How do I apply for a stall?

To apply for either a permanent or plaza stall, please fill in a permanent stallholder application form or a plaza stallholder application form. Once your form is received it will be assessed against the market criteria for suitability. If your application is approved, we will contact you with details of current stall availability. If you would like to discuss your application before sending in your form please contact us.

What can I sell from a stall?

Brighton Open Market is open to a wide range of products and services. We are very happy to advise but in general pretty much anything you make or bake, that is unique or quirky, that appeals to collectors, or is glittery and shiny, that makes people look or feel fabulous, is vegan or vegetarian, is green or healthy, that tastes incredible, or feels lovely anything that is just “so Brighton” or even a little bit “Hove actually”, something to read or watch, vintage clothes, current trends, jewels and gems, anything you think will help us through, anything artistic, designed, or creative! If people want it, we want to help you sell it!

We do have some items we are not accepting at the moment. Vapes and vaping products. Alcohol (unless you are offsales bottles of wine). anything that isn’t suitable for the whole family, temporary food vendors and bric a brac.

If you would like to discuss whether your product would be suitable, please contact us.

What does it cost to hire a permanent stall?

Costs for a permanent stall vary depending on the size and location of the stall. On average, rents with a service charge are much cheaper than an equivalent store in the surrounding area.

You will be expected to pay electricity and water per metered usage. You will also be responsible for the internal upkeep and decoration of your stall including your own external signage, which must be in accordance with the market style guidance.

What does it cost to hire a plaza stall?

Plaza stalls cost:

Monday to Friday from Nov 1st 2019 – £13
Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays from 2019 Nov 1st – £26

NB: Stalls available as part of an external event are hired out by the event organiser and charges are at their discretion. If you would like to hire a stall as part of an event, please contact the event organiser directly.

When can I access my plaza stall?

You can access your stall between 7am – 7pm on weekdays and 9am – 5.30pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays. There is no access outside of these hours (including for deliveries).

What is expected of stallholders?

Stallholders are expected to abide by the market regulations as outlined in the application pack. In general we expect stallholders to supply and sell good quality products; show knowledge of the sourcing of their product; be honest in all dealings; ensure their stall is tidy and well presented; open at all times during the mandatory market hours (9am – 5pm on weekdays; 10am – 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays) and conduct themselves in a polite and professional manner.

How can I access my stall to unload my stock or take deliveries?

Loading and unloading facilities are available on Francis Street with easy access through to the stalls. The market square will be vehicle free during market hours. Delivery times are 7am – 7pm weekdays and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.

What will the Open Market provide for stallholders?

The Open Market team will provide the full time management and cleaning of the market, with a senior member of staff on site at all times; CCTV security coverage; waste disposal; toilet facilities; regular management/stallholder meetings; inspections of stalls to maintain standards; a dedicated web site giving full information on the market and its events.