Selina Thompson's Race Cards at Brighton Dome

Race Cards review: 'An important journey through identity politics'

19 Dec 2017

Journalist Jessica Rings reflects on Selina Thompson’s challenging and provocative exhibition.Selina Thompson’s Race Cards makes even the most open minded of us feel ignorant as she takes us on an important journey through identity politics with her 1000 questions about race.The exhibition is 'a good old…

The Big Christmas Singalong! interview: 'Music allows me to express myself and is a distraction from the negative stuff in my head.'

7 Dec 2017

Hear the uplifting stories of two people helped by the Choir With No Name, who are bringing The Big Christmas Singalong! to Brighton Dome on Fri 15 Dec. Following a barnstorming performance from their London choirs at Brighton Dome last Christmas, The Choir with No Name - an organisation running choirs…

Selina Thompson interview: ‘As a queer black woman I am often expected to educate people on race, class and gender. Enough! Time for you to think for yourself.’

4 Dec 2017

Journalist Jessica Rings speaks to the artist behind Race Cards, the immersive installation about identity politics, and what to expect from her show which explores the notion of 'playing the race card'.Could you explain where the idea for Race Cards came from?The idea of race cards came from the commonly used phrase:…

Eat out for less with our favourite restaurants, before or after your Christmas show at Brighton Dome

30 Nov 2017

Enjoy some seasonal discounts off your food bill at some of our supporting restaurants: Terre à Terre, Pizza Express and Moshimo when you show your tickets to Air Play, The Snow Queen or The Snowman & The Nutcracker Live Score this Christmas. Remember to book online/by phone to let the…
Air Play at Brighton Dome

Air Play interview: 'Brighton Dome gives us a chance to return to our circus tent roots, performing with the audience surrounding us'

30 Nov 2017

We spoke to Christina Gelsone about the flying sculptures, bespoke "in the round" staging & world class silent comedy of her Christmas show: Air PlayWhere did the idea and inspiration for Air Play come from?In 2010, we saw Daniel Wurtzel’s air sculptures in a video, and we were entranced. Our job, as modern…
The Snowman

BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year & Glyndebourne Youth Opera singer to perform Walking in the Air

27 Nov 2017

Two local singers have been selected to sing classic Christmas song Walking in the Air with the Southbank Sinfonia in a special event which brings together two seasonal favourites (The Snowman and The Nutcracker) on Sat 16 Dec. 13-year-old Raphael ‘Rafi’ Bellamy Plaice recently won the boys’ section of the BBC…
Storytelling Army returns to Brighton Dome

Storytelling Army returns

22 Nov 2017

After taking over the streets for Brighton Festival, the Storytelling Army are back under one roof on 6th December with more epic stories from the people of the city. Stef O’Driscoll, Artistic Director of nabokov Theatre Company, who worked with the Festival and local partners Cascade Recovery Cafe, The Clocktower…

5 minutes with... Margaret Cho

22 Nov 2017

Spend five minutes with 'savage comic' Margaret Cho and discover more about what you can expect from her latest show Fresh Off the Bloat.If someone hasn’t seen you perform before, what should they expect?I am a savage comic with a lot of experience having spent nearly 35 years on the job!You’ve described Fresh…
ABBAversary at Brighton Dome 2014

Eurovision returns to Brighton Dome!

16 Nov 2017

Over 40 years after playing host to Abba’s famous Eurovision victory, our historic concert hall is to stage BBC2’s Eurovision: You Decide 2018, co-hosted by Måns Zelmerlöw and Mel Giedroyc Eurovision: You Decide, the national song selection show for the UK entry, will take place on Wed 7 Feb 2018, live from Brighton…
Orchestra 360

Orchestra 360 - A Parent's Perspective

14 Nov 2017

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) have united to create a city-wide hub for creative and cultural learning. Brighton & Hove Music & Arts provides music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city,…
The Snow Queen at Brighton Dome

What’s on this Christmas at Brighton Dome

14 Nov 2017

We have flying umbrellas, festive singalongs, bewitching ballet, a visit from The Snowman and much more to explore this winter. Click here to book tickets for our Christmas programme, and read on to find out more about the shows.Air PlayAir Play weaves together breathtaking circus, comedy and dazzling scenic…

Save at Terre à Terre with your BalletBoyz ticket!

