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Young Brighton & Hove Musicians Selected for Prestigious Concerts

8 Jul 2019

Talented young musicians from Brighton and Hove are about to go on tour in Western Bohemia, performing at the prestigious Czech Museum of Music this July. The tour is part of Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) programme of activities for students performing with Brighton Youth Orchestra and Brighton &…

Royal Pavilion Estate Works Update: Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

5 Jul 2019

R Durtnell & Sons Ltd, the contractor working on the refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, has ceased work on site and is putting together proposals for a company voluntary arrangement. Brighton & Hove City Council has taken back the site and made it secure. They are committed to…
Icebreaker: Apollo at Brighton Dome

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings at Brighton Dome

3 Jul 2019

Everyone went mad for the moon in Queen’s Park at this year’s Brighton Festival so why not enjoy a weekend of moon related events for all ages to celebrate the official anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.Fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, Neil A. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin marked a major milestone in scientific…

Brighton Dome’s autumn season packed with international artists & home-grown talent

1 Jul 2019

Brighton Dome is hosting some of the world’s most renowned performers, authors and artists in our venue this autumn, coming from Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and USA to showcase their new work live in Brighton. Australian stand-up and Netflix sensation Hannah Gadsby performs Douglas, a tale about…

10 ways to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

26 Jun 2019

This year Brighton & Hove Pride takes place from 2-4 August with theme of ‘Generations of Love’ to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots, which gave us Pride as we know it today. As the city prepares for Pride celebrations, we round-up creative things to do and see around the…

Comedy at Brighton Dome

26 Jun 2019

In need of some belly laughs? We’ve got you sorted. Check out who’s coming to Brighton Dome...Rob Beckett (Limited Availability)Thu 10 – Sat 12 Oct 2019Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, comedian Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a…
Browntown Abbey

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival seek a local artist to create work celebrating Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

19 Jun 2019

Are you a local visual artist?To celebrate Brighton and Hove Pride 2019, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival will be commissioning a local artist to produce an original piece of work to be displayed on the outdoor wooden panels running along New Road. The piece would be approximately 12 feet wide by 7 feet…

Brighton Dome is proud to support Fly the Flag campaign

17 Jun 2019

Brighton Dome is proud to support Fly the Flag, a UK-wide arts initiative marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 24 to 30 June. Artist and activist Ai Weiwei has created a special flag, commissioned to educate future generations about the importance of human rights.…

The works so far: photographer Carlotta Luke shares her favourite photos from the project

12 Jun 2019

Architectural documentary photographer Carlotta Luke shares with us her favourite photos from her work documenting the grand transformation of our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre as well as the new Gallery and Creative Space.Jun 2017My first site visit to the Corn Exchange was also the first time I had been…
Theon Cross at Jazz Re:Fest

Meet the Rising Jazz Artists Performing at Jazz Re:Fest this July

10 Jun 2019

This July, we welcome the return of Jazz Re:Fest, the one-day festival showcasing the incredibly diverse world of jazz by music and arts organisation, Jazz re:freshed. Jazz Re:Fest has always prided itself on giving a platform to some of the freshest live music around and showcasing emerging and underexposed…

Music at Brighton Dome this Autumn

10 Jun 2019

This Autumn we have an array of musical talent coming to Brighton Dome. From fresh, upcoming artists to artists that will make you nostalgic. Here is a quick look at who’s coming to town…The Psychedelic Furs + The Wendy James BandFri 4 OctThe veteran post-punk band led by brothers Richard and Tim Butler, The Psychedelic…
Childrens Parade 2019

Help shape the future of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival by joining our Board

7 Jun 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) is in the process of recruiting a new Chair and now invites applications for a number of new trustees as several retire, to help take the organisation into a new phase in its history. By the end of 2019, our Chair, Polly Toynbee and the Board will have overseen the successful…
NYDC MADHEAD Dancers

What’s on: Summer at Brighton Dome

30 May 2019

There is lots to look forward to at Brighton Dome this Summer,including music from folk indie band Beirut and fresh new dance from the likes of Streetfunk and the National Youth Dance Company. Here’s a quick look…Brighton Dome Backstage Tour Sun 28 JulThis is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain,…
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

