Guest blog: Behind the scenes with Spirit of Gravity at earsthetic

31 Dec 2013

We were really pleased to be asked to play as part of earsthetic at Brighton Dome, the opportunity to appear on such a great bill wasn't to be passed up. It also meant we could work with Bartosz Dylewski to get some cracking visuals in place. Unfortunately, for various reasons I couldn't get to any of the other…
The Great Enormo. Photo by Vic Frankowski

A year in photos at Brighton Dome

20 Dec 2013

Well, we've had a lovely year. Thank you all for being part of it. We thought we'd reminisce with a few photos from the past twelve months. Enjoy. SutraPart of Brighton FestivalPhoto by Dan DennisonShakespeare a la Carte Photo by Dan DennisonFlaming Lips in our Concert HallPart of Brighton FestivalPhoto by Victor…

Miss Represented Exhibition

13 Dec 2013

Fri 13 Dec – Sun 5 JanThe latest creative chapter from Miss Represented, Brighton Dome’s flagship outreach project, is open to the public. This current group’s first small sharing, from what will continue as a longer term project, comes in the form of a photographic exhibition giving a unique insight into the identity…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival scoops the award for Leisure and Tourism at Sussex Business Awards

10 Dec 2013

Last week Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival were awarded the Sussex Business Awards title for Leisure and Tourism.The awards, which took place in the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, were attended by over 500 businesses from across Sussex.2013 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the competition. Celebrating business…

The Ultimate Alternative Christmas Playlist

3 Dec 2013

For Christmas this year we asked you to help us compile the 'Ultimate Alternative Christmas Playlist', meaning for once we didn't go through the twelve days driven slightly insane by the standard group of festive favourites. We'd like to thank you for all of your excellent suggestions. We have gathered together your entries,…

Help us build the ultimate alternative Christmas playlist

28 Nov 2013

Christmas is fast approaching, it’s time to prepare for the unavoidable deluge of seasonal songs. Throughout the country, people are beginning to dust off their Dad’s LP’s, dig out Now That’s What I Call Christmas, and tune the wireless to Heart FM. Whether it’s Bono belting out ‘well tonight thank god it’s…

Explore earsthetic

21 Nov 2013

This winter Brighton Dome hosts earsthetic, a series of performances by electronic artists working in sound and vision. With performers from such far-flung locations as Japan, South Africa and, well, Bolton, earsthetic features a collection of artists unified behind a desire to experiment, break boundaries and ultimately…
Brighton Festival Children's Parade 2013

Behind the scenes at Brighton's Children's Parade launch

20 Nov 2013

We thought you'd like to get an insight into the world of Brighton Festival planning from our Head of Creative Learning at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Pippa Smith. Here she tells us just what it’s like to work with local teachers on the iconic Brighton Festival Children’s Parade:What…
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Vision for Brighton's cultural heart revealed

14 Nov 2013

Plans to revive and revitalise Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate have been announced by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival.The proposal is a joint initiative from the custodians of the estate who are working together in a wide reaching partnership helping put in place a plan which…

The Teaches of Peaches - 7 Things You Need to Know About Peaches

12 Nov 2013

As you may have heard, Sat 14 Dec is going to be something of a Peaches celebration here at Brighton Dome. Bringing a close to our fantastic earsthetic collection the iconic Canadian artist is heading to the Corn Exchange with a dynamic double bill of her acclaimed film Peaches Does Herself followed by a DJ/MC…
The Flaming Lips, Brighton Festival 2013

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is among the finalists in the prestigious Sussex Business Awards

4 Nov 2013

We are thrilled to be one of the nominees this year for the Award for Leisure and Tourism. The Sussex Business Awards aim to publicly recognise the role of business within the community. This award lets us know that we have a hand in bringing tourism to the city. In other words, this proves people are willing to travel…

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Brighton Dome

28 Oct 2013

We thought you may enjoy a few photos from our recent Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds show. It was a pretty spectacular night, but you don't have to just believe what we say - take a look at the photos, by the wonderful Victor Frankowski, and read on to see what the critics thought...'Magnetic as ever. At the end of this…

