Interview: Christopher Moore, Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre UK

22 Dec 2016

Alice in Wonderland, a magical ballet based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, is brought to Brighton Dome this festive season by Ballet Theatre UK. Artistic Director Christopher Moore gives us the low-down on what it takes to create a new ballet and the work that goes on…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome Concert Hall

See out the old and celebrate the new with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

20 Dec 2016

The festive season is upon us and thoughts inevitably turn to the rapidly approaching New Year – so what better way to see out the old and celebrate the new than in the company of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome with a traditional New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala?Guest conductor Stephen Bell says:'What…

Brighton Dome Spring Programme 2017 Highlights

15 Dec 2016

An eagerly awaited performance by art-rockers Warpaint, an electrifying show from Cuba’s flagship contemporary dance troupe Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, and London Contemporary Orchestra’s live score accompanying the film There Will Be Blood are just a few highlights from the Brighton Dome spring…
Peacock Poetry Prize 2017 Brighton Festival

Peacock Poetry Prize 2017: ‘Everyday Epic’

15 Dec 2016

In Partnership with BHASVIC (Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College) and BHee (the Brighton and Hove environmental education project).In celebration of the work of our Guest Director Kate Tempest, we invite young people age 8 – 19 to submit poems on the theme of ‘Everyday Epic’.From a pebbled beach to a stranger’s…
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Members of Brighton Dome's Miss Represented project participate in event highlighting the value of creative arts participation

15 Dec 2016

Young women from Brighton Dome's Miss Represented project will be performing and delivering a workshop/Q&A at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) on Friday 16 December as part of an evening showcasing the value of participation in the creative arts for young people.The event will celebrate work by…
Brighton Rockers Roller Derby at Brighton Dome

This is... Brighton Rockers - Roller Derby

6 Dec 2016

Here's five quick facts from the Brighton Rockers themselves on what Roller Derby is and how they came to be...1. Roller derby started out in the early 20th Century as a crazy pantomime ‘sport’ where skaters were allowed to push, trip and all-out attack each other! It is now very much a serious sport with skaters training…

The Best of British Film Scores

29 Nov 2016

The Best of British Film ScoresSun 4 Dec, 2.45pmBrighton Philharmonic OrchestraRichard Balcombe conductorThe Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s season at Brighton Dome continues on Sun 4 Dec with a concert celebrating the work of some of Britain’s greatest film composers - The Best of British Film Scores.Britain…
Brighton Rockers Roller Derby at Brighton

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange recalls its skating rink history by hosting Roller Derby Special

23 Nov 2016

The historic Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, itself once a popular skating rink back in the 1870s, is to be the unique setting for a one of the fastest growing sports in the world, Roller Derby (Sat 10 Dec, 4.45pm). Played on roller skates it's a high impact, high scoring, full contact sport.Brighton's home team - the Brighton…

Brighton Dome joins fellow local venues in supporting the nationwide Good Night Out campaign

21 Nov 2016

Brighton Dome has joined fellow Brighton music venues The Haunt and The Hope & Ruin in supporting the national anti-harassment campaign Good Night Out.The independent campaign was started in 2014 with the aim of eliminating harassment on nights out. Participating spaces agree to display the Good Night Out pledge on…

VIDEO: Trio Isimsiz on their beginnings, musical personality, and ping pong

17 Nov 2016

The Trio Isimsiz (Isimsiz means 'anonymous' in Turkish) was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama -three young musicians originally unknown to each other -and has gone from strength to strength.In 2015 they won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music…

5 minutes with...Captain Sensible of The Damned

14 Nov 2016

The Damned have paved the way for punk rock in the UK since the '70s. We talk to founding member, true punk hero and adopted Brightonian Captain Sensible, ahead of the band's 40th anniversary performance at Brighton Dome.I knew I wanted to be a performer when… I saw T Rex play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. I was having…
Josh Widdicombe at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with...Josh Widdicombe

