Squarepusher at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome 2015 Highlights

29 Dec 2015

As we approach 2016, with an epic new season packed to the brim with events, we thought we'd have a look back over a few of many wonderful moments we hosted in 2015. Check out these photos and watch entire shows again...I Malvolio - Mar 2015Anna Calvi at Brighton Festival - May 2015 Photo by Victor FrankowskiDakhaBrakha…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome Concert Hall

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala Preview

22 Dec 2015

The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra will be ushering in 2016 with their usual pizazz on New Years’s Eve with a traditional Viennese Gala, one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. Adding a touch of glamour to the occasion will be the Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth, whose ‘incredible voice and…
Snow Queen at Brighton Dome

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 21 Dec – Sun 3 Jan

18 Dec 2015

Crumbs it's already Christmas! We hope you all have lots of excellent plans and heaps of fun, but if you fancy a little break from all the traditional yuletide activities and want to see some high-flying daredevilry, bewitching dance or a spot of satirical comedy, then we’ve got plenty of events for you to enjoy over…
Flown at Brighton Dome

Flown in Photos

15 Dec 2015

Have a peek backstage as Pirates of the Carabina prepare to open Flown, a beautifully bonkers Christmas circus show, here this Sat 19 Dec - Sun 27 Dec at Brighton Dome.
Into the hood at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome Spring 2015 Season Listings

11 Dec 2015

This spring at Brighton Dome offers up a multitude of enticing experiences and events - discover more by perusing What's On or click on the links below to download our listings by genre. Children and FamilyClassical MusicComedyContemporary MusicDanceEventsTheatreInternational Women's Day
Flown at Brighton Dome

What's on at Brighton Dome: Mon 14 Dec - Sun 20 Dec

11 Dec 2015

Christmas celebrations are well underway at Brighton Dome. Read on and discover more about the Christmas treats on offer this week... A Christmas Carol Tue 15 - Sun 20 DecBox Clever bring their unique brand of inspiring, contemporary theatre for young people to Brighton with this fun adaptation of Dickens’…
Christmas at Brighton Dome

Christmas at Brighton Dome

10 Dec 2015

Our Santa’s sack of Christmas events features theatre, music, carols, circus and comedy for all. Read on to find out more, as we unwrap what’s on in Brighton Dome this Christmas…Flown Sat 19 - Sun 27 DecThis magical and mesmerizing performance from contemporary circus company Pirates of the Carabina promises…

Eat out for less with some of our partner restaurants this Christmas...

9 Dec 2015

Enjoy a seasonal 10% off your food bill at some of our supporting restaurants Terre à Terre, Pinocchio and Donatello when you show your tickets to The Snow Queen or Flown at Brighton Dome this Christmas. Offer is valid from 10 Dec, and ends on the last date of the show:Flown tickets - Offer valid until Sun 27…
Flown at Brighton Dome

Interview: Shaena Brandel on Pirates of the Carabina's Flown

8 Dec 2015

In our latest podcast, Pirates of the Carabina's Shaena Brandel discusses the spectacular show Flown ahead of its Christmas 2015 run at Brighton Dome.
Noel Fielding at Brighton Dome

What's on at Brighton Dome: Mon 7 Dec - Sun 13 Dec

4 Dec 2015

From Comedy to Carols, as we move closer to Christmas, we’ve plenty of glorious events here at Brighton Dome to get you in the festive mood. BandBazi Community presents the B.Collective in Winter Bizarre - Tue 8 Dec 2015Join three families as they celebrate the festive season together in chaotic, dysfunctional…

Can you direct a world-class orchestra?

3 Dec 2015

Brighton Festival Chorus ask audience member to take up the baton for special Christmas ConcertDo you know your crescendo from your diminuendo? Your andante from your allegro? Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Festival Chorus and Brighton Festival Youth Choir are to throw down the gauntlet to ticket holders for…
The Tiger Lillies at Brighton Dome

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 30 Nov – Sun 6 Dec

30 Nov 2015

Wow! We kick off December and wind up a wonderful November and earsthetic mini-season with a spectacular line up of gigs, comedy and classical music here at Brighton Dome. Read on to find out more…Blue Camel Club - Mon 30 NovCarousel’s brilliant club night for people with learning disabilities has a stellar line-up…
Miss Represented

Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented launch crowdfunding campaign

26 Nov 2015

Project seeks to expand and develop exciting new creative initiativesBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented - a collective of vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations - are to launch a crowdfunding campaign this week.A lifeline to its members - many…
Elaine Mitchener at Brighton Dome

