A marathon of fast & furious young musical talent

14 Aug 2018

We spoke to Bec Britain, the project manager behind Music Marathon, to find out more about this unusual community fundraising event that we can all get involved with. What was the inspiration behind Music Marathon? Where did the idea come from?It was a suggestion from our very committed Parents and Friends Association…
Still No Idea

Autumn/Winter 2018 programme announced

7 Aug 2018

Bringing history to life, innovative theatre, lavish electronic ensembles & more in our Autumn/Winter seasonWhen Eastenders star Lisa Hammond and best mate Rachael Spence made their first show ten years ago, they hit the streets and asked the public for ideas. The public’s alternately funny and heartbreaking reactions…

Pride 2018: A glimpse into our fabulous performance history

2 Aug 2018

As the city gears up for Brighton Pride 2018, we took a look at some of the many LGBTQI+ artists that have graced our stages during our 150-year-history as a performance venue.Douglas Byng’s last ever performance, Brighton Dome Pavilion Theatre, 1986Douglas Coy Byng (1893 to 1987) was a cabaret megastar. Aged eight,…

Photos: Magnificent glass roof sheds new light on redevelopment project

31 Jul 2018

Our brand new spaces are really starting to come together. Glass for the skylight is now installed, so you can begin to picture the new Gallery Bar, looking in to the venue through grand Corn Exchange windows, and the Creative Space above which will provide bright, natural light."I was impressed with how…
 The 200 to 300-year-old remains of 18 individuals, discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate last year, have been laid to rest at the Memorial Cemetery, Woodingdean.

Historic remains discovered on Quakers’ Croft site laid to rest

19 Jul 2018

The 200 to 300-year-old remains of 18 individuals, discovered during redevelopment work at our Corn Exchange on the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate last year, have been laid to rest at the Memorial Cemetery, Woodingdean. The remains, which were found underneath the area formerly used as the venue’s mini conference room,…
JAZZ RE:FEST at Brighton Dome

Acclaimed & family friendly one day festival JAZZ RE:FEST offers free tickets for under 16s

9 Jul 2018

Brighton Dome is hosting an annual one-day festival celebrating UK jazz and jazz-inspired music and culture on Sun 22 July, and under 16s can go free! Having previously been hosted at London’s Southbank Centre for the last five years, JAZZ RE:FEST’s first iteration outside of London - produced by the Jazz…
Together Refugee Week

Together: Refugee Week at Brighton Dome

6 Jul 2018

This year marked 20 years of Refugee Week and Sanctuary on Sea set out to make sure the celebrations in Brighton & Hove were as big and as inclusive as possible. Brighton Dome was proud to host the final event 'Together', a culmination of the week's celebrations, on Sun 24 Jun. People from all communities came…

The Roddick Foundation pledges £250k match fund grant towards ‘Build Brighton Dome’ Community Appeal

28 Jun 2018

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has today announced a match fund grant of up to £250,000 from The Roddick Foundation in support of its £21.2 million project to redevelop the nationally-important Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.The pledge offers to double the impact of the organisation’s ‘Build…
Listening to the Unheard. Image: The Homeless Library

Listening to the Unheard explores the experience of rough sleepers and Travellers in Brighton & Hove

22 Jun 2018

Listening to the Unheard, a day of presentations and discussions at First Base Day Centre, will explore how much we know about the experience of rough sleepers and of Travellers in Brighton & Hove. The event, which is supported by Brighton Dome and other partners, takes as its starting point first-hand accounts of…
Suffragette Argus Article

Brighton Dome’s suffragette history officially recognised in nation’s heritage list

8 Jun 2018

100 years on from the first women in the country being granted the right to vote, Brighton Dome has been officially recognised as one of 41 buildings across England that were at the centre of suffragette action. The sites, which include Westminster Abbey, Epsom Racecourse, and Manchester’s Free Trade Hall, have been…

Photos: Take a peek at the latest update from behind the hoardings

4 Jun 2018

Our Studio Theatre is really making progress, with the steel frames now installed to form the new balcony seating. Heritage features of the Corn Exchange can now be seen, with the paint completely stripped off the arched roof. On the north side of the space, the balcony structure is complete, with the steel in place…
David Bowie at Brighton Dome

