The outside of the ACCA building. It is a redbrick building with lots of curved walls. A small patch of bright green grass can be seen, and the sky is bright blue

Outside Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)

University of Sussex,
Falmer
BN1 9RA

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The iconic building designed by Sir Basil Spence closed in 2007, but in 2016 reopened as a modern interdisciplinary arts hub connecting University of Sussex with wider arts communities. They are guided by the values championed by Sir Richard Attenborough (former chancellor of University of Sussex) in his life and work.

Getting to the venue

By train

Nearest stations

Falmer (5 minute walk) 

Moulsecoomb (2.1 miles)

London Road (3.3 miles)

Brighton (3.9 miles)

Preston Park (4.1 miles)

Hove (5.0 miles)

Brighton can be reached from London in just over an hour with train services run by Southern and Thameslink every 15 minutes. Regular rail connections also serve Gatwick, Heathrow and Hove.

 

By Coach

Approximate journey times

From Gatwick Airport - 1 hr

From London Victoria - 2 hrs 15 mins

From Heathrow Airport - 2 hrs 30 mins

From Standsted Airport - 4 hrs

Coaches arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station, 4.1 miles / 15 minute taxi ride

By car

Approximate journey times

London to Brighton via the A23/ M23 is approximately 50 miles, with a journey time of about 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Driving to Brighton from Kent and the South East, either from the East or West, use the A27.

Events at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Music
A young woman wth long black hair, swept to one side, sits on a stool holding her 'small pipes' instrument. She wears a black top and grey trousers.

Where the Veil is Thin

Brìghde Chaimbeul, Maëva Berthelot and Temitope Ajose
Sun 5 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £10
Books & Debates
Sarah Perry is a white woman with blonde hair tied up in a bun, wearing a purple blouse and pearl earrings. She's standing outside in front of a background of trees

Sarah Perry: Enlightenment

Tue 7 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £10
Children & Family
A woman holding her baby look on at 5 light bulbs that hang on black cables

First Light

Daniel Naddafy / Marty Langthorne
Wed 8 - Fri 10 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £10
Fully Booked
Theatre
Brook Tate topless with half their chest and face painted like a zebra in front of a pink background

Birthmarked

Brook Tate
Thu 9 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £12.50
Outdoor
A group of men are dancing outside. They are seen through flowers

Closer to my Dreams

Chad Taylor
Fri 10 - Sat 11 May
Outside Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
Free
Books & Debates
A poster for the Turner Prize 2023

Remember When the Turner Prize Came to Sussex?

Fri 10 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £10
Limited Availability
Dance & Circus
the silhouette of a person with bigger projections of silhouettes behind them

Triptych: An artwork made up of three pieces...

Project Female with guest performance from Boy Blue Young Artists
Sat 11 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £15
Books & Debates
Katherine May wearing a colourful striped dress smiling next to a rustic wooden door

Enchantment: Reawakening Wonder in an Exhausted Age

Katherine May
Tue 14 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £10
Theatre
A woman in a chefs costume sings on stage, with people in cooking aprons around her, a wall of pots and pans behind them

Born and Bread

Brighton People's Theatre
Fri 17 - Sun 19 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £2
Books & Debates
A white man with mid-length hair sits at a desk, in front of him is a sign that reads 'DELLER'

Now That's What I Call Magic

Jeremy Deller and Lucy Robinson
Tue 21 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £10
Fully Booked
Books & Debates
A queer person of colour looks straight ahead. They are wearing a black jumper, a silver chain with a padlock at the end, and have a nose and lip piercing. There is a light shining behind them, lighting up the ends of their hair.

Festival of Ideas: Radical Remembering

Subira Joy
Wed 22 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £5
Limited Availability
Performance
a black background with a white powdery explosion

Materia

Andrea Salustri (Italy)
Thu 23 - Sat 25 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
From £12.50

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