Venue hire

Hire SEA LIFE Brighton for your own event

Event arcade

The world's oldest operating aquarium is available to hire for a variety of events such as networking evenings, drinks receptions, wedding receptions, and parties. This list is not exhaustive so feel free to contact us.

Have a browse through our information pack to find details on hire, and click here to read what previous clients thought. Venue hire is available after opening hours.

Take a look at this video of the Brighton Photo Biennial launch party to see the venue in action!

Please bear in mind...

We are primarily a visitor attraction so there are a few restrictions as detailed below. Throughout the year, we hold daytime events for our visitors so on occasions there may be additional event signage or props around the Centre.

  • The welfare of our creatures is our top priority.

  • We can cater for a variety of entertainment, but please be aware that we can not have DJs or bands with amplified music as the bass can be damaging to our fish. However, please see the next page for contact details of an entertainment agency who can recommend acoustic bands or other alternatives.

  • We do not have any catering facilities for food or drink, therefore do not cater for sit down hot meals, but you are welcome to hire external caterers for your event for* canapes, buffet or bowl food and drinks*. Please see the next page for contact details of a recommended company who have previously catered for events in the Centre.

  • The existing tables and chairs in the café are available for use (10 small round tables with 40 chairs), we do not have any other furniture or equipment, however, you are welcome to hire in additional items you may need.

  • There is no dedicated parking for the Centre. If you have specific parking requirements, please contact the Council who can advise you on parking and deliveries.

  • We have limited storage/set-up space, however our school room is available to hire for £50 per quarter day (during opening hours) subject to availability. Please be sure to discuss storage requirements and availability.

  • All costs are exclusive of VAT and may be subject to change until contracts are signed.

  • To secure a date, we require a deposit, and the full balance is due at least 21 days before the event. A refundable £250 breakages deposit is also payable at the time of booking.

  • You are welcome to make multiple visits to the Centre for the purpose of measuring spaces, having a
    walk through of the event, etc. by prior arrangement.

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Opening Hours

Last entry 1hr prior to closing

< 18th Jul
10am - 6pm
> 19th Jul
10am - 7pm

Schools & Groups

0871 222 6934
Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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