Get to know: Performance Poet Francesca Beard

27 Sep 2019

This October, we present spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Headlining Trope is Francesca Beard, a London-based performance poet who has been called 'The Queen of British performance poetry'. We catch up with Francesca to find out…

Develop skills in performing arts with professional workshops at Brighton Dome

27 Sep 2019

Budding actors, comedians and make-up artists can refine their skills through a series of professional masterclasses coming up at Brighton Dome. Theatre company, Hydrocracker, will lead three masterclasses which are open to everyone aged 14+, with no previous experience required. On Sat 28 Sep, Alan Pearce from the renowned…

Introducing: Brighton-based singer Amber Burgoyne

27 Sep 2019

This October, we present spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Headlining Trope is performance poet Francesca Beard along with Brighton talent, performance poet Connor Byrne, writer and host Rosy Carrick and singer-songwriter…
Lou Sanders in Live at Brighton Dome

Get to know: Stand Up Comedian Lou Sanders

27 Sep 2019

Lou Sanders is a rising star of the comedy world. Best known for being champion of 2019’s Taskmaster and her regular TV appearances on QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical and her recent appearance in Aisling Bea’s sitcom This Way Up. Returning from Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Lou Sanders is set to start…

Family-Friendly Christmas Events at Brighton Dome

23 Sep 2019

With a whole host of events and shows for children and families, there’s fun for everyone at Brighton Dome this Christmas.Christmas Open DaySat 30 NovStep back in time and join us for a feast of family friendly cheer, Victorian style. Make Christmas decorations and other festive fancies whilst listening to carols and…
Seun Kuti

Fela Kuti in Brighton: the Afrobeat pioneer’s connection to the city

16 Sep 2019

Fela Kuti was a legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer, composer, musician and political activist. His parents sent him to London in 1958 hoping that he would study medicine and become a doctor. Instead, Kuti decided to study music and composition at Trinity College London. In an interview in Songlines, his son Femi recalls…
Photo of the chandelier in Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome opens its doors to the past with heritage events

13 Sep 2019

Brighton Dome is inviting visitors to travel back in time to discover the building’s fascinating history at a series of events starting this autumn. From housing the Price Regent’s horses to sheltering wounded soldiers; roller-skating Victorians to ABBA winning Eurovision, Brighton Dome has seen some unexpected moments…
Brighton Dome Chandelier

Mr Brighton – Fighting the Fascists at Brighton Dome

13 Sep 2019

As part of the Heritage Open Day 2019 theme, People Power, we’re highlighting communities, groups and individuals who have affected positive change and made an impact on Brighton Dome’s history.Known as ‘Mr. Brighton’, Lewis Cohen was a Socialist Mayor of Brighton and was elevated to the peerage in 1966. Cohen…

East Sussex Music to join Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s music education service

4 Sep 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has announced it will manage East Sussex Music (ESM) service and will be lead partner for the East Sussex Music Education Hub. ESM provides music lessons and activities for over 7000 children and young people in East Sussex.The partnership is part of BDBF’s commitment…
David Bowie at Brighton Dome, 23 May 1973, Photographer unknown, Saler Photographic

Rare photographs of David Bowie go on display at Brighton Dome’s Heritage Open Day

3 Sep 2019

As part of Heritage Open Day on Sat 14 Sep, newly acquired photographs of David Bowie performing at Brighton Dome will go on display in the venue for the first time. The images were originally taken at Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust concert on 23 May 1973 by an unknown photographer from the Evening Argus and Saler Photographic,…

Introducing: Drag Queen Story Time

2 Sep 2019

Drag Queen Aida H Dee joins us on Tue 29 Oct to make fairy tales come to life.  With a burst of energy and a unique look, Aida has been delighting children across the country with her high energy, high fashion shows and her wonderful approach to reading your favourite stories. Drag Queen Story Time aims…
History & Heritage

From Horrible Histories to Famous Faces Discover Brighton Dome’s Fascinating Heritage Facts

1 Sep 2019

This Autumn, Brighton Dome is celebrating its 216-year long history at open days, in talks, tours and other heritage events. Learn more about the venue through ten fascinating facts below before coming along to events this season to hear the full stories.When it was first built in 1806, the Brighton Dome roof was constructed…