Studying in Brighton


Brighton has been voted as one of the top three happiest places to be in the UK. Creativity and freedom is at the forefront of Brighton’s thriving culture and with its inclusive and eclectic vibes, it certainly has much more to offer than your average university city.

Also known as “London by Sea”, Brighton has over 30,000 students currently studying here. There are endless possibilities with the beach at your doorstep, North Laines and The Lanes both of which are full of independent shops and entertainment businesses selling everything from clothes, music, furniture and art.

There are many theatres and live performance venues across the city, hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs and a vibrant LGBTQ scene, it’s a place where being you is celebrated in line with our ICTheatre ethos.   Brighton is the digital capital of the UK. It is a hub of creativity and an epicentre for the arts.

Throughout the month of May the city hosts England’s largest arts festival with The Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe and the No 1 new music festival in Europe, The Great Escape bringing together musicians, artists, actors and comedians.

These festivities generate a fantastic melting pot of talent to inspire you and ICTheatre offer many opportunities be involved. All year round the city is packed with free music events and pop-up gigs. It’s also host to other international music festivals including Shakedown, Together the People and Love Supreme.




ICTheatre is located a short distance from London Road and the North Laine – the coolest part of town, right at the heart of the city’s student district. As a student city, Brighton has a whole host of great accommodation options, as well as a good public transport system with excellent links to London, and the ability to get around easily without a car.

ICTheatre is based in central Brighton, meaning wherever you choose to live, your journey will be direct and straightforward. Whether you decide to live in a bedsit, flat, shared house or even on a part-board basis with a family, there’s plenty to choose from… although they do fill up fast, so we advise that you start investigating as soon as you can.

Whilst we don’t, as yet, have our own Halls of Residence at ICTheatre, we’re committed to helping you find somewhere to live.

Available student accommodation options include:


Dedicated student housing

Private landlords

House share opportunities

Part-boards with families


When you apply to ICTheatre, we will send you an information pack, which will include details of your accommodation options.


Brighton Fringe


This annual arts festival which takes place in the city of Brighton and Hove in England each May. It was founded in 1965 as part of the Federation of Brighton Student’s Arts-Rag Week. It is England’s largest annual festival.The 2006 festival organised over 200 events during 23 days which were attended by over 500,000 people. The festival includes outdoor spectaculars often involving pyrotechnics, and a great deal of theatre, music, literature and visual arts in venues throughout the city, some of which are brought into use exclusively for the festival.