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Finding the Christmas Spirit with Ballet Theatre UK

16 Dec 2014

A Christmas CarolEnjoy a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of this classic story retold through the magic of balletBallet Theatre UK’s interpretation of the classic tale brings a host of colourful characters vividly to life, from Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser impervious to Christmas cheer, to the three spirits who help him…

Keeping it in the family - behind-the-scenes of Timber!

15 Dec 2014

Get to know Cirque AlfonseThe family that plays together, chops wood together and performs death-defying feats together... stays together.Family performers Cirque Alfonse head to Brighton Dome this January. Including phenomenal feats of agility and strength, Timber! stars the whole family from 66-year-old grandad…
A Christmas Carol at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with... Jessica Hill

9 Dec 2014

As we prepare to join Ballet Theatre UK on a magical journey to the dark and twisting streets of old Dickensian London in A Christmas Carol (27-28 Dec), we caught up with principal dancer Jessica Hill for a special ‘5 minutes with…’ interview about her career, her role in the performance, and her favourite Christmas…

An interview with earsthetic artist in residence Sarah Nicolls

2 Dec 2014

Experimental pianist and earsthetic’s first artist in residence Sarah Nicolls discusses the creation of her ‘Inside-Out Piano’ and the development of her new piece Moments of Weightlessness, which pushes the boundaries of what a piano can do…How did you get into experimental piano playing and composition?I started…

Christmas at Brighton Dome

27 Nov 2014

Ballerinas, baritones, magic beans and beards...Christmas at Brighton Dome offers quite the selection box of delights – and not an orange fondant in sight! The question is, where to start?From axe-flinging lumberjacks, a hungry giant and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Brighton Dome plays host to the…
Photo by Victor Frankowski

HLF earmarks £5m to Royal Pavilion Estate

24 Nov 2014

Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are delighted to announce that their joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has received a significant funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked a sum of £5m to the project - subject…

Shostakovich Stories: 10 facts about one of Russia's most influential composers

13 Nov 2014

This weekend Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra join us for Sublime Shostakovich. In homage to a lineage of influential Russian composers - who have shaped the form of classical music as we know it - they'll present a stunning evening of music performing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.2 alongside works from Tchaikovsky…
Dawn Stacy - Two Deer

Brighton Dome and Chestnut Tree House launch Big Heart charity auction

12 Nov 2014

Brighton Dome are thrilled to announce, in collaboration with Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, the very first Big Heart charity art auction. The two organizations will join forces to host the auction next March, presenting over 200 donated artworks from local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers.…

In the Studio: A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Park rehearsal room

3 Nov 2014

In the Studio / Park is a series of videos commissioned by Jasmin Vardimon Company and produced by the company’s Associate Director Guy Bar-Amotz. The series includes eight short videos offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Park rehearsal room through the eyes of rehearsal director Vinicius Salles. Throughout…

Take a trip to the outer edges of Psychedelia...

29 Oct 2014

This October's SPECTRUM features four of Brighton’s most exciting bands to take you on a trip to the outer edges of Psychedelia and back again with Speak Galactic, Blue Spectre, SPACENOID and Abraham Moughrabi. Dip in and have a little a listen ahead of this weekend's show...SPEAK GALACTIC deliver colourful…

Cheerleading, Americana and what it means to be a winner - Action Hero bring it on in Hoke’s Bluff

28 Oct 2014

An interview with Action Hero's Gemma PaintinPaying homage to the trite story-lines, inspiring locker room speeches and cheap sentimentality of American teen sports movies, Action Hero’s new show Hoke’s Bluff challenges the audience to explore what it means to be a winner (on the inside). We caught up with one half…

Hot off the press: Brighton Dome presents its first ever issue of feat.

27 Oct 2014

Brighton Dome are proud to release - a very limited run - of our first ever music & culture magazine, featuring loads of extra content for our most dedicated, music-lovin’, bar-hugging, gig-going, arty-party audience, with a pure aim of giving you an insight into our venues and the artists we’re proud to present…

Fun activities for all the family at Brighton Dome this half term

22 Oct 2014

Looking for fun activities this half term in Brighton? We’ve plenty of events to keep the whole family entertained. Get dancing in your seat with cheeky and educational dance experience Chalk About, enjoy an alternative intro to classical music with Peter and the Wolf and be wowed by cerebral circus show Off. The fun’s…
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Arts Council England pledges £5.8m towards first phase in vision to revitalise Royal Pavilion Estate

