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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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…
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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…
7 South African dancers (male and female) on a yellow stage. They're wearing loose skirts and dresses in plain colours

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…
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…

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…

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…

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…
Simon Amstell, Sindhu Vee, Sophie Duker and John Robins

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…

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…

Thank You for Keeping the Show on the Road 

29 Dec 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on some of the happy moments we experienced and were able to share with our audiences. Thanks to everyone for helping us keep the show on the road by cooperating with our safety measures.We are eternally grateful for the support from our loyal audiences, members, funders, donors, and…
Band performing in Brighton Dome as part of 5G Festival trials

5G Festival Reaches New Milestone with Live Audience Trial at Brighton Dome

22 Dec 2021

As part of our partnership in the 5G Festival project, we hosted the latest technical trial at Brighton Dome and invited a live, public audience to get their feedback ahead of the final showcase next March.5G Festival is part of efforts across the music sector to create innovative platforms for musicians and…

Immersive Theatre Experience at Brighton Dome Takes You into a Digital World

17 Dec 2021

A new immersive theatre experience that uses Virtual Reality (VR) technology is being presented at Brighton Dome by leading site-responsive practitioners dreamthinkspeak and Access All Areas, a company of learning disabled and autistic artists. Using mixed reality together with live acting, unReal City explores…

Behind the Scenes of ANOTHER CHRISTMAS

14 Dec 2021

Brighton Dome has partnered with Music Beyond Mainstream to present the online premiere of ANOTHER CHRISTMAS, a short, music-led film that celebrates real life Christmas stories. We spoke to the team about the ideas behind this alternative reflection on the festive season.Christmas can sometimes be a complicated…
Performance of A Song for East Sussex at Brighton Dome

A Song for East Sussex Online Premiere

9 Dec 2021

Brighton Dome has partnered with Sound UK on a nationwide project, A Song for Us, which commissions leading musicians to write new songs inspired by the people of their county. The project seeks to capture the spirit of communities coming together that was felt during the pandemic, while celebrating the…

Normanton Street Create a Song Inspired by East Sussex

8 Dec 2021

Brighton band Normanton Street have been commissioned by Brighton Dome and Sound UK to produce a Song for East Sussex, as part of nationwide project A Song For Us, which commemorates the response of local community to the pandemic and celebrates the power of music to bring people together.  Normanton…
Two Circolombia Acrobats are suspended in the air. The woman is horizontal with her arms outstretched whilst the man stands vertically on top of her with one hand above him and the other stretched out in front

Planning a Christmas outing this December?

7 Dec 2021

Group booking discounts available for Circolombia’s Acelere, opening Fri 17 Dec until Mon 27 Dec. Ideal for families or a night out with friends or colleagues this festive season, Circolombia will transport you to the bustling streets of Bogotá with their gravity-defying performance, breathtaking skill,…
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Circus Charity to Perform at Brighton Dome

2 Dec 2021

Budding young circus performers are preparing to take to the stage at Brighton Dome this December, with help from professional artists from Circolombia.Students from three local youth circus schools, The Circus Project, Teardrop Circus and High Top Circus, will perform a ‘curtain raiser’ that…

Reduce, Reuse, Repair – Sustainable Practice in our Refurbishment

24 Nov 2021

As the world calls for solutions to help the climate emergency, we’re highlighting how sustainable practice is a key consideration in the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the architecture firm responsible for the re-design and ‘retrofit’ of the Corn Exchange and…

Thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund for supporting us this Winter

19 Nov 2021

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has received £446,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund today (Friday 19 November 2021). As a registered arts charity, we are among 925 recipients across the country to benefit from the emergency funding that was set-up to help the cultural…
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Musical Film Shines an Alternative Spotlight on Christmas

16 Nov 2021

This December, Music Beyond Mainstream and Brighton Dome are presenting a short online film to highlight alternative Christmas stories that will resonate with anyone who may feel isolated or disconnected from the festive season.Another Christmas explores real life narratives, accompanied by performances…
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Brighton & Hove Black History’s Family Day Returns to Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum

15 Nov 2021

Black History Family Day makes a welcome return to Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum on Sunday 21 November from 11am to 5pm. The free open day, curated by Brighton & Hove Black History Group, celebrates African and Caribbean culture and heritage across the community. With a wide range of activities…

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For Art Lovers

12 Nov 2021

Stuck on what to buy your friends and family for Christmas? Here are unique gift ideas for art lovers.Your 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…
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Free Community Events at Brighton Dome this Autumn

1 Nov 2021

Looking for free things to do in Brighton this Autumn? Discover the free family-friendly events coming up at Brighton Dome…Brighton Dome in WW1 & WW2Sat 6 Nov, 10am-4pmJoin us for a day of free activities exploring Brighton Dome’s role in World War One and World War Two. Sussex Swing will bring wartime…
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Colombian Circus Brings the Party from Bogotá to Brighton This Christmas

