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 activities.  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

  • The International Women’s Day Art Exhibition

    The International Women’s Day Art Exhibition at Brighthelm Community Centre was brilliant. The Helm Cafe curated it and displayed for a few weeks before the main event, which took place on March 31st. The exhib Read more »

  • WE DIG IT!!

    Today we met with the Garden group at Brighthelm. It was founded in March 2013 by Liz and Jen. I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of g Read more »

  • Brighthelm Art Exhibition

    On the 31st of March, Here at the Brighthelm community centre in the heart of Brighton, we are hosting an Art Exhibition in celebrating “International Women’s Day”. All artwork is for sale and 20% goes to the B Read more »


    The Brighthelm Community Centre will be closed from Friday, 25th March to Monday, 28th March included. (Our doors will only be open for the Pesticide Action Network film screening on Friday, 7 pm)