The Temple Bar

Venue

The Temple Bar

Fringe Venue 270 - Click here for map
121 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AD. Phone: 01273 721 501
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 23:00
Children until 6pm, 18+ Only After this

Located on busy Western Road, on the way towards Hove, the new look Temple Bar houses a young and vibrant crowd who know their drink, love their food and demand good music. There’s a discerning yet warm atmosphere in this contemporary drinking den. There food, drink and plenty of outdoor seating that blends the outdoors with indoors in this stylish venue. Fringe shows are located here every day during the Fringe in the upstairs room, with an intimate feel featuring rows of seats located between the styled booth seating.


Shows sorted by Venue Room

Upstairs

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 10, 14, 31 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £6

The Stoke-on-Trent urchin has cooked up a new comedy hour of fast-paced, daft existential dread with the odd song and sound effect to keep you from checking your watch. The Times - Top 3 Rising Stars of the Fringe British Comedy Guide Top Picks of The Fringe ★★★★ - Pick of the Fringe As Seen on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. Winner of Bath Festival New Comedian, 2022. BBC New Comedy Award nominee, 2019. ...


African-ish

African-ish

Comedy

African-ish

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 22-23, 26-30, JUN 2 at 21:45 (60 min) - PWYC

South African standup comedian Ambrose Uren shares his unique story in this energy-packed comedy show filled with unexpected silly twists. From living in a static caravan he calls home to embarking on a wild search for his roots, Ambrose Uren navigates his journey using humor and raw honesty. Come and bare witness to the hilarity as this charming comedian uses sharp wit and engaging storytelling to challenge his own African-ishness....


Alexandra Haddow: Work In Progreess

Alexandra Haddow: Work In Progreess

Comedy

Alexandra Haddow: Work In Progreess

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 12 at 15:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £4

Alexandra Haddow tries new jokes. Which at the time of this bio, she had no idea what they'd be about. A safe bet would be a bit of sex and politics, but who knows, maybe she'll have gone fully surreal by now? Come along to find out. Best New Show nominee (Leicester Comedy Festival 2023), British Comedy Guide recommended. Tour support for Frankie Boyle and Eshaan Akbar. As seen and heard on Channel4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. 'One of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.' - Frankie Boyle ‘A whole lot of laughs’ - The Skinny 'Haddow is going places' - London Evening Standard ‘Defiantly...


Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Comedy

Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-12 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

In 1810 a brave Scottish man named Sir George Steuart Mackenzie ventured all the way to Iceland with some pals. They went in search of adventure but found only scurvy. In this 40-minute show Icelandic comedian Bee Babylon takes you on a journey through this embarrassing period in Icelandic history: After the Vikings ruled the oceans and before her country collapsed the European economy. Back when the Danish were the worst, turf houses the best and old shoes were dinner. “Bee Babylon is sure to gain traction” The List (4stars) “Bylgja Babýlons was assured, ambitious and distinctive.” the ...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, JUN 1-2 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

A revolving line-up of the best comedians from around Brighton and the Fringe in a show filled with hilarity. 'A solid comedy show well worth the ticket price' ★★★★1/2 - Fringefeed ...


Bexual Healing

Bexual Healing

Comedy

Bexual Healing

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-24 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Bexual Healing is a show full of time travelling hijinks as we come across four unlikely socially awkward female characters from the 1920s-1990s. Each one struggles with neurodiversity in one way or another. Bex Turner was a Quarter Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition in 2018. She also received the Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Award in 2018. “Rebekka Turner plays several highly funny characters with a ‘League of Gentlemen’ edge.” - Simon Topping, Extra Topping Comedy, 2023. “Darkly nonsensical”. -The Londonist 2021. "A gleefully messy performance that's just...


Brighton Belles

Brighton Belles

Comedy

Brighton Belles

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, JUN 1-2 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

A revolving line-up of the best and up-and-coming female comedians from Brighton and the Fringe. ...


Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 25-31, JUN 1-2 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2.50

Join 3 comedians who almost certainly have no idea how to play Dungeons & Dragons, as they attempt to go on a live fantasy adventure. Questing ain't easy however, especially when the audience can change the outcome of dice rolls. Will our adventurers survive? Based on previous audiences, almost certainly not! No knowledge of D&D or anything like it required (rules lawyers absolutely welcome though). So come and watch some ridiculous fantasy characters make some very poor decisions! A different line-up and adventure every show! ------ ‘…one of the best RPG-structured improv com...


