37 (infrequent) from stop H or walk 10 mins to Churchill Square for more buses to London Road shops. Buses: 5/5A/5B, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 46, 28, 29, 48, 49, 50. Parking: London Road car park is immediately behind the church - entrance in Providence Place, accessed via New England St/Elder St Payment can be made by machine and a cheaper evening rate applies from 6pm to midnight. EV charging: London Road car park has fast chargers operated by Blink. Brighton train station has fast chargers operated by Pod Point.
Cheapside/Blackman St, Brighton BN1 4GD. Train: 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station. Buses: as for St Bartholomew’s Church (to St Peter’s Church stops) or Bus 7 to Brighton Station. Parking – Brighton Council car park at Trafalgar St. EV charging: Trafalgar St car park has fast chargers operated by BP Pulse.
St George’s Church
St George's Road (junction Abbey Road), Brighton BN2 1ED. Train: 30 minutes' walk from Brighton Station or bus 7, 14C, 37 to County Hospital or 14, 27 to Paston Place. Buses: 1/1A 7/N7 14B 14C 23 37 & (daytime only) 271 272 to County Hospital; 12/12A 14/14A, 27 along Marine Parade to Paston Place. Parking: On-street parking near the church (limited) but also on Marine Parade to the east. Payment by Pay-by-phone app or at a convenience store with PayPoint (22-23 & 53 St George’s Road; 2 Rock St – see getting there page). EV charging: on-street fast chargers on Portland Place operated by Blink.
St Martin’s Church
Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ. Train: 20-25 minutes' walk from Brighton Station or Compass bus 37 (infrequent) from stop H. Alternatively take a 10 minute walk to Churchill Square to connect with several of the buses listed below. Buses: 25, 28/29, 48, 49 serve the Elm Grove stop on Lewes Road and 21, 22, 23 serve the stop at the bottom of Elm Grove. Parking: Limited on-street parking near church - payment by the pay-by-phone app or at a convenience store with PayPoint (7 & 40 Lewes Road – see getting there section). Alternatively, park at London Road car park (see information for St Bartholomew’s). From there a 10-15 min walk or most buses listed above from London Road shops (stop C). EV charging: London Road car park has fast charge points operated by Blink. Brighton train station has fast chargers operated by Pod Point.
St Paul’s Church
West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE. Train: 10 minutes' walk from Brighton Station. Buses: Any bus to Churchill Square, including 1/1A, 2, 5/5A, 7, 12/12A, 14, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28/29, 37, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 700 Parking: Multi-storey car park in Churchill Square (entrance via Regency Rd off West St). EV charging: Churchill Square car park has fast charging points operated by LiFe.
Friends’ Meeting House
Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF. Train: 10-15 minutes' walk from Brighton Station (or bus 7). Buses: Any bus to Old Steine or North Street including 1/1A, 2, 5/5A, 7, 12/12A,,14, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28/29, 37, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 700 & (daytime only) 17, 270/271/272/273. Parking: The Lanes car park at Black Lion Street is the nearest but Churchill Square (10 min walk, entrance via Regency Road, off West St) is much less expensive. EV charging: Both car parks mentioned above have fast chargers.
The Rose Hill
70-71 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton BN1 4JL. Train: 10-15 minute walk from London Road or Brighton stations. Buses: 5/5A/5B 22 26 46 to York Hill stop. Parking: London Road car park – see St Bartholomew's. EV charging: London Road car park has fast charge points operated by Blink. Brighton train station has fast chargers operated by Pod Point.
Brighton Unitarian Church
New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF. Train: 10-15 minutes' walk from Brighton station. Buses: Any bus to Old Steine or North Street including 1/1A, 2, 5/5A, 7, 12/12A, 14, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28/29, 37, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 700 & (daytime only)17, 270/271/272/273 Parking: Brighton Theatre NCP Car Park, Church Street is nearest, but Trafalgar St and (especially) London Road car parks (each 15 min walk) are less expensive. EV charging: All car parks mentioned above have charging points.
St Margaret of Antioch, Rottingdean
The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7HA. Buses: 12/12A/12X, 14/14C, 27 to Rottingdean White Horse (15 min walk) or 2 to Rottingdean Green (much nearer venue but slow and less direct from City centre). Parking: Pay and Display car parks at West Street (BN2 7HP) and Marine Cliffs (BN2 7HY), both 15 minutes’ walk, payment ONLY by at paybyphone.co.uk). Street parking (limited) free of charge.