21 Oct 2014

We are delighted to announce that Arts Council England has pledged £5.8m towards a major revitalisation of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s heritage venues following a successful bid by the joint custodians of the Royal Pavilion Estate – Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival.The…

The Great Big Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

21 Oct 2014

Halloween is almost upon us and the ghosts and ghouls may be out and about in abundance, but we’ve got something a little less spooky for you. We’ve lined up a proper Halloween treat (and only a small amount of trickery…) in the form of our latest competition. If you and a friend want to see A SHOW A WEEK for the…
Jon Hopkins

Video Playlist: Get to know our autumn music line-up

21 Oct 2014

This autumn at Brighton Dome we promise to excite your ears with an eclectic, awesome and stellar musical line-up. Check it out and have a listen to some of the artists we'll be bringing to you over the next few months with our latest playlist, featuring the likes of How to Dress Well, Brighton's very own Passenger and The…
Peaches at earsthetic 2013

Songkick Shine A Spotlight On Our Music Programming - An Interview With Laura Ducceschi

20 Oct 2014

Brighton Dome are chuffed to have been chosen by music hub Songkick for a feature article as part of their Venue Spotlight series. They interviewed our Music Producer Laura Ducceschi about how we set about providing ‘one of the most expansive and bountiful event schedules in the UK’ Included in the interview…

earsthetic is back… with DJ, producer and Bloc Party guitarist Kele in tow!

17 Oct 2014

Kele heads to Brighton Dome for an intimate concert on Thursday 11 December where he’ll perform tracks from new album Trick as well as music from his previous releases The Boxer and The Hunter set to visuals by David Altweger.Following his success as lead singer and guitarist with Bloc Party, Kele embarked on a new phase…

Andrew Comben, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Chief Executive appointed Happiness Champion

10 Oct 2014

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive Executive Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, has been appointed as a Happiness Champion alongside other key figures from the city in a new initiative launched to mark World Mental Health Day.GPs and public health experts have joined forces with Sussex Police, local businesses, arts and…

What are the rules of telling someone else's story when they come from a world so very different from our own?

26 Sep 2014

'Bright young things of British Theatre' (Observer) Analogue wanted to make a show about stories of attempted migration to the UK, but in the process, have made a show about who has the right to tell those stories in new show, Stowaway.Stowaway is a story about a man from India who heads to the Middle East in the promise…

earsthetic 2014 artists announced

19 Sep 2014

Simian Mobile Disco, Chicks on Speed, Sarah Nicolls, Emptyset and Claudia Molitor confirmed for mini-seasonearsthetic - Brighton Dome’s mini-season of interdisciplinary performance - will return to the venue this December with a mixture of live shows, DJ sets and installations from analogue heroes Simian Mobile Disco,…
Gol4m at Brighton Dome

‘There were a couple of near death experiences throughout the process…’

15 Sep 2014

Ahead of its avant-premiere at Brighton Dome as part of Brighton Digital Festival, international dance artist Matthew Morris discusses disconcerting dance work GøL4M A pioneering collaboration between the ingenious and visionary French choreographer Frederic Deslias, his company Le Clair Obscur and UK based artist Matthew…

Black belts at the ready for Boy Blue’s ambitious new dance performance: The Five and the Prophecy of Prana

10 Sep 2014

Summer may be over, but things are hotting up this autumn at Brighton Dome with jaw-dropping, hip-hop spectacular The Five & the Prophecy of Prana, from award winning dance company Boy Blue Entertainment. One of their many incredible talents is their ability to bring together gifted teams and create explosive…

The Works: Artist Opportunity Autumn-Winter 2014

3 Sep 2014

Are you an artist focused on cross-art form and interdisciplinary exploration?Do you have a work that is new and in development, that you’d like to test on audiences in a dedicated space with full technical support?The Works is an ongoing series dedicated to developing work by people like you: theatre makers, dancers,…

Living in a digital world…

26 Aug 2014

Brighton Digital Festival 2014: A quick round-upWe all know that this is undoubtedly a digital age that we live in, and to some of us it’s all just 0’s and 1’s.01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001So if you think that all this digital-din is just binary-babble and that Brighton Digital Festival is…

Competition - May the dance battle commence!

26 Aug 2014

Win a manga-nificent prize by staging your own #DANCEBATTLE to celebrate The Five & the Prophecy of Prana coming to Brighton Dome on Tue 7th & Wed 8th Oct.Set in modern Tokyo, the show sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga!To take…

Read it anywhere! Our Autumn - Winter 2014 brochure is out now!

