Ballerinas, baritones, magic beans and beards...
Christmas at Brighton Dome offers quite the selection box of delights – and not an orange fondant in sight! The question is, where to start?
From axe-flinging lumberjacks, a hungry giant and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Brighton Dome plays host to the very best in family-friendly entertainment this festive season.
And we’ve already started the festivities with our Christmas Open Day - we’ve some cracking photos to boot. We’ve started decorating and we have a glorious tree from The Hanover Christmas Tree Company set up in our Café-bar. So head down and join in the festive spirit. Treat yourselves to a show this Christmas, or treat your friends and family with a Brighton Dome gift voucher, or Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Gift Membership and read on to find more about the yuletide delights that await...
Following their popular performance of The Nutcracker last December, Ballet Theatre UK returns to Brighton for a retelling of Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol (27 - 28 Dec). Bringing a cavalcade of colourful characters vividly to life - from Ebenezer Scrooge to the three ghosts who help him understand the true meaning of Christmas - with stunning sets and costumes to create a Christmas-card vision of old London, the performance is the perfect way to get into the joy of dance… and into the Christmas spirit! Along the way there will be joy, laughter and a little heartbreak in this enchanting blend of traditional ballet and captivating theatre, performed to a glorious classical score.
Inspired by exploits of the first North-American lumberjacks, loggers and farmers, Timber! (2 - 4 Jan) is a joyous, log-balancing, wood-chucking, axe-juggling spectacular from a family of circus-performers. Blending circus with theatre, dance, live traditional music and the folklore of their native Quebec, Cirque Alfonse take the audience on a wild ride of gravity-defying acrobatics and thrilling tricks with metal saws, axes and logs all taken from the family farm - you can almost smell the fresh-cut pine. It truly is a family affair, as everyone from 66-year-old granddad Alain to two-year-old grandson Arthur take to the stage alongside three talented and versatile musicians.
Described by The Times as a 'uniquely flavoursome show', the production boasts former performers from the world's most renowned companies including Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkor and Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Don’t miss this astounding live show packed with phenomenal feats of agility and strength - a truly unique way to celebrate the New Year at Brighton Dome.
Brighton Festival Chorus, Brighton Festival Youth Choir and London Gala Orchestra (14 Dec) will be joined by mezzo-soprano Juliette Pochin for their annual concert that celebrates of the very best in Christmas and festive music.
Enormous shoes, showers of gold and a big, leafy explosion will abound as Lyngo Theatre bring their trademark blend of fun storytelling and magical imagery to the stage with Jack and the Beanstalk (18 - 21 Dec). When Jack sells his cow for five magic beans, the last place he expects to end up is in a land above the clouds courtesy of an almighty beanstalk. To make matters worse, he has a very hungry giant on his tail! Expect gasps of delight and laughter as the award-winning company present a one man show - starring CBeebies very own Patrick Lynch - that brings his classic and gripping fairytale to life in a wholly unique way. Fee fi fo fum! It’s a giant of a show — we’d love you to come!