TEDxBrighton at Brighton Dome

25 Oct 2013

We’re feeling pretty honoured to be hosting TEDxBrighton.Many of you will have indulged in a TED video at some point in your lives, their insightful, eclectic range of videos will have informed many an on and off-line discussion.If you’ve not heard about TED or TEDx before then here’s a little bit more about their…
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A night with production in Brighton Dome Concert Hall

25 Oct 2013

Our Director of Development, Barbara Macpherson, took some time with our production team finding out just what it’s like to do a changeover in our Concert Hal l- from a seating to standing show. This is a big job, which involves working through the night and a huge amount of effort and skill. Read on to find out just…

Take home a piece of history

21 Oct 2013

Signage from Brighton Dome for saleBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival Members and Patrons will have the first chance to own a part of the venue’s rich heritage this autumn. Individual metal letters of differing sizes from the original signage - taken down from outside Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall, Corn Exchange…
Photo by Victor Frankowski

Photos: CocoRosie at Brighton Dome

16 Oct 2013

We thought you might like to see a few photos taken at our recent CocoRosie show on Fri 27 Sep. The sisters, Sierra and Bianca Casady performed an amazing set aided by the help of brilliant beat boxer Tez, their smashing musicians, audio-visual splendour, incredible sounds and a washing line. What more could you ask for?As…
Jonzi D Brighton Dome 2013

Lyrikal Fearta

6 Oct 2013

A pioneering creative voice in hip hop dance theatre and the man behind Breakin’ Convention, Jonzi D chats about Lyrikal Fearta - his double bill of choreopoetry that includes the acclaimed solo work The Letter alongside new piece Broken Lineage.

Brighton Festival announces choreographer Hofesh Shechter as Guest Director 2014

26 Sep 2013

Critically-acclaimed choreographer, musician, composer and performer will shape Brighton Festival 2014’s programme of eventsRenowned for creating raw, physical live contemporary dance pieces set to his own, highly-charged, atmospheric musical scores, Hofesh Shechter is seen as one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary…

Melanie Wilson talks about her new work Landscape II

26 Sep 2013

Melanie Wilson, 'one of the brightest lights of experimental theatre' (Music OMH), is a London-based performer, writer and sound artist. Her new solo show Landscape II is a bold hybrid of performance, sound art and film, which create a minutely observed piece of theatre.What is the genesis of your new work, Landscape…

An interview with Alice in Wonderland director Paul Davies

24 Sep 2013

A brand new production of Alice in Wonderland by the acclaimed theatre company Volcano comes to our Corn Exchange, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Oct. Director Paul Davies talks about the production and how his Alice is on a mission to reclaim her sense of magic.Can you describe your production of Alice? I can only…

Fly the flag for Brighton and make your mark on the UK’s dance map

16 Sep 2013

Dance Touring Partnership launches the second digital dance competition with acclaimed dance artists NobulusDance Touring Partnership and Austrian dance theatre sensation Nobulus are challenging solo dancers and dance groups to create and film a one minute dance video in front of an iconic landmark in Brighton. Entrants…
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Be part of 100 years of history

3 Sep 2013

Commemorate the shared history of Brighton Dome and the Royal Pavilion by donating just £3.Between 1 December 1914 and 15 February 1916 over 4,000 wounded Indian soldiers who fought with the allies during World War One were nursed back to health at the make-shift hospitals set up inside the buildings of the Royal Pavilion…

Facebook and Brighton Dome join forces for Brighton Digital Festival

2 Sep 2013

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Facebook have overseen the installation of a new temporary wireless system throughout the venue to deliver high speed internet for Brighton Digital Festival this September. The new system will allow for a much higher number of connections at events where there are dense volumes…