Industrialising Intimacy: Q&A with Elaine Mitchener

25 Nov 2015

Elaine Mitchener is a classically trained vocalist, noted for her unique mixture of styles ranging from avant-garde and improvisation to gospel and jazz. Elaine spoke to us ahead of performing her new work, Industrialising Intimacy, as part of earsthetic 2015… ‘The work isn’t a critique of social media,…

This week at Brighton Dome: earsthetic

23 Nov 2015

This Wednesday our boundary breaking feast for the ears and eyes earsthetic begins. The line-up includes a new musical-performance project from CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady, a visually stunning show from cult performers The Tiger Lillies, a multisensory double bill from duo Sculpture and Alex Smoke with visual…

Christmas Open Day!

21 Nov 2015

On Saturday 21 November from 11am - 4pm, join us for a day of FREE festive entertainment, where we’ll be taking over the Café-bar with a host of family-friendly activities to get you into the Christmas mood including: Crafty Christmas activities for kids (11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm) Magic Lantern shows with…

5 minutes with… director Cathal Cleary

18 Nov 2015

The award-winning director discusses his adaptation of Enda Walsh’s play Disco Pigs for #LoveTheatreDayCathal Cleary is the Trainee Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse and was the Associate Director on the theatre/television production of The Vote by James Graham. In 2011 he was selected as the winner of the prestigious…

How to be.... A Theatre Producer

18 Nov 2015

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Theatre Producer discusses her role for #LoveTheatreDayOrla Flanagan has been the Theatre Producer at Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival since January 2012 and was previously General Manager at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. Before moving to the UK from Dublin, Orla was Producer…
The Flaming Lips, Brighton Festival 2013

How to be…. A Production Manager

18 Nov 2015

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Production Manager Andy Furneaux discusses his role for #LoveTheatreDayWhat does your role entail? Under the Head of Production and Deputy Head of Production, I lead a team in the pre-production of all events that come to the spaces at Brighton Dome. As well as this I am responsible…
Brighton Dome - Studio Theatre

Planning permission granted for Phase One of vision to revitalise Royal Pavilion Estate

17 Nov 2015

Planning permission has been granted for plans to develop the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre as the first phase of a larger and longer term ambition to reconnect and reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate.The first phase of the proposed development specifically comprises a refurbishment of the Grade I Corn Exchange,…
Noel Fielding at Brighton Dome

Comedy coming soon to Brighton Dome...

16 Nov 2015

Fancy an alternative Christmas party option or treating a friend or family member to an hilarious gift? Then take a look at the Comedy gigs we have lined up for you this Winter.Logged in or not to Facebook, you can just click on the photos below to see which great Comedy acts are coming up at Brighton Dome...(function(d,…
Olivia Louvel at Brighton Dome's SPECTRUM

5 minutes with... Award-winning electronic musician Olivia Louvel on headlining an all-female SPECTRUM special

13 Nov 2015

Within a few bars you know you are in the world of Olivia Louvel - unique, minimal, weird and wonderful electronica with a human breath. Ahead of a SPECTRUM special focusing on women in the electronic music scene, the award-winning artist reflects on what drew her to the genre and how she and other successful female artists…

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 16 Nov - Sun 22 Nov

13 Nov 2015

We’ve a host of cracking events for you this week, including ChVrches, Alan Carr, Disco Pigs, Matthew Herbert, SPECTRUM and more…After making waves with their debut album The Bones of What You Believe Brit nominees Chvrches stop off at Brighton Dome on Monday, touring with their latest album Every Open…
Brighton Dome Studio

Brighton Dome invites you to get involved with #LoveTheatreDay

13 Nov 2015

Brighton Dome is to join theatres, amateur groups, arts companies and audiences from across the UK and beyond in taking part in the second #LoveTheatreDay – the Lovie award-winning social media celebration of all things stage – on Twitter.Coinciding with the venue’s performance of Enda Walsh’s acclaimed play Disco…
Bianca Casady at Brighton Dome

This is... earsthetic: Bianca Casady & The C.i.A.

