History & Heritage

The Grade I listed Brighton Dome has had many guises over its 200-year history. Built by Prince Regent as a stable block, our venue has transformed from a Victorian skating rink, to a WW1 military hospital, and is now a leading performing arts venue. 

Take a look at some of our upcoming Heritage events

Our historic Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre are currently undergoing an essential redevelopment to restore original heritage features so we can continue to inspire generations and create lasting memories.

Find out how you can help keep our history alive and #BuildBrightonDome

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'

Our Greatest Hits

A roll call of performance 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…