Screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce announced as Guest Director for Brighton Festival 2024

29 Nov 2023

We are thrilled to announce award-winning author and screenwriter Frank Cotterell-Boyce will be our Guest Director for Brighton Festival 2024.Now the largest annual curated multi-arts festival in England, the Festival is a celebration of music, theatre, dance, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and community events…
On the left a young boy playing a clarinet, in the middle a large christmas tree, on the right a person standing in a crowd, open mouthed and clapping

Christmas Gifts for Arts Lovers

15 Nov 2023

Looking for something to buy for your nearest and dearest who love the arts? Here are some unique gift ideas for your arts loving friends and family. Your purchase will provide crucial funds which will help Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Create Music to programme events and provide support to artists. MembershipTreat…

Applications now open for Anita’s Room – a brand new creative space for artists

14 Nov 2023

Calling all artists and creatives! We’re thrilled to announce that applications are now open to use Anita’s Room - a brand new dedicated creative space in the heart of Brighton Dome that will support artists and community groups to develop new work.New space, new workPart of the newly-refurbished Grade I and II listed…

Free multicultural festival celebrating diverse arts and heritage returns to Brighton Dome

9 Nov 2023

The annual festival honouring Brighton’s diverse community, Family Day – Take Part returns bigger and bolder to Brighton Dome and other venues this Sat 11 Nov. The programme, from organisers, African Night Fever, offers over forty Black, Asian and ethnically diverse arts, culture and heritage activities…
Judi Love wearing a black ruffled dress against a red background. She's holding a finger in the air as if about to speak.

Take Five with Judi Love

9 Nov 2023

In the past two years, Judi Love has become a household name for her powerhouse personality and totally relatable tales. A favourite on Taskmaster, The Royal Variety Performance, Strictly Come Dancing and Live at the Apollo, Judi was even crowned Masterchef Celebrity Christmas Special champion in 2021.This month, she’s…

From club nights to childhood classics - it’s beginning to look a lot like the 2023 Festive Programme...

7 Nov 2023

Alongside the darker evenings, woolly jumpers and fairy lights, the magic of winter is gusting through Brighton and a flurry of festive celebrations make up our events programme this December.Striking magicAn enchanting reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, The Little Match Girl, from award-winning choreographer…
Four members of the Heath Quartet sitting on vintage furniture in an industrial-style room with bare brick wall and exposed wooden flooring. There is an oversized clock on the wall behind them showing the time at half past nine. They are lit by natural light from a window that's out of shot on our right hand side. From left to right, there is a lady with shoulder-length brown hair holding a violin and wearing a plain black long-sleeve top, black trousers and black heels. Next to her is a man with short dark hair and facial hair, he is also holding a violin and wearing all black long sleeve top, jeans and black shoes. Next to him is a woman with long wavy mousey-brown hair. She is wearing a plain black long-sleeve top and trousers with black shoes and also holding a violin. Next to her is a main with short dark hair, he is wearing a plain black long-sleeve top and black jeans and shoes. His cello is resting against his side.

The Heath Quartet launch a new era of Coffee Concerts at the Corn Exchange

2 Nov 2023

Our Coffee Concerts are feeling extra special this year. Not only are they returning to the newly refurbished Corn Exchange, but the multi-award-winning Heath Quartet, who first launched the much-loved series, are kicking off the 2023/24 series.With five awe-inspiring ensembles performing our Autumn/Winter programme,…

Marking reopening week with more shots of our new spaces

31 Oct 2023

We’re thrilled to share some as-yet-unseen parts of our refurbished Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Our first live performance back in the renewed spaces is approaching on 1 Nov and we can’t wait to welcome you back.All photography by Andy StaggPre and post-show dining just got a lot grander with the stunning…

Acclaimed theatre company Gecko relaunch live performance at the Corn Exchange with powerful new show Kin