8 Nov 2017

Enjoy Terre à Tier Tea for £15 per person (3pm – 5pm, normally £24), or Terre à Verre for £15 per person (3pm until 7pm, normally £25) when you show your BalletBoyz ticket.* *Valid until Thu 30 Nov 2017. Not available in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.Terre à Tier Tea£15…

Inua Ellams and Theresa Lola on their top 5 hip hop tracks

6 Nov 2017

Inua Ellams curates The R.A.P Party on Fri 24 Nov, where poets read poems inspired by any aspect of hip hop culture, and the DJ plays some of their favourite hip hop songs, including National Slam champion Theresa Lola. Here's just a few of their favourite tracks... Inua Ellams: ‘The seed for RAP Party (Rhythm…
Sexy at Brighton Dome

Interview: “I think our attitudes to sex and bodies need to get out of this weird dichotomy of pornographic obsession and residual Victorian prudishness.”

6 Nov 2017

We spoke to Vanessa Kisuule ahead of her show Sexy, a funny, fretful and fearless dive into the seriousness and silliness of sexiness through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undress.Where did the idea and inspiration come from?In all honesty, I have been obsessed with this topic my whole life and…
Four Tops at Brighton Dome

Celebrating Black History Month: A glimpse into our past...

23 Oct 2017

Throughout its history, Brighton Dome has played host to some of the world’s finest black and Asian artists, across artforms, from Jimi Hendrix in 1967 to Anoushka Shankar in 2003.Among the legends who have graced the stage at Brighton Dome are early jazz pioneers, the Southern Syncopated Orchestra, which played at Brighton…

Celebrating Black History Month: Family Open Day at Brighton Dome

20 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful time hosting the celebration of African Caribbean arts and culture at the Black History Month Family Day.Thank you to everyone who came along to enjoy this special event and to those who contributed their time and energy. We remember some of our favourite moments with this photo gallery...Maracatu opened…
Dorothy Stringer school celebrates Monk's 100th

Brighton school children celebrate centenary of Thelonious Monk

18 Oct 2017

Young musicians celebrate Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday ahead of Nu Civilisation Orchestra's concert. The gala concert led by award-winning pianist and composer, Peter Edwards, will also include young musicians from Brighton schools as part of ‘The Jazz Ticket’.Young musicians from Dorothy Stringer School…
meaning conference at Brighton Dome

When art meets economics: exploring a better future at Meaning 2017

17 Oct 2017

On Thu 16 Nov, we’re looking forward to welcoming the sixth annual Meaning conference to our Brighton Dome Concert Hall. Meaning is a business conference, but a very different kind of business conference: one for people with a belief that business can play a better, more creative role in our world and in our lives.For…
what if i told you

Pauline Mayers on the inspiration behind her brave and fierce blend of dance & theatre: What If I Told You?

17 Oct 2017

Pauline Mayers' upcoming show What If I Told You? gets us up on our feet and invites us to reconsider the stories we tell about our past and the history on which we build our futures. Mayers tells us about her interest in combining movement and theatre, and sharing her experiences as a British Black woman.Can…
Tap Factory at Brighton Dome

Dazzling dance, Handa’s Surprise, Senegalese cuisine, collage & more this half term

11 Oct 2017

From the potent cocktail of dance, music and comedy that is Tap Factory to the classic storytelling, puppetry and song of Handa’s Surprise, there’s lots of activities to keep the whole family entertained this half term.Tap Factory12 oil barrels, one stepladder, four bins and a bucket blend with the breathtaking tap…

Interview: GoGo Penguin on re-scoring cult film Koyaanisqatsi

9 Oct 2017

Jazz electronica trio GoGo Penguin have re-scored Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi. Pianist Chris Illingworth tells us about the creative process, and following (or not) in Philip Glass’ footsteps.How did it come about that you chose to re-score Koyaanisqatsi?There's a great arts venue in Manchester…

Brighton Dome marks World Mental Health Day with free dance performance Witness This

6 Oct 2017

Brighton Dome marks World Mental Health Day on Tue 10 Oct with Witness This a free dance performance which shines a spotlight on mental health. Witness This by Company Chameleon (Tue 10 Oct, 1pm & 4pm at Jubilee Square) is a moving and emotional portrayal of how loved ones cope when mental health problems…

Searching for deeper meaning in work, in business and in economics.