1 Nov 2021

Fresh from Colombia’s capital city, one of the world’s leading circus companies, Circolombia, bring an uplifting on-stage party to Brighton Dome from 17 to 27 December, and everyone is invited! Acéléré fuses exhilarating acrobatic feats with live singing, dancing and rapping in a circus-concert, ideal…
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Brighton Dome Shares Wartime Memories with Free Event

29 Oct 2021

We are opening our doors for a day of free activities exploring wartime memories of Brighton Dome on Sat 6 Nov.Brighton Dome played a pivotal role in the city’s war effort - from keeping Indian soldiers in good health during the First World War, to providing a place for young men and women to socialise in the troubling…
Photograph of artist and Brighton Dome team member Graham Cameron

Get to Know: Artist and Brighton Dome Team Member Graham Cameron

21 Oct 2021

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Graham Cameron created a series of striking illustrations detailing his experiences of lockdown, the impact of Covid-19 on the arts and his time furloughed from work as a Visitor Services Assistant at Brighton Dome.A free exhibition of his illustrations, The Art of G, will…

Coffee Concerts Return Sunday Morning Music to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

20 Oct 2021

After an absence of more than a year, we are delighted to bring Sunday morning Coffee Concerts back safely to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) from this autumn through to spring 2022. Programmed in association with Strings Attached, the concerts offer the opportunity to hear a diverse programme…
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…

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…
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.…
Studio Theatre and New Rd Cafe - Credit LT Studio

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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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…
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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…
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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…

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…

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…

2020 – An Extraordinary Year at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

18 Dec 2020

"2020 has been a year like no other we have known in recent times. This review looks back over Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s year and captures some of the happy (and less happy) moments we experienced and were able to share with our audiences. We are eternally grateful to still be here, to be open and to be…

Brighton Dome Refurbishment Receives Covid-19 Funding Support

11 Dec 2020

Brighton & Hove City Council has received £458,920 from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund for its Royal Pavilion Estate regeneration project. The grant is part of ACE’s allocation from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57bn investment, designed to tackle…

Brighton Dome Trials Artist Support Scheme

10 Dec 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has launched a financial support scheme for local artists to help develop their creative work and provide their input into BDBF’s future plans. Artists-in-House will initially select three artists to help trial and develop the scheme from the new year. Each artist will…

Christmas Comedy Live at Brighton Dome

8 Dec 2020

Brighton Dome brings some much-needed festive fun to the city, with three live nights of comedy in the lead up to Christmas. Live at Brighton Dome is the venue’s flagship showcase of top comedy talent with each night offering a mixed bill of the UK’s finest entertainers. Headliners are the brilliant ventriloquist and…
A Christmas Carol Narrated by Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter to narrate A Christmas Carol music adaptation at Brighton Dome

3 Dec 2020

Brighton Dome is delighted to host a brand new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in a unique collaboration between the celebrated stage and screen actor Dame Harriet Walter DBE (RSC, The Crown, Killing Eve, Succession) and Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. Abridged by renowned Brighton-based…
A Christmas Carol Narrated by Harriet Walter

Christmas Cheer at Brighton Dome

2 Dec 2020

Brighton Dome is delighted to open its doors to spread some Christmas joy this December, with a series of seasonal events including storytelling, carols, talks and a classic Dickens tale.In line with government regulations, Brighton Dome is able to offer live socially distanced performances to household and bubble groups…

Brighton Dome to Livestream Classical Concert in Lockdown

17 Nov 2020

This Sunday 22 November at 11.30am, Brighton Dome will broadcast its first live performance from its Concert Hall during lockdown. Government restrictions mean that audiences are unable to attend socially distanced events in the venue but artists and staff can still work behind closed doors to bring the concert online.The…
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Ironclad Creative bring Creative Catch-up sessions to Brighton Dome

13 Nov 2020

Are you a performing arts creative looking to connect with industry peers? We have partnered with Ironclad Creative to offer a meeting space for small groups to come together in a socially distanced environment at Brighton Dome from December 2020. After months of digital meet-ups, Ironclad Creative are bringing monthly…

Gig-goers Raise Funds for Brighton & Hove Grassroots Music Venues

10 Nov 2020

Gig-goers and music fans have raised over £13,000 by attending the Live Is Alive! series of sold-out performances at Brighton Dome. Proceeds from ticket sales, livestreams and donations will go towards supporting the partner music venues while they remain closed.The venues joined forces to programme the gigs…

Thanks for making #BringBackBrightonDome Crowdfunding Campaign a Success!  