12 Nov 2015

One half of cross-disciplinary performance artists CocoRosie, Bianca Casady presents her new musical-performance project.They say… ‘This is the first music project I’m doing outside of CocoRosie… I often play the dark side of CocoRosie and now I don’t have to worry about being too dark, too scary, too weird.’…
Sea Women at Brighton Dome

This is... earsthetic: Mikhail Karikis

11 Nov 2015

SeaWomenAn installation work which focuses on a community of female sea workers living on the North Pacific island of Jeju — a volcanic rock between South Korea, Japan and China, depicting their unique and ancient vocal practices. They say… ‘They produce this incredible sound – very high pitched – when they emerge…
Sculpture at Brighton Dome

This is... earsthetic: Sculpture

11 Nov 2015

An opto-musical duo made up of Dan Hayhurst (media devices and electronic instruments) and Reuben Sutherland (who plays video zoetrope turntable). Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups.They say… ‘I feel like music is this liquid substance…
Alex Smoke & Florence To at Brighton Dome

This is... earsthetic: Alex Smoke and Florence To

10 Nov 2015

Artist Florence To designs and produces spatial light installations whilst Glaswegian DJ Alex Menzies — aka Alex Smoke — uses classical composition and form and electronic music's darker recesses to create a unique sound. Together they create a visceral live show of visual rhythms and future sounds.They say… ‘Every…
The Tiger Lillies at Brighton Dome

This is... earsthetic: The Tiger Lillies

10 Nov 2015

Lulu - A Murder BalladOther-worldly vocals and an unnerving performance style has carved The Tiger Lillies a unique niche in the cabaret and music theatre scene. They’ll stage an adaptation of macabre classic Lulu – A Murder Ballad, performed alongside a stunning, projected large-scale virtual set.They say……
Elaine Mitchener at Brighton Dome

This is... earsthetic Elaine Mitchener

10 Nov 2015

Industrialising IntimacyVocal improvisation, movement and sound collide to create an original work of contemporary music theatre with the audience invited to share the exploration of the many facets of intimacy.They say… ‘It is much more than whether we communicate well – or not – with each other through technology.…
John Grant at Brighton Dome

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 9 Nov - Sun 15 Nov

8 Nov 2015

From classical music to stage combat, once again we've a packed lineup of events for you at Brighton Dome. This week especially, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and learn new and exciting skills, with workshops and talks for all ages.Get Better…Soon: Musings on a 21st Century AestheticMon 9 OctCurated…
earsthetic at Brighton Dome

PRS Foundation awards funding to Brighton Dome’s earsthetic season

28 Oct 2015

Brighton Dome’s annual season of boundary-breaking audio-visual work earsthetic (27 Nov – 1 Dec) has been awarded £3,000 by the prestigious PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres.The grant was awarded through PRS for Music Foundation’s…
Gemma Rosefield with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome

Prince Regent’s cello heads to Brighton Dome for special concert

27 Oct 2015

311-year-old instrument is played at Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert. A cello once owned and played by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, is to feature in Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s November concert at Brighton Dome. The instrument, made in Naples in 1704 by Alessandro Gagliano, was allegedly…
Chotto Desh at Brighton Dome

Enjoy some family magic at Brighton Dome this half term

23 Oct 2015

Akram Khan's first production for children, based on his acclaimed and much loved solo hit DESH, creates a dreamlike world for families to experience together. Join in with free and fun-filled arty family activities before or after the show (recommended for ages 7 - 10).'...the most urgent, beautiful and confident…

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 26 Oct - Sun 1 Nov

23 Oct 2015

It’s half term this week and the fun doesn’t have to be just for the kids – give yourself a break too, we’ve seven days of smashing events ahead of us at Brighton Dome, with plenty of gigs and shows for all ages. Give your friends a fright this Halloween and furnish yourself with some gruesome make-up tips…

Podcast: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

20 Oct 2015

Ahead of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or 'The Trocks' to their friends!) arriving in Brighton for two nights of stunning - and often hilarious - ballet, dancer Raffaele Morra explains what audiences can expect and how he came to join the critically-acclaimed all-male troupe.Book now and find out more on…

Podcast: Asian Dub Foundation present THX 1138

19 Oct 2015

Asian Dub Foundation's Steve Savale discusses the band's live soundtrack to George Lucas' cult classic THX 1138 and how themes addressed within the film are relevant today. Find out and more and book for Asian Dub Foundation live score THX 1138
Dara O Briain at Brighton Dome

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 19 Oct – Sun 25 Oct

19 Oct 2015

This week Brighton Dome is packed to the rafters with great events and stand up! Here’s a little round-up of what’s in store… Hilarity continues with the ever-brilliant Brighton Comedy Festival. Check out Sofie Hagen, Milton Jones, Myra DuBois, Dara Ó Briain and host of of other funny folk, too numerous to mention,…
Asian Dub Foundation at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with... Asian Dub Foundation's Steve Savale on their live score for THX 1138