Local journalist Melita Dennett recalls the life-changing moment when she saw David Bowie at Brighton Dome

23 May 2018

Imagine, or re-live, the moment David Bowie performed Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane at Brighton Dome, on this day in 1973, with help from Melita Dennett's wonderfully detailed recollection of the show (even down to the nail varnish she wore)“And then came the news I'd been awaiting: Bowie was playing in Brighton.…
Brighton Dome - History & Heritage - Musical Milestones

Seat dedications - celebrating our performance history

17 May 2018

As part of the major refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre we will be installing brand new seating, including fixed balcony levels in both venues. The work will not only increase the number of seats (up to 500 in the Corn Exchange and 200 in Studio Theatre), it will improve the sound-proofing,…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Strange Cages

18 Apr 2018

Brighton's Strange Cages are one of the country's most vivid live acts, a band that have made strides in their short existence gaining support from the likes of Clash, Fred Perry and Q Magazine. We caught up with Drummer Ellis ahead of their performance at the Spectrum all day Festival this weekend. When did…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Breathe Panel

16 Apr 2018

Breathe Panel have crafted a unique sound based around the intuitive songwriting partnership of Josh Tyler and Nick Green.Recalling thoughtful days spent outdoors, Nick's vocals wash across bright, shimmering guitars and intricate drum patterns to create something beautifully expansive yet highly introspective. They're…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Porridge Radio

13 Apr 2018

Porridge Radio were not only selected by The Guardian as favourites to watch in 2018, but were named 'the greatest band in the world' by Everett True on the strength of half a song. Band leader and singer/songwriter Dana Margolin tells us more about this unique 5-piece. When did you start writing music?When I…

SPECTRUM: Interview with One Eyed Jacks

12 Apr 2018

Find out more about One Eyed Jacks, seven musicians creating soulful melodies with punchy rhythms and funky harmonies.In our newest SPECTRUM interview series, we talk to the one of the hottest live bands in Brighton today. When did you start writing music?We started writing together not long after meeting at…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Dark Horses

11 Apr 2018

Taking their cues from an expansive array of sources, Dark Horses blend psychedelia, rock and electronica with moving image, monochrome lighting and photography.We had a chat with the band ahead of their performance at SPECTRUM's upcoming day festival. When did you start writing music?We started writing together in…

SPECTRUM: Interview with DITZ

10 Apr 2018

Careening out of Brighton at a ferocious pace, DITZ combine feedback oddness with hardcore inspired riffs.  When did you start writing music?Cal, Caleb and Jack started writing music in their teenage years, although we starting writing collectively as a band in rehearsal roomsHow did you meet?We all met at university…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Normanton Street

6 Apr 2018

Normanton Street have quickly amassed a loyal following of fans around the world. In anticipation of SPECTRUM's upcoming day festival, we had a chat with the group about their unique fusion of soul, hip-hop and spoken word.When did you start writing music?It was around five years ago when we first met up with Phoebe…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Babii

5 Apr 2018

Babii (ex Us Baby Bear Bones) is one girl, using every limb available to make ethereal yet tough electronic music. Despite the serious tone of the lyrics, Babii still has an essence of playfulness when it comes to the sounds and textures that decorate her songs.When did you start writing music?When I was a smaller…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Murmur

4 Apr 2018

We caught up with George, lead singer of Murmur, one of the unique acts featuring in the upcoming SPECTRUM day festival. The four piece's massive sound is all about rumbling, fuzzy bass lines, guitar filled choruses and socially conscious lyrics.When did you start writing music?Ben and I have been writing all…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Chloé Bodur

3 Apr 2018

In anticipation of SPECTRUM's upcoming day festival, we sat down with Chloe Bodur, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter who fuses elements of neo-soul, jazz and pop to create an utterly distinctive style. When did you start writing music?My Mum claims that I was already making up my own songs in the bath when I was a toddler.…
Emergency Poet

Emergency Poems to be prescribed at Jubilee Square to celebrate World Poetry Day

13 Mar 2018

As part of World Poetry Day, the world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service will be open to everyone at Jubilee Square on Wed 21 Mar, 11am – 4pm. The Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. There are skulls, jars of eyeballs and other body parts inside…

