Welcome to the Brighthelm Centre

We are a community space with meeting and performance rooms for hire, and have been based in this city-centre location since 1987. We have a lovely multi-purpose auditorium suitable for theatre productions, concerts and conferences as well as many other rooms on five floors with various capacities. On the ground floor we have a light and airy cafe with freshly cooked food served every weekday.

What’s Happening

There is lots happening every day at Brighthelm. The centre provides office space for a number of charities and social enterprises delivering services and support to people in Brighton and Hove and beyond.  During the week, Brighthelm Pre-school runs a daily facility for two to five year olds and our café is open to the public providing coffee, cakes, meals and other refreshments.

Every day is different, with the centre typically hosting various different meetings and conferences, lunch time exercise classes and evening leisure pursuits.  At the weekend, weddings, theatre and parties are the norm and several churches use the venue on Sundays for a range of different styles of Christian worship.


Latest News

  • Harvest Festival

    This Sunday, 5th October, will be Harvest Festival at the United Reformed Church service at 10.00am.  The service will be led by our minister, Rev. Alex Mabbs.  During the service, we will be collecting non-per Read more »

  • The Helm Cafe – Autumn Menu Published

    The Helm Cafe has just published its Autumn menu as we head in to colder weather. The cafe serves breakfast and lunches and a whole range of snacks and cakes. Whether you like comfort food or are seeking a heal Read more »

  • NEW JOB: Receptionist and Support Apprentice

    Brighthelm is recruiting an apprentice. We are looking for someone who is between 18-24 years old who wishes to undertake a Business Administration Apprenticeship, work on Brighthelm’s reception and undertake a Read more »

  • Praying in the sea

    Brighthelm’s Director, Rik Child, and Minister, Alex Mabbs, together with members of Brighthelm and City Gate churches and a member of the Buddhist Centre, have started to meet every couple of weeks to pray and Read more »