As a private building, Embassy Court is normally closed to the public. Guided tours offer an opportunity to see inside the building and hear its story. Tours run at times from April to October, usually during Brighton Festival Fringe in May (tickets here) and Heritage Open Days in September, and we may also be able to run bespoke tours at times outside of those festivals, depending on volunteer availability. Please read the guidance below and contact us to make an enquiry.
Tour groups number no more than 12 and are allocated on a first come first served basis, or through the third party box office. For private tours, the group minimum number is 6.
What does a tour include?
- A guide, who will talk about the architect Wells Coates and the history of the building, including how it was rescued by its leaseholders
- Tour from the foyer to the sun roof terrace, taking in a look at some of the original plans and fixtures (including the original kitchen on loan from Brighton Museum) and the growing archive and ending with the stunning rear aspect of the building
- It should be possible to view inside an apartment as log as one is available
- Tours will last c.90 minutes
2024 – £10 / £8 concessions
All tour visits must be arranged in advance. For Brighton Festival Fringe or Heritage Open Day tours, tickets must be booked via their box offices. For private groups an invoice will be issued for payment ahead of the tour.
The tours are a fundraising activity for Bluestorm Ltd and money raised will goes into the future restoration of the building and arts-related projects.
Please do not bring young children or animals on a tour.
Embassy Court has no access for those using wheelchairs as the foyer has steps and the lifts terminate at the 10th floor. Once on the 10th floor, there is another flight of stairs up to the archive and terrace so the tours are not suitable for those with mobility or indeed vertigo issues.