Darran Griffiths: Work in Progress

Darran Griffiths: Work in Progress

Comedy

Darran Griffiths: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 11 at 15:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Following his debut show, the three times shortlisted British Comedian of the Year is back with his work in progress show about...well that's not decided yet as it's a work in progress. ...


eBae: Ruby Carr

eBae: Ruby Carr

Comedy

eBae: Ruby Carr

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

My name is Ruby Carr and I’m back again, even more of a sucker for a bargain, and telling you the full story. Deep dive into the weird wonderful world of eBay with me. I’m obsessed with the thrill of an auction, it’s like shopping – but with a winner. I will show you my favourite hidden worlds and the weird subcultures of eBay. I have bought it all. Is this because I am a sucker for a good story, or is it my obsessive-compulsive disorder combining with my hyperfocus fixation of my ADHD? You decide! I’ll walk you down the rabbit hole I have found myself in, seeking validation for each progre...


Eddie French Is A: Poser

Eddie French Is A: Poser

Comedy

Eddie French Is A: Poser

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 18 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Eddie French might be a poser. You might be one too. Is this a bad thing? Follow them through a journey of nerds, gender, punk rock and other things that make them feel at home and at odds. Eddie has been a stand up for over a decade and a punk and a nerd for even longer. Using this excuse for a life they might find out what any of this means. "Eddie might just be one of the best entertainers going today, and you’d be a fool to miss them if you get a chance to see them." Blizzard Comedy ...


Finlay and Joe: Past Our Bedtime

Finlay and Joe: Past Our Bedtime

Comedy

Finlay and Joe: Past Our Bedtime

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 15-17 at 20:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £12

Finlay and Joe are tired. Tired of the world and its injustices, but mainly of performing sketch comedy. It’s late, they’ve got a big day tomorrow, and so they’re off to bed to get their 40 winks. If only they could stop dreaming hilarious brand new sketches together. Join Finlay and Joe in the land of nod for some knockabout nocturnal nonsense with their brand new narrative sketch show, Finlay and Joe: Past Our Bedtime. Armed with their camomile teas, ambient nighttime whale song and one shared memory foam mattress, it’s just two sleepy boys against the world. Can they get the beau...


Has Anyone Seen My Dad?

Has Anyone Seen My Dad?

Comedy

Has Anyone Seen My Dad?

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, JUN 1 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Did you know that 90% of British people claim to have daddy issues? Don’t worry if because it’s not true. But it does sound true. Especially if you’ve ever watched any stand-up comedy ever. Has Anyone Seen My Dad is an hour of comedy from Marcus Dean (Edinburgh Fringe 2023) and definitely not an elaborate attempt to reconnect with his father. Full of true stories that he wishes weren’t true and jokes that he wishes were just jokes, it’s an hour of relatable storytelling comedy that crosses off all the coming-of-age milestones. Growing up in the 2000s. Finding yourself. And seeing your dad...


KinVincible

KinVincible

Comedy

KinVincible

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 13-15 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Life's tough when you literally don't fit in. Pete is the book whose cover you should not judge. Behind the crumpled and ripped dust jacket, is a modern classic. Come let the beat man of Surrey rant his way into your heart. Mark suffers from long-Catholic. He lapsed many moons ago but symptoms keep re-appearing, rather like untreated syphilis. He has been in London for over thirty years on a night out. Various bits of his body have been replaced by doctors, sometimes for the better. He boasts the only wi-fi enabled prostate in the whole of North London. His hobbies are watching telly and wi...


Mark Nicholas: This Is Not The Autistic You're Looking For

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not The Autistic You're Looking For

Comedy

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not The Autistic You're Looking For

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 3 at 20:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Multi-Award Winning Up and Coming Comedian Mark Nicholas returns after his successful first solo show "Autistically Trained" to bring you "This is NOT the Autistic You Are Looking For" Mark is your atypical autist; he's rubbish at maths, he can't card count and, unlike Dustin Hoffman's Rainman, he's NOT an "excellent driver". Come and find out how Mark nearly NOT got his diagnosis (to quote a childhood psychiatrist "he's just copying his twin brother"), how he did NOT become a successful SEN Teacher and how he did NOT follow his family's advice and entered the world of Stand Up Comedy. ...


Phil Green: Guilt

Phil Green: Guilt

Comedy

Phil Green: Guilt

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 25, 30 at 20:30 (45 min) - Free and Unticketed

After a silly childhood game accidentally put his sister in hospital 30yrs ago, Phil tries to figure out how to process guilt, what makes us carry it, and why he ended up living alone in a dead man's bungalow for a year. Following back-to-back sold out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2022/23, an Amused Moose Best Show Comedy Award nomination, and selling out London's Soho Theatre. Phil brings us a highly personal new work-in-progress show. As heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds, Phil has also amassed millions of views on his TikTok videos. ...


Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Comedy

Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 16-19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Starting comedy in 2018 in London, Philipp Kostelecky’s originality, international appeal, and first-class physicality have shot him up the comedy ladder, reaching the final of the 2022 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition and winning Best New Comedian at the 2021 Southend Comedy Festival. Raised by an American-Slovenian mother and absentee Austrian father, Philipp uses his unorthodox cultural background and family structure to pose as an external observer and cultivate an offbeat socio-political perspective. A regular on the UK and European club comedy scene armed with “p...


