Plan Your Visit

Directions map to the Gardner Arts Centre

Falmer railway station is immediately opposite the Gardner Arts Centre. Falmer station is well served by frequent trains from Brighton and Lewes (about eight minutes journey time from either direction). There is a regular service from Eastbourne, Worthing and London. You will need to change at Brighton or Lewes to reach us if travelling from London.


No. 25 bus from Brighton and Hove to University of Sussex Campus.
No’s 728 and 729 from Lewes.

The Gardner Arts Centre is on the main A27 road between Brighton and Lewes. Follow signs for University of Sussex.
Large scale map. (Multimap)

Parking: There is FREE parking available in the Sports Centre car park, just opposite the Gardner Arts Centre, after 5pm Mon – Fri and all weekend.
(Pay and Display Charges apply: Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00)

DISABLED ACCESS at the Gardner Arts Centre is limited click here for more information.


Our smoke-free café bar offers a tempting range of food and drink with the emphasis on freshness and taste. The friendly informal atmosphere is perfect for meeting friends for coffee, having a snack and catching up on the latest news with our selection of free newspapers and of course for just enjoying a drink in the bar before and after the show.

We offer a range of speciality coffees and teas as well as a full bar where you can enjoy a range of selected cocktails, wines, beers and soft drinks. Food is prepared on site from good quality fresh ingredients.

Our new pre-show menu offers a range of tasty light bites, home cooked seasonal specials and tempting desserts. Table reservations are now being taken for pre-show meals – contact Box Office for further details.

Drinks and snacks can be taken into the auditorium.

Cocktail happy hour Mon to Fri 5pm – 6pm.

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