The Caroline of Brunswick

The Caroline of Brunswick (Fringe Venue 217)

39 Ditchling Road. Phone: 01273 624 434

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Opposite The Level, The Caroline of Brunswick is Brighton’s most exciting pub - and is the city’s friendliest rock & alternative bar, with a live performance venue upstairs, specialising in comedy and cabaret show through the year and an intimate walled garden and outdoor seating. The Upper Lounge is the place to see great comedy and cabaret in an intimate environment, while late at weekends the dance floor opens up as our DJs and rock karaoke sessions take over.

The Venue

The Caroline of Brunswick is an very well known and established Fringe venue, and also a regular comedy and cabaret venue hosting weekly shows, Edinburgh previews and solo shows through the year. Its liked by Frinegoers and close to other venues such as The Warren and the Ladyboys tent, usually located around St. Peter's Church and along Grand Parade.

The performance space is located upstairs, separate from the main bar downstairs. There is also a beer garden and outdoor seating at the front and rear of the venue.

The Performance Space: The Upper Lounge

  • Stage: 2m x 1.5m raised to around 0.4m with steps
  • Backstage: Side area of seating can be used as a backstage
  • Capacity: 80 or 55 utilising side seating area as a backstage area
  • Lighting: Basic Stage lighting to Flood the stage
  • 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: A Green room is available with entrance to the rear of the performance space, and to corridor outside the room
  • 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.


General View of Stage Area


View From stage - Main Seating Area


View from stage - side area of seating


Side area of seating - area can be curtained off and used as backstage area