4 Nov 2016

Josh Widdicombe has a flourishing TV career. He co-presents the award-winning C4 programme, The Last Leg and has appeared on Mock the Week, QI, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and The Jonathan Ross Show. In addition, he has written and starred his own sitcom, JOSH, broadcast on BBC3.But for all that TV…

feat. GoGo Penguin

2 Nov 2016

GoGo Penguin are a band apart: performing a singular form of acoustic music (piano, double bass and drums) that’s structurally inspired by the electronica of acts such as Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin and Death Grips. Pianist Chris Illingworth spoke to Joe Fuller ahead of their November concert, discussing compositional techniques,…
FLIT at Brighton Dome

feat. Flit

27 Oct 2016

A visually rich production that explores themes of migration through darkly atmospheric songs and breathtaking stop-motion animation with Martin Green (Lau), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), Adam Holmes and Whiterobot.Martin Green is well known for musical experimentation…
Corinne Bailey Rae at Brighton Dome

feat. Interview: Corinne Bailey Rae

26 Oct 2016

The Grammy Award-winning soul singer- songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae shot to fame in 2006 with her self-titled debut. Her follow-up album The Sea was released in 2010, two years after she lost her husband to an accidental overdose. After several years out of the limelight she is back with a genre-defying third album recorded…

MPower exhibition showcases new partnership project for vulnerable men as part of Brighton Photo Biennial

25 Oct 2016

A new partnership project between Brighton Dome, Photoworks, A Band of Brothers and The Connected Hub, focusing on vulnerable young men from Brighton & Hove is to be showcased in an exhibition, as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB). The exhibition, On the Level, runs from Saturday 28 Oct – Sunday 6 November…
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feat. Sleaford Mods

24 Oct 2016

Sleaford Mods are a band that defy comparison. They’ve rejected suggestions of being influenced by punk acts like The Fall or Ian Dury, though the same sense of angry dissatisfaction, alienation and grim humour runs through their music. Even the ‘Mod’ part of their name doesn’t help much – outspoken frontman…
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Brighton Dome to premiere new theatre show about the cost of austerity in the city

21 Oct 2016

From rising homelessness to the increasing reliance of residents on food banks, a new show from a recently formed local company Brighton People’s Theatre, Tighten Our Belts, takes as its subject the significant cost of austerity for people living and working in the city. Previewing at Brighton Dome on Sat 26 November,…
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Competition: Win a dinner for 2 at Terre à Terre and 2 tickets to Flit on Sun 30 Oct

19 Oct 2016

Fancy indulging in a delicious treat for all your senses? Then enter our competition on Facebook for a chance to win tickets to breath-taking show Flit and a mouth-watering, pre-show ‘Terre a Verre’ meal for two at Brighton’s trailblazing, vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre.Featuring some of today’s…

The Velvet Underground and the string quartet: forceful beauty in this season's Coffee Concerts

18 Oct 2016

Brighton writer and journalist Joe Fuller delves into the crossover appeal of chamber music, our Coffee Concert season and the CAVATINA schemeAs someone who grew up loving The Beatles, The Velvet Underground and Radiohead rather than absorbing a classical diet, chamber music stands out as a form that could bridge the pop/classical…
Tighten Our Belts at Brighton Dome

Spotlight on…Tighten Our Belts

13 Oct 2016

Honest, powerful and tender, Tighten Our Belts is a show about the cost of austerity for people in Brighton and Hove created by Brighton People’s Theatre - a brand new theatre company comprised of non-professional actors working in collaboration with professional theatre-makers. Director Naomi Alexander talks to us about…
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Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented project awarded Big Lottery funding

11 Oct 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s flagship outreach project Miss Represented – which works with vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations – has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £158,508. The funds will allow the programme to grow and expand over the next two…
Josh Widdicombe at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with... Josh Widdicombe

7 Oct 2016

In this guest interview James Rampton delves into Josh's success, The Last Leg and upcoming tour What Do I Do Now...Josh Widdicombe has a flourishing TV career. He co-presents the award-winning C4 programme, The Last Leg, one of the most popular comedy shows on television. He has also made memorable appearances on…

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s new season at Brighton Dome

5 Oct 2016

There is an autumnal chill in the air in the mornings and the nights are closing in, but whilst for some this heralds the onset of the winter months, the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and its regular audience are looking forward to their new season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome.An array of guest soloists…

