The Old Market

The Old Market
Upper Market Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AS
  • Box office 01273 201801
  • Opening times Open in–person for events only, phones open Mon–Fri 10am–4pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed 25 & 26 Dec and 1 Jan.
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The Old Market

Gigs, theatre, comedy, dance, events and so much more! The Old Market (also known as TOM) is a dynamic cultural venue just outside the city centre.

TOMs main space is a 200-500 capacity room with the flexibility to showcase everything from rock bands to exciting new theatre or cabaret. TOM is also home to production facilities and art and photography galleries. TOMs bar, open on all main event nights, also hosts its own entertainment from DJs to live music and comedy.

Discover TOM, and take time to enjoy this enchanting cultural space.

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Events at this venue

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English synth-pop band that came to prominence in the early 80s.

Sun 2 Jun 2024

£30.25 / 01273 201801

Ceyda Tanc Dance: KIZLAR

A celebration of what it means to be female, KIZLAR is an aesthetically driven exploration of femininity and masculinity, strength and vulnerability - a visually stunning dance work. Ceyda Tanc Dance creates dynamic contemporary dance influenced by Tanc’s Turkish heritage. Drawing on the virtuoso movements of male Turkish…

Sat 16 Mar 2024

£12.50–£18 / 01273201801

Sun 17 Mar 2024

£12.50–£18 / 01273201801

Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster

Solo again, Britain’s most celebrated clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ returns with his brand new hilarious one-man stand up show.   As well as venturing into the audience to offer his unique spirit readings, Clinton Baptiste comes armed with more tales from his extraordinary childhood;…

Thu 2 May 2024

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Fever New Years Eve Party

Celebrating the club that clothed the 80s, this New Years Eve is all about about the look. The place where the girls wore the trousers. And the boys wore the kilts. Where punk met pop. Where Kid Creole met Soul. And where no-one ever faded to grey! So dig out your most billowy shirts and your pointiest winkles because the…

Sun 31 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 201801

The Informals II 360

For one night only, artist duo Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne (NL/NO) will transform The Old Market with an immersive performance and cinematic experience. Live-mixing documentary footage with sound art, the artists will perform alongside two of the city’s outstanding musicians: Phonetic and Bobbie Johnson. This 360…

Tue 12 Dec

£10 / 01273 201 801

Jazz for Ukraine

In the two years since the unprovoked invasion of their country, Ukrainians have astonished the world with their courage, resilience, and self-belief. Jazz for Ukraine is a celebration of this spirit, in solidarity and hope for Ukraine’s peaceful, independent future. The concert presents leading jazz musicians from the UK…

Sun 21 Jan 2024

£15 (£12) / 01273 201801

Jenny Foulds: Life Learnings of a Nonsensical Human

Life Learnings of a Nonsensical Human is an ode to the joy and complexities of friendship, queerness and raving. To the kindness of strangers, to the heartbreak of loss and missing and finding joy in the most unlikely places. These poems are for old ravers and fun makers, for anyone who has had a best friend. This is a…

Thu 14 Mar 2024

£12.50–£15.50 / 01273201801

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

Jess son has joined a cult and her cats learnt to talk, but despite all that, shes fine actually. In fact, shes hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs.

Fri 22 Mar 2024

£17 / 01273 201801

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

Jessica Fostekew / Strip Light Productions A new show about private things, public things and trying to wrap your big sexy arms around time to keep it still. You’ve seen Jessica on Live at the Apollo and QI, amongst other telly shows. She’s a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The…

Fri 22 Mar 2024

£18.70 (£16.50) / 01273 201801

Joe Wells: I Am Autistic

Comedian, not a person with Comedy. Autistic, not a person with Autism. In 2020 Joe wrote a stand up routine about his (severely)non-autistic brother. A video of the routine went viral, gaining over 2.5 million views. Joe then found himself as an unelected spokesperson for all autistic people. That was a lot of pressure.

Sat 2 Mar 2024

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 201801

John Kearns: The Varnishing Days

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards presents his latest show.

Sat 4 May 2024

£22.72 / 01273 201801

Tue 23 Apr 2024

£18.50 / 01273 201801

Marconi Union (Immersive Gig)

Marconi Union are one of the most popular ambient groups to emerge during the early 21st century. Since debuting with Under Wires and Searchlights in 2003, their music has touched on downtempo post-rock and ambient dub techno, as well as untethered, shimmering drone. The group are best known for their 2011 composition…

Sun 10 Dec

£15.50 / 01273 201801

MC Hammersmith: Straight Outta Brompton

MC Hammersmith MC Hammersmith is the world's leading freestyle rapper to emerge from the ghetto of middle-class west London. He presents an hour of improvised comedy raps based on your suggestions. Featuring brand-new routines for 2023! You'll leave astounded at the speed of his brain, the spontaneity of his jokes and the…

Sun 28 Apr 2024

£15 / 01273 201801

Naomi Wood: Gobbess

She doesn't want to be a Goddess. She wants to be a Gobbess. Storytelling and poetry combine with aerial, circus and live music to tell a kaleidoscopic story of rage and becoming. This is one person’s search for lightness and depth amongst creativity and cat-calling. Naomi Wood is a multi-disciplinary performance artist…

Thu 22 Feb 2024

£12.50–£15.50 / 01273 201801

Nick Helm: What Have We Become?