4 Aug 2014

Our latest brochure is out - it's slick, it's streamlined, it's jam-packed with amazing events and best of all it's readable almost anywhere!We'd love you to take it for a test run and see just how readable it really is. So... just where will you read yours? Take and share a picture of our new brochure and/or you…

Wrestling with Brighton Dome's Sporting Past

3 Aug 2014

Forget the Rock and Hulk Hogan, Brighton Dome has it’s own legendary wrestlers – Francis ‘the Cornish Wonder’ Gregory and John ‘Italian’ Devalto. With the next in the series of Brighton Dome Discovery Tours on the horizon we've  taken the opportunity to delve into our extensive archives and stumbled…

Make like a Mod or roll like a Rocker? A brief history of the cultural clash that took the 1960s by storm

29 Jul 2014

With Duckie polishing their Lambrettas, donning their Parkas and ensuring their leather jackets are correctly studded, we thought we’d turn our attention to Mods and Rockers before Duckie arrives in town for Brighton Pride this weekend. See our handy How to Dress Like a Mod or Rocker Guide to get…

In conversation with... Carrie Tree

29 Jul 2014

Having supported the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Duke Special, Rumer, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor and Martha Tilston, Sussex-based singer songwriter Carrie Tree has been a well-known name on the UK alternative / green festival scene for several years playing regularly at festivals like Glastonbury, Sunrise, Shambala and Buddhafields.…

Duckie: Mods Versus Rockers Interview

15 Jul 2014

We spent some time with Duckie co-founder Simon Casson to see what these brilliant purveyors of mischief, music, dance and performance had in store for their upcoming trip to Brighton for Pride and their latest clubbing extraganza.So just what is Duckie: Mods versus Rockers? Is it a club? Is it a contest? Is…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival retains Arts Council NPO funding

2 Jul 2014

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to be confirmed as a continuing part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2015-2018. Funding has been maintained at current levels during the period, equating to £1,149,921 per yearAs custodians of the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Dome at the cultural heart of…

Breakin Convention: Video Recap

18 Jun 2014

Here's a little recap of the jaw-droppingly awesome Breakin' Convention. Hosted and curated by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention is more than just a show: DJs, dancers, demonstrations and workshops took over Brighton Dome in the ultimate celebration of hip hop culture. The Breakin' Convention line up included…

Alternative things to do in Brighton during the World Cup

13 Jun 2014

Love football? Hate football? Either way - we've kicked about a few ideas of events for you to enjoy over the coming World Cup weeks here at Brighton Dome.Brighton Dome Discovery TourSun 22 Jun & Sun 20 JulCome explore Brighton Dome's rich heritage on our special behind-the-scenes guided tours. Discover more about…

Behind the Scenes: Costume Design for The Energy Show

10 Jun 2014

The Energy Show is an explosive (literally!) theatre show for families. It explores the different forms of energy through spectacular experiments live on stage. Expect rockets, fireballs and explosions and some pretty splendid costumes and set! Here at Brighton Dome on Wed 18 Jun.The Energy Show is staged in a Steampunk…
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A phased approach to reawakening Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate

26 May 2014

In November 2013 an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund was submitted on behalf of the two custodians of the Royal Pavilion Estate (Brighton & Hove City Council’s Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival), initially for development funds to work up designs to address a series of…

Newsflash: Dinosaurs are back from extinction and here in Brighton!

9 Apr 2014

It was a surprising sight for unsuspecting visitors to Pavilion Gardens when this large Australovenator ran amok. He was accompanied by his Zoo keepers from Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live and friends -  the baby Dryosaur and Leaellynasaura. A great time was had causing chaos and meeting people whilst exploring some of Brighton's…

Win tickets to The Anniversary

1 Apr 2014

Get your hands on a pair of tickets to:Christopher Green's re-enactmentThe AnniversaryA celebration of ABBA’s Eurovision winHow to enter: Brighton-ise an ABBA song, lyrics and/or titles will be grand. Share it with us on Facebook or Tweet us using the hashtag #BrightonABBA before 5pm on Thursday 3…

ABBA Facts: The 1974 Eurovision Song Contest at Brighton Dome

20 Mar 2014

The city of Brighton and Hove can lay claim to a vast number of truly exceptional cornerstones in the history of popular music. Pink Floyd debuted Dark Side of the Moon here, Fat Boy Slim’s Big Beach Boutique was a date saved in everyone’s diary, and we were even the setting for one of The Who’s - and arguably Stings’…