This is... Meaning 2016

2 Oct 2016

In this guest blog the hosts of Meaning 2016 tell us more about this unique event and host Paul Mason.We are living through extraordinary times. Everything is changing. And it takes extraordinary people to make sense of the disruption and help us find meaning in chaos.One such person is Paul Mason, who will be the…

5 minutes with...BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt

28 Sep 2016

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt met when they were dancers with the Royal Ballet and formed all-male company BalletBoyz in 2001. Life. the new double bill from the company is coming to Brighton Dome.Can you tell us a bit about Life. and how the idea for the project was first developed?We imagined a show called…
Alan Cumming at Brighton Dome

Alan Cumming...in his own words

22 Sep 2016

Actor, producer, director and campaigner Alan Cumming will be joined by his long-time collaborator musical director Lance Horne when he brings his award-winning cabaret show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs to Brighton Dome.On his first ever concert show Alan said:'I had wanted to do my own show for a very long…

Brighton Dome to host Roodle the Snowdog

19 Sep 2016

Brighton Dome is delighted to be hosting Roodle the Snowdog as part of Snowdogs by the Sea, an extraordinary public art trail organised by local charity, Martlets Hospice, in conjunction with Wild in Art, which will be held across Brighton and Hove during October and November.Inspired by the much-loved pet labradoodle…
Devoted & Disgruntled at Brighton Dome

Talking Point: Shall we create a European Union of artists?

19 Sep 2016

Ahead of our upcoming Open Space conversation, Devoted & Disgruntled, Phelim McDermott, Improbable Theatre, and Tanya Peters, Director of Artistic Planning, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, kick off the conversation with their own post-referendum responses….Tanya Peters, Director of Artistic Planning, Brighton…
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Bring Your Own Beamer: a digital wonderland

13 Sep 2016

From 3D projection mapping to short films and interactive installations, Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is a digital wonderland showcasing all that can be created using a projectorThis year for its 5th anniversary BYOB had the highest number of artist submissions to date and Pop-Up Brighton has chosen 12 pieces…

VIDEO: Poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz talks about Layla's Room

8 Sep 2016

The voices of 1,000 UK teens are brought to life in Layla's Room, by award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz. Here she explains what inspired her to create the play. Why did you write Layla's Room?I wanted to write Layla’s Room because I feel very strongly about as many things as possible being out there…
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Memories sought to help reawaken the Royal Pavilion Estate

7 Sep 2016

Do you have any memories of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre (formerly Pavilion Theatre)? As we prepare for their refurbishment we’d love you to share your stories with us and contribute to the history of our iconic venues.Alongside a major refurbishment of the nationally-important Corn Exchange…

Spotlight on… Until You Hear That Bell

7 Sep 2016

Until You Hear That Bell is a one-man show about amateur boxing and family told through spoken word within timed boxing rounds. Writer and performer Sean Mahoney tells us more about the making of the piece.How and where will the show be staged?In the Theatre space! The show itself has been taken to boxing gyms, community…

5 minutes with... Sue Perkins

7 Sep 2016

The comedian, broadcaster and co-host of The Great British Bake Off, gives the low-down on her new tour Live! in Spectacles, coming to Brighton Dome in September.What prompted you to hit the road with your new tour, “LIVE! in Spectacles”?It’s a good time to look back on my life so far. I fully intend to live to the…
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Brighton Digital Festival at Brighton Dome

5 Sep 2016

With 2016 marking the sixth consecutive Brighton Digital Festival – an annual celebration of digital culture that takes place across Brighton and Hove every September – we’re proud to be hosting a number of events here at Brighton DomeHere’s what to look out for…Reasons To: (5-7 Sep) The conference for designers…
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Heritage Open Day: The Royal Pavilion Estate as it was and might have been

2 Sep 2016

Ahead of her talk at this year’s Heritage Open Day, Alexandra Loske, Curator at the Royal Pavilion, gives an insight into some of the lesser known facts about this gem in the heart of the cityLast year I became the Curator of the Royal Pavilion Archives and have been spending much time looking at materials relating…

New Autumn-Winter season brochure out now!