Plosive Live As the survivors of a global pandemic crawl from their fortified boltholes and begin to rebuild society, what is left of them and who amongst them dares to lead them to the light? Join critically acclaimed and multi award-winning comedian Nick Helm as he embarks on a show so insightful, so honest, so…

Fri 12 Apr 2024

£18.15 (£16.50) / 01273 201801

Orbital's Phil Hartnoll (Immersive Gig)

We are stoked to present one-half of the mighty Orbital, bringing his DJ set to our immersive space, which will see the audience surrounded by 360 degrees of breathtaking Orbital visuals. Phil Hartnoll is true rave royalty. He helped soundtrack an entire generation with tracks like Chime, Halycon and Belfast, and with…

Sat 9 Dec

£18 / 01273 201801

Plaid (Immersive Gig)

The Old Market are delighted to present an immersive gig with the brilliant British electronic duo, Plaid. Since the early 90s, the British duo have been steadily releasing an innovative brand of electronic music marked by playful melodies and tricky time signatures. Comprising Ed Handley and Andy Turner, both original…

Wed 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 201801

Rocket Fuel Comedy: Sikisa, Alexandra Haddow, Bec Hill, Jen Brister

Brush off the winter blues with an evening of cutting-edge comedy by the most exciting acts on the circuit. This special Reigning Women edition promises a laughter-filled evening of sky-rocketing talent - featuring Sikisa, Alexandra Haddow, Bec Hill and Jen Brister. The line-up: Sikisa: Three-time Leicester Comedy…

Wed 21 Feb 2024

£13 / 01273 201801

Rosy Carrick: Musclebound

Confident, provocative and supremely powerful, Rosy Carrick is great at sex. In fact, her onstage career has long been based around her gleeful frankness on the subject. And yet, the sex she’s always been so open about – her sex-life with men – is radically different from Rosy’s earliest and most private erotic fantasies…

Sun 3 Mar 2024

£12.50 / 01273 201801

Simon Munnery's Jerusalem

"One of the all time great British stand-ups" (Stewart Lee) performs a truly unique stand-up show. Using William Blake's poem (B-side to the English National Anthem) and The Fall's take on it as a springboard, Simon endeavours to serve up satire, comedy and poetry with one eye on the distant past, and the other locked…

Fri 8 Mar 2024

£16 / 01273 201801

Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa

Vidura BR is a Sri Lankan comedian, writer, and director based in London, via Malaysia and Berlin. His dead-pan style puts audiences at ease while challenging conventional wisdom with a unique tone that is often irreverent, at times poignant, and always hysterical. His self directed, produced, written, and performed debut…

Fri 1 Mar 2024

£17.50 / 01273 201801

Vidura BR: French Kiss Tunnel

Vidura BR is a Sri Lankan comedian, writer, and director based in London, via Malaysia and Berlin. His dead-pan style puts audiences at ease while challenging conventional wisdom with a unique tone that is often irreverent, at times poignant, and always hysterical. Vidura’s got a new show. It’s about love and…

Fri 1 Mar 2024

£17.50 / 01273 201801

Vivid: A Reigning Women Celebration

Introducing VIVID - the ultimate showcase of new talent you have to see before they break into the mainstream! This gig will feature loads of amazing artists including soul and R&B vocalist Scarlett Fae and spoken word artist AFLO. The Poet. Many more names are TBA - come and celebrate with us!

Thu 7 Mar 2024

£10 / 01273 201801

Who We Are (Immersive Gig)

Who We Are brings you powerful songs in an immersive musical experience. Who We Are’s music is all about connection and by surrounding the audience with video artwork and combining songs with contemporary dance and interesting collaborations, Who We Are wants to bring the audience to the centre of the action so they feel…

Thu 7 Dec

£18.50 / 01273 201801

Yukon Ho

A funny, bizarre and (mostly) true guide to surviving a mad life in Canadas frozen north. Come to the Yukon! Cold, dark, and lonesome, with big animals, dubious men and dodgy liquor. Lots of liquor. Where there are more caribou than people, tossing chainsaws is sport and watching bears forage for garbage is considered a…

Thu 29 Feb 2024

£12.50 / 01273 201801