FAQs / Covid Guidelines

Updated Covid Info

We can’t wait to see you back at Patterns and want your visit with us to be as safe as possible as we return to full capacity. We will be continuing some measures and implementing some new ones to help keep you safe and to protect our staff, artists, and DJs from the risk of Covid.

Patterns is built on community and working together. We have listed a few guidelines on the next slide in the ways in which we can all continue to help operate safe events and, most importantly, help protect our community whilst keeping the same fantastic experiences.

Please take note where possible →

What we’re asking of you

Please stay at home if you have Covid symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to infection. If you have already purchased a ticket or made a booking, then please contact us and we can discuss different options with you.

You’ll need either an NHS COVID pass or proof of a NEGATIVE LATERAL FLOW TEST for entry to all our club events, this will include:

– A Negative PCR test within the last 48 hours

– A Negative Lateral Flow test within the last 24 hours (Either via the NHS app or photographic evidence of a negative lateral flow test next to your ID)

– Proof via the NHS app that you have had COVID within the last 180 days and are no longer isolating

– Proof via the NHS app of double vaccination

Whilst masks will not be mandatory during your time at Patterns, these do offer an additional layer of protection and we will support your choice to continue wearing one. Our staff may choose to remain wearing masks; if so, please respect their choice to do so.


What we will be doing as a venue

– We will be performing temperature checks on entry as an extra layer of safety.

– We have had new air conditioning installed in the club to help ensure air circulation.

– All our staff and DJ’s will be taking regular Lateral Flow tests before entering the venue.

– We will be deep cleaning the building regularly and there will be additional sanitising units around the building. We ask you to please play your part in keeping the building clean from contact risk by regularly washing your hands and using the sanitiser provided.

Finally, please enjoy yourselves (safely). This has been a tough year on all of us and we deserve to feel some good vibrations. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the dancefloor.

Accessibility Information

We will do all that we can to ensure that any specific access requirements are met. We ask that anyone with mobile accessibility requirements contact us 24 hours in advance via manager@patternsbrighton.com or give us a call on 01273 894777.

If you contact the venue in advance we can provide any ticket holder that requires assistance with a free ticket for a guest to access to the designated area(s).

Terrace & Ground Floor Bar (Wheelchair Accessible):

Entrance into the ground floor is at street level from Marine Parade through our terrace and is all on one level all the way into the ground floor bar. There are a couple of steps on the terrace to different areas outside but there is also one area to the right of the terrace as you enter that is completely wheelchair accessible – please contact the venue in advance if you would like to book this area for a sunny afternoon.

There is an accessible toilet on this floor.

Basement Level:

The basement venue is accessible at street level from Marine Parade and also through the venue. From street level access is via a staircase which has one platform midway down and a total of 12 steps, there are handrails on either side but it is a wide staircase so will not support a person either side during ingress or egress.

At the bottom, there is a ramp down into the venue itself and then a further 2 steps to the floor. Please be aware that there is also a change in lighting from the outside street level into the basement. Once inside the floor is all one level to the bars and the front of the stage, to the toilets there are then 3 steps up to the corridor that leads to them with a further 2 steps down. The Gents toilets are then up a staircase that has 3 steps, the ladies are all on one level. 

Access to the accessible toilet on the ground floor from the basement venue is up a total of 18 stairs. There is a handrail on the last staircase leading up.

How can I find out what is going on at the venue?

All events are listed on our ‘What’s on’ page, on Facebook or through our main ticket outlet DICE.

How do I buy tickets for events at Patterns?

You can purchase all tickets through our main ticket outlet DICE, or alternatively through Resident Advisor – ticket holders get priority entry to club events, please join the outer queue on arrival and have your ID & ticket (s) ready for scanning.

Remember ticket holders are only guaranteed entry before midnight.  If you arrive after you may have to wait to enter if the venue is at capacity.

Ticket outlets say the event is sold out, will there be tickets available on the door?

Patterns keep an open door/easy clubbing policy and do not ‘sell out’ the capacity of the venue (with rare exception inc. NYE).

Limited advance tickets entitle guaranteed priority entry for the organised types.

There will always be plenty more on the door for early arrivers.

Do you provide a cloakroom?

Yes, we provide a cloakroom in the club, open during live shows and club events. We charge £1 per item for coats & jackets etc. We do not charge for bags so please make use of the cloakroom if you’re not travelling light. Please make a note or take a picture of your ticket number, should you lose your ticket during the night please notify staff immediately. When depositing items please provide us with either your initials or the last four digits of your phone number as added security. CCTV is in operation in the cloakroom and across the venue.

