What's on

We offer many different activities throughout the year, ranging from House Tours and dining experiences, to craft training activities, literary evenings and our annual Heritage Open Days events. The best way to keep up to date with our activities is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter: www.rth.org.uk/subscribe


Open Day at The Regency Town House

Saturday 26th May 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission is free

Drawing of the kitchen at the Town House

Do come along to our Open Day at The Regency Town House,
there will lots to see and do:

  • Mini-tours of the Town House 
  • Practical demonstrations of plaster and paint techniques
  • Information about all our tours and events
  • Costume displays
  • Information on how to become a volunteer
  • Tea & cake (baked from historical recipes) will be served in our Regency kitchen. 

Although admission is free, we'd be grateful if you would first register on EventBrite by clicking here.

Dine Like a Servant

Saturday 2nd June 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Are you fascinated by history? Curious about the relationship between food and the past? Do you wish you could go back in time and eat the food that your ancestors used to eat? Or even better eat in an historic location? Join us and become a piece of history.

Poster for Dine Like a Servant

Experience recipes from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the Town House’s recently-restored basement kitchen, where you will meet guest cook, Mr Couchman, our own cook, Mrs Simpson, and the wonderfuly severe housekeeper, Mrs Ainsley.

Dine Like a Servant - a supper for friends below stairs

Tickets are £37.27 and available from EventBrite by clicking here.

A Peek into the Edwardian Wardrobe
a fashion extravaganza

Sunday 17th June 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you are interested in fashion, history and cake, then this is the event for you!

Photo of two Edwardian ladies wearing dresses, hats, gloves and carrying parasols

Fashion historian Marion May presents dresses worn by Edwardian debutantes at Henley Regatta, Royal Ascot and when presented at Court. The dresses will be shown one-by-one, as Marion imagines a fictional heroine dressing for the social season in her pursuit of advancement and an eligible husband.

During the interval, historic food creator Paul Couchman and his team will serve an Edwardian afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes made in our Regency kitchen.

After the interval, social historian Sarah Tobias will be discussing the importance of the social season and what it meant in the Edwardian era. She will also be talking about banqueting and sea bathing.

Tickets are £16.31 and available from EventBrite by clicking here.


Exhibition - The Art of Architecture
by artist Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca

Saturdays & Sundays in May 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free admission

Drawing of the eastern elevation of Brighton Pavilion

An exhibition of illustrations of Brighton & Hove landmarks from the Linescapes collection.

Set up in 2014 by Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca, Linescapes specialises in highly detailed CAD architectural portraits of iconic buildings, architectural landmarks and bespoke commissions.

Architecture can evoke memories, a sense of belonging and relate to our aesthetic sense, which is why the Linescapes collection is constantly growing with drawings of buildings that mean something to people, whether it’s a cultural landmark, an architecturally significant structure or a bespoke house portrait.

See: www.linescapes.co.uk

Exhibition - Digital Media Design
by students at Sussex Downs College

Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th June 2018, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free admission

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Exhibition - Biog
by artist Veronica Slater

Monday 9th - Sunday 15th July 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free admission

Abstract paining in blue by Veronica Slater

Biog is an installation of artwork and objects that narrate sixty years of a life. It seeks to connect an art practice with the personal stuff of living and the wider events that have taken place. 

We are all shaped by the context within which we live. In mapping an artist’s career, we can explore the different stages of how the work expresses our internal response to this context.

Biog is a fluid piece that will materialise throughout a week in the upstairs room of The Regency Town House, culminating in an ‘opening’ that will celebrate it's finished state at that point in time.

Exhibition - Painting Newhaven: Recent Land and Seascapes
Recent work by Nick Bush

Tuesday 17th - Sunday 22nd July 2018
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Free admission

Painting of ship entering Newhaven harbour with cliffs in the background
Dredger at the Mouth of the Ouse, oil on canvas, 120cm x 80cm

Cliff falls, the cross channel ferry, moonlit seascapes and scrap metal recycling: this range of contrasting subjects which Newhaven and the surrounding South Downs National Park offer are explored in paintings and drawing by the Newhaven based artist Nick Bush.

Exhibition - Here & Now
work by Italian and UK printmakers, painters and ceramicists

Saturday 28th July - Sunday 5th August
pening times TBA
Free admission

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Exhibition - Brighton Photo Fringe,
with work by various artists

Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th September, 
then every Thursday - Sunday in October
Opening times TBA

Brighton Photo Fringe is a volunteer-led, collaborative platform providing essential professional development opportunities and peer-support for emerging lens-based artists.

View of a gallery with visitors examining a photographic exhibit

Renowned for promoting outstanding new talent, BPF connects this nascent talent to new audiences, working with artist-led initiatives and festivals around the country.


Exhibition - Beyond Belief
by artist Suzanne O'Haire

Friday 2nd - Sunday 25th November
Opening times TBA
Free admission

Suzanne O'Haire creates domestic-scale assemblages out of everyday discarded junk and castings from disposed packaging. Arrangements of acrobatically stacked, bundled or tentatively balanced forms emerge from impermanent matter, becoming almost magical in their elements.

Three small sculptures made out of found materials.

As Suzanne explains, "No conscious value system breaks down why I chose what I do - I'd prefer to believe that what I find, or what finds me, plays with notions of luck and chance".

Tours and walks

We offer our standard house tour, a fully guided event lasting between 70 and 80 minutes, and the Brunswick Town walk, a guided journey lasting approximately 90 minutes and covering approximately 1.5 miles. More . . .


Amongst our most popular events are: Gaining the Knowledge, taught over four days and Ornamental Plastering a day long activity. More . . .

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