19 Aug 2016

Brighton Dome's latest brochure is available for you perusal now! And we've not just gone to town with an abundance of excellent shows and events, but also with our covers - there are two for your delectation. Grab yours today from our Ticket Office, read it online here, or find it distributed throughout our…

Autumn at Brighton Dome: New Season Highlights

19 Aug 2016

A new double-bill by all-male ballet company BalletBoyz, cabaret show from Alan Cumming, and stand-up comedy from Sue Perkins are just a few of the delights in store in the Brighton Dome autumn programme.In September, Brighton Digital Festival takes place and Brighton Dome will host four related events during this period,…
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Phase One preparatory work to start in the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre this autumn

18 Aug 2016

Since 2013 we have been working towards an ambitious culture and heritage-led vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate and its surrounding areas in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the Royal Pavilion and Museums, starting with a major refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.The…
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Brighton Dome Heritage: Sitting in the Stalls - you’re sitting in the Stables!

18 Aug 2016

A brief history of Brighton Dome Concert Hall Next time you're visiting Brighton’s famous 'Dome' (now our Concert Hall) to see a show try to arrive early. Take your seat in the stalls, relax and take a moment to imagine these surroundings as the home of Prince George's horses. That's right, not much longer than 200 years…
Flit at Brighton Dome

Video: Rehearsals for Flit - the all-star multimedia live show with musicians from Lau, Portishead, Mogwai and The Unthanks

11 Aug 2016

A visually rich production exploring themes of migration, featuring some of the most influential musicians of today, Flit is coming to Brighton Dome in October.Led by Martin Green (Lau), the other collaborators include Adrian Utley (Portishead), Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), Adam Holmes…

Quiz: What's Your Creativity Booster?

6 Aug 2016

This year marks our tenth year of hosting the award-winning Reasons to: conference here at Brighton Dome. Each year the three day event has seen the very best international speakers from design and code take to the stage and inspire, inform, entertain, thrill, teach and network with web designers and coders from all over…

Video: Icelandic surf film The Accord to be screened as part of Ocean Film Festival

4 Aug 2016

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is coming to Brighton Dome in September, showcasing a selection of short films which document the beauty and power of the ocean.One of these films The Accord charts the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer Heiðar Logi Elíasson and the North Atlantic wind.…
The Safety Map at Brighton Dome

Video: Abby Butcher and Rosana Cade discuss The Safety Map

25 Jul 2016

The Safety Map will occupy the Brighton Dome Founders Room as we approach the biggest weekend of the year for the LGBTQ community - Brighton & Hove Pride. Created by queer innovators Pink Fringe and facilitated by artist Kate Shields, the LGBTQ community are invited to contribute their experiences of the city to a…
Romesh Ranganathan

Colossal comedy coming soon to Brighton Dome

19 Jul 2016

Expect laughs a-plenty at Brighton Dome over the next few months, as we host a side-splitting array of cracking comedians, who'll tickle your funny bone and have you ROFL-ing in the aisles! Uproarious stand-up will be supplied by Hans Teeuwen, Sue Perkins, Nina Conti, Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe and Henning…

Big Heart Auction raises £38,500 for Chestnut Tree House and Brighton Dome

11 Jul 2016

The Big Heart Auction 2016 was a very special charity art auction in which over 200 artworks were generously donated by professional local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers from across Sussex and beyond.The online auction ran on eBay from 1-10 July and raised an incredible £38,500 for Chestnut…
The Safety Map at Brighton Dome

The Safety Map invites the LGBTQ community to share their experiences of Brighton & Hove

8 Jul 2016

The Safety Map, an installation created by Pink Fringe and artist Kate Shields, will invite the LGBTQ community to share their experiences of Brighton and Hove, by adding their stories to a quilted map of Brighton. Abby Butcher from Pink Fringe tells us about the project.Where did the idea for The Safety Map come from?Brighton…
Brighton Yoga Festival at Brighton Dome

Free one-day celebration of yoga comes to Brighton Dome

5 Jul 2016

Brighton Yoga Festival brings its annual one-day free yoga event to Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on Sat 23 Jul. Now in its third year, the festival brings together yoga teachers and practitioners from across the city, and beyond, to offer a day of free classes and workshops. The event is free to enter – the only wholly…
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First Starboard Festival of theatre by and for young people co-curated by Brighton Dome

