Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)

As we prepare for a major renovation of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, you will occasionally find us popping up in partner venues across the city over the coming months. For more information and to find out how you can support us build for our future visit the Our Future section of our website.

The iconic building, designed by Sir Basil Spence and formerly known as the Gardner Arts Centre, has been closed since 2007. It has now been transformed into a modern, flexible environment for exhibitions and performance, and an important new teaching and research space for the University. The building takes its new title in tribute of the University’s former Chancellor Lord (Richard) Attenborough and his family. 

Getting there

The nearest train station to ACCA is Falmer (approx five minutes' walk). 

The train takes nine minutes from Brighton and seven minutes from Lewes. 

Free parking is available after 5pm and at weekends at the Sports Car Park, Sussex House Car Park, and Biology Road Car Park, all of which are within a couple of minutes’ walk of ACCA.

The routes from the car parks to ACCA are accessible for people in wheelchairs. 

There are also regular buses: the 25 & 25X from Brighton stop on the University of Sussex campus, and the 28 & 29 from Lewes, Uckfield, Ringmer and Tunbridge Wells also stop at Falmer station.


  • Disabled access facilities for wheelchair users
  • Toilets that are accessible for disabled people
  • Access ramps and scooter friendly