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Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
University of Sussex
Gardner Centre Road



The nearest station is Falmer (approx 5 minutes’ walk from there to the Attenborough Centre). The train takes nine minutes from Brighton and seven minutes from Lewes. 

Trains run very regularly during the day (about every 15 minutes).

The last train leaves Falmer at 23:45 for Lewes and 00:25 for Brighton.

See National Rail for further information.

From the train station follow signs to University of Sussex – walk under the underpass and follow the footpath until you reach a zebra crossing.  Turn left here until you reach Gardner Centre Road on your right.  Turn right up Gardner Centre Road to find the main entrance of the building.  The Attenborough Centre is the building with round red brick towers.


The number 25 and 25X bus brings you from central Brighton all the way to University of Sussex campus.  Alight at the “Sports Centre” bus stop and you will see the Attenborough Centre (building with round red brick towers) through the trees across a lawn.  

Night Bus

There is a night bus. Route N25, which runs to and from the campus to the centre of the city, is hourly from 12am to 5am all week. The fare is £2.20 each way. If you miss the night bus there is a special discount fare using Streamline Taxis (Tel: 01273 747474) from the centre of Brighton to the University which costs £12.


There are bike lanes most of the way towards the University campus from Brighton or Lewes.  The cycle takes about 25 minutes. There are bicycle racks on the University campus around Falmer House, a short walk from the Attenborough Centre.

For more information see the University’s transport FAQs.


There is car parking available at the Sports Car Park (P5), Sussex House Car Park (P4) and Biology Road Car Park (P3), all of which are within a couple of minutes’ walk from the Attenborough Centre. The routes from the car parks to the Attenborough Centre are accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Please see the campus map for further details.

Parking is not allowed immediately outside the Attenborough Centre, nor on Gardner Centre Road.

There are two disabled bays for blue badge holders on the Sports Car Park, and these are available on a first-come, first-served basis (as they are often shared with Sports Centre users).

Parking on Match Days

Please note that the University occasionally shares some of its car parking spaces at the front of campus with Brighton & Hove Albion, who play at the AMEX stadium (opposite the University). We try to avoid programming events when there is a football match on, but sometimes clashes are unavoidable. If you are coming to the Attenborough Centre at the same time as a football match, please note that the front of campus next to the Attenborough Centre gets very busy. Allow extra time for your journey and to park. Head for the Lewes Court, Park Village or East Slope car parks. Use the Knights Gate Road entrance (off the A27) to campus to access these car parks. 

See the University’s Parking for Vistors page for further details.

Next football games on performance nights


Car parking prices

After 5pm and on weekends, car parking is free.

Parking in the disabled spaces is always free.

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm – £2.50 for two hours.

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