15 Oct 2015

This October, retaining much of Lalo Schiffrin’s distinctive score and soundtrack, Asian Dub Foundation create a memorable live experience to George Lucas’ 1971 cult, sci-fi chilling dystopian fantasy, where mood-stabilising drugs are mandatory, sex is prohibited, and a young Robert Duval rages against the system.…
Laurence Rickert Ted x Brighton Dome 2015

5 minutes with... TEDxBrighton's Laurence Rickard

8 Oct 2015

TEDxBrighton caught up with this year's host Laurence Rickar. Larry (as he would prefer you all to call him) is a BAFTA-winning comedy writer and actor, probably best known for his work on the hit BBC sketch show Horrible Histories and the Sky 1 fantasy comedy Yonderland.What are you doing right now?I'm on a train, which…

What’s on at Brighton Dome: Mon 5 Oct – Sun 11 Oct

5 Oct 2015

This week at Brighton Dome we've some serious treats on offer…Kicking off the week in style, we welcome the folk music phenomenon and BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice winner James Bay. Rapidly rising through the music world, there seems to be no limit to what this hotly-tipped new artist can achieve.Dubbed as ‘a…
Asian Dub Foundation at Brighton Dome

#THEFUTUREISHERE takes control of Brighton Dome’s Twitter feed

30 Sep 2015

Mysterious 'hack' sees All Earth Council in charge of social mediaFollowers of Brighton Dome’s twitter @brightdome were led to believe that the social media account had been hacked today.Tweets emanating from the ‘All Earth Council’ soon flooded the venue’s timeline with the hashtag #THEFUTUREISHERE – prompting…
Brighton Dome Umbrella Club - We're going on a Bear Hunt photo (c) Darren Guy

Brighton Dome’s Umbrella Club go on a Bear Hunt

29 Sep 2015

The Umbrella Club - Brighton Dome’s membership club for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their siblings and carers – launched its new season this weekend with an entrancing puppetry production of Michael Rosen’s much-loved children’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.Brought…
Brighton Dome Concert Hall. Photo by Peter Prior

Brighton Dome receives grant from American Express Foundation to restore distinctive heritage features

29 Sep 2015

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival have been awarded $80,000 from the prestigious American Express foundation to restore some of Brighton Dome’s heritage features.The grant will enable a variety of improvements including renovations of the Dome’s decorative pinnacles, distinctive mosaic flooring and upgrades to…

'There’s a lot of drama inside cells' - Shobana Jeyasingh interview

28 Sep 2015

The choreographer discusses her double bill Material Men and Strange BloomsOver the course of her highly individual choreographic career, south Indian-born Artistic Director Shobana Jeyasingh has created work for a variety of venues and contexts including theatres, outdoor and indoor sites and on film. Ahead of her Brighton…
We're going on a bear hunt at Brighton Dome

What we're watching: We're Going on A Bear Hunt

23 Sep 2015

This week Morgan (Deputy Visitor Services Manager – Back Of House) shares his pick of Brighton Dome's mighty entertainment crop and it's Little Angel Theatre's beautifully crafted, puppetry adaptation of We're Going On a Bear Hunt.We asked him why he was so looking forward to it...'Saw it last time, and seeing it…

Special Exhibition Offer for Brighton Comedy Festival ticket holders

22 Sep 2015

Can anything sum up British national identity more powerfully than the pleasure pier?Internationally renowned photographer Simon Roberts, who lives in Brighton, has completed a three-year quest to document all of Britain’s remaining pleasure piers.Our friends at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery are offering Brighton…
Avenue Q at Brighton Dome

This Week at Brighton Dome…

21 Sep 2015

Want to know more about what’s on at Brighton Dome this week? Well then, here you go…We kick off a week of great shows with hit musical Avenue Q on Tuesday (running until Saturday). Watch this video and let the the Bad Ideas Bears entice you to pop down…From Friday to Sunday, Little Angel Theatre bring…
Seun Kuti

Start Your Saturday Night at Brighton Dome

17 Sep 2015

This Saturday night there's something awesome going on in each of our three venues, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre - check them out!Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 hits our shores with his own version of his late father's indestructible Afro-beat rhythms - Nigeria's musical and political revolutionary…

Students: Grab Some Offers!