5 Jul 2016

Brighton Dome is proud to be a partner and co-curator of Brighton’s first Starboard Festival, a new festival of theatre made with, by and for children and young people, performed at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT).Brighton Dome presents the closing event on Saturday 16 July, The Illuminating Times of the Darkling…
Carole Britten with student Film-making City Achiever Amber Azzopardi

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival receive award from City College

30 Jun 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival was delighted to receive the Employer Contribution Award at City College Brighton and Hove’s recent City Achievers 2016 student awards ceremony.The award was given for working in partnership with the college to provide film-making students with excellent hands-on experience of live…

Video: SPECTRUM Site and Sound - Barnacles

23 Jun 2016

The Brighton-based band, Barnacles, experienced Brighton Dome after hours to film a video for their track Power Up.This is the latest video in the SPECTRUM Site and Sound series which invites local musicians and film makers to explore our Grade I listed venues. Brighton Dome project SPECTRUM cultivates and supports the…
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SPECTRUM's Site & Sound video project teams up with Brighton Musicians

21 Jun 2016

SPECTRUM Site & Sound offers local musicians and film makers the exciting opportunity to collaborate and showcase their unique talent in new and creative ways. Musicians are given the chance to exclusively explore our incredible Grade I listed venues which make powerful back-drops perfect for these stunning live sessions.…

Chestnut Tree House and Brighton Dome join forces for the Big Heart Auction 2016

17 Jun 2016

The Big Heart Auction is a very special charity art auction, raising money for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival.The auction will include a wonderful range of donated artwork from professional local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers. All the…

Partners light up Royal Pavilion Estate for 50th Brighton Festival

29 May 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, the partners working on the vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate, came together to present a major commission for the 50th Brighton Festival which - quite literally - illuminated its shared history.Created by performance…

5 minutes with... Ben Folds

27 May 2016

Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Ben Folds will play Brighton Dome this June as part of a UK tour with the classical sextet yMusic. We caught up with him ahead of his performance to find out more about how to fuse classical and pop music, his favourite artists to work with and... his secret man crush If you…

Brighton Dome Summer Round-Up

25 May 2016

Check out what's coming up this summer at Brighton Dome! We've got some big names on the roster throughout June, so book now or you might miss outAhmed and the Feather GirlTue 31 May, 4.30pm, Studio TheatreWindmill Young Actors bring you an original stage adaptation of Ahmed and The Feather Girl by popular children's author…

How to be.... An Event Photographer

13 Apr 2016

Last year we brought you Q+As on how to be A Theatre Producer and A Production Manager. Now, with the help of Simon Callaghan Photography, you can find out how to take brilliant, professional-looking photographs, even if you're an amateur! Here are my top 5 tips to hugely improve your event photography.Whether…
Brighton Festival Chorus at Brighton Dome

Barry Brings Bernstein To Brighton

17 Mar 2016

The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra & Brighton Festival Chorus join forces under Barry WordsworthThe final concert of the Brighton Philharmonic’s season at Brighton Dome sees another exciting collaboration with the Brighton Festival Chorus which brings over 100 singers and 80 musicians together on stage. Vaughan…
Need a Little Help at Brighton Dome

Interview with Nathan Curry, director of Need a Little Help

17 Mar 2016

Nathan Curry is the Co-Artistic Director of Tangled Feet and the Associate Director of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. He is also the Director of Need a Little Help, a moving and uplifting show inspired by the experiences of young carers for ages 3-7. We caught up with Nathan to find out more about the show,…
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Vincent Dance Theatre: FREE Creative Workshop for young people and adults

14 Mar 2016

Internationally acclaimed performance company Vincent Dance Theatre is running a FREE Creative Workshop for young people and adults 12-4pm Sunday 20th March 2016 at Brighton Dome.The workshops creatively investigate everyday sexism and digital culture, gathering stories from young people (14+) and adults for VDT’s new…
These Books Are Made For Walking at Brighton Dome

Things to do at Brighton Dome this Easter holidays

9 Mar 2016

Looking for fun, family activities to do in Brighton over Easter? Then look no further, we’ve an eggscellent host of events to keep the family entertained.Into the Hoods: RemixedFri 25 - Sat 26 Mar‘You don’t get much more feelgood than this funk-fuelled, fast-paced hip hop fairytale’ Evening StandardThe UK’s…

