Join In: Creative Workshops, Events and Artist Opportunities at Brighton Dome

9 Jan 2019

Here at Brighton Dome we continually explore creative ways to get people involved in the arts and this spring, we have all sorts of workshops, free open days and artist opportunities available for everyone. Read on to explore what’s coming up… 


Hydrocracker Masterclass

Brighton-based theatre company, Hydrocracker brings three new acting classes to Brighton Dome. Classes are open to everyone from 14 upwards.

Firecracker Masterclasses at Brighton Dome

Acting for Television
Sat 9 Feb

Hydrocracker kick off their masterclasses with a practical workshop exploring screen acting in the digital age. Led by screen acting tutor at LAMDA, filmmaker and actor, Alan Pearce. Using smartphones, you’ll be introduced to the building blocks of film-making such as composition and framing. You will then film a short film scene which will be developed through guided improvisation.

Audition Technique
Sat 2 Mar

Hosting this session is actor David Westhead. David is best known for his role in BBC’s award-winning comedy W2 and most recently as the prime minister in The Bodyguard.

This is a rare opportunity to get some tips ‘n’ tricks on audition speeches. Whether it is for the school play, drama school of an audition David will guide you through audition speeches and share his best advice.

Stand Up Comedy
Sat 6 Apr

Impress your friends and family with your comedy skills! To wrap up Hydrocracker’s Masterclasses, award-winning comedian Lara A King will be hosting a stand-up comedy workshop using improvisation and theatrical techniques. 

Self-producing: Where do I begin?
Thu 7 Mar

NOVAE theatre offers an opportunity for theatre artists who identify as female interested in learning the first steps in how to self-produce.

You will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the responsibilities of producing theatre, practical approaches and managing a production. The workshop will also be an open platform to ask questions and for you to discuss your own projects. You will also be given tips and advice on areas such as how to market, budget & fundraise, develop an audience and the dos and don’ts of pitching to venues. This is great opportunity for those who want to connect with other creatives, share ideas and learn new skills.  

Self-producing theatre workshop at Brighton Dome with NOVAE theatre

Cecilia Knapp Poetry Workshop
Fri 5 Apr

Brighton-based poet and playwright Cecilia Knapp believes everyone has a story to tell, that there can be poetry found in the everyday and that telling our stories are powerful.

Join Cecilia for a poetry workshop to uncover your voice and explore the power of the written-form. There will also be a chance to perform the work created as a curtain raiser before a sharing of Cecilia’s latest play, Losing The Night. 

Cecilia Knapp Poetry Workshop at Brighton Dome

The Works
Thu 14 Mar

Are you an artist focused on cross-art form? Do you have new work undergoing development?

The Works is an ongoing series dedicated to developing work by people like you: theatre makers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, poets and visual artists. This is an opportunity for you to present your work and test on audiences in a dedicated space with full technical support.

Each artist will be invited to have two formal conversations with dramaturge Lou Cope as part of the process – one before the event and one after.

Applications are open now! Application Deadline Mon 3 Feb. Apply and find out more here.


International Women’s Day Celebration
Sat 9 Mar

We join forces with Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum for the return of International Women’s Day Celebration.

Join us for a FREE day of inspiring speakers, activities and innovators, workshops, arts & crafts, cause and campaigns. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all communities together.

Full details to be announced.

International Women's Day 2018 at Brighton Dome

Disabled Access Day
Sat 16 Mar

Join in and celebrate Disabled Access Day with Brighton Dome. This year, we’re offering a FREE day of vibrant programme of music, discussion, food and activities that puts accessibility at the fore. Join us for a discussion with disabled people across the arts community, the chance to feed into our programme of events, music and the chance to talk to our team about getting involved with Brighton Dome. Everyone is welcome!

Plus don’t miss Ray Bradshaw’s BSL Interpreted comedy show Deaf Comedy Fam on Fri 15 & Sat 16 Mar.