Box Office


Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm*

(extended opening hours around are films and performances)

Closed Bank Holidays

By Phone on 01273 685861
By Post to Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RA with cheques made payable to Gardner Arts Centre Ltd.
24hrs a day online: Book Now

*Please note the new Box Office opening times: these new times are being done on a trial basis. If you have any feedback or any urgent queries outside these times you can contact our admin line on 01273 685447 (10am – 6pm) or email

Tickets can be reserved for 3 working days, unpaid reservations will be released 30 minutes before the show.

There is a £1 charge on all credit and debit card bookings and £1.50 charge on internet bookings. Postage is charged at 50p and there is a £1 handling charge for returns or exchanges where available. We are unable to offer refunds.

For Students, Over 60’s, JSA/Income Support, Registered Disabled, Equity and MU. Please provide proof of concession when booking or picking up your tickets.

Schools Early Bird Discounts
We offer generous discounts for school parties which book and pay in advance.

Group Discount
20% off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more (Only available on selected shows)

The recommended age-ranges are for guidance unless stated otherwise. Children who are either too old or too young for a particular production will probably not enjoy it and may well spoil the experience for others. We welcome babies to suitable performances, but if they cry, we do ask that you take them outside so as not to disturb the rest of the audience. Please ask the Box Office for Babes in Arms tickets. Baby changing facilities are now available.

We are pleased to welcome disabled visitors and are working to make the centre more accessible. Access is currently limited, with stairs to the auditorium and the gallery. We suggest that wheelchair users book in advance and discuss any specific requirements with our staff who will be pleased to help. We offer disabled customers two free tickets for those assisting them during their visit. Customers displaying a disabled parking badge may park in the turning circle at the front of the building. Guide Dogs are welcome. An induction loop system is available for the hard of hearing, please reserve in advance. We now have an accessible toilet.
(Please go to Disabled Access for full details)

Large Print Diary of Events available at the Box Office or can be downloaded here.

Looking for a venue for an event, conference, wedding, business meeting or to put on a show? We have a variety of spaces for hire at competitive rates. Call 01273 685447 for details.