Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets! Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life. A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of self-discovery.... Read more >>
Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets! Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life. A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of self-discovery.
Life may suck on Avenue Q but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, having sex (whether hetero, homo or porno... and that's just the puppets) are just some of the topics featured in the terrific songs of this show.
Avenue Q was the winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best New Musical, Best Book Of A Musical and Best Original Score!
Approx running times:
Act 1 = 1hr 8mins
Interval = 20mins
Act 2 = 48mins
Curtain down = 21:46pm
Avenue Q contains scenes which may be unsuitable for children under 12.
Children under 5 are not admitted.
It is safe to say that if you are an adult with a good sense of humour, then Avenue Q is right up your street.
Is it appropriate for kids? Er, well, this is where it gets a bit fuzzy. If your teenager is mature enough to see a musical about issues such as sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn, then they'll probably love Avenue Q too! Only you can judge. It's hard to say what exact age is right to see Avenue Q - parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this - if you do bring your teenagers to Avenue Q - they'll think you're really cool!
There are four wheelchair spaces available in the stalls. The first counter of the Box Office is at a height suitable for wheelchair users.
Theatre Royal Brighton is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the kiosk situated in the main foyer. Please be sure to request a compatible seat when booking your tickets, as only selected seats work within the infra-red area
Equipment available: Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid or some hearing aid devices that are able to accommodate a headset over them.
The first counter of the box office is fitted with an induction system for people who are hard of hearing.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is a separate, accessible toilet facility on the ground floor by the stalls bar.
Theatre Royal Brighton is situated only five minutes walk from Brighton rail station; with frequent train services serving London and the South East.
From the M23/A23, follow the signs to the town centre. There is parking nearby for over 3,000 cars.
Parking in Brighton is cheaper between 5:30pm and midnight, 7 days a week when pre-booked with NCP at least 24 Hours in advance.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7650
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7617
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 01273 764400
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with bookings on this number
Theatre Royal Brighton has announced its latest production; The Parlour, the Theatre’s new cafe located on New Road. Open from early morning to early evening, The Parlour will serve a selection of teas, fresh ground coffee, pastries, cakes and snacks. So take your seat and join us for a drink and snack next time you are visiting.
10am-8pm Show Days
10am-6pm Non-show days
Please note the Box Office is closed on Sunday's except when it is a Show Day and will open 2 hours prior to the performance.