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The Old Market

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Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
01273 201 801 http://www.theoldmarket.com

February 2019

TOM’s Beer Fest

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - February 3 @ 10:00 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

A brand new two day beer festival featuring the finest beers from Brighton-based brewers and beyond. With live music and pop-up food stalls, we will be brewing up the perfect relaxed vibe to enjoy some great hops. We’re delighted to offer the first in a line of brand new festival events that pay tribute to our roots as a marketplace. Brews on offer include Cloudwater, Holler Boys, Siren, Brighton Bier, Tiny Rebel, Verdant, Wild Beer and Twisted Barrel, plus many…

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The Black Cat “Salon Des Artistes” Valentines Special

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - February 16 @ 10:00 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£20 – £100

This Valentine’s weekend, join us for an intimate evening of five star variety from London’s cabaret trailblazers and winners of Best Production at the London Cabaret Awards. Inspired by the cabaret culture of Montmartre in its heyday, this is a chance to see some of the finest performers on the international cabaret circuit dig a little deeper into their material. Enjoy superior showmanship, live music, comic song and elegant burlesque, all in a beautiful environment. We’ll be offering drinks deals…

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The Lost Things

February 18 @ 11:30 am - February 20 @ 2:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£9.50

A boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. It’s a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine. Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for. This is a dark fairytale set in a fantastical world, where nothing is quite as it seems… “Dramatically powerful and visually striking” Herald…

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KoKo Brown: WHITE

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - February 22 @ 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £14

A show about identity, being a mixed-race black woman and always feeling like an outsider. Blending live vocal looping and spoken word, WHITE carefully considers the concept of mixed-race privilege, tries to connect clashing cultures and explores what it means to grow up mixed in contemporary Britain. #WHITEplay ★★★★ - “Supremely unique and deeply affecting” A Younger Theatre

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Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£9

Back by popular demand, this is your chance to join the sonic superhero that is Shlomo. Become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. ★★★★★ - “He has to be seen - or heard - to be believed! BroadwayBaby “Forget one-man band, this guy is a one-man…

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Jessie Cave: Sunrise

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 27 @ 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £14

Dating again after a complex break up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order - before her kids wake up. Named as one of the Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2018 by The Guardian, Cave now takes her critically acclaimed blend of confessional comedy and DIY performance art out on tour. ★★★★★ - “This is an exquisite show from one of the more creative minds in comedy today” Scotsman ★★★★ - “A dazzling display of soul-searching comedy”…

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Ahir Shah: Duffer

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £14

A brand new stand-up show from the two time Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee Ahir Shah. A show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Duffer comes to TOM fresh from a critically acclaimed sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. ★★★★★ - “Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny” Telegraph ★★★★★ - “If this isn’t award-winning material,…

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March 2019

Mark Thomas: Check Up – Our NHS @ 70

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - March 2 @ 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£12 – £16

Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Thomas working with director Nicolas Kent, uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in. What’s going right, what’s going wrong and how does it get better?…

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim Complex

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£12 – £14.50

Kiri is back with her latest and greatest show to date, Victim Complex. Make sure you catch this unique, insightful, and utterly hilarious rising star of stand-up! You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show. You might have no idea who she is, that's fine too. What you should know is, she's very quietly been going mad for a few years and, to borrow a…

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Simon Munnery: The Wreath

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £14

Following his sold out 2018 show at TOM, serial innovator Simon Munnery is back, presenting a brand new show. Talking about the show, Simon says, “I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath… That’s what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting, and what happened next.” Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. His stand-up carer spanning 32…

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Passionate Machine

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £14

Remember PE Kit. Cancel free trial. Call mum… everyone writes instructions to their future selves - but what if the future starts writing back? Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine - because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past. Given that her knowledge of quantum physics is limited to the works of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rosy must summon the help of science’s greatest minds if she is to rewrite history…

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Rob Auton: The Talk Show

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£12

The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton. Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns is attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking. Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at…

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OOPS Festival

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - March 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£5 – £18

OOPS is a movement to be different, to stand up and make bold choices. The festival brings together exceptional contemporary performance and visual artists from all over the world, lifting the voice of the artist to the forefront in these unsettled times. The festival is a place to talk, watch, taste, exchange, create, listen and move; for artists and audiences to build a sense of community and collectively reflect on what moves us now and what will move us in…

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Blue Camel Club

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£5

The best club night around for learning disabled people and their friends celebrates Spring with a great line up of bands and DJs. With loads of music and dancing, plenty of room to move as well as space to sit down, this will be the biggest party of the season! Early booking is strongly advised.

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The Hiccup Project: Lovely Girls

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £14

Chess and Cristina are The Hiccup Project, a comedic dance-theatre company. People commonly refer to them as ‘the lovely Hiccup girls’. It got them thinking… After diving into the world of romance and heartbreak in critically acclaimed multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round?, Cristina and Chess explore what it means to be a young woman in brand new show Lovely Girls. Meandering through real women’s stories using The Hiccup Project’s potent blend of dance, theatre and comedy, it is an insight, a celebration…

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April 2019

MOVES Festival

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - April 7 @ 2:00 am
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£10 – £20

Following on from the roaring success of the inaugural event in 2017, we’re delighted to present the second ever MOVES Festival, a music, photography and video festival with a strong focus on the exciting, emerging and dynamic Brighton creative scene. Curated by QM Records, the day will feature live gigs on the main stage from some of the most exciting artists around, as well as acoustic performances taking place in the intimate setting of TOM’s Bar. Also showcasing art from…

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The Jalapeno Bop: Gizelle Smith / Flevans / The Allergies

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 28 @ 1:00 am
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£15 – £20

Putting a spring in your step (see what we did there?), The Bop returns, bringing the best soul, funk, disco and beats to TOM. Headlining this edition will be the world renowned funk and soul queen Gizelle Smith, accompanied by her full live band. Opening proceedings will be the full live debut by Brighton legend Flevans, and then to close the show, turntablists and 6 Music favourites The Allergies will deliver a special DJ set to get you dancing into…

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May 2019

Tony Law: A Lost Show

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£12 – £15

A mind-changing, comedy-art, laugh-affirming experience you’ll never forget. Bumhell. ‘The King of post-modern nonsense’ (Telegraph) comedy’s Tone is taking his funniest, most meaningful show to date on tour after selling out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe with A Lost Show. Expect accents, observations, shouting, clowning, shadows, shadow puppets, a space bear puppet, music, bad music, falling and white face paint. This show finds the vulnerability in us all. Tony has appeared on Have I Got News For…

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June 2019

The Blockheads

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Market, Upper Market Street
Hove, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£25

Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, The Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Rarely off the road, and now with Derek Hussey fronting the band, The Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages. As well as through their own new material, interest in Sex…

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