2 Oct 2017

This November we once again host Meaning - an alternative business conference that celebrates and brings together bold ideas from the progressive edges of business.At Meaning, 500 passionate people will gather to hear from a range of speakers who are achieving world-changing things in unusual ways - using their…

VIDEO: Dance icon Carlos Acosta on his new company Acosta Danza

28 Sep 2017

Following an exceptional career including many years with the Royal Ballet, international dance icon Carlos Acosta has launched a company of his own, Acosta Danza. Here he talks about his aims and the ethos of the new company, which is heading to Brighton Dome in October.'I wanted to create a company that doesn't…
what if i told you

Take part this autumn at Brighton Dome

18 Sep 2017

From workshops to post-show discussions, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for all ages to get involved this autumn.Playmakes - Handa's SurpriseHanda’s Surprise is a theatre show for children aged 2-6, blending physical performance, puppetry, live music and song, inviting audiences to travel to Kenya and follow in…

Interview: Rob Luis, co-owner of iconic Brighton label Tru Thoughts

16 Sep 2017

Iconic Brighton record label Tru Thoughts turned eighteen in 2017 and we are celebrating with a big birthday party, featuring two stages of funk, soul, tropical and electronic music. Co-owner and founder Rob Luis tells us more about the label, past, present and future.What can audiences expect from the October 18th…
Joel Dommett at Brighton Dome

Interview: Joel Dommett

14 Sep 2017

Comedian and star of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here Joel Dommett, talks about touring, his stint in the jungle, and other extreme physical challenges, ahead of his show at Brighton Dome.Joel Dommett is mid-way through his huge national tour. Is he knackered? Not really. ‘Essentially, I’m doing two hours work…

Memories sought from Brighton Dome’s 150-year history as a performance venue

12 Sep 2017

To mark 150 years as a performance venue, Brighton Dome is seeking memories from across its rich history. Submissions will help inform new heritage displays which will go on show when the refurbished buildings re-open in late 2018.The Grade I listed Brighton Dome, which was originally designed as the Prince Regent's riding…

The British Science Festival brings an afternoon of free activities to Brighton Dome

8 Sep 2017

An afternoon of free activities will take place at Brighton Dome on Sat 9 Sep, 12-4pm, as part of the British Science Festival, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.From body to being - Take part in interactive virtual and augmented reality demos that alter your bodily experience to…

In Pictures: Early birds head to Royal Pavilion Gardens for Yoga and Tai Chi as part of Brighton Dome’s Rise and Shine

7 Sep 2017

Early risers stretched into gear with Brighton Dome’s Rise and Shine, two free early morning sessions of meditative movement and music in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. With the sun rising behind the Royal Pavilion as backdrop, the Indian and Chinese decorative and architectural influences of the Estate were enjoyed and…

Historic letters found on Royal Pavilion Estate give a fascinating glimpse into the everyday lives of soldiers hospitalised on site during the First World War

5 Sep 2017

Several personal letters dating from the First World War usage of the Royal Pavilion Estate as a hospital for soldiers, have been discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. The letters, which were discovered in both whole pages and in fragments, by workers on site, give a fascinating glimpse of…

Lara Rix-Martin curator of our SPECTRUM Brighton Digital Festival special on launching her own record label Objects Ltd

4 Sep 2017

Our Brighton Digital Festival special edition of SPECTRUM is curated by Lara Rix-Martin the founder of Objects Limited, a record label in its second year, that only releases music by those who identify as female or non-binary. Here she tells us more about the label.I started Objects Limited with the aim to give…
Brighton Dome Quaker Burial  Excavation August 2017

Two more historic burials discovered at Quaker’s Croft site on Royal Pavilion Estate

31 Aug 2017

Two more burials, believed to be 200-300 years old, have been uncovered at the historic Quaker’s Croft site which was discovered earlier this month during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate.This recent discovery - thought to be the final remaining burials on-site –…
Tap Factory at Brighton Dome

Interview: Vincent Pausanias, choreographer and creator of international hit Tap Factory

