Three former SPECTRUM artists receive Government funding to boost their international profile

11 Jan 2017

Tigercub, Luke Sital-Singh and Phoria, artists who have all headlined Brighton Dome SPECTRUM events, have been awarded Government funding to support their development internationally.The Music Exports Growth Scheme (MEGS), run by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has awarded £249,385 in total to UK indie music labels…
There Will Be Blood with the London Contemporary Orchestra live at Brighton Dome

Nine things you might not know about There Will Be Blood

5 Jan 2017

Watching There Will Be Blood with the score performed live is a rare treat for acoustic-contemporary fans and film-lovers alike, but before you do, here are nine things you might not know about There Will Be Blood and its incredible score... The film was exceptionally well-received:It was voted number 1…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome Concert Hall

See out the old and celebrate the new with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

20 Dec 2016

The festive season is upon us and thoughts inevitably turn to the rapidly approaching New Year – so what better way to see out the old and celebrate the new than in the company of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome with a traditional New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala?Guest conductor Stephen Bell says:'What…

Brighton Dome Spring Programme 2017 Highlights

15 Dec 2016

An eagerly awaited performance by art-rockers Warpaint, an electrifying show from Cuba’s flagship contemporary dance troupe Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, and London Contemporary Orchestra’s live score accompanying the film There Will Be Blood are just a few highlights from the Brighton Dome spring…

Eat out for less this Christmas with these tasty discounts...

28 Nov 2016

Enjoy a seasonal 10% off your food bill at some of our supporting restaurants Terre à Terre, Pinocchio and Donatello when you show your tickets to Alice in Wonderland or Catch Me! at Brighton Dome this Christmas.Offer is valid from 1 Dec, and ends on the last date of the show:Catch Me! tickets - Offer valid until Fri…

Brighton Dome joins fellow local venues in supporting the nationwide Good Night Out campaign

21 Nov 2016

Brighton Dome has joined fellow Brighton music venues The Haunt and The Hope & Ruin in supporting the national anti-harassment campaign Good Night Out.The independent campaign was started in 2014 with the aim of eliminating harassment on nights out. Participating spaces agree to display the Good Night Out pledge on…

MPower exhibition showcases new partnership project for vulnerable men as part of Brighton Photo Biennial

25 Oct 2016

A new partnership project between Brighton Dome, Photoworks, A Band of Brothers and The Connected Hub, focusing on vulnerable young men from Brighton & Hove is to be showcased in an exhibition, as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB). The exhibition, On the Level, runs from Saturday 28 Oct – Sunday 6 November…
Tighten Our Belts at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome to premiere new theatre show about the cost of austerity in the city

21 Oct 2016

From rising homelessness to the increasing reliance of residents on food banks, a new show from a recently formed local company Brighton People’s Theatre, Tighten Our Belts, takes as its subject the significant cost of austerity for people living and working in the city. Previewing at Brighton Dome on Sat 26 November,…
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Competition: Win a dinner for 2 at Terre à Terre and 2 tickets to Flit on Sun 30 Oct

19 Oct 2016

Fancy indulging in a delicious treat for all your senses? Then enter our competition on Facebook for a chance to win tickets to breath-taking show Flit and a mouth-watering, pre-show ‘Terre a Verre’ meal for two at Brighton’s trailblazing, vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre.Featuring some of today’s…

The Velvet Underground and the string quartet: forceful beauty in this season's Coffee Concerts

18 Oct 2016

Brighton writer and journalist Joe Fuller delves into the crossover appeal of chamber music, our Coffee Concert season and the CAVATINA schemeAs someone who grew up loving The Beatles, The Velvet Underground and Radiohead rather than absorbing a classical diet, chamber music stands out as a form that could bridge the pop/classical…
Tighten Our Belts at Brighton Dome

Spotlight on…Tighten Our Belts

13 Oct 2016

Honest, powerful and tender, Tighten Our Belts is a show about the cost of austerity for people in Brighton and Hove created by Brighton People’s Theatre - a brand new theatre company comprised of non-professional actors working in collaboration with professional theatre-makers. Director Naomi Alexander talks to us about…
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Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented project awarded Big Lottery funding

11 Oct 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s flagship outreach project Miss Represented – which works with vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations – has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £158,508. The funds will allow the programme to grow and expand over the next two…
Josh Widdicombe at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with... Josh Widdicombe

7 Oct 2016

In this guest interview James Rampton delves into Josh's success, The Last Leg and upcoming tour What Do I Do Now...Josh Widdicombe has a flourishing TV career. He co-presents the award-winning C4 programme, The Last Leg, one of the most popular comedy shows on television. He has also made memorable appearances on…

