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Brighton Dome presents

Free Festive Fun Day

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as you explore crafts tables, stalls, workshops and tours in this festive event for the whole family.

Taking inspiration from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, this year’s Festive Fun Day celebrates the glorious past, present and future of Brighton Dome. Let your imagination run wild and dress up, engage with stories, and join in with workshops and multi-sensory crafts.

What's on:

West Corridor

Badge Making, 10am - 4.30pm

Gladrags Pantomime Dress Up and Photo Booth, 10am – 3.30pm

  • Get ready for the Christmas season by dressing up as your favourite pantomime character. Gladrags will provide everything for you to release your inner Cinderella or pantomime Dame. Oh yes they will!

Craft Activities, 10am – 3.45pm


Craft Activities, 10am – 3.45pm

Mezzanine Corridor

Soundworks Audio Station, 10am – 3.30pm

  • Over the last year, our Oral History volunteers have collected and recorded memories of Brighton Dome from artists, audience members and staff. Listen to five short sound pieces, created by sound artist Helen Anahita Wilson, based on the stories they revealed.


Craft Activities, 10am – 3.45pm

Show 1, Students from Waterbear College, 11.15 – 11.45am

Show 2, Students from Waterbear College, 1.15 – 1.45pm

Show 3, The Dulcetones, 2.15 – 2.45pm

Show 4, Carousel Choir, 3.45 – 4.30pm

Founders Room West

Full of Suprises Workshop – pre-booking essential - Sold out

  • Meet Nelly Heritage the time traveller and her hats that tell stories, a parrot, and much more! Can your family help Nelly tell her stories of Brighton Dome with her bag full of surprises?

10.15 – 11.15am, 12.30 – 1.30pm, 2.45 – 3.45pm

Storytelling, 11.45am – 12.15pm, 2 – 2.30pm

Dome Concert Hall Stage

Daytime Dance Party - pre-booking essential - Sold out

  • Come as you are or dress up in a ballgown or top hat and tails and join in the fun with social dance activist Matthew Black. This is a dance party that will put a smile on your face and twinkle in your toes and you may even learn some new moves along the way. Suitable for all the family

10.30am – 12pm, 1.30 – 2.45pm

Backstage Tours

Pre-booking essential. Not currently open for public booking.

Your chance to peek behind the curtain and follow in the footsteps of legends such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Beyoncé and David Bowie! Catch a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel to the Royal Pavilion anddiscover some of the more surprising roles our iconic venue has played in history.

Please note that during the backstage tour there are a small number of stairs going down to the back of house areas. If you require use of the lift, or have any other access enquiry please contact Visitor Services 01273 261525 / 541 or email access@brightondome.org

12 – 1pm (BSL interpreted), 2.45 – 3.45pm (Audio described)


Brighton Dome Café will be open 10am – 4pm serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, as well as mince pies and mulled wine. 

Audio Brochure Event Listing:

Sat 10 Dec, 10am–4.30pm

This event will be BSL interpreted and Audio Described