Photograph of the Corn Exchange timber roof revealed during refurbishment works

The Hidden History of the Corn Exchange Timber Roof

14 Oct 2021

Heritage buildings are like detective stories containing hidden clues about how they would have been constructed hundreds of years ago.During the Corn Exchange’s major refurbishment clues have been found etched into the original timber beams, revealing how the vast single span roof (the largest in the country) was assembled…

A Building Like No Other

13 Oct 2021

Architect Tim Healy, from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS), has been responsible for overseeing the on-site delivery of the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre venues since the project began. We had a catch-up with him to find out why this building is like no other in the country.Tim specialises…

Corn Exchange Restoration Reveals Its Magnificent Timber Frame

12 Oct 2021

The latest stage in the refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange has seen the completion of extensive repairs to keep the 200 year-old Grade I listed building safe, and preserved as part of the city’s history. An internal ‘birdcage’ scaffold was installed to allow architects and contractors to inspect the deterioration…

Brighton Dome and Wired Sussex look to the future of live music through creative technology

30 Sep 2021

Brighton Dome is supporting a series of free public events with Wired Sussex to discuss how the city’s live performance sector can thrive through creative technology.Featuring leading industry professionals, the Alternative Stages workshops and discussions will give an insight into how new technologies such…
A collage of Christmas events at Brighton Dome

Celebrate Christmas at Brighton Dome

29 Sep 2021

There really is something for everyone at Brighton Dome this December with a full festive season of live events. From South American circus to enchanting ballet, classic carols to new arrangements of favourite songs and a rebellion against Christmas convention in an online musical film.From Fri 17 to Mon 27 December, Circolombia’s…
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Service of Compassion at Brighton Dome Will Remember Lives Lost to the Coronavirus Pandemic

28 Sep 2021

To honour the people of Brighton & Hove and in memory of the lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic, Brighton Dome is taking part in A Day of Compassion, a city-wide initiative organised by the Interfaith Contact Group, which serves as Chaplain to the Mayor. A Service of Compassion will be held in the venue on…

7 Facts about The 7 Fingers

21 Sep 2021

Canadian contemporary circus trailblazers, The 7 Fingers bring their hit show Passagers (Passengers) to Brighton Dome on Thu 30 Sep and Fri 1 Oct 2021. Presented by Dance Consortium, the show is a thrilling mix of circus skills, contemporary dance, and live musical score. Exploring our fascination with travel, it will…

Brighton Dome Hosts Kickstart Job Fair to Support Unemployed Young People After Lockdown

21 Sep 2021

Brighton Dome has partnered with Future Creators and the Department for Work and Pensions to host a job fair to support youth employment across the region.The fair, taking place at Brighton Dome on Wed 29 Sept, will provide unemployed young people eligible for the Government’s Kickstart scheme, the opportunity…
Members of Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s Classic Recording with a Nu Orchestral Interpretation

16 Sep 2021

It’s hard to believe Marvin Gaye’s seminal album, What’s Going On was released 50 years ago this year and to commemorate the anniversary, we’re pleased to welcome Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) to perform their own homage at Brighton Dome on Saturday 30 October.A creative exploration of Gaye’s masterpiece,…

Lockdown Artwork by Brighton Dome Employee to Go on Display in Venue

15 Sep 2021

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Brighton Dome employee Graham Cameron produced a series of striking illustrations detailing his experience of lockdown, the impact of Covid-19 on the arts and his time furloughed from work.Cameron’s artwork, which includes illustrations of much-loved Brighton landmarks such…
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Brighton Dome Reopens with Shows from Big Names in Comedy, Music and Television

2 Sep 2021

Brighton Dome is delighted to re-open at full capacity for the first time since March 2020, with a packed programme that includes renowned comedians, musicians and TV personalities, with the first performance on 10 September by Brighton & Hove singer-songwriter Passenger.Contemporary music artists Little…

Studio Theatre will be restored with a new copper roof

1 Sep 2021

Brighton & Hove City Council’s planning committee have approved proposals to replace the damaged Studio Theatre roof. A new copper roof can now be installed to protect and restore the Grade II listed building as part of its major refurbishment.Built in 1935, the Studio Theatre (previously known as the Pavilion…
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Brighton Dome Brings Outstanding Classical Music Back to Audiences this Autumn

24 Aug 2021

World renowned classical musicians will perform a rich and diverse programme for Brighton audiences this autumn, from Beethoven to Brahms, Frank Martin’s Irish folk tunes and the music of acclaimed Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell.Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) gets the season off to a vivacious start…
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Studio Theatre’s Art Deco Splendour Cleaned and Restored

18 Aug 2021

In 1806, a coachman’s cottage for the Prince Regent’s first wife, Maria Fitzherbert, once stood on the New Road site of what would become the Studio Theatre as we know it today. The cottage was demolished in 1932 and a new building was erected in 1935 as part of architect Robert Atkinson’s Art Deco refurbishment…

Opportunity  for a New Brewery Supplier for our Venues 

17 Aug 2021

As we approach the re-opening of our Concert Hall bars this September and look forward to completing the refurbishment of our further two live venues next year, we are seeking to partner with a local brewery or draft beer supplier across our bar facilities.   The 1800 capacity Brighton Dome Concert Hall operates a…

