Art Space
& Covid-19

UPDATE: covid measures to continue after 19 july

Health and safety measures will continue to remain in place at Phoenix Art Space after Monday 19 July. This will be in line with the ‘hands, face, space’ campaign to safeguard the welfare of both staff and visitors. For more information about what measures to expect when you visit, see ‘How We Are Staying Safe’ below. 


The galleries at Phoenix Art Space are now open Wednesday – Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00 during exhibition dates. Please check our website to see when our exhibitions are on. As the capacity in the gallery will be limited, walk-in visitors should be prepared to queue during busier periods.

Please contact to organise a school, college or university group visit.

  • Social distancing is required throughout Phoenix Art Space. Please keep a two-metre distance from others.
  • Please wear a face covering in the galleries and corridors.
  • Please sanitize your hands on arrival.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.


We are continuing a socially-distanced version of our course programme. For more info about what to expect when you return to the building, please see ‘How We Are Staying Safe’ below. You can also download our COVID safety guidelines for students and tutors here.

If you had a place booked on a course that was suspended, please email Learning Programme Manager Chloe to claim a refund or credit note. 


Canvas Coffee Co. is now fully open for takeaway and indoor seating.

Opening Times:
Mon – Wed 9.00 – 16.00
Thurs – Fri 9.00 – 17.00
Sat – Sun 11.00 – 17.00

To keep up to date with the latest café news and special offers, make sure to follow them on social media @canvascoffeecompany

Regular Groups and Venue Hire

We are now taking venue hire bookings for those looking to hire out our rooms. To find out what we offer, please see our hire page.

Please email for all venue hire enquiries. All bookings are subject to a risk assessment before they can be confirmed. 

If your booking was postponed in March at the start of the crisis please contact our Production Manager Jade to discuss what your options are for re-scheduling. 

Support Phoenix along the road to a new normal

Our business model is a mix of public funding, fundraising and commercial income. Therefore we do not make any profit and any income realised from our activities gets re-invested into programmes for the benefit of our audiences.

If you have ever engaged with Phoenix Art Space, brought your friends to a recent exhibition, participated in a course taught by one of studio artists, attended our family workshops with your children, been inspired by our regular artist talks, or relaxed in our Cafe, we ask you to continue supporting our organisation in order to safeguard its future.

You can do this by:

Making a Donation

Becoming a Friend

We remain committed to our role within the local arts community, and we will continue to connect with you through social media, emails and through our website. Thank you for your ongoing support.

How We Are staying safe

What we have done

  • Hand sanitiser is available throughout the building in key locations.
  • All shared spaces, equipment and public toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Toilets will be open to those using the workshop rooms and gallery visitors only and will operate on a one in/one-out basis.
  • Front of house staff will be provided with appropriate PPE.
  • We will keep rooms well ventilated
  • Student contact details will be collected via our booking system so that we can engage with the NHS test and trace service if necessary.
  • Gallery visitors are required to sign-in with NHS App or leave contact details so that we can engage with the NHS test and trace service if necessary.

When you are in the building please keep to the following guidelines:

  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, or have been in contact with someone with cold or flu symptoms, please do not enter the building.
  • Respect social distancing. 
  • The ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach will be promoted throughout the building.
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival, before and after using the toilets and frequently throughout your visit.
  • Respect our staff who are here to keep you safe.
  • We ask that visitors wear face masks in the foyer, café and walkways of the ground floor. These areas are used by everyone and social distancing can be more difficult in these spaces.
  • Gallery visitors are required to sign-in with NHS App or leave contact details so that we can engage with the NHS test and trace service if necessary.

Contact Us


10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton, BN2 9NB
East Sussex, UK

+44 (0)1273 603700

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