30 Aug 2017

Tap Factory is an international hit show featuring urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics Tap Factory was created by choreographer and Artistic Director Vincent Pausanias, who wanted to create a show that would showcase the magic of rhythm at its highest possible technical level. Performed by some…
Miss Represented Can you see me Now? Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival project Miss Represented takes new show on tour for the first time this autumn

29 Aug 2017

Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s flagship project Miss Represented is going on tour for the first time, taking new show Can You See Me Now? to Brighton and beyond this autumn, including two nights at The Basement (Fri 24 & Sat 25 Nov).Miss Represented works with young women who face challenging life situations,…

Interview: Barbara Vijayakumar of Kala Chethena Kathakali Company

23 Aug 2017

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company founded by Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar and her husband Kalamandalam Vijayakumar has been bringing the ancient South Indian dance drama Kathakali to UK audiences for 30 years. Ahead of their Brighton shows, Barbara describes her colourful journey to India and to Kathakali,…

Yoga teacher Dionne shares her morning practice routine ahead of Rise and Shine in the Royal Pavilion Gardens

22 Aug 2017

Creative coach, yoga and meditation teacher, DJ, writer, and spacemaking event maker Dionne, will lead a free early morning yoga session in the Royal Pavilion Gardens set to live Indian classical music for the first of our two Rise and Shine events. Here Dionne shares her own morning yoga routine.People often…

Stick It On Playlist: Music Highlights from our Upcoming Season

17 Aug 2017

A playlist curated by local DJ faves Stick It OnWarm up for the upcoming autumn season at Brighton Dome with this selection of songs by a few of the great artists playing here over the coming months.    Stick It On curated this especially for Brighton Dome, as 'many of the artists on the playlist are firm…

SPECTRUM continues with four live shows this autumn

9 Aug 2017

We have some fantastic SPECTRUM live events coming up this autumn, showcasing emerging talent from across Brighton & Hove, at The Basement, Brighton Youth Centre and Brighton Museum. In September we host a Brighton Digital Festival special (30 Sep, The Basement), curated by Lara Rix-Martin of Objects Ltd, a Brighton…

Highlights of the Brighton Dome autumn programme

8 Aug 2017

A performance from dance icon Carlos Acosta's new company Acosta Danza; Glen Neath and David Rosenberg’s Séance, an intense sonic experience in a shipping container; and comedian Katherine Ryan’s hotly anticipated new show Glitter Room, are just a few of the delights in store this autumn at Brighton…

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic his own words

26 Jul 2017

In 50 Song Memoir The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt has written a song for each one of his first 50 years on earth, a gargantuan task in itself, but the live show takes it to the next level; the album is performed in its entirety over two nights by a cast of seven musicians using 50 different instruments.…

Video: Designing our Future - Meet the Architects

25 Jul 2017

Peter Clegg and Tim Healey of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the architects appointed to remodel and revitalise our Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre, as part of the first phase of our ambitious vision to restore and reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate, give an insight into…

In pictures: Excavations at historic Quaker burial site on Royal Pavilion Estate

19 Jul 2017

New images - which have just been released - give a unique insight into excavations at the historic Quaker burial site which was discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn ExchangeA total of 15 complete skeletons have been exhumed and removed from underneath the area that was formerly the venue’s mini…

Interview: Russell Howard

17 Jul 2017

Russell Howard tells Mark Wareham what it means to become the first UK comic to play China, to break Frank Sinatra’s and Manilow's record for consecutive nights at the Albert Hall. In his most political show yet, he explains how one comic intends to pull us all back together in the wake of Trump and Brexit.Where…

Interview: We hear from the Archaeologists carrying out excavations at the newly-found Quaker burial site

7 Jul 2017

Following the exciting discovery of a 200-year-old Quaker Burial site during the Corn Exchange redevelopment, we spoke to some of the team from Archaeology South East who are carrying out the excavations, Darryl Palmer (Assistant Director, Head of Fieldwork & Survey), Garrett Sheehan, and Dr Paola Ponce.Can…

200-year-old Quaker burial site discovered on Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate

5 Jul 2017

The historic site has been discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.Skeletons have been uncovered on-site and are in the process of being exhumed respectfully and sensitively from underneath the area that was formerly the venue’s mini conference room. The remains are thought to be from 'Quakers…
Ticket Office Church Street

