Umbrella Club

Umbrella Club is Brighton Dome's club for children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their siblings and carers. Through this project we provide free tickets to our family shows and workshops, as well as live streaming of selected performances and other members only treats!

We’ve gifted hundreds of free tickets to poorly children, siblings and family members so that they have been able to come along to lots of different shows at Brighton Dome. Umbrella Club ensures that these children and their families have continued access to the arts as well as the chance to create some brilliant memories.

Other organisations across the city, such as Brighton Pavilion and the Museum, have come forward to offer Umbrella Club members free tickets. For more information about how your organisation can be involved please contact

'I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous evening we had at the Lexicon circus. It really was amazing and my boys were transfixed!! We are still talking about it' Umbrella Club Family

'We had a fantastic time meeting the children at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. The children were so engaged, enthusiastic and full of personality. We’d love to see them keep dancing.’ Jayne, facilitator

'I’d like to thank you all at the Brighton Dome for providing us with this very worthwhile scheme. It means a lot to us here at CTH' Tracy, Activities Manager at Chesnut Tree House Hospice 

'I just wanted to let you know how much we get out of the shows we have been to, thanks to Umbrella Club. It's lovely to know that what we are going to see will be suitable for everyone, and that my disabled son will be able to relax and enjoy the show with his brothers... His brothers love looking out for the umbrella!' Parent

We’re delighted to work with brilliant organisations including Forwards Facing, as well as local hospitals and hospices such as Chesnut Tree House, to make sure more and more Sussex families can enjoy Umbrella Club.

Supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Arnold Clark Community Fund.