The Quadrant

The Quadrant (Fringe Venue 247)

12-13 North Street (Bottom of Queens Road by the Clocktower). Phone: 01273 733 238

 Bar Food WiFi Children until 6pm, 18+ Only After this

Located right in the centre of Brighton next to the Clock Tower, just down the hill from the station, The Quadrant is one of Brighton's oldest watering holes - It's a quirky little independent boozer with a live music, comedy and craft workshops room upstairs and a covered outdoor seating area out the back. The Fringe performance space for Fringe shows is the upstairs "Folklore Room" which hosts Fringe shows all day and night at weekends, and in the evenings during the week.

The Venue

The Quadrant is the Laughing Horse's original Fringe venue, and the most centrally located - situated right next to the clock tower at the bottom of North Road, it's the venue everyone walking down the hill from the station walks past. It's a very well know venue, with music and comedy in the Folklore room upstairs through the year, and it's a quirky and friendly "local pub" in the middle of Brighton that has gone through many changes over the years - and now having been completely refurbished over 2020 it's now looking better than ever!

The Fringe performance space is the upstairs "Folklore Room" which is separate from the main bar downstairs. There is also an outdoor seating to the rear of the venue, with food available delivered from a nearby restaurant.

The Performance Space: The Folklore Room 

  • Stage: 3m x 2m raised to around 0.1m at it's widest. It is easy to step of the stage to utilise extra space by reducing seating.
  • Backstage: There is a small curtained off area at the back of the stage, ideal for props or for one person to stand in. It's not a proper backstage area!
  • Capacity: 70
  • Lighting: Basic Stage lighting to Flood the stage, with colour changing possible.
  • Blackout: Not Possible 
  • PA System: In House PA system. Large Mixer at Sound Position with multicore to stage. 3 Cable Mics, Mic Stands and small audio jack to plug in MP3 Player provided.
  • AV: Projector and Screen available for use
  • Storage: There is a very small area for equipment at the venue for props and equipment, shared with other groups.
  • Green Room/Performers Area: No - but there is a single toilet that can be used for changing, and stairs that are fairly private outside the rear of the room during shows (Though public area). 
  • Bar: There is no bar in the room, the nearest bar is downstairs in the main bar
  • Accessibility: This performance space is not wheelchair accessible as it is up a full flight of stairs. The stairs are narrow. 


General View of Stage Area - socially distanced seating from 2021 in image, will be replaced by theatre style seating


Performer on stage in the Folklore room, Fringe 2021


Wider view of room, in unrigged state outside of the Fringe