20 Oct 2023

"We all have migration stories, whether we’re aware of them or whether they’re more distant, and that excites me because we have the potential to encourage a profoundly positive, celebratory voyage towards empathy” – Amit LahavOur Grade I listed Corn Exchange is welcoming back live performance with a…
Old exterior of the Studio Theatre, which is now inside the Gallery Bar

Secrets of the past uncovered during refurbishment

19 Oct 2023

Historic carvings, long-lost memories and forgotten entrances are just some of the secrets revealed during the refurbishment of our Grade I and Grade II listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) worked alongside many skilled contractors to uncover and conserve…
Lee and Adam Parkinson pointing at a laptop screen in shock

Take 5 with the Two Mr Ps

12 Oct 2023

This month, Two Mr Ps in a Podcast hosts Lee Parkinson (Mr P) and his brother Adam join us to tell embarrassing and downright hilarious stories from teachers all over the UK live on stage.The Show and Tell Tour is for school staff, parents and anyone who enjoys taking a nostalgic trip back to their school days.…

Revealed! See inside our refurbished Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre as we prepare to welcome back live performance

4 Oct 2023

We’re thrilled to reveal our restored Grade I and Grade II listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre before they reopen for live performances from November!These beautifully refurbished spaces have been designed by award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to conserve vital heritage features for future generations…
Two actors stand onstage, lit by a single spotlight, mid-performance; one wears a black t-shirt and sweatpants with a bandana around their head keeping mid-length brunette hair off their face. The other wears a black dress and brown leggings, their ginger hair pulled back into a low bun. Two onlookers sitting on the floor to the left watch in amusement, lit in a soft red light.

Take 5 with Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings, artist and producer of Flarewave

22 Sep 2023

‘The deaf community is not invisible’ On 30 September Flarewave presents... Deaf Talent Takeover comes to Brighton Dome, featuring live performances from, among others, poet Douglas Ridloff, deaf comedian and performer Amy Murray, comedian Gavin Lilley and comedy superstar John Bishop. The event is…
Catherine Bohart, Tim Key, Josh Pugh and Simon Amstell

Meet the comedians performing at Live at Brighton Dome this October

8 Sep 2023

Live at Brighton Dome is our regular comedy night showcasing up-and-coming stars alongside some of comedy’s best-known names. Find out more about the comedians aiming to tickle your funny bone with their sharp-witted stand-up this October...Simon AmstellHeadlining the evening is comedian, presenter, screenwriter…
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Celebrate Brighton Dome’s Creative History at this year’s Heritage Open Day

1 Sep 2023

Join us on Sun 10 September as we open our doors for a free all-day event as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. A series of tours, performances and crafts will explore the theme of creativity unwrapped as we take a look back at moments in our venue’s history and some of the famous performances we’ve welcomed.On…

Celebrate Disabled & Neurodivergent Artists with us this Disability Pride Month

3 Jul 2023

Join us on Sat 8 Jul for Access Open Day: Creative Routes, a free all-day programme of workshops, performances and talks in our Foyer that spotlights art by disabled and neurodivergent creatives.Young people interested in working in the arts can also learn about paths into the industry. Our In-House Artist Erin…
Two people stand speaking to one another. One is wearing a yellow t-shirt with a large Festival logo on it, and the other is wearing a grey t-shirt and red framed glasses

Celebrating Volunteers Week

1 Jun 2023

Every year we work with a wonderful team of volunteers who support hundreds of events and activities across our year-round and Festival programme. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of them!Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival events supported by volunteers include:Heritage ResearchOpen DaysCommunity and Family…
An image of the 'Starry Night' immersive exhibition showing people exploring the exhibit and taking pictures

Updated Statement: Van Gogh Alive - Confirmed Opening Date

12 May 2023

A further update from Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival:‘I am very pleased to share news that the opening date for Van Gogh Alive at Brighton Dome has been rescheduled for Saturday 20 May.The welfare of our visitors is always our top priority and this new date allows for the necessary…
An image of the 'Starry Night' immersive exhibition showing people exploring the exhibit and taking pictures

