Welcome to BOAT

BOAT is a 400-seat theatre nestled in Dyke Road Park, Brighton. We opened in 2015 for a few weeks in the summer, and have gone from strength to strength ever since.

We host a wide range of performances, including theatre, music, comedy, dance, opera, circus and family shows. BOAT exists to provide our community with outstanding entertainment, and to provide a platform for artists from all backgrounds to express themselves.

BOAT is the brainchild of the late, great Adrian Bunting, a local playwright and performer. You can read more about Adrian and his legacy here.

Since opening in 2015, BOAT has risen to become one of the UK’s premiere outdoor performances spaces. We regularly work with companies of international renown, as well as up-and-coming artists, and local groups. A new building was opened in 2022, including toilets, accessible facilities, a box office and crew room, and further infrastructure investment is planned.

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