Please make a note or take a picture of your ticket number, should you lose your ticket during the night please notify staff immediately. When depositing items please provide us with either your initials or the last four digits of your phone number as added security. CCTV is in operation in the cloakroom and across the venue.

If I have bought a ticket, is there a time that I must arrive before?

Tickets guarantee admission before midnight; please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment & queuing. Entry remains at the discretion of management.

Can I get on a discounted or free guest list?

We do not offer a discounted or free guest list to the public. Guest list spots are reserved for DJ’s guests, press, staff, competition winners, friends and businesses affiliated with the venue.

We do often run early-entry cheap-lists for most events, please see our Facebook event listings for further details.

What are your opening hours?


Tuesday 23:00 – 03:00

Thursday 23:00 – 03:00*

Friday 18:00 – 04:00

Saturday 18:00 – 04:00

*Unless Otherwise stated, please see our calendar for full listings.

Do I need to bring proof of age/ID?

Yes always bring a valid proof of your identity regardless of your age.

We can only accept passports, driving licenses or home office approved proof of age cards. That must all be valid, to date, and a photo ID. Photocopies and student ID cards cannot be accepted as a valid form of identification.

We want to ensure all our customers have a safer night out, so we operate the ScanNet biometric entry system. Upon entry we will scan your ID, the system will also record video and still imagery of you during the scan process.  This information is stored securely and will only be use in the event of an incident or when requested by the authorities.

Find further info on our door policy here and info on data protection here.

Does the venue hold age restrictions?

We operated challenge 25. You must be over 18 to enter Patterns. However, some live shows and daytime events carry different restrictions. Please see the event listings for more details. Everyone wanting to come in must present a valid ID regardless of appearance or age when requested by staff.

Find further info on our door policy here and info on data protection here.

Is there a dress code?

We operate a casual dress code so jeans and trainers are allowed.

We do not permit football shirts or sportswear such as flip-flops, tracksuits or joggers.

What is your music policy?

Tuesdays at Patterns is DONUTS in the basement, a night dedicated to the best in Hip-Hop, Soul, Disco, Funk, and RnB. In addition to proof of valid age identification, a student ID is also required for entry to this club night.

The Midnight Funk Association take over the ground floor bar every Thursday for an evening of the best in Funk, Soul, Disco and party music through the ages.

Fridays at Patterns is Foundations, a night focused on the local scene, production values and UK sounds that explore everything from DNB to UK Garage, Grime to Hip Hop, Bassline to Jungle. Our Friday club nights rarely deviate from £3 in advance, please check our listings from occasional events that may deviate from this price point.

Saturdays at Patterns appeal to a wider market of sounds, with Disco, House, and Techno being the predominant genres. This night is predominantly run in-house, with a few exceptions with external promoters that still stick to our policy.

Our live shows vary from Jazz to Indie and everything in between, please check our listings for further info on them.

For any other information about our nights with regards to events specifics such as what DJ’s are playing – you can call the office on +44 (0)1273 894777 or contact us via the Live Chat or Facebook.

Can our band play at the venue?

Yes we are open to live music bookings, please contact Adam on adam@mothershipgroup.com

Can I DJ at the venue?

We are always happy to receive mixes from the public for consideration. These must include a track list & be no longer than 60 minutes.

Please email any submissions to neil@patternsbrighton.com and alfie@patternsbrighton.com.

Who do I contact about table bookings & private hire?

For private hire contact jennie@patternsbrighton.com.

To reserve you can email us or book through our Design My Night widget here.

I want to speak to the manager, who do I contact?

Please contact our General Manager on manager@patternsbrighton.com.

I want to put on an event at the venue, whom do I contact?

We are always keen to work with external promoters. Please contact neil@patternsbrighton.com with an event proposal or with a brief description of your brand and links to your social media.

I want to find out about the venue’s technical spec, where do I look?

Find our tech spec and venue information document here, for any further details please contact tech@patternsbrighton.com.

I may have lost something at the venue, who do I contact about this?

If you think you may have lost something of yours at the venue, please phone us between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday or drop us an email on manager@patternsbrighton.com.

Please be patient in receiving a reply.

Where do I find out if you have any job positions available?

We regularly hire for a range of positions at Patterns, with updates regularly posted to our website and social media page. We often look for bar-staff, floor staff, venue reps, cloakroom attendants, ticket sellers & cashiers.

If you’d like to join the team please email manager@patternsbrighton.com.