Our address is: The Old Market, Upper Market Street, BN3 1AS
From Western Road – turn south onto Upper Market Street and we’re right in front of you.
From the Seafront – walk north onto Waterloo Street then take your third left (known as the Waterloo Arch, a small walkway that leads directly to TOM!)
Services that travel past TOM include: 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 20X, 24, 25, 26, 49, 49A, 81 or N25. All of these buses stop on Western Road.
If travelling from Brighton – alight at Brunswick Square and turn around to walk back towards Brighton. Turn right onto Upper Market Street and we’re right in front of you.
If travelling from Hove – alight at the Co-Op Supermarket and turn around to walk back towards Hove. Cross the road and turn left onto Upper Market Street, we’re right in front of you.
The Old Market is located between Brighton station (1 mile) and Hove station (1.3 miles). Southern Railway and First Capital Connect operate from both stations, with connections to London and other locations in the south.
To walk from Brighton Station – head straight out of the station south on Queens Road. Turn right past the Jubilee Clock Tower on to Western Road and walk for approx. half a mile. Then turn left on to Upper Market Street, we’re in front of you.
To walk from Hove Station – head straight out of the station south on Goldstone Villas. At the end of the road, turn left onto Blatchington Road. Take the fifth right and turn south onto The Drive. Turn left onto Church Road and head East for approx. half a mile. Turn right onto Upper Market Street, we’re in front of you.
Alternatively – a taxi from either station takes around 5-10 minutes and will cost approx. £5-£7.
As we’re located in a residential area, parking in the surrounding roads is extremely limited, so we’d recommend getting in early!
For on-street parking, we’d recommend Kingsway Pay & Display, Hove Seafront, BN3 1HA. Charges apply 9am to 8pm, so for an evening show, you would only need to pay for one hour. Blue Badge holders can park here for free when displaying a Blue Badge. To walk from here – walk north onto Waterloo Street then take your third left (known as the Waterloo Arch, a small walkway that leads directly to TOM!)
For off-street parking, we’d recommend NCP Regency Square, 31 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG. A full evening here costs £4.50. There is no free Blue Badge parking here. There are six bays for electric charging vehicles. To walk from here – head north out of the car park and turn left towards Preston Street. Turn right and walk north. Turn left onto Western Road and walk for approx. 0.3 miles. Turn left onto Upper Market Street – we’re right in front of you.
Here at TOM (The Old Market), we welcome the Deaf and disabled community. We aim to make it possible for everyone to enjoy our shows, and we cannot wait to welcome you to our little venue.
To learn more about our Access Policy and to view the facilities we have available, click on the button below.
We know that getting anywhere on time in Brighton and Hove can be somewhat…tricky. We also know that people arriving late for shows distracts those who are already seated. Thus, a dilemma occurs…
If you are not able to make it to TOM on time, our team will usually be able to seat you (at their discretion) during a performance in the best available seats. Some performances do not allow entry to latecomers, be sure to check our website before your visit to find out if this applies.
We hope you’ll understand and help us take care of both latecomers and the audience members who are already seated. We’d advise planning on arriving, at the very least, 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. We have the TOM bar open before all performances, so why not make a night of it?
TOM’s Bar is an important part of what we do, and we don’t like to think of it as a ‘run-of-the-mill, pricey theatre bar’. As such, our prices are similar to those of other local bars, our service is always personal, and unlike most, we promise to stay open after your show. TOM’s Bar is a place to enjoy, to discuss and to take in the atmosphere each event brings.
We’re proud to serve a great range of high quality refreshments. You’ll find some familiar products but also many from independent, local producers too. Our friendly team serve a range of wines, draft beers, spirits, ciders and snacks – the ideal accompaniments to your evening. We also have vegan and gluten free options, so there’s something for everyone. Not only that, but all of our cups, straws and other plastics are 100% biodegradable or reusable.
Click the button below to view our latest menu, and keep an eye out on social media and emails for all the latest updates.
Oh, and TOM’s Friends get 10% off of all purchases from TOM’s Bar (just saying…)
See you soon,
Rob and the TOM’s Bar team
BUT WHAT ABOUT DINNER?
TOM’s Bar offer’s a range of wines, draft beers, spirits and ciders before, during and after every show. We also offer a small selection of snacks and nibbles, including a range of nuts, chocolate buttons, crisps, ice creams and seasonal specials.
If you’re looking for something more substantial to eat before your show, we know a few places that will do the trick. Great menus, fast service, fine dining and cheap eats, all available just a short walk from TOM…
THE LITTLE FISH MARKET
10 Upper Market Street, BN3 1AS
01273 203 038 | Visit their website
For the finest fish, look no further than our neighbours across the road. Holder of 3AA rosettes for culinary excellence, this place books up well in advance. We’d recommend dining post-show or as a late lunch, as you’ll need extra time to savour the experience.
(£££ | 13 metres away from TOM)
THE PARIS HOUSE
21 Western Road, BN3 1AF
01273 724195 | Visit their website
This charming French-style pub is (literally) just up the road from us. Along with a small selection of mains, the charcuterie and cheese platters are ideal for pre-show nibbles.
(£ | 78 metres away from TOM)
JALDEE JALDEE @ THE BOTTOM’S REST
16 Lower Market Street, BN3 1AT
01273 733513 | Visit their website
In residence at The Bottom’s Rest is this amazing hidden treat. Voted within the top ten for serving the ‘ best pub grub’ within the Restaurants Brighton BRAVO awards, this is authentic and healthy Indian and East African street food.
(££ | 83 metres away from TOM)
12 Western Road, BN3 1AE
01273 727296 | Visit their website
This is Latin-Japanese fusion, and yes, you read that correctly. Constantly praised for their friendly service and range of dietary options, this is food for eating in or on the go if you’re a bit rushed for time.
(££ | 140 metres away from TOM)
102 Western Road, BN3 1FA
01273 725495 | Visit their website
Taking influence from abundant country fields in Europe, this beautiful restaurant and bar combines the freshest ingredients with a passion for bringing out inherent flavours in a contemporary approach to cuisine.
(££ | 210 metres away from TOM)
40 Western Road, BN3 1JD
01273 726777 | Visit their website
There’s a reason we get our staff party pizza’s from here. Some of the best sourdough pizzas in Brighton and Hove, along with a good selection of drinks and tasty/wacky desserts. Plus they have loads of vegan and gluten-free options - result.
(££ | 280 metres away from TOM)
105 Western Road, BN1 2AA
01273 325444 | Visit their website
Recommended by The Guardian and named one of the UK’s best ‘cheap eats’ in the Observer Food Monthly awards - if you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’ll want to eat here. Best enjoyed whilst wearing a Lucha Libre mask (or not, your choice…)
(££ | 350 metres away from TOM)
84 Western Road, BN3 1JB
01273 323884 | Visit their website
If you’re visiting us in the day, be sure to say hi to Tazz and the team. Lovely tea and coffee, lush cake, plus they have an Aladdin’s cave filled with salvaged items for sale (hence the name).
(£ | 350 metres away from TOM)