15 Sep 2015

Get your hands on special discounted £10 student tickets at Brighton Dome in 2015. Enjoy the best seats in the house at a fraction of the price, and discover a whole range of exciting music, dance, theatre and circus events hitting our beautiful historic venues this Autumn.To redeem this offer, just enter or quote the…
Avenue Q Do Brighton

Video: Avenue Q Do Brighton

10 Sep 2015

We sent the rather cheeky and adorable residents of Avenue Q for a day out around our fair city.See what our felted friends make of Brighton’s i360, the nudist beach and seagulls… Avenue Q The Musical is coming to Brighton Dome from Tue 22 to Sat 26 Sep. Click here to find out more and book. 

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival win Brighton & Hove Business Award 2015

4 Sep 2015

... for the Best Customer Service in the cityWe're delighted to announce Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has been awarded the Brighton and Hove Business Award 2015 (BAHBAs) for Best Customer Service at a packed ceremony held at All Saints Church on Friday 4 September. Attended by 300 of Brighton & Hove’s great…

Brighton Dome announces earsthetic 2015 programme

3 Sep 2015

earsthetic (27 Nov – 1 Dec) - Brighton Dome’s annual mini-season of interdisciplinary performance - returns to the venue in its new November slot with an array of visual and sonic artists committed to pushing the boundaries of their chosen discipline. The line-up includes a new musical-performance project from CocoRosie’s…

This is... Brighton Comedy Festival 2015

26 Aug 2015

This October Brighton Comedy Festival returns, filling jam-packed venues with riotous laughter and some of the finest talents in comedy.Now in its 14th year, Brighton Comedy Festival has consistently delivered a range of top class acts, across a number of venues, in our fair city. Many famous names have graced…

Brighton Dome Autumn 2015 Season Listings

26 Aug 2015

This autumn at Brighton Dome offers up a multitude of enticing experiences and events - discover more by perusing What's On or click on the links below to download our listings by genre. Children and FamilyChristmasClassical MusicComedyContemporary MusicDanceEventsTheatre Workshops and Masterclasses
Asian Dub Foundation at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome Autumn Season Announced

26 Aug 2015

Brighton Dome’s autumn programme of events has arrived – and with it audiences can expect the adventurous, the audacious and the anarchic as the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hofesh Shechter and Bryony Kimmings head to the venue.Contemporary music performances this season include a highly anticipated show from…

Kate Rusby at Christmas - Press Release

25 Aug 2015

Kate Rusby at ChristmasFriday 11 December 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, £24Downlaod the PDF at the bottom of the pageKate Rusby - one of the most popular young folk singers of traditional English folk songs - heads to Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Friday 11 December for a spellbinding evening of songs from her highly…
John Grant at Brighton Dome

John Grant - Press Release

25 Aug 2015

John GrantFriday 13 November 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, £25.50 / £24Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.With new album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure out this autumn, lauded singer-songwriter John Grant brings his powerful live show to Brighton Dome in November.It’s been the most spectacular of journeys…
The Forest at Brighton  Dome

The Forest - Press Release

25 Aug 2015

Frozen Light presentThe ForestThursday 3 – Saturday 5 DecemberBrighton Dome Corn Exchange11am & 1.30pm, £8 combined ticket for participant and carer / £5 individual ticket for friends and familyDownload the PDF at the bottom of the page.A compelling new multi-sensory show play described by audiences as “the ultimate…

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. Akala - Press Release

25 Aug 2015

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. AkalaSaturday 19 September 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, £19.50‘Music has great impact on people's feelings,’ says Seun Kuti. ‘That's what music should be. Pop music today is all about me, me, me. Nobody is singing about we.’Kuti – described as the reigning prince of Afrobeat…

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 2015 - Press Release

25 Aug 2015

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 2015Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 November 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall7.30pm, £12.50 / £18.50 / £22.50 / £27.50Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.New York’s all-male, professional comedy ballet company,s  Les BalletTrockadero de Monte Carlo return to Brighton…

Flown - Press Release

24 Aug 2015

Pirates of the Carabina presentFlownSaturday 19 – Sunday 27 December 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall3pm & 7.30pm (Sat 19 & Sun 20), 7.30pm (Mon 21 & Tues 22), 7pm (Wed 23), 5pm (Sat 26), 3pm & 7pm (Sun 27)Tickets from £10Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.Welcome to the world of the unexpected!Get…