Statement: Van Gogh Alive Opening Delay

9 May 2023

A statement from Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival:‘I am very sorry to announce a delay to the opening of Van Gogh Alive which was planned for Friday 12 May at Brighton Dome. This is due to further ​​work being required ​to the building ​to ensure critical safety systems in…
Exterior shot of the Corn Exchange

Cutting-edge technology will bring history to life at Brighton Dome

13 Apr 2023

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival have joined forces with Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, to launch Heritage XR and develop three pioneering immersive experiences inspired by the history and heritage of Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange.The FutureScope Heritage XR programme,…
Two photographs of our two new In-House artists, showing them both sat on the floor

In-House Artists revealed for 2023

1 Mar 2023

After a successful trial in 2021-22, we’re thrilled to reveal our new In-House Artists for 2023 - spoken word artist and musician, AFLO. the poet and writer and theatre-maker Erin Enfys! Both artists will undertake a year-long residency at Brighton Dome and receive a grant to support the creation of new work. Read on…
Photograph of comedian Fatiha El-Ghorri against a blue background

Take 5 with comedian Fatiha El-Ghorri

24 Feb 2023

Up-and-coming stand-up Fatiha El-Ghorri will be taking to the iconic Concert Hall stage in March for the latest instalment of our Live at Brighton Dome series. Never one to hold back, comic Fatiha El-Ghorri is rapidly becoming a ‘one to watch’ i, despite only having been on the circuit for a few years. By tackling…
Ivo Graham, Rachel Parris, Ed Gamble, Amy Gledhill and Fatiha El Ghorri

Meet the comedians performing at Live at Brighton Dome this March

21 Feb 2023

It’s back! Since 2018, Live at Brighton Dome has provided a regular comedy night in our iconic Concert Hall, showcasing up-and-coming stars alongside some of comedy’s best-known names.This March, Brighton’s biggest comedy night returns with another brilliant line-up. Find out more about the comedians aiming to…
Brighton Dome exterior

Lunchtime Talks Bring Brighton Dome’s History to Life this Spring

10 Feb 2023

Discover the unearthed secrets of our Concert Hall, the history of Brighton’s suffrage struggle and learn about the man behind our city’s beloved seafront railway, in a series of talks from our heritage team starting this month. As a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers during World War I, a World War…
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Explore Dada Masilo’s new dance piece The Sacrifice ahead of its UK Premiere

3 Feb 2023

'In The Rite of Spring the maiden dances herself to death but I wanted something completely different, I wanted the sacrifice to be something beautiful as well.' - Dada MasiloTake a deep dive into Dada Masilo's new contemporary dance piece, The Sacrifice, ahead of its UK premiere here at Brighton Dome on 21 and 22…

Newly refurbished Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre to reopen with Van Gogh Alive

25 Jan 2023

“This innovative exhibition provides the perfect opportunity to welcome audiences old and new to these unique historic spaces”We are delighted to announce the ground-breaking immersive exhibition Van Gogh Alive will welcome back audiences to our fully restored Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre from spring…
5 South African dancers on a blue stage performing Dada Masilo's The Sacrifice

Acclaimed Choreographer Dada Masilo returns to Brighton Dome with a UK premiere

17 Jan 2023

‘I’m especially pleased to have the UK premiere of The Sacrifice in Brighton.’ We are hugely excited to welcome award-winning South African choreographer Dada Masilo back to Brighton Dome for the UK premiere of her latest contemporary dance piece, The Sacrifice, on 21 and 22 February.Audiences will be familiar…
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Free Chamber Music Concerts for Young Classical Music Fans

16 Jan 2023

This spring the next generation of classical music fans can enjoy free admission to our Sunday morning Coffee Concerts at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), held in partnership with Strings Attached. We are delighted to offer attendees aged between 8-25 years old FREE tickets, as part of a scheme…