Brighton Accommodation Guide

Brighton is the ultimate cosmopolitan city for a training professional. Brighton is one of the UK’s most colourful and creative cities, with breathtaking locations on your doorstep, such as the beach and the South Downs countryside and a range of vibrant nightlife hot spots.

There are several accommodation options you can choose from during your time at ICTheatre Brighton, ranging from privately renting with other ICTheatre students or booking a room in a hall of residence.

Plus, our friendly Admissions Team are here should you need further accommodation advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We can’t wait for you to start this next exciting chapter. See you in Brighton!


There are many letting agencies and private landlords based in Brighton. If you are going through a letting agent, you will be expected to pay a holding fee, agency fees, a deposit and usually one month’s rent upfront,
Plus, provide a guarantor.

Ensure that the letting agent you use follows the code of practice of the National Association of Estate Agents.

Please be aware that the agents listed have yet to be visited or vetted by BIMM Institute Brighton, and you should use them at your own risk. Ask what charges you will have to pay before you enter into an agreement with them. Contact the National Association of Estate Agents if you have any concerns about the agency.

Websites that list locally
available accommodation can
be found here:

Barrie Alderton

CBR Property Management

Home Leasing


Good Deal Agency

Halls Lettings


Martin & Co.

Parks Residential Letting

Pavilion Properties


Joint Living

Thoughtful Student Living Throughout The UK

Joint Living offer award-winning houses, fully furnished, with all bills included.

They are a little different to most landlords, as they only let to students, and each house is designed with students in mind. All homes are interior designed with large communal areas for socialising; bedrooms are all spacious, fully furnished doubles.

They also have a tenant tab offering advice on well-being, meal plans, budgeting, and lots more. Each tenant receives a free subscription to Sound Asleep Club – An app which allows instant access to Yoga classes, meditation, and sound baths and offers advice on sleep rituals.

They have an in-house maintenance team, who respond in 24 hours, and all maintenance issues can be reported through our tenant app.


House Shares

You could also find a number of existing house shares in Brighton where you could join an established group of people. These can be found on the following websites:

Brighton Gumtree

Accommodation for Students

Spare Room


BIMM Student at Laptop

Finding housemates

Social Media is an excellent way to connect with people already at ICTheatre or starting at the same time as you. Some students set up groups before starting with us to find housemates. Using this facility is a great way to post information about yourself, the type of housing you are looking for, and any rooms you or others may know are available for rent.

It’s the perfect place for students to acquaint themselves with their fellow course friends and find appropriate housemates. Look for group names such as “ICTheatre Freshers”.

One of your options is to book a room in one of many local private Halls of Residences. Living in Halls has many benefits, including strong communities, lots of room choices, 24-hour security and all-inclusive rent.

Here is a selection of Halls of Residence you can look into:

Abacus House, IQ Accommodation

Pavillion Point

Sawmills, IQ Accommodation

Hillfort House, Student Roost

Student Castle

Holden Court, CRM Students

Crown House, CRM Students

Please Note

Halls of Residences are managed independently by the accommodation companies and not ICTheatre. You are responsible for managing your accommodation whilst a student at the university. All contracts signed, agreed and adhered to are between you and the student housing company.

This represents one option for your accommodation whilst you study with us. Still, we also advise that you investigate the private rental market, which is buoyant in the local area and decide which is the best option for you.

IQ Student Accommodation reception
Brighton student housing accommodation
  • We recommend viewing a property at least twice. You’ll be more likely to notice problems the second time around.

    Take someone with you or let someone else know exactly where you are when you visit a property to err on the side of caution.

    It’s also a good idea to visit the area at night. If you do this, please ensure you stick to the point above and take someone with you.

    Make sure you and all your other housemates view the property. Don’t take someone else’s word that the property is right for you.

  • Compare a range of different landlords and properties

    Take your time, and don’t let landlords pressure you – there is a surplus of suitable properties in the area, and you will find somewhere you like

    When you go to view, take notes and photos and use our checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything.

    Get informed – knowing your rights will help you view properties more critically and strengthen your negotiating position.

ICTheatre’s main site is at Bird Studios, 55 North St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN41 1DH. You will have the majority of your lessons in this area, although depending on your course, some classes are held at Hamilton House or off-site across the city.

Brighton is a relatively small city with abundant student accommodation within a reasonably short distance of ICTheatre. We expect students to live within a reasonable distance: please consider the cost of travelling and the time it takes to get to the Institute from where you choose to live.

The following areas, in particular, are good places to look for shared student accommodation:

Lewes Road area

Elm Grove


Viaduct Road

London Road

Kemp Town

East Hove

Brighton is well connected through public transport services, such as frequent buses that run all through the night and cycle lanes. All these make it easy to get around.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding student accommodation or if you’d like more information on how to apply to Screen and Film School, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 602070 or email


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