Brighton Dome will be one of the first 5G-enabled arts venues to transform audience experiences

1 May 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has partnered with Digital Catapult to announce it will be one of the first performance, arts and cultural venues equipped with 5G technology anywhere in the UK.Over the next year, the project will develop new ideas for integrating 5G technology into the venues, such as live…

Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre Restoration Brings Statue Back to Life

23 Apr 2019

An Art Deco statue depicting the Roman Goddess of Agriculture is being restored as part of our building refurbishment. Standing above the entrance to the Corn Exchange on Church Street, Ceres was sculpted in 1935 by renowned artist James Woodford OBE RA (1893-1976).The statue was crafted by Woodford in a distinct ornamental…
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Living Dangerously: An Interview with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

10 Apr 2019

'The world’s greatest living explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes brings his live show Living Dangerously to Brighton Dome this July. In this interview Sir Ranulph talks about the show, climate change and what's next...You’re heading out on tour, what will you be talking about?I’ll be talking about my life:…
The Goose Who Flew at Brighton Dome

The Goose Who Flew - Interview with performer Amber-Rose May

5 Apr 2019

Amber-Rose May is a performer and theatre maker who specialises in creating thought provoking and magical theatre for young people, allowing them to explore and understand important topics. In her new one-woman show The Goose Who Flew, for ages 3-7, she plays a range of quirky characters, using simple puppetry to…

In Photos: Building Update Mar 2019

29 Mar 2019

Take a look at the latest progress on-site, as heritage feature continue to be restored, new spaces and state-of-the-art facilities are being built. The new Gallery space is really starting to come together, with flooring being placed on the lower floor and on parts of the upper floor. These two spaces will become…

Introducing: Theatre Maker and Performer Conrad Murray

19 Mar 2019

Theatre maker and performer Conrad Murray brings Denmarked to Brighton Dome this April. Denmarked is an autobiographical performance sharing tales from the council estate of dodgy best friends, that rite of passage - your first arrest, dinner with your social worker and the Christmas dad went prison. Conrad’s…
BPT RESIZE

Brighton People’s Theatre Partner with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

15 Mar 2019

Brighton People’s Theatre (BPT), have announced a year-long programme in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA). BPT will explore whether there is an appetite for a People’s Theatre for the…
CEX Roof

Building Work Update: Accessibility Improvements

14 Mar 2019

As part of the major redevelopment works to our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, and the brand-new spaces, improvements are being made to ensure all areas are more accessible for everyone.This includes new and accessible toilets, new hearing assistance systems, and a new public lift inside the Ticket Office, providing…
Subira Trope

Introducing: Spoken Word Artist Subira Wahogo

6 Feb 2019

This Spring, we present a spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Trope will feature top UK artists, local musicians, a poet in residence, poetry film and an open mic.Each Trope has a theme and this time round we’re tackling ‘Hope’.…
Comeidan Ray Bradshaw presents Deaf Comedy Fam at Brighton Dome

Interview: Ray Bradshaw

1 Feb 2019

Two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Ray Bradshaw brings Deaf Comedy Fam to Brighton. Full of hilarious, revealing stories about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam, is the first comedy show performed simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which happens to be…

Miss Represented Launches New Documentary

17 Jan 2019

Miss Represented is a creative arts project working with young women, using the arts for personal development and social change. Here they tell us about their brand new documentary.In 2017 we took our cross-art show Can You See Me Now? out on tour. It was epic, from beginning to end! The making process involved our weekly…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest Blog: Ian Brignall Introduces Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra's Spring Concerts

16 Jan 2019

Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall introduces the second half of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome.If the first half of this Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018/19 season captivated your musical senses, the next four concerts have got amazing…
YAMATO

Introducing: Interview with Yamato Drummer Gen Hidaka

7 Jan 2019

Back by popular demand the world-renowned Taiko drummers, Yamato bring their high-energy and immersive show Jhonetsu (Passion) to Brighton Dome. The 12-strong troupe have captivated audiences across the globe, demonstrating their immense skill in the traditional art of Taiko drumming and epitomising the Japanese…