This is... Meaning 2016

2 Oct 2016

In this guest blog the hosts of Meaning 2016 tell us more about this unique event and host Paul Mason.We are living through extraordinary times. Everything is changing. And it takes extraordinary people to make sense of the disruption and help us find meaning in chaos.One such person is Paul Mason, who will be the…

Brighton Dome to host Roodle the Snowdog

19 Sep 2016

Brighton Dome is delighted to be hosting Roodle the Snowdog as part of Snowdogs by the Sea, an extraordinary public art trail organised by local charity, Martlets Hospice, in conjunction with Wild in Art, which will be held across Brighton and Hove during October and November.Inspired by the much-loved pet labradoodle…
Bring Your Own Beamer at Brighton Dome

Bring Your Own Beamer: a digital wonderland

13 Sep 2016

From 3D projection mapping to short films and interactive installations, Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is a digital wonderland showcasing all that can be created using a projectorThis year for its 5th anniversary BYOB had the highest number of artist submissions to date and Pop-Up Brighton has chosen 12 pieces…

VIDEO: Poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz talks about Layla's Room

8 Sep 2016

The voices of 1,000 UK teens are brought to life in Layla's Room, by award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz. Here she explains what inspired her to create the play. Why did you write Layla's Room?I wanted to write Layla’s Room because I feel very strongly about as many things as possible being out there…
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Memories sought to help reawaken the Royal Pavilion Estate

7 Sep 2016

Do you have any memories of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre (formerly Pavilion Theatre)? As we prepare for their refurbishment we’d love you to share your stories with us and contribute to the history of our iconic venues.Alongside a major refurbishment of the nationally-important Corn Exchange…

Spotlight on… Until You Hear That Bell

7 Sep 2016

Until You Hear That Bell is a one-man show about amateur boxing and family told through spoken word within timed boxing rounds. Writer and performer Sean Mahoney tells us more about the making of the piece.How and where will the show be staged?In the Theatre space! The show itself has been taken to boxing gyms, community…
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Brighton Digital Festival at Brighton Dome

5 Sep 2016

With 2016 marking the sixth consecutive Brighton Digital Festival – an annual celebration of digital culture that takes place across Brighton and Hove every September – we’re proud to be hosting a number of events here at Brighton DomeHere’s what to look out for…Reasons To: (5-7 Sep) The conference for designers…

Autumn at Brighton Dome: New Season Highlights

19 Aug 2016

A new double-bill by all-male ballet company BalletBoyz, cabaret show from Alan Cumming, and stand-up comedy from Sue Perkins are just a few of the delights in store in the Brighton Dome autumn programme.In September, Brighton Digital Festival takes place and Brighton Dome will host four related events during this period,…

New Autumn-Winter season brochure out now!

19 Aug 2016

Brighton Dome's latest brochure is available for you perusal now! And we've not just gone to town with an abundance of excellent shows and events, but also with our covers - there are two for your delectation. Grab yours today from our Ticket Office, read it online here, or find it distributed throughout our…
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Phase One preparatory work to start in the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre this autumn

18 Aug 2016

Since 2013 we have been working towards an ambitious culture and heritage-led vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate and its surrounding areas in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the Royal Pavilion and Museums, starting with a major refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.The…
Flit at Brighton Dome

Video: Rehearsals for Flit - the all-star multimedia live show with musicians from Lau, Portishead, Mogwai and The Unthanks

11 Aug 2016

A visually rich production exploring themes of migration, featuring some of the most influential musicians of today, Flit is coming to Brighton Dome in October.Led by Martin Green (Lau), the other collaborators include Adrian Utley (Portishead), Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), Adam Holmes…

Video: Icelandic surf film The Accord to be screened as part of Ocean Film Festival

4 Aug 2016

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is coming to Brighton Dome in September, showcasing a selection of short films which document the beauty and power of the ocean.One of these films The Accord charts the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer Heiðar Logi Elíasson and the North Atlantic wind.…

Big Heart Auction raises £38,500 for Chestnut Tree House and Brighton Dome

11 Jul 2016

The Big Heart Auction 2016 was a very special charity art auction in which over 200 artworks were generously donated by professional local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers from across Sussex and beyond.The online auction ran on eBay from 1-10 July and raised an incredible £38,500 for Chestnut…
The Safety Map at Brighton Dome

The Safety Map invites the LGBTQ community to share their experiences of Brighton & Hove