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 with a glimpse into our past

8 Mar 2018

This international Women’s Day, we’ve delved into our archives to tell you more about just a few of the many remarkable women who have contributed to our 150-year-history as a performance venueSuffragettes Emma Newsam, Eva Bourne and Mary Leigh 100 years ago, the Representation of the People Act 1918 gave women the…
International Women's Day 2018 at Brighton Dome

Full programme announced for International Women's Day 2018

27 Feb 2018

Brighton Dome joins forces with Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. Enjoy stalls, talks, tasters and specially commissioned work reflecting on the issues raised throughout the day. We are delighted to announce our full programme, which you can view or download here.Join…

Interview: HUSH from SPECTRUM

20 Feb 2018

In anticipation of this month's upcoming edition of SPECTRUM, Brighton Dome sits down with HUSH, one of the unique acts featuring in the February Showcase:When did you start writing music?Thomas (Guitarist and Songwriter): I started writing for this project in 2015 but it wasn't until last October that I started writing…
SPECTRUM at Brighton Dome

Interview: Lebeaux from SPECTRUM

9 Feb 2018

In anticipation of this months upcoming edition of SPECTRUM, Brighton Dome sits down with Lebeaux, one of the unique acts featuring in the February Showcase.When did you start writing music? For as long as I can remember! The earliest memory I have is with me and my Monsters Inc. notepad. I used to write tune after…
Isle of CC at Brighton Dome

Interview: Isle Of CC from SPECTRUM

2 Feb 2018

In anticipation of this months upcoming edition of SPECTRUM, Brighton Dome sits down with Isle of CC, one of the unique acts featuring in the February Showcase:When did you start writing music?I did a little when I was in secondary school, but never showed anyone because I was embarrassed. I starting writing again when…
Oliver Dimsdale from Dear Esther Live

Interview: Oliver Dimsdale from Dear Esther Live

23 Jan 2018

Brighton Dome sat down with Oliver Dimsdale, star of BBC’s He Knew He Was Right, who will be performing in Dear Esther Live on 2 Feb as The Narrator. How did you get involved in Dear Esther Live?I played one of the main characters in [The Chinese Room’s] Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, so I auditioned for Dear…

The Big Christmas Singalong raises over £4,000 for local charities

12 Jan 2018

An organisation running choirs for people who have experienced homelessness (The Choir with No Name) raised £4367 for local charities at The Big Christmas Singalong, a concert at Brighton Dome on Fri 15 Dec. The money will be shared evenly between Brighton Housing Trust, The Clock Tower Sanctuary and The Choir with No…
Sounds from the City

Audition for Sounds from the City 2018

9 Jan 2018

Calling all bands & solo artists to take centre stage!Sounds from the City is Brighton and Hove's annual celebration of young musical talent, showcasing the incredible diverse and inclusive music making that is happening amongst young people across the city.Audition for this year's event on Sat 3 Feb, from 10am•…

Videos: Meet the Archaeologists helping us uncover our rich history

9 Jan 2018

WW1 letters and a 200-year-old Quaker burial ground were among last year’s exciting discoveries during our redevelopment work at the Studio Theatre and Corn Exchange. We caught up with the team at Archaeology South East to find out more about what they have learned from their post-excavation assessments:Uncovering a…
Dear Esther Live

Delve Deeper: Dear Esther Live

5 Jan 2018

The acclaimed digital experience comes to Brighton Dome on 2 Feb with a moving story of love, loss and redemption. “I’ve begun my voyage in a paper boat without a bottom; I will fly to the moon in it. I have been folded along a crease in time, a weakness in the sheet of life. Now, you’ve settled on the opposite side…
Rob Delaney, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tim Key

What's on at Brighton Dome: shows & events this spring

4 Jan 2018

From our brand-new Live at Brighton Dome comedy night featuring the likes of Tim Key and Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney to a special live play through of cult computer game Dear Esther, and a whole host of events to mark our ever-growing annual celebration of International Women’s Day, Brighton Dome presents an eclectic…