5 minutes with... Sandi Toksvig

2 Mar 2016

Sandi Toksvig - comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, university chancellor, and (inter)national treasure joins us for our International Women's Day celebrations. Read on to find out more about her new show Sandi Toksvig Live! Politically Incorrect.  Tell us about your new show?I’m going out on tour…
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Brighton Dome wins national industry award

2 Mar 2016

Brighton Dome has been announced as winner of the Silver award for Best UK Unusual Venue at this year’s industry M&IT awards.Brighton Dome was the only Sussex venue to achieve recognition, proudly sitting amongst standout names in industry such as Gold winners Alton Towers Resort, Bronze winners Coombe Abbey and…
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International Women's Day Open House

2 Mar 2016

Brighton Dome and Brighton Women's Centre present our annual celebration of International Women's Day, taking place in every nook and cranny of the cafe-bar, Founders Room and Corn Exchange on Saturday 5th March from 10am – 4pm. Free and open to all, expect an action-packed day of entertainment, films,…
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Artist Opportunity: Collidescope 2016

10 Feb 2016

Brighton Festival artist development residency: calling artists and creators across the art forms Brighton Festival’s artist development residency Collidescope enables a group of mid-career artists to intensively engage with Brighton Festival. Selected artists will attend a wide range of events in the…

Video: ITV Meridian talks to Andrew Comben and Warren Morgan

5 Feb 2016

Following news that our joint vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate has received a £5m funding boost, ITV Meridian's Malcolm Shaw talks to Andrew Comben, Chief Executive Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Cllr Warren Morgan, Brighton & Hove City Council about the buildings' unique heritage and why the project…
Twelve angry women at Brighton Dome

Celebrate International Women's Day at Brighton Dome

3 Feb 2016

Brighton Dome will mark International Women’s Day 2016 with a week-long, specially selected series of performances and events featuring some of the most incredible female artists around, including acclaimed broadcaster Sandi Toksvig (8 Mar), comedian Katherine Ryan (5 Mar) and theatre maker Victoria Melody…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival producer wins national award

29 Jan 2016

Music producer Laura Ducceschi announced as winner of the £10,000 Arts Foundation fellowship for the Producer of Live Music category supported by PRS for Music Foundation.Last night at London’s 20th Century Theatre, special guest Sebastian Faulks announced Laura Ducceschi as the winning producer in this category supported…
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£5 million funding boost for the Royal Pavilion Estate

28 Jan 2016

Brighton & Hove City Council, The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are delighted to announce that their joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has been awarded nearly £5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The money will help to pay…

This is... Katherine Ryan

26 Jan 2016

The acridly funny Katherine Ryan joins us during our series of events leading up to International Women's Day. Discover more about her ahead of her show Kathbum on Sat 5 Mar...When Katherine Ryan takes her new show on the road, you can be sure of one thing: Kathbum will include the truth, the whole…
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Brighton Festival 2016: Major new commission for 2016 inspired by untold story of First World War announced

20 Jan 2016

Brighton Festival - alongside commissioning partners 14-18 NOW and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove - has today announced a major new commission inspired by the untold story of the hundreds of thousands of men who travelled from India to fight for the Allies in the First World War.Created by performance…

Sixty seconds with Jack Dee...

13 Jan 2016

Spend a minute with Jack Dee ahead of his visit here with the BBC's legendary I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, the self-styled antidote to panel games, on Sat 30 Jan. You've proved yourself as a brilliant host since taking over from Humphrey Lyttelton on ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’. When did you first…
Laurie Anderson, Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016: Laurie Anderson is Guest Director

7 Jan 2016

Brighton Festival is delighted to announce the pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson as Guest Director for 2016.Anderson will take the helm as Brighton Festival marks its milestone 50th year, celebrates its unique, energetic and creative city, and reflects on the nature of home.Renowned for her inventive use of…

Brighton Festival 2016: Your first glimpse at 50th Brighton Festival

4 Jan 2016

Key commission revealed as 50th Brighton Festival takes shapeThe Complete Deaths – performed by physical comedy company Spymonkey and directed by Tim Crouch – is the first show revealed as part of the 50th Brighton Festival programme.A Brighton Festival commission, the world premiere is a partnership between two Brighton-based…