Punkswats and Being Lonely

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Comedy

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 25-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5
MAY 28-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Becky Harrison, ‘a wonderful a mysterious mind’ (EdFringe 2023), is a typical Gen Z (zed): absolutely mortified. Who do they blame? The Punkswats, obviously. What's a Punkswat? That's what the show's about (keep up). Join Becky for an hour of comedy, poetry and clowning. Audiences have described it as ‘remarkable and joyous; an affirmation of life, a call to arms’; and ‘bizarre in all the right ways’....


Rejected Ted Talks

Rejected Ted Talks

Comedy

Rejected Ted Talks

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Live, laugh, learn - welcome to the Ted Talks that would hit the cutting room floor. At Southampton University, we have been looking for ways to engage with the public on a new level. From Dr, BSc and PhD to Haha, LoL and RoFL. We’ve taken these ex teachers pets and released their inner class clown, bringing new subjects to new audiences by creating research-inspired stand up with guidance from experienced comedians! Every super villain has an origin story, but what about the rest of us scientists who couldn't get the funding for an underground lab? We’re changing the world, making an impac...


Ryan Mold: WOLF

Ryan Mold: WOLF

Comedy

Ryan Mold: WOLF

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 16-17 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2
MAY 18-20 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2

Ryan Mold returns to the Brighton Comedy Festival with his new work in progress show. Turning everyday observations & mishaps into side-splitting tales, this show promises an hour of fun, laughter & stuff that will never be said again. He has quickly established himself as a rising star in the comedy circuit, known for his charismatic stage presence & razor-sharp comedic prowess. His ability to find humour in everyday situations & connect with audiences of all ages & backgrounds has garnered him widespread acclaim....


Siri-ously Funny

Siri-ously Funny

Comedy

Siri-ously Funny

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

At the start of 2023 we were being amazed by how clever ChatGPT was, but a bit later we were being worried about whether our jobs were at risk from this self-driving Microsoft Word. By the summer we were being properly freaked out by Al tech bros claiming that their products would end of the world when they achieved the next level of Al, called Artificial General Intelligence. Cue Rishi Sunak offering to Make Al Safe Again by summoning all the world leaders to Milton Keynes in an austerity remake of Avengers Assemble. Is there actually AI scary going on or is it all smoke and code? Previ...


Sitting Pretty with Kitty

Sitting Pretty with Kitty

Comedy

Sitting Pretty with Kitty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9, 23 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Everyone’s favourite Northern agony aunt ‘Kitty Cassis’ will be travelling down on the Megabus, bringing with her a vanity case full of gossip and gory details. Beautician to the stars, (if by stars you mean Deidre with the beard who works on the bins) Kitty is the ultimate party guest. “a vision in leopard print.. glimpses of early Caroline Aherne..” Chortle...


Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets).

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets).

Cabaret

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets).

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6, 11-12 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets) After turning 50*, and decades of procrastination and distractions, mainstream TV comedy writer ** Steve Parry has finally got his act together*** by turning his back on the glitzy world of showbiz to unleash the inner cult comedy legend, he’s always wanted to be****. The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets), aims to be an inventive, satirical, silly, serious, sing-a-long hour *****, packed with stand up, bawdy characters, revolutionary rants, spoken word and maybe even some actual poetry. Par...


Tej Dhutia - TMI (Too Much Information) WIP

Tej Dhutia - TMI (Too Much Information) WIP

Comedy

Tej Dhutia - TMI (Too Much Information) WIP

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 14:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Funny Women Semi-Finalist 2023, BBC3 veteran and former Commonwealth Games guest host Tej Dhutia brings her riotous debut solo show to Leicester. Tej regularly and fearlessly shares ‘too much information,’ daring to challenge the norms of a ‘good Indian girl’ with humour that’s both risky and naughty. From her traditional upbringing to the hilarious trials of motherhood, Tej’s journey to becoming a standup comedian is a laugh-out-loud adventure. Tej guarantees a night of side-splitting comedy that’s too good to miss. Get ready for a night of unfiltered hilarity! ...


The Encrypted Forest

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 28-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

The Encrypted Forest is an evening of folktale for the digital age, inspired post-internet art, weird fiction, cosmic horror and traditional folktale. Combining elements of storytelling, audio drama, sound art, lecture performance and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals, experience a realm where the digital and the mystical merge as we are haunted by our lost future....


The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

Comedy

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-10, 13-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

''The Queen, Shakespeare and Me' is an affectionate musical comedy tribute to a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model - a woman who headed up a country and united a commonwealth for more than 70 years, earning respect, admiration and affection from around the world. From the vantage point of her Platinum Jubilee and final year, we see how this colourful, powerful lady head of state defined the postwar era. In this show, Carole Shaw reflects on HM's long life and reveals her 'all' to her people - her undying love for her corgis, the men in her life, her singlehanded success at...