5G Festival comes to life with immersive venue trials at Brighton Dome

2 Aug 2021

As part of the 5G Festival partnership we have successfully completed the second set of trials to test critical aspects of digital technology that could deliver a music collaboration toolset and a unique experience for artists, audiences and venues. The results will deliver the world’s first 5G powered hybrid…
Chefs cooking in the Indian Hospital Kitchens

Brighton Dome reveals its culinary past for Heritage Open Day 2021

30 Jul 2021

Heritage Open Day is back and for this year’s theme of Edible England, we’ll be celebrating the rich history of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival through a series of in-person and online events exploring our culinary links to the past.Learn about the kitchens that cooked traditional food for Indian soldiers recuperating…

Café Domenica to close at Brighton Dome

28 Jul 2021

After a fulfilling partnership, we are sorry to announce that Team Domenica will be closing their café in our Foyer from Thu 12 August 2021.The launch of Café Domenica in September 2020 marked a welcome return for the re-opening of our building following the easing of the first lockdown restrictions and offered…

Coffee Concerts at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

26 Jul 2021

Brighton Dome, in association with Strings Attached, are pleased to bring back our monthly Sunday morning classical concert series Coffee Concerts, live at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Tickets available soon.Adelphi QuartetSun 24 Oct 2021, 11amHaydn String Quartet in C, Op.20 No.2 25'Beethoven String…
The 7 Fingers performing Passagers on stage

The Thrill of Live Contemporary Dance and Circus Theatre Returns to Brighton Dome This Autumn

21 Jul 2021

Presented by Dance Consortium, Canadian company The 7 Fingers will perform an intoxicating mix of dance, physical theatre, acrobatics, circus skills and original music on 30 September and 1 October.Passagers (Passengers) plays with the fascination and freedom of travel, both nostalgic and symbolic.…
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Unique restaurant / catering opportunity

5 Jul 2021

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival will soon be completing a significant refurbishment of its venues which will result in a major transformation of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. New spaces include a ground floor restaurant opening on to the popular New Road thoroughfare. We're now looking for a partner to devise…
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Brighton Festival looks forward to 2022 following its safe and successful return

5 Jul 2021

Brighton Festival made a triumphant return in 2021 as the first multi-arts festival in the UK to open after the coronavirus pandemic caused cancellations throughout 2020. Guest Director Lemn Sissay’s inspired and resonant theme of ‘care’ brought thousands of people back to live art and performance across May…
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In-House Artists Announced

1 Jul 2021

We’re delighted to announce Akila Richards (writer and poet); Tanushka Marah (freelance director and movement coach); Emma Frankland (live performance and theatre artist) and Victoria Fox Markiewicz (dancer, choreographer, and movement director) have been selected for the first round of our In-House Artist scheme. The…

Brighton Dome partners on “festival of the future” to support artistic innovation through technology

10 May 2021

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) is amongst a group of leading organisations from across the UK’s arts, entertainment and technology industries who have started collaborating on the first ever hybrid 5G Festival. The project imagines the “festival of the future”, when artists and audiences can gather…

Culture Recovery Fund Opens the Door to Arts this Spring

2 Apr 2021

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has received vital support from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.Brighton Festival will benefit from £296,500 to ensure it can bring events back to audiences online, outdoors and safely back on stage with the re-opening of Brighton Dome Concert Hall…
Joanna MacGregor, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Brighton Dome Spring Events to Watch at Home

9 Mar 2021

Brighton Dome brings more entertainment into homes this spring, including a classical concert livestreamed from the Concert Hall and online talks from renowned authors and personalities including a free event with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.On Sunday 14 March, the multi-faceted and exuberant…
Millicent Fawcett Statue in London

A Suffragist’s Connection to the City

8 Mar 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day our heritage blog remembers a leading campaigner for women’s rights.A statue in Parliament Square may seem a long way from Brighton, but the suffragist Millicent Fawcett, had a connection to the city through her work and her personal life. Millicent came from a liberal middle-class…

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 at home

4 Mar 2021

We are proud to partner again with Brighton Women’s Centre to recognise and celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day with a series of free, online events on Saturday 6 March. A staple of the Brighton Dome calendar, the all-day programme offers the opportunity to join panel discussions, take a restorative…

The ABCD for Cultural Recovery Launches in Brighton & Hove

25 Feb 2021

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is proud to be part of a group of cultural organisations and industry professionals who have launched The ABCD for Cultural Recovery. The plan aims to support Brighton & Hove’s arts and creative industries affected by the social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic…

Royal Pavilion Estate awarded £1 million Lottery funding towards Corn Exchange renovation

19 Feb 2021

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has awarded the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate regeneration an additional £1 million from its Heritage Capital Kickstart Fund. The funding is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund package. It will be added to…
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Corn Exchange roof is complete and heritage features restored in our latest refurbishment update

19 Feb 2021

The refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre has continued over the last year to protect, conserve and upgrade the historic buildings to re-open as new and revitalised arts spaces in the heart of the city. Despite the complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, contractors have…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Joins Kickstart Employment Scheme

9 Feb 2021

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF), working together with Future Creators, a collective of local businesses, youth groups, arts and heritage organisations, has become the lead Kickstart scheme gateway organisation for the creative and cultural sector across the South East. Future Creators will facilitate…

New Livestream Talks from Brighton Dome and Fane

22 Jan 2021

The latest series of livestream talks featuring celebrated authors and TV personalities begin this month, produced by Fane Online in partnership with Brighton Dome, ideal entertainment during lockdown evenings at home.Internationally renowned and emerging personalities from the worlds of literature, television and journalism…