8 Jul 2016

The Safety Map, an installation created by Pink Fringe and artist Kate Shields, will invite the LGBTQ community to share their experiences of Brighton and Hove, by adding their stories to a quilted map of Brighton. Abby Butcher from Pink Fringe tells us about the project.Where did the idea for The Safety Map come from?Brighton…
Brighton Yoga Festival at Brighton Dome

Free one-day celebration of yoga comes to Brighton Dome

5 Jul 2016

Brighton Yoga Festival brings its annual one-day free yoga event to Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on Sat 23 Jul. Now in its third year, the festival brings together yoga teachers and practitioners from across the city, and beyond, to offer a day of free classes and workshops. The event is free to enter – the only wholly…
Carole Britten with student Film-making City Achiever Amber Azzopardi

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival receive award from City College

30 Jun 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival was delighted to receive the Employer Contribution Award at City College Brighton and Hove’s recent City Achievers 2016 student awards ceremony.The award was given for working in partnership with the college to provide film-making students with excellent hands-on experience of live…
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SPECTRUM's Site & Sound video project teams up with Brighton Musicians

21 Jun 2016

SPECTRUM Site & Sound offers local musicians and film makers the exciting opportunity to collaborate and showcase their unique talent in new and creative ways. Musicians are given the chance to exclusively explore our incredible Grade I listed venues which make powerful back-drops perfect for these stunning live sessions.…
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Artist Opportunity: Collidescope 2016

10 Feb 2016

Brighton Festival artist development residency: calling artists and creators across the art forms Brighton Festival’s artist development residency Collidescope enables a group of mid-career artists to intensively engage with Brighton Festival. Selected artists will attend a wide range of events in the…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival producer wins national award

29 Jan 2016

Music producer Laura Ducceschi announced as winner of the £10,000 Arts Foundation fellowship for the Producer of Live Music category supported by PRS for Music Foundation.Last night at London’s 20th Century Theatre, special guest Sebastian Faulks announced Laura Ducceschi as the winning producer in this category supported…
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£5 million funding boost for the Royal Pavilion Estate

28 Jan 2016

Brighton & Hove City Council, The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are delighted to announce that their joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has been awarded nearly £5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The money will help to pay…
Image Credit:The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove

Brighton Festival 2016: Major new commission for 2016 inspired by untold story of First World War announced

20 Jan 2016

Brighton Festival - alongside commissioning partners 14-18 NOW and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove - has today announced a major new commission inspired by the untold story of the hundreds of thousands of men who travelled from India to fight for the Allies in the First World War.Created by performance…
Laurie Anderson, Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016: Laurie Anderson is Guest Director

7 Jan 2016

Brighton Festival is delighted to announce the pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson as Guest Director for 2016.Anderson will take the helm as Brighton Festival marks its milestone 50th year, celebrates its unique, energetic and creative city, and reflects on the nature of home.Renowned for her inventive use of…
Miss Represented

Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented launch crowdfunding campaign

26 Nov 2015

Project seeks to expand and develop exciting new creative initiativesBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented - a collective of vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations - are to launch a crowdfunding campaign this week.A lifeline to its members - many…
Gemma Rosefield with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome

Prince Regent’s cello heads to Brighton Dome for special concert

27 Oct 2015

311-year-old instrument is played at Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert. A cello once owned and played by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, is to feature in Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s November concert at Brighton Dome. The instrument, made in Naples in 1704 by Alessandro Gagliano, was allegedly…

Podcast: Asian Dub Foundation present THX 1138

19 Oct 2015

Asian Dub Foundation's Steve Savale discusses the band's live soundtrack to George Lucas' cult classic THX 1138 and how themes addressed within the film are relevant today. Find out and more and book for Asian Dub Foundation live score THX 1138
Brighton Dome Umbrella Club - We're going on a Bear Hunt photo (c) Darren Guy

Brighton Dome’s Umbrella Club go on a Bear Hunt

29 Sep 2015

The Umbrella Club - Brighton Dome’s membership club for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their siblings and carers – launched its new season this weekend with an entrancing puppetry production of Michael Rosen’s much-loved children’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.Brought…
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Architects appointed for first phase of vision for Royal Pavilion Estate

12 Aug 2015

Award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB Studios) have been appointed to remodel and revitalise the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre as part of the first phase of the wider vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate. The scheme will allow the refurbishment of the…

Post-rock juggernauts Godspeed You! Black Emperor head to Brighton Dome

15 Jul 2015

Live, Godspeed You! Black Emperor are peerless, with a reputation for mesmerising shows, marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops - experience this here this October.Hear their latest album Asunder, Sweet And Other DistressGodspeed You! Black Emperor (GY!BE) began in…