Unveiling the Spring 2023 season at Brighton Dome

6 Dec 2022

Join us this spring for exciting performances including a UK dance premiere, a homage to hip-hop, critically acclaimed music and dance acts and stand up from up-and-coming stars alongside some of comedy’s biggest names.We’re delighted to be hosting the UK premiere of acclaimed South African choreographer Dada Masilo’s…
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Brighton Dome signs up for The Big Give Christmas Challenge

25 Nov 2022

This December we’re joining forces with The Big Give, the national charity fundraising campaign, to raise funds for young people to create music.Did you know that our music education service Create Music provides creative opportunities to nearly 20,000 young people across East and West Sussex? We believe that…

Take Five with Luisa Omielan

18 Nov 2022

Luisa Omielan returns to Brighton Dome this month with her new stand-up show Ten.Luisa has been creating iconic, one-woman shows for ten years and was the first comedian to receive a BAFTA Breakthrough accolade for stand-up. With a decade of cow impressions, thigh gaps and relationship boat analogies under her…
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Can you use 5G and immersive tech to tell Brighton Dome's story in new and engaging ways?

17 Nov 2022

FutureScope Heritage XR is a four-month programme designed to drive ideas and innovation using advanced digital technologies within the UK heritage sector. It is funded by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF), and delivered by Digital Catapult in collaboration with Wired Sussex.Startups, scaleups, creative studios,…
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Artist's Brief for Community Art Project within Our Place 2023

10 Nov 2022

Brighton Festival is looking for an Artist (or artist collective) in Residence to create a community arts project in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Brighton, as part of Our Place 2023.Our Place is Brighton Festival’s flagship community initiative produced in partnership with the communities of East Brighton, Hangleton…
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Musician, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal is Brighton Festival’s Guest Director for 2023

9 Nov 2022

We are delighted to announce that Brighton Festival's Guest Director for 2023 is the critically acclaimed musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal.Nabihah’s debut as a recording artist came in 2017 with the release of her album Weighing of the Heart on the UK’s Ninja Tune label. Garnering huge…
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From Stevie Wonder to the suffragettes - uncover the backstage secrets of Brighton Dome on one of our heritage tours

26 Oct 2022

If you’ve ever wondered what takes place behind the scenes at Brighton Dome, why not join one of our unique backstage tours?You can follow in the footsteps of the legends who’ve graced our stage, like Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Beyoncé or catch a rare glimpse of the infamous secret tunnel underneath…

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

25 Oct 2022

Stuck on what to buy your friends and family for Christmas? Here are some unique gift ideasYour purchase will provide a crucial source of revenue which will help Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival to programme events and to provide support to artists to develop and bring their work to the city.Treat them to a gift that…

Refurbished Brighton Dome to include new creative space for artists with support from The Roddick Foundation

20 Oct 2022

We’re delighted to share details of a dedicated creative space for artists as part of the refurbished Grade I and II listed Corn Exchange and Studio at Brighton Dome. The space has been made possible following a generous grant from The Roddick Foundation and will be called Anita’s Room, in memory of Dame Anita Roddick,…

Redroaster named as exciting new restaurant partner for Brighton Dome

26 Sep 2022

As the major works to refurbish Brighton Dome’s Grade I and Grade II listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre move towards completion, we are delighted to announce our new restaurant partner will be Brighton’s own Redroaster. They will occupy a new bright, contemporary street-facing café/restaurant, welcoming visitors…

Help Reopen Brighton Dome

22 Sep 2022

Today Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to support its new season of shows at Brighton Dome’s newly refurbished venues, which are soon to reopen.The Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre are soon to reopen, but the economic crisis and Covid have hit us hard, we need extra funds for…

10 Fun Facts about The Trocks

14 Sep 2022

Since their founding in the 1970s, The Trocks have become the foremost comedy act in the world of dance. They will bring their hilarious rendition of Swan Lake to the stage from September 23-24 at Brighton Dome. Ahead of the shows, we’re sharing 10 fun facts about The Trocks…1. The Trocks don’t come from Monte Carlo…