Come and face your Waterloo on the Brighton Dome Stage

6 Mar 2014

Don’t miss this chance to perform on the world-famous Brighton Dome stage and be part of a video installationOn 6th April 1974 ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest at Brighton Dome with their performance of Waterloo. To celebrate 40 years since their victory on Thu 27 Mar we are offering the rare opportunity to perform…
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The potential economic impact of reawakening the Royal Pavilion Estate

23 Feb 2014

One of the key tenets of the project being led by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and the Royal Pavilion & Museum - is that in addition to the financial benefits accruing to the two partner organisations there will be economic impact on the city of Brighton & Hove itself. The project will have a major impact…

Inspired by Marc Almond & John Harle’s upcoming gig, we took to The Lanes to examine Brighton’s haunted past

19 Feb 2014

Marc Almond & John HarleTyburn Tree: Dark LondonWed 5 Mar 2014, 8pmOn the fifth of March, we’re rather excited to be welcoming Marc Almond, of Soft Cell fame, and John Harle, to Brighton Dome. The legendary duo will create a soundtrack of theatrical, classically influenced electronic music, over which they look to…

Casablanca, Drop-in Salsa, Cocktails and Ceilidhs: Alternative nights out in the run-up to Valentine’s

4 Feb 2014

Here it is- our antidote to awkward Valentine’s chat over overpriced noodles whilst squeezed in next to other couples. Try something different this year - take a walk on the wild side...Love LateThu 6 FebExplore love, lust and heartbreak at our hearty party in collaboration with Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.…

Patrons' Roof Top Tour: A Rare and Exclusive Glimpse Behind the Scenes

3 Feb 2014

We’re very lucky to have a great number of supporters and that we can offer a year-round programme of supporters' events, one of which is a patrons' roof top tour and this January we were able to treat patrons to an exclusive backstage and roof top tour of the venue, allowing a glimpse into the building’s unusual…

Exploring CAVATINA: Haydn, Schubert and the Youth of Today

29 Jan 2014

By Alastair CooperTo describe my experience of classical music as limited would be generous. It would be more honest to describe myself as woefully ignorant to anything beyond my experience of pre-pubescent piano lessons and the build up to Champions League football. I can’t differentiate Bach from Brahms or Beethoven…

The Great Escape 2014

25 Jan 2014

We are very pleased to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for TGE 2014, including the Saturday night billing here at Brighton Dome.For the 9th year TGE will be opening the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging international artists in Brighton. Here's a little taster: Amongst the first to join the…
Brighton Dome, Royal Pavilion Estate Gardens

Podcast: Andrew Comben discusses the joint vision for Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate

24 Jan 2014

The Royal Pavilion Estate is the heart of Brighton & Hove’s city centre, recognised by its iconic domes and its designated Cultural Quarter status.The two custodians of the estate - Brighton & Hove City Council’s Royal Pavilion and Museums and Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival - are working together in a…

Brighton Nights launches on Juice 107.2

23 Jan 2014

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has teamed up with Juice 107.2 and Mayo Wynne Baxter to launch Brighton Nights - a show dedicated to Brighton’s live performance, arts and culture scene presented by rising comedy star Romesh Ranganathan. Launching on Monday 27th January (Monday to Thursday from 10pm to midnight),…

Brighton Dome Spring Playlist

14 Jan 2014

Take a little time out and enjoy a musical preview of what's on at Brighton Dome this spring. From indie-noir to operatic art-rock to sinister storytelling to Afro-Cuban fusion,  our spring music programme promises to be an all-encompassing tour de force of musical style, genre and performance. Whet your appetite…

The seven steps of Anton Du Beke

9 Jan 2014

Following on from the unprecedented success of the Warpaint edition of our seven facts about series, we turn the spotlight toward the Strictly... star, Anton Du Beke, who graces our stage this January. As the nation reels from the loss of another successful Strictly season we look to fill the void by…

Seven Things You Need To Know About Warpaint

3 Jan 2014

As Brighton Dome shamelessly looks to establish a ‘Seven Things You Need To Know About…’ series of promotional blog posts, it is the turn of LA based Warpaint to step up to the crease. The female four-piece arrive on a slightly colder stretch of coastline for the first date in the UK leg of their European tour.…