Category:The Warren

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The Warren is/was a temporary site and set of buildings that magically appeared somewhere along Grand Parade each year (from 2012 to 2021), in time for the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe. "Bunny-rabbit"-themed, it was a significant Fringe venue, and also provided food and drink concessions.


At different times, The Warren operated from at least two different locations along the Grand Parade / Valley Gardens thoroughfare, one location down at the bottom end of Victoria Gardens, and another n the patch of land just North of St Peters Church

2015 entrance to The Warren

Brighton based festival-within-a-festival since 2012 that hosts comedy, theatre, cabaret, music, and family shows. Our festival site is always free to enter, so pop down for a pint, grab some grub, or soak up a show with us.

2015: "street art" advertising The Warren

2019 promotional info

Hello! Did you recognise us? We've got a new site and a new look for Brighton Fringe 2019.

This May you'll find us at Victoria Gardens, just across from the Brighton Dome at the bottom of Church Street, where we've built an even bigger, even better festival site with six performance spaces, four bars, a dedicated family area and even more delicious street food stalls.

As ever, the site is free to enter and open every day of the Fringe (2 May - 2 June) from 9am 'til late.

Our new location means were able to host more shows than ever before - take your pick from more than 1,000 performances of the best new theatre, comedy, cabaret, variety and family treats. Also new this year is a stunning circus programme, spellbinding storytelling hour The Scrapyard Sessions, and Baby Laughs, where parents can enjoy daytime performances of our evening programme with their under-ones.

We've also got all of your old favourites including Fringe Club: A Silent Disco from 10pm every Thursday to Saturday, the riotous The Late Show and Story Corner, for 2-4-year-olds, from 9.30am every day of the Fringe. Okay, enough blathering from us, it's time you got bookmarking this brochure. See you at the Fringe!

The Warren is run by the team of professional theatre-Lovers that makes up Otherplace Brighton, a year-round, not-far-profit venue management and production company that has been bringing high-quality performance to the city for more than a decade.

Otherplace Productions Ltd

The organisation that ran The Warren was Otherspace Productions Ltd, a non-profit company that also ran The Basement, the Rooftop Bar, Kids Area and Market Town, and, more recently, Electric Arcade.

2023: Insolvency

Otherplace Productions Ltd. announced that that, after having trouble paying staff and performers on time in 2021, they were skipping the event in 2022, presumably to get more organised. However, in January 2023, the company went under owing £600,000.

Otherplace has assets in the form of its venue hardware ... however these are not likely to fetch full market value if forcibly sold off: the company would probably be be worth more as a going concern than if it was dissolved and its assets disposed of.

At the time of writing, Companies House have not struck "Otherplace" off the register based on information received, which suggests that perhaps somebody might have hopes for salvaging the company.

2023 "Brighton Fringe" statement regarding Otherplace

The Warren will not be taking place in 2022 as Otherplace Productions works to improve its operations. The company, which has run the pop-up venue for the past decade, will step back from this year's Brighton Fringe as it addresses the financial challenges it experienced in 2021. Otherplace deeply regrets any distress caused by late payment of artists, staff and suppliers during the 2021 Fringe. The company will work towards a return to Brighton Fringe in 2023.

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