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Press Release

24 Aug 2015

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPERORWednesday 28 October 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, £23.50Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.Fresh from releasing their fifth studio album Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress earlier this year, Canadian post-rock juggernauts Godspeed You! Black Emperor head to Brighton with an inimitable…
Asian Dub at Brighton Dome

Asian Dub Foundation Live Score THX 1138 - Press Release

20 Aug 2015

Tue 27 Oct 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, £17.50 / £20Download a PDF Musical innovators Asian Dub Foundation will perform their latest live soundtrack to George Lucas’ 1971 visionary cult sci-fi classic THX 1138 at Brighton Dome this October.Retaining much of Lalo Schiffrin’s distinctive score and soundtrack,…
Fake it till at Brighton Dome

Fake It ‘Til You Make It - Press Release

20 Aug 2015

Bryony Kimmings & Tim GrayburnFake it ‘Til You Make ItThursday 10 & Friday 11 September 2015Brighton Dome Studio Theatre8pm, £14 / £12 conc.Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.Award winning artist Bryony Kimmings is back with a brand new collaboration that seeks to blast the taboo of mental illness out…

Barbarians - Press Release

20 Aug 2015

Hofesh Shechter Company presentbarbariansTuesday 20 October 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, tickets from £10Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.Critically acclaimed choreographer and former Brighton Festival Guest Director Hofesh Shechter presents the barbarians trilogy in Brighton for the first time. This brand…
Disco pigs at Brighton Dome

Disco Pigs - Press Release

20 Aug 2015

house presentsDisco PigsWednesday 18 November 2015Brighton Dome Studio Theatre£12/£10 conc.Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.house’s production of Enda Walsh’s dark play Disco Pigs heads to Brighton Dome this autumn; a witty tale of a blossoming, obsessive friendship that turns into heart-breaking tragedy…
Chotto Desh at Brighton Dome

Chotto Desh - Press Release

20 Aug 2015

Akram Khan Company and MOKO Dance presentChotto DeshTuesday 27 October 2015Brighton Dome Corn Exchange 2.30pm & 5pm, tickets from £6Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company and Theatre-Rites…
Avenue Q at Brighton Dome

Avenue Q - Press Release

20 Aug 2015

Sell a Door Theatre Company and Richard Darbourne Ltd presentAVENUE QTuesday 22 – Saturday 26 September 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall5pm (Fri & Sat), 7.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs), 8.30pm (Fri & Sat), tickets from £11.50Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most…
Seun Akal Egypt 80 at Brighton Dome

This is... Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 + Akala

18 Aug 2015

Kuti – described as the reigning prince of Afrobeat – brings his funk orchestra Egypt 80 to town, joined exclusively on stage by London-born, MOBO-winning rapper, poet and journalist Akala, for a one-off concert at Brighton Dome. Read on to find out more about these inspirational artists...‘Music has great impact…
Royal stables

Architects appointed for first phase of vision for Royal Pavilion Estate

12 Aug 2015

Award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB Studios) have been appointed to remodel and revitalise the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre as part of the first phase of the wider vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate. The scheme will allow the refurbishment of the…

Brighton Dome chosen to host Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremony for Japan and Samoa

6 Aug 2015

Brighton Dome has been chosen to host a Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremony for Japan and Samoa - one of seventeen landmark venues across England and Wales that have been chosen to host the ceremonies for the 20 teams. The ceremonies - taking place on Friday 11 September - will be an official welcome to England and Wales…

Brighton Dome chosen to host Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremony for Japan and Samoa

6 Aug 2015

Brighton Dome chosen to host Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremony for Japan and Samoa• One of 17 landmark venues selected across England and Wales • Ceremony will feature presentation of Tournament Caps and Rugby World Cup 2015 Participation Medals • World in Union to be sung during ceremonies by choirs from Westdene…

In Photos: Brighton Pride Parade

3 Aug 2015

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival took part in the Brighton Pride Parade this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary! Staff, family and friends turned out in force to mark the milestone birthday in fabulous style, cheered on by many thousands of residents and visitors who lined the streets to show their support…
Duckie at Brighton Dome

‘It’s clubbing, but clubbing with content’

23 Jul 2015

Duckie co-creator Simon Casson and Artistic Director of Border Force Joshua Sofaer discuss the experimental club night’s latest show.Experimental performance and arts collective Duckie have been blurring the boundaries between theatre, nightclubs and ‘arty show business’ for the last twenty years. Whether it is parties…
Home:life at Brighton Dome