In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

13 Sep 2022

To mark her passing we are remembering the young Princess Elizabeth’s visit to our city in December 1945, including her time at Brighton Dome attending a concert in aid of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton. Image courtesy of Brighton & Hove MuseumsA frequent visitor to Brighton during her reign,…
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The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

9 Sep 2022

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022. A statement from Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We acknowledge her lifelong…

Take Five with Liz Porter: Heritage Manager

8 Sep 2022

Liz Porter is the Community and Engagement Manager (Heritage) at Brighton Dome, who works on a variety of fascinating projects across the organisation. Ahead of our upcoming Heritage Open Day this Sunday 11 September, we caught up with Liz to find out what it’s like to work in the Heritage team at Brighton Dome."It's…

Brighton Dome to mark Heritage Open Days 2022 with free family workshops and backstage tours

7 Sep 2022

Brighton Dome’s annual Heritage Open Day returns on Sunday 11 September with a chance to look behind the scenes of the historic building and take part in a range of free family activities. As the major refurbishment of Brighton Dome’s Grade I and Grade II listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre nears completion, there’s…

Brighton Dome Autumn Season 2022

17 Aug 2022

From Oscar-nominated actors to hip-hop footballing acrobats; from Grammy-nominated musicians to an unforgettable all-male ballet troupe, find out more about the eclectic 2022 Autumn Season at Brighton Dome.Talks & DebateSpend An Evening with Richard E Grant on 16 October at Brighton Dome, where the iconic…

Meet the comedians performing at Live at Brighton Dome this October

5 Aug 2022

Get ready as Brighton’s biggest comedy night returns to our iconic Concert Hall for another quality evening of stand up this autumn.From famous faces and television regulars to the newest comedy award-winners and up-and-comers, Live at Brighton Dome has delighted audiences with stellar line ups of cracking…

Take Five with Adam Carver

18 Jul 2022

On 7 August, Fatt Projects bring PALAVER Party, a fabulous afternoon extravaganza for kids and their grown-ups, to Brighton Dome.Adam Carver is the Artistic Director of Fatt Projects, a company making events, parties and performances celebrating queerness, community, empowerment, and championing positive change. We had…
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Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is looking for a Sound Artist to work with our Heritage team

29 Jun 2022

Closing date Monday 11 July, 5pm Fee £4500Suggested start date late July (with start-up meeting Monday 18 afternoon or Tuesday 19 July). Duration of project late July–end September 2022 (main making period between 18 July–end August).Earlier this year Strike a Light Arts & Heritage worked with our Oral History…

Create Music Launches Summer School this July

19 Apr 2022

With the previous restrictions imposed on group gathering lifted, Create Music have announced that this year’s Summer School will return in-person this July, allowing group music-making to take place at various venues across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.Courses run from 4–22 July, providing opportunities for…
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Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival awarded over £200K to support community volunteering opportunities in Sussex

12 Apr 2022

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival among 160 organisations benefitting from the £4.6 million Volunteering Futures FundCulture in Mind includes partners The Sussex Archaeological Society and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, Heads OnScheme to promote benefits of and challenge barriers to volunteering Brighton…
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Meet the comedians performing at Live at Brighton Dome this March

9 Mar 2022

Since 2018, Live at Brighton Dome has provided a regular comedy night in our iconic Concert Hall with previous performers including Rob Delaney, Nina Conti, Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Sarah Pascoe and Tim Key to name a few. This month, Brighton’s biggest comedy night returns with another raucous…

Take Five with Akila Richards

8 Mar 2022

Akila Richards is a Sussex-based award-winning writer, poet and spoken word artist, and one of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s In-House Artists. The scheme supports local artists develop their own creative work and provide input into Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival programming. We spoke to Akila about…

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

24 Feb 2022

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is recruiting new trustees to join our Board Role Title:TrusteeHours: up to 20 hours per year (a minimum of four meetings per year)Location: BrightonBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s purpose is to create extraordinary experiences where people can come together to enjoy,…

Create Music Launches as Joint Music Education Service for the South East

25 Jan 2022

Create Music, a joint collaboration bringing together the educational services of Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) and East Sussex Music (ESM) will offer music tuition to more people across the South East region. As one of the largest providers of music education in the UK, Create Music reaches over 18,500 children…