Brighton Early Music Festival venues

BREMF 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 is part of the Festival's magic. All are easily accessible by public transport and we also list the closest car parks and on-street parking.

If you are coming by car, please allow plenty of time for parking. For on-street parking the older pay meters are decreasing in number, but are currently being replaced by new ones that take credit cards. Alternatively, pre-register for phone payment at paybyphone.co.uk or by phoning 01273 458458. An app is available for smartphone users but a smartphone is not essential. You can pay with cash at a PayPoint convenience store – find one by postcode here or see below for those near some venues.

More information, including step-by-step guide to payment for on-street parking and details of multi-storey car parks..

Public transport information: southernrailway.com and buses.co.uk

All venues have wheelchair access, but regrettably The Rose Hill and St Margaret of Antioch do not have wheelchair accessible toilets.
For further information and help, please phone 01273 833746.

At a glance

  • Just 1 hour from London by train

  • A wide range of fascinating and eclectic venues across Brighton & Hove

  • See getting there for full train, bus and airport information

2019 venues


1) St George's Church
St George's Road (junction Abbey Road), Brighton BN2 1ED
30 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Buses: 1/1A 7/N7 14C to County Hospital stop; 12/12A 14/14A along Marine Parade to Paston Place stop
Parking: Pay and display street parking near the church (very limited) but also on Marine Parade to the east. Cash PayPoints at 5 St George’s Road (BN2 1AA), 22 St George’s Road (BN2 1EU) and 53 St George’s Road (BN2 1EF)
Bus 7 runs from Brighton Marina (free multi-storey car park) to County Hospital stop.

2) St Martin's Church
Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ
15 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Train: Brighton station, then bus 48 to Elm Grove stop
Buses: 22 25 28/29 48 49 to Elm Grove stop
Parking: Limited on-street parking near church - cash PayPoint 56 Lewes Road (BN2 3HW).
10-15 minutes’ walk from London Road car park (BN1 4GE) - pay machine for coins or cards; entrance in Providence Place, approached by car from New England Street via Elder Street.

3) St Paul's Church
West Street, Brighton BN1 2RE
8 minutes' walk from Brighton Station
Buses: Any bus to Churchill Square, including 1/1A 2 5/5A/5B 6 21 22 24 25 26 46 48 49
Multi-storey car park in Churchill Square (BN1 2RT).

4) Friends' Meeting House
Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
10 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
Multi-storey car park (The Lanes) at Black Lion Street.

5) The Rose Hill
70-71 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton BN1 4JL
Train: London Road or Brighton stations
Buses: 5/5A/5B 22 26 46 to York Hill stop
Parking: London Road car park (BN1 4GE) – see St Martin’s.

6) Brighton Unitarian Church
New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF
Train: 10 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
Parking: Brighton Theatre NCP Car Park, Church Street (BN1 1US).

7) Whitehawk Library
179A Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL
Buses: 1/1A 21/21A/21E to Community Hub stop
Parking: On site or nearby roads.

8) The Old Market
11A Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS
Buses: 1 1A 2 2A 5 5A 5B 6 24 25 46 49 81 to Brunswick Place stop
Parking: Multi-storey car park at Regency Square (BN1 2FG - 10 minutes’ walk); street parking on seafront near Hove Lawns. Cash PayPoints at 2 Western Road (BN3 1AE), 24 Western Road (BN3 1AF) or 19 Norfolk Square (BN1 2PB).

9) Ralli Hall
81 Denmark Villas, Hove BN3 3TH
Train: Ralli Hall is 2 minutes' walk from Hove station
Buses: 7, 21, 21A to Hove Station stop
Parking: Multi-storey car park in Norton Road (BN3 3BE).

10) St Margaret of Antioch
The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7HA
Buses: 2 12/12A 14/14A/14B 27/27C to Rottingdean Pond stop
Parking: Pay and Display car parks at West Street (BN2 7HP) and Marine Cliffs (BN2 7HY), both 15 minutes’ walk.

11) St Mary de Haura
Church Street, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DQ
Train: 5 minutes' walk from Shoreham-by-Sea station
Buses: 2 or 700 (Coastliner) to Shoreham Footbridge stop
Parking: Shoreham Centre Car Park, North Street, Shoreham-by-Sea (BN43 5DJ).