Miss Represented - Home: Life

20 Jul 2015

Thu 23 Jul, 7.30pm, Fri 24 Jul, 3pm & 7.30pm, Sat 25 Jul, 3pm & 7.30pmBrighton Dome Studio TheatreBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented - an arts collective of vulnerable young women who are navigating difficult life situations and are considered at risk - returns to Brighton Dome Studio Theatre…
Avenue Q at Brighton Dome

Avenue Q

20 Jul 2015

Sell a Door Theatre Company and Richard Darbourne Ltd - Avenue QTuesday 22 – Saturday 26 September 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall5pm (Fri & Sat), 7.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs), 8.30pm (Fri & Sat), tickets from £11.50A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most recently in a critically-acclaimed 2014 UK Tour,…

Duckie: Border Force

20 Jul 2015

Saturday 1 August 2015Brighton Dome Corn Exchange9pm - 3am, £15Following last year’s raucous Mods Vs Rockers event, join Duckie in a new globalised clubland as they challenge the idea of national identity, confront xenophobia and queer the borders in Border Force; an immersive disko-show about freedom of movement.To…

This is... John Grant. Discover more ahead of his Brighton show

20 Jul 2015

With new album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure out this autumn, lauded singer-songwriter John Grant brings his powerful live show to Brighton Dome in November.It’s been the most spectacular of journeys for John Grant; from the point where he thought he’d never make music again, to winning awards, accolades and Top 20…

Brighton Dome launches video tours in collaboration with University of Sussex

16 Jul 2015

Brighton Dome has launched new video tours of its facilities and surroundings as well as filmed testimonials which are now available to view online. For the third year running, Brighton Dome collaborated with the University of Sussex to produce two of the videos. A brief was provided to Media Studies students who…

Post-rock juggernauts Godspeed You! Black Emperor head to Brighton Dome

15 Jul 2015

Live, Godspeed You! Black Emperor are peerless, with a reputation for mesmerising shows, marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops - experience this here this October.Hear their latest album Asunder, Sweet And Other DistressGodspeed You! Black Emperor (GY!BE) began in…

Richard Hawley kicks off his new tour in Brighton this October

9 Jul 2015

Be the first to see Richard Hawley's new tour here in Brighton on Sun 25 Oct. After the success of his album, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Richard Hawley will release his new studio album, Hollow Meadows on Fri 11 Sep and tour this autumn. Head to his website for all the juicy album info.A previous member of Pulp…
Riverford Stall at the 2015 Brighton Festival Children's Parade

Our sponsor Riverford wins Ethical Product of the Decade

8 Jul 2015

Huge congratulations to Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Supporter Riverford Organic Farms for being awarded Ethical Product of the Decade for their veg boxes. The company was given the accolade by The Observer Ethical awards, who have crowned them ‘Retailer of the Year’ five times previously. Riverford came on…

Duckie contextualise their globalised clubland Border Force as they get set to queer the borders for Brighton Pride

29 Jun 2015

Find out more about the issues that inspired this event including global freedom of movement, LGBT asylum law and practice in the UK and international queer human rights. Watch the panel discussion 'Border Talk' from Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The line-up included Aderonke Apata, PJ Samuels, Paul Dillane and…

Hauntings, Strange Smells, Roller Skating and ABBA

22 Jun 2015

In their exciting two hundred year existence our venues have seen a lot. Enjoy this brief kiss and tell about Brighton Dome's colourful history and heritage.Some believe that we are situated on the site of a Saxon cemetery, which could explain some of the alleged paranormal activity and strange sightings within these…

A sneak peek at what's in store for Duckie's globalised clubland Border Force

22 Jun 2015

Join Duckie for Border Force at Brighton Dome on Sat 2 Aug and experience a globalised clubland where we confront xenophobia, challenge the drag of national identity and promote freedom of movement. We've pulled together a sneak peek of what to expect on the night!First arrive on the night to receive your Duckie Passport…

Catch up with Miss Represented, their exciting new project Home:Life, and recent collaboration with award-winning artist Plan B

11 Jun 2015

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented project operates as an arts collective working with vulnerable young women who are navigating difficult life situations and are considered at risk. Using the arts as a vehicle for self expression and investigating relevant themes and topics, Miss Represented creates…
Otherworld at Brighton Dome

Participants at Brighton Dome’s Umbrella Club enjoy underwater adventure

9 May 2015

The Umbrella Club - Brighton Dome’s membership club for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their siblings and carers – completed its second full season of performances with an awe-inspiring underwater adventure – in Otherworld, an interactive show designed for all children and young people…
The Fiction Aisle

5 minutes with... The Fiction Aisle

17 Apr 2015

Ahead of their SPECTRUM: Record Store Day performance on Saturday 18 April, Thomas White of The Fiction Aisle chats about the band, its genesis and its influences... Where are you from?Seven Dials, BrightonHow did you meet/when did you start writing songs?The band first got together in early 2014. In fact…
Herbie Flowers Brighton Dome

Have an eggscellent time this Easter at Brighton Dome!

