BRIGHTON • OPEN • AIR • THEATRE
Brighton Open Air Theatre is an amphitheatre formed of eight artificially turfed terraces leading down to a sunken thrust stage. A bespoke acoustic wall retains sound, improving the experience for audience member and prevents noise pollution. The capacity is 425.
B•O•A•T operates from May to September each year and provides a space for local artists, schools etc. alongside national touring productions. The programme is primarily made up of theatre but B•O•A•T also plays host to music, comedy, screenings and spoken word events.
B•O•A•T is a democratic space with no artistic director and no artistic policy. Uniquely, construction costs were met by fundraising events and private donations. Companies of all scales and experience are welcome. The venue will be self-sufficient. Income from box office splits will help meet on-going costs.
Audiences are encouraged to cycle or walk to the venue. Performances finish no later than 10:00PM in line with event licensing in other public spaces in the city.
Registered Charity no: 1156051