Pink Fringe heads to Brighton Dome for Pride 2013

15 Jul 2013

Special show I Wanna Be Loved By You performed at Brighton Dome Studio TheatrePromoters of Queer and LGBT theatre performance Pink Fringe head back to Brighton Dome this summer with an exciting new show I Wanna Be Loved By You. An ensemble theatre piece, it features the likes of David Hoyle, Dickie Beau and Stacy Makishi…

caravan seeks proposals for 2014 programme

4 Jul 2013

England-based theatre and performance artists and companies sought for international showcase as part of Brighton Festival 2014caravan - the biannual, three-day curated programme of site specific, interactive and incidental performance - presents a programme of the best new English performance to a selection of international…

Brighton Dome plays host to Dance World Cup 2013

27 Jun 2013

A record-breaking 3,000 competitors from over 24 countries head to the cityThe best young movers and shakers head to Brighton & Hove for The Dance World Cup 2013 from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 July. It is the first time a mainland UK destination has been chosen to host the event which is designed to bring young performers…

Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked tours the UK this autumn

24 Jun 2013

Critically acclaimed Brighton Festival 2012 commission embarks on 11-date tour in SeptemberFollowing its sell-out world premiere at Brighton Festival in 2012, Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked - an electro-orchestral and visual reinterpretation of one of the UK’s most influential bands - will begin its debut UK…

Rockshop celebrates 30th birthday

24 Jun 2013

The event - founded to foster spontaneity, improvisation and originality in song-writing and performance – celebrates major milestone in July. Rockshop, founded by legendary bassist Herbie Flowers, is a highly popular five-day summer school of rock open to wannabe vocalists and musicians aged 14-19 who are passionate…

Brighton Dome hosts free fundraising advice session

13 Jun 2013

Fundraising on a shoestring: How to raise funds on limited resourcesBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival is to collaborate with Sussex-based accountancy firm Richard Place Dobson to host a special event about raising funds with restricted resources on Thursday 20 June.Fundraising on a shoestring: How to raise funds on…

Brighton Dome welcomes premiere tour of Just As We Are from bgroup this March

12 Mar 2013

Brighton-based choreographer Ben Wright had a fairytale introduction to dance suitable for a Billy Elliot style script. Going from complete novice to the Ballet Rambert School in just a year, he went on to play the role of the prince in the original production of Matt Bourne’s Swan Lake and formed his own dance…

Joint dance initiative announced for two of the Brighton’s leading arts organisations

11 Mar 2013

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and South East Dance are to join forces, bringing together the expertise of both organisations to develop a new world class dance performance programme for Brighton Dome and across the wider city of Brighton & Hove. By working in partnership both organisations hope to strengthen…

Brighton Dome Celebrates International Women's Day

7 Mar 2013

Brighton Dome is delighted to be hosting a day of special events in celebration of the 102nd International Women’ Day on Saturday 9 March. The event is taking place in the Brighton Dome Café Bar and is being organised by Brighton Women’s Centre, who run women’s drop in services, personal development courses, specialist…
Brighton Dome - Peyton & Byrne

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and the Royal Pavilion & Museums announce new caterers

21 Jan 2013

Peyton and Byrne have been appointed as caterers for Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and the Royal Pavilion & Museums.The Royal Pavilion & Museums, part of Brighton and Hove City Council, and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival have announce that Peyton & Byrne - run by renowned restaurateur Oliver…
Organ Recital Brighton Dome

Organ enthusiast makes pilgrimage to Brighton Dome

18 Jan 2013

A concert organist is to travel over 400 miles to play Brighton Dome Concert Hall’s historic 1936 tailor-made Hill, Norman & Beard dual-purpose concert organ.79-year old Dave Davies – an organ enthusiast for over 40 years – is to make the journey from Dunbar, Scotland to the south coast on Monday 21 January 2012.Davies,…
Brighton Festival - Emil and the Detectives

Michael Rosen's Favourite Book Chosen For Young City Reads

17 Jan 2013

Erich Kästner’s children’s classic Emil and the Detectives has been selected by Brighton Festival 2013 Guest Director Michael Rosen as the ‘big read’ for children across Brighton & Hove as part of the inaugural Young City Reads.Young City Reads is a chance for children across Brighton & Hove to read and…