New Brighton Dome Ticket Office in the running for Sussex Heritage Award

4 Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce that Brighton Dome’s refurbished ticket office is in the running for a Sussex Heritage Award in the Public and Community category.The project – which was undertaken by ZST architects and Square One Design Workshop – is a bespoke interior fit out of Brighton Dome's…

Interview: Root Experience's Simon Magnus on Hidden Project and The Hubbub

3 Jul 2017

Simon Magnus, artistic director of arts charity Root Experience gives us an insight into Hidden Project, which explores people’s experiences of living with a hidden condition, ahead of The Hubbub an interactive art installation showcasing the project and Hidden Project Conversation Day.What inspired Hidden…
The Magnetic Fields at Brighton Dome

Video: Stephin Meritt of The Magnetic Fields on cataloguing a life in verse

29 Jun 2017

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields has catalogued a life in verse with 50 songs, each dedicated to one of his years on earth. Over two nights this September at Brighton Dome, The Magnetic Fields will perform 50 Song Memoir in its entirety.Here Stephin explains his creative process in an interview from…
Gabriel Iglesias at Brighton Dome

Interview: Gabriel Iglesias reflects on 20 years in stand-up comedy

29 Jun 2017

American comedian Gabriel Iglesiasbrings his storytelling talents to bear on British audiences with the Fluffymania World Tour. He tells Brian Donaldson what we can expect.The numbers which revolve around hugely successful comedian Gabriel Iglesias are nothing short of mind-boggling: his social media presence can…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts to unite

28 Jun 2017

Two key cultural organisations are to come together to create a city-wide hub for creative and cultural learning.The move – which will take effect from 1 July - will bring together the combined work of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts, who deliver music education to…

Brighton Dome marks Refugee Week with a free family get-together

28 Jun 2017

Connect, a day of free events bringing families from all communities together is coming to Brighton Dome Café-bar on Saturday 1 July, 11am-4pm.  Fun for all ages will include everything from kite making workshops to learning the art of batik, and table tennis. Connect is the culmination of events held across Brighton…

Blue Plaque unveiled at Brighton Dome by BBC in honour of ABBA’s landmark 1974 Eurovision win

27 Jun 2017

A Blue Plaque unveiled at Brighton Dome honouring music legends Abba is one of 47 announced on Wednesday 14 June by BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust, commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.BBC Sussex’s Blue Plaque, on Brighton Dome,…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival retains Arts Council NPO funding

27 Jun 2017

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to be confirmed as a continuing part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-2022.Funding has been maintained at current levels during the period, equating to £1,149,921 per year.As custodians of the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Dome at the cultural heart of…

United Nations Orchestra makes its UK debut at Brighton Dome

26 Jun 2017

Conductor and artistic director of the United Nations Orchestra Antoine Marguier spoke to The Argus reporter Josh Walton about their forthcoming concert.Musicians from over 20 countries will take a break from international diplomacy to play together as an orchestra in the UK for the first time.Employees working…

How to take great event photography

23 May 2017

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Spotlight on...KIN

6 Apr 2017

Ben Duke, director of KIN, the new show from the UK's hottest circus company Barely Methodical Troupe, gives us a taste of what to expect.Can you tell us what your show is about?I could if you forced me but words don’t really capture it that accurately. If I had to describe the show in a sentence or be subjected to a…

£3m funding boost as work starts on Phase One of Royal Pavilion Estate project

23 Mar 2017

We are delighted to announce that the first phase of our joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has been awarded £3m from the Coast to Capital Local Growth fund. The grant award will go towards a major refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre as the…
KIN by Barely Methodical at Brighton Dome

What's on this Easter Holidays

21 Mar 2017

There are lots of fun, family-friendly activities and events this Easter at Brighton Dome. Here's a quick round-up of things to do over the holidays...KINWed 19 Apr, 3pm & 7.30pm7+‘Mortifyingly funny new wave British circus’ The Guardian ★★★★Fresh from their incredible opening performances at the Roundhouse,…
BPO Martin Roscoe

Martin Roscoe joins Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra for Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor

20 Mar 2017

Peter Back previews this Sunday's concert featuring pianist Martin Roscoe  Martin Roscoe is quite simply one of the most admired and respected pianists of his generation. Equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances he describes himself as a musical all-rounder, or more specifically as 'a musician…
Brighton Dome - bronze award for Best UK Unusual Venue

Brighton Dome Scoops 'Unusual' Award!

