Hope and Ruin

The Hope & Ruin is a grassroots music venue and pub that strives to support the independent live music scene here in Brighton. All of our bar products are vegan to compliment our plant based kitchen Beelzebab who provide fast food from a caravan in the corner of the pub. We have stuff going on most nights including DJs, art happenings, quizzes and more. We also love dogs who bring their humans to say hello.

#SaveOurVenues - Team Black at The Hope and Ruin

Team Black at The Hope & Ruin is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.



While we are not at threat from permanent closure, in order to continue to host live events all year round, to discover, to book and to deliver great shows, we need to return with our talented and unique team.  Sadly, as we all know, we are unable to open to the public right now and all sources of income have dried up completely.

There are a lot of people involved in the delivery of live shows and a great many of them are facing considerable challenges through the current crisis. We have an incredible team of bookers, promoters and technicians who are not covered by any of the Government interventions.  Your donations will be used to help support them through the lockdown period and beyond so when we’re able to reopen, we’ll have our full team in place with us and we’ll be ready to roll. They make The Hope & Ruin the great place it is to see amazing live bands or just hang out for a couple of pints with pals.

If we hit our target, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours reopen their doors.

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Next Up in the Venue

17th May 2021 - 7:30 pm

*CANCELLED* Sorry + Guests

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28th May 2021 - 7:00 pm

Joan Shelley + Guests

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30th May 2021 - 7:30 pm

Wyldest + Blackaby (Socially Distanced Show)

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4th June 2021 - 8:00 pm

*CANCELLED* Ditz & False Advertising

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