The Brighton Synergy Centre, located on Brighton’s West Street, is a community arts venue designed to offer affordable creative space to any organisation working towards a positive, conscious-minded, socially inclusive and environmentally friendly society.
A 500 capacity venue, divided into two rooms of 350 and 150, is currently available for hire both mid-week and weekends. We are working to bring the larger (1200 capacity) venue online in time for the New Year.
Our aim is to use surpluses from weekend events to subsidise smaller, midweek events and activities. Community-minded groups and individuals who wish to showcase their work, build networks and engage young or marginalised people in society, promote sustainability and support those taking a more active role in producing local art and culture are invited to host weekday and evening activities at the centre.
Such events will include cultural and arts events, workshops, debates, charitable activity, community outreach programmes, educational training programmes, mindfulness, drug and alcohol awareness campaigns and the promotion of Non-Governmental Organisation activities and projects.
The Synergy Centre operates very much on a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ ethos, so we welcome participation and involvement from the community to help develop the Centre and insure it meets community needs. To find out about different ways to get involved, click here.
Style is a new event exclusively run for 14-17 year olds held during the school holidays and half-terms. Providing a safe, secure environment with unlimited soft drinks, two rooms of Djs, music and outreach for young people to engage with wider opportunities in the youth arts and active citizenship sectors. Fore more info click here.
Synergy Centre premises licence – sign the petition to overturn the refusal.
Our recent application for a premises licence so we can cross-subsidise midweek charitable activity and also host regular ‘conscious’ events for a more progressive and considerate audience than the one often found elsewhere on West Street was refused.
Sign the petition calling on Brighton City Council to reverse the decision here
First Stage Renovations Complete and Spaces for Hire.
The initial stage of renovations is now complete, with the front venue (fomerly known as Hedkandi) and the space above it, now open to the public and available for hire. For pricing, please click here.
For more images of the spaces in the Synergy Centre, please click here
Our Track Record
For more information about the historical origins of The Synergy Centre, please take a look at the web-site of The Synergy Project, the groundbreaking ‘conscious partying’ organisation that ran a series of events in London between 2003 and 2009.
Profits from ‘The Project’ were invested into converting a disused warehouse in Camberwell, South London, in to a youth and community arts centre – the first ‘Synergy Centre’.
A film we made about The Synergy Centre in Camberwell, which ran between 2005 and 2009, can be seen below.