14 Mar 2017

Brighton Dome, one of the city’s most iconic venues, is celebrating after taking home Bronze in the Best UK Unusual Venue category of the prestigious M&IT Industry Awards. Presented at a glittering ceremony compered by TV legend Eamonn Holmes at Battersea Evolution on 3 March, Brighton Dome was one of six finalists…
Naomi's Wild and Scary at Brighton Dome, April 2017

Creature Feature: Naomi's Wild & Scary - Top Facts

9 Mar 2017

Naomi’s Wild & Scary is coming to Brighton Dome in April, ahead of the show we've come across some rather interesting facts about some of the world’s scariest creatures! Read on if you dare... Carpet pythons have been known to curl up in people’s toilets.Tarantulas can shoot barbed hairs at animals…
Danza Contemporánea de Cuba in Matria Etnocentra

Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa turns up the heat

7 Mar 2017

By Diane ParkesChoreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, one of three choreographers for Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, tells us about her career and passion for dance.Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has worked with top dance companies across the globe – and yet she says there is something special about Danza Contemporánea de Cuba.Which…

Q&A with Nyla Levy, performer in The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

7 Mar 2017

We find out how Nyla Levy feels about taking over writer Ambreen Razia’s role in The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, coming to Brighton in March.How did you meet Ambreen? It’s funny actually, quite serendipitous…! I had met Ambreen a couple of years ago by chance at Oval station as she was going to Ovalhouse to work…
The Diary of A Hounslow Girl at Brighton Dome

Q&A with Ambreen Razia - writer of The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

6 Mar 2017

Ambreen Razia tells all about The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, coming to Brighton at the end of March, and the inspiration behind the show.What exactly is a ‘Hounslow Girl’?Apparently just like a Chelsea Girl and an Essex Girl, we also have a Hounslow Girl, which is the name for the stereotype of young British Muslim…
Candoco Dance Company at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome celebrates Disabled Access Day

3 Mar 2017

Brighton Dome is delighted to be celebrating national Disabled Access Day with free tours and information about our iconic Grade I-listed heritage venues.On Saturday 11 March, 10am – 3pm, in the café-bar, our Access Information Hub will be open with details of the facilities on offer at Brighton Dome. Our Visitor Services…
Naomi's Wild & Scary

5 minutes with... Naomi Wilkinson

3 Mar 2017

Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson gives us her best tips, advice and stories about her encounters with various animals before she brings her Naomi's Wild & Scary tour to Brighton this April.What are the best things about working in children’s TV?I love that no two days are the same. I get to travel…

Interview: Stewart Lee

23 Feb 2017

Acclaimed stand-up Stewart Lee talks about Brexit, the BBC, and why he is still going strong after 28 years on the comedy circuit.How are you Stewart?I’m ok, but I got bitten by a spider during the previews of this new show and ended up in hospital for a week. They knew what it was at A&E immediately – a false…
Kate Tempest Guest Director

Interview: “When you find a piece of artwork on your own terms… that’s when the real magic happens”

1 Feb 2017

We caught up with the acclaimed recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest, recently named as Brighton Festival 2017 Guest Director - mid album tour - to find out more about her plans for the roleWhen you were first approached to be Guest Director for Brighton Festival 2017, what was it that prompted…
Candoco Dance Company at Brighton Dome

Spotlight on Candoco: Behind the scenes of Beheld

31 Jan 2017

An insight in to the influences, artistic direction and choreography of Candoco Dance Companies highly anticipated performance Beheld.Through virtuosic choreography and unsurpassable talent world leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, Candoco present their stunning double bill, CounterActs.…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra conductor and cellist Thomas Carroll and great great great great uncle, Frederick Delius

Preview: Delius's relative, cellist Thomas Carroll conducts Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

27 Jan 2017

Peter Back previews the next BPO concert: The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra brings the light, colour and vibrancy of the Mediterranean to the Dome on Sunday afternoon with a performance of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Written in a sunny room on the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, and completed in Naples, the work…
Bridget Christie

