About Proud


British entrepreneur, club owner and gallerist, Alex Proud, is the founder and C.E.O. of the ever expanding Proud Group. In 1998 he founded Proud Galleries, now respected as one of Europe’s leading photographic galleries, he has expanded the business to encompass cabaret and club entertainment venues in both London and Brighton
With photographer Rankin, Proud co-founded the photographic art book publishers Vision On, launching with Rankin’s books Nudes, Snog and CeleBritation, Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby, and over 100 other titles. Proud has been invited to judge several photography competitions including the Nikon Press Awards and The Observer Hodge Awards and in 2008 Proud co-founded the Sony World Photography Award.
Since 2013, Proud featured as a returning dealer on the Channel 4 series Four Rooms, wherein entrepreneurs and businessmen & women are pitched collectibles from independents. He has appeared on all mainstream channels including presenting Channel 4’s Picture This and BBC 2’s House Proud.


Proud Galleries stages compelling shows by legendary photographers who continue to capture the most iconic people, moments and trends defining pop culture. Founded in London, United Kingdom during early 1998, the space originally opened its doors to showcase landmark music photography exhibitions of the Sex Pistols, Bob Marley, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The gallery continues to pioneer popular culture photography within the heart of central London, featuring music, fashion, film, art and sporting shows achieving international mainstream and critical acclaim. Proud Galleries works closely together with renowned and upcoming photographers, archives as well as high profile personalities in view to bring rare fine art popular culture photography to a wider audience. Through its provocative programme, Proud Galleries has gained a reputation for presenting shows and live events that dare to challenge the conventional.


The glamorous Gatsby-esque venue, has a capacity of 450 seated and up to 750 standing, with space split over two floors and with multiple enclosed banquettes making it ideal for large scale or more intimate events, conferences, product launches, fashion shows, film premiere after-parties and award ceremonies. Fine dining can be provided by the in-house restaurant serving a delicious classic British menu, and amenities include full sound and lighting backlink plus production equipment throughout the venue. Impress your guests with the full cabaret show - and a grand double-height atrium capable of accommodating spectacular aerial performances, or simply hire the ground floor for a fabulous feast, with carefully curated cocktail list.


Proud Cabaret Brighton is one of Brighton’s most iconic nightspots, offering world-class cabaret and burlesque dinner shows combined with exceptional food, great service and the best show in town. 
Proud Cabaret venue in Kemptown has recently undergone significant repairs and renovations to increase its capacity to meet growing demand.
Proud Cabaret Brighton is available for private hire and is licensed for Wedding Ceremonies. Set in the beautifully refurbished Hanbury Ballroom, Proud Cabaret is the perfect licenced venue for the couple that wants something uniquely memorable.