Hove family launch Build Brighton Dome ‘Name a Seat’ competition

6 Nov 2018

A couple who met at Brighton Dome have returned to the venue to launch a public competition to name a seat in the refurbished Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre.

Matt and Marianne Barton from Hove contacted us as part of a memory collecting project, which asked the public to share their special stories of Brighton Dome. The couple met at a Gaslight Anthem gig here in 2015, and this week returned to introduce their 12 week old son Barnaby to our stage.

Electrician Matt, 36, recalled the evening: “We met at The Gaslight Anthem gig in the Concert Hall. We had mutual friends who were loitering at the back, so we thought we’d push straight to the front and stayed there for the whole gig!”

Name a Seat

“I think for other people, they can make their history part of Brighton Dome’s history.” Marianne Barton

Would you like to immortalise the night you met someone really special, like Matt and Marianne? Do you have a loved one who you’d like to commemorate in our venues?

We are giving you the opportunity to win a seat dedication in our redeveloped Corn Exchange. The winner will be able to have a name engraved onto a seat plaque, whether its their own, or one dedicated to a loved one, a friend or a memory. To enter the competition, all you have to do is enter your contact details at brightondome.org/seatcompetition or visit our Ticket Office. 

Our Redevelopment

Help us keep making memories by supporting our Build Brighton Dome community appeal.

Brighton Dome is currently undergoing an extensive £21.2m redevelopment to restore and revitalise our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, as well as introducing new public spaces including a brand new cafe on New Road. We have over 90% of funding in place but need your support to help us go all the way.

“If we don’t keep these places going they might not be here in the future.” Marianne Barton on why she supports Build Brighton Dome

You have helped raise over £50,000 for our Build Brighton Dome community appeal so far, with this being matched pound for pound by the Roddick Foundation, taking the total raised to £100,000. The appeal aims to raise a further £200,000 by Fri 14 Dec.

Donate now before it’s too late, visit build.brightondome.org or text BDFL18 followed by £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.