17 Mar 2015

Chick this out, we have a range of very egg-citing things to see and do this Easter. Dylan Moran will be stopping by on his upcoming tour Off the Hook, on Wed 1 and Thu 2 Apr. The legendary Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club will be visiting on Sat 4 Apr as well as Herbie Flowers with his ever…

Celebrating International Women's Day and beyond at Brighton Dome this spring

4 Mar 2015

Since 1911, across the globe we’ve been gathering to celebrate women on Sun Mar 8, but it doesn’t stop there - we’ve got a whole host of events lined up for the upcoming spring season at Brighton Dome.This Sun Mar 8 celebrates International Women’s Day, which commemorates the achievements of women and calls for…

Big Heart exhibition now open

4 Mar 2015

Charity auction now features two original Fish Love prints and new artwork from comedian Stewart LeeArtwork from Brighton Dome and Chestnut Tree House’s Big Heart charity auction is now available to view in a special exhibition in Brighton Dome’s Founders Room. The free exhibition features over 200 exclusive donated…
I, Malvolio

“I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you” - Malvolio speaks

3 Mar 2015

Having toured to five continents, the hugely loved and celebrated solo play I, Malvolio returns to Brighton Dome Studio Theatre – the place where it all started in 2010 – this month… and it comes with a warning: Malvolio has a bone to pick with his audience. Told from the perspective of from a man “notoriously…

Big Heart charity auction goes live online

26 Feb 2015

Bids now open for 200 exclusive art works Brighton Dome and Chestnut Tree House are excited to announce that the Big Heart online auction is now live. Around 200 exclusive donated artworks will available on eBay until 7pm on Sunday 8 March, with all proceeds going to towards supporting both Chestnut Tree House and…
Janine Kilroe - Brighton Carousel

First look: View Big Heart Auction artworks online

3 Feb 2015

Ever dreamed of expanding or starting your art collection? If so, now’s the time…We’re chuffed to announce that the online gallery for the inaugural Big Heart auction is now live for your viewing pleasure. There’s plenty of amazing artwork from local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers…
Ultima Vez at Brighton Dome

Take someone on a Valentine's date to remember... or take yourself on a date, you sexy thing!

30 Jan 2015

Forget fretting over heart-shaped gifts and overpriced meals this Valentine’s day and head to Brighton Dome.  We've picked out some antidotes to V-Day dread including a little dancing, a sprinkle of live music and plenty of silliness. And remember, there’s more to life than coupledom, so why not have a little…

Behind-the-scenes with Ultima Vez/ Wim Vandekeybus

29 Jan 2015

In 1987 What the Body Does Not Remember, the debut work from Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez, stunned the world of dance. Almost three decades later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made. See it here at Brighton Dome this February. Watch the trailer for this…

Brighton Dome Flashback: December 1977

28 Jan 2015

Our latest root through the archives and our explorations into Brighton Dome's heritage have turned up this little gem. Take a look at this eclectic programme from December 1977, which features David Essex, The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (still going strong), Wrestling and Tuesday at the Dome - a variety…

DV8 Physical Theatre: creating JOHN

26 Jan 2015

By David Grewcock, Assistant to the Director and DV8 Company ManagerBased on frank interviews conducted by DV8’s Artistic Director, Lloyd Newson, JOHN combines spoken word with movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience that follows the extraordinary life story of one man.After successful performances…

Peacock Poetry Prize to return in Brighton Festival 2015

22 Jan 2015

Annual creative writing competition takes theme of ‘birds’Brighton Festival 2015 has announced the return of the popular Peacock Poetry Prize. The annual creative writing competition, produced by Brighton Festival and Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC), asks local poets aged between 7 - 18 years…

Video Playlist: Get to know our Spring music line-up

16 Jan 2015

Dedicated to bringing the best in touring and home grown music to the south coast, Brighton Dome plays host to a wealth of stellar acts this spring, including 90’s electronic sensation Underworld and indie rock phenomenon The Decemberists, The War on Drugs and fantastic collector of songs Sam…