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 following the discovery of a historic Quaker burial site during the Corn Exchange redevelopment works

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…
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…
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…

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…

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…
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…
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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…