Brighton Dome celebrates International Women's Day

26 Jan 2017

Brighton Dome will mark International Women’s Day 2017 with a specially selected series of performances and events, including a talk on ecofeminism by Germaine Greer, stand-up Bridget Christie’s take on Brexit, a live recording of The Guilty Feminist podcast, and a day-long marketplace of performance, art and debate…

Video: Interview with Sean Shibe

23 Jan 2017

Despite swiftly establishing himself as one of the UK’s leading classical guitarists, and being the first ever guitarist to be selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, Sean Shibe appears both modest and humble. Here, Scottish born Shibe shares his background, how he started out learning guitar and who inspires him musically.Brighton…
Femi Martin - How to Die of a Broken Heart at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with...Femi Martin

20 Jan 2017

Writer and performer Femi Martin gives us the low-down on her first solo theatre show How to Die of a Broken Heart where she shares some of her most embarrassing and painful experiences, but with plenty of laughs along the way.How and where will the show be staged?The show will be in the Founders Room on 25th…
Image of Gabriel's Plays

UK premiere of topical play cycle set during the US election year are first shows announced for Brighton Festival 2017

18 Jan 2017

The UK premiere of The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family - an acclaimed trilogy of plays by Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson set during the turbulent US Election year - are the first shows to be revealed as part of Brighton Festival 2017 (6-28 May) ahead of the full programme announcement…
The Works at Brighton Dome

Artist Opportunity: The Works Junior Edition

16 Jan 2017

This season The Works will be for artists who make work for children aged between 7-10.Are you an innovative artist exploring theatre, music and/or dance for young people? Would you benefit from piloting an excerpt of a new work in front of your target audience? This public sharing is a unique chance for artists and audiences…
Kate Tempest Guest Director

Brighton Festival names Kate Tempest as Guest Director 2017

16 Jan 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Guest Director for Brighton Festival 2017 is the acclaimed recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate TempestDescribed by The Guardian as ‘one of the brightest British talents around,' Tempest’s prolific artistic output across multiple disciplines…

Contractors appointment kick-starts first phase of Royal Pavilion Estate development

16 Jan 2017

Britain's oldest and most established building company, R. Durtnell and Sons Limited, have been appointed by Brighton & Hove City Council as contractors to start works on transforming the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre - the first phase of our joint development plans for…
There Will Be Blood Live at Brighton Dome

Interview: London Contemporary Orchestra's Hugh Brunt on There Will Be Blood

12 Jan 2017

Co-Principal Conductor and co-Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Orchestra, Hugh Brunt, sheds some light on the creative processes behind There Will Be Blood's highly compelling live performance and the intricacies that have enabled it to flourish in to a truly captivating experience. When did…

Three former SPECTRUM artists receive Government funding to boost their international profile

11 Jan 2017

Tigercub, Luke Sital-Singh and Phoria, artists who have all headlined Brighton Dome SPECTRUM events, have been awarded Government funding to support their development internationally.The Music Exports Growth Scheme (MEGS), run by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has awarded £249,385 in total to UK indie music labels…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome

Preview: Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes two of Britain’s most talented young artists

10 Jan 2017

Brighton Philharmonic OrchestraSun 15 Jan, 2.45pmBen Gernon conductorJoseph Moog pianoPeter Back previews the next BPO concertThe guest soloist with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday afternoon will be the brilliant young German pianist Joseph Moog. Described by Radio Bremen as ‘a treasure hunter with supernatural…

feat. Mexrrissey

9 Jan 2017

Mexico loves Morrissey, and that’s a fact. Now a band from Mexico City has recreated the music of Morrissey and The Smiths. Singer and keyboardist Ceci Bastida explains why Mexrrissey is more than a tribute act.When did you first discover the music of Morrissey/The Smiths?When I was a teenager. I grew up in…
There Will Be Blood with the London Contemporary Orchestra live at Brighton Dome

Nine things you might not know about There Will Be Blood

5 Jan 2017

Watching There Will Be Blood with the score performed live is a rare treat for acoustic-contemporary fans and film-lovers alike, but before you do, here are nine things you might not know about There Will Be Blood and its incredible score... The film was exceptionally well-received:It was voted number 1…