History & Heritage

The Grade I listed Brighton Dome has had many guises. Over its 200-year history, our venue has been a stable block, a temporary hospital, a roller rink and now the south coast's leading multi-arts venue. Explore the links to find out more... 

Be part of our history

To celebrate our 150-year history as a performance…


Get up close and personal

The Royal Stables & Riding House

Construction commences in 1803

Cavalry Barracks to Concert Hall

The town purchases the building in 1850

Wartime Stories

A military hospital and a narrow escape

Douglas Reeve and the Brighton Dome Organ

The 'Wonder Boy Organist'

Musical Milestones

A roll call of musical legends

Fascinating facts

From the Suffragette to a giant marble..

Illuminating our history: Brighton Dome’s chandeliers

It’s not just Brighton Dome’s past residents,…

The History of Brighton Festival

'An event that gets more ambitious by the year...'…

On the Tiles - Architectural Details

Visitors to our venues may notice the decorative tiles…

Recent Discoveries

Quaker Burial Ground Before the Royal Pavilion Estate…