28 Oct 2020

Supporters of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) have raised over £70,000 towards our crowdfunding campaign #BringBackBrightonDome and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.In just 42 days, 963 donors contributed to the final total which was initially set at £25,000,…
Image of painted hoardings at Brighton Dome

Art Is Our Expression And Our Sunlight Artwork

26 Oct 2020

We invited leading visual artist Morag Myerscough - who previously worked with Brighton Festival on the community 'Belonging' bandstand on the seafront - to make a bold new artwork to amplify the vital need for art in our lives and for our well-being.A team of wonderful Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival volunteers…

Half-Term Adventures at Home with Brighton Dome

22 Oct 2020

Keep little people entertained at home this half-term holiday with a range of family-friendly online events and activities from Brighton Dome.Children aged 6 and over can step into The Anarchist's Mobile Library across the half-term week (Mon 26 Oct-Sun 1 Nov) and create their own story  - book online directly HERE .…

Be a Future Dance Star with #GOGGLEDANCE Brighton & Hove

21 Oct 2020

Brighton & Hove residents are being invited to take part in #GOGGLEDANCE, a live community dance project from Brighton Dome and VOXED.A combination of TV show Gogglebox and digital app TikTok, #GOGGLEDANCE features live professional dance performances outside selected participant’s homes across the city. Residents…

Brighton Dome Welcomes Support from Culture Recovery Fund

12 Oct 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has received vital support from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Culture Recovery Fund today. The registered arts charity has received two grants, part of ACE’s allocation from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57bn support fund. BDBF receives £493,000 and…

Morag Myerscough Brings Message of Hope for the Arts in Support of #BringBackBrightonDome 

7 Oct 2020

Award-winning visual artist Morag Myerscough and cartoonist Steve Bell have contributed artwork in support of our #BringBackBrightonDome Crowdfunder campaign. Morag previously worked with Brighton Festival in 2018 on the community 'Belonging' bandstand on the seafront and was invited to make a bold new artwork…

The Private Press Screen Print Past Brighton Festival Covers to Support Our Future

1 Oct 2020

As part of our #BringBackBrightonDome Crowdfunder campaign, we’ve interviewed some of the people who have donated their work or offered their in-kind support to help secure our future re-opening.Gary Parselle is the founder of The Private Press, a screen printing studio in Brighton. Gary looks after every stage…

Live Is Alive!
Artists announced

29 Sep 2020

Find out who's playing at each Live Is Alive! event - four consecutive Saturday evenings of live music at Brighton Dome, from 17 October to 7 November 2020. Each event features local emerging artists and bands, programmed and presented in collaboration with grassroots music venues.Tickets on sale nowFind out more…
A microphone on stage for Hydrocker's Masterclass Stand Up Comedy

Live Is Alive!
Brighton music re-takes our stage

29 Sep 2020

Tickets on sale now Brighton’s music venues are joining forces to programme a series of live gigs to support and protect the city’s vibrant music scene. Live Is Alive! will take place at Brighton Dome and via livestream over four consecutive Saturday evenings from 17 October 2020. Each event will feature…

Brighton Dome Employee Creates Artwork to Support Our Future

25 Sep 2020

As part of our #BringBackBrightonDome Crowdfunder campaign we’ve interviewed some of the people who have donated their work or offered their in-kind support to help secure our future re-opening.Graham Cameron has been a Visitor Services Assistant at Brighton Dome for nearly 20 years. During lockdown Graham has been working…

Artists Support our Crowdfunder #BringBackBrightonDome with Brighton Festival Prints 

24 Sep 2020

A series of exclusive, high quality screen prints now available! We selected four art works after surveying our nearest and dearest which they preferred from our 54-year back catalogue of Brighton Festival brochure covers.The favourites were:Visual artist David Shrigley’s illustration from 2018Leading design agency Johnson…

Interview with Romantics Anonymous Artistic Director Emma Rice

18 Sep 2020

Artistic Director Emma Rice has had a prolific career in theatre, as an actor/director with Kneehigh and further directing with the ENO and Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe (2016-2018). Her new theatre company, Wise Children, have produced the musical Romantics Anonymous, based on the film Les…
The stage of Brighton Dome Concert Hall with a symmetrical, Art Deco set

Art Deco Style Comes to Brighton Dome

15 Sep 2020

In September 2020, we commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Art Deco refurbishment of Brighton Dome. Architect Robert Atkinson (1883-1952) transformed the Concert Hall into the venue we recognise today. He also re-purposed the Corn Exchange and designed the building that would eventually become the Studio Theatre. Art…

Secret History of Brighton Dome Revealed for Heritage Open Days 2020

10 Sep 2020

The secret history of Brighton Dome is set to be revealed online for national Heritage Open Days running from 11 to 20 September 2020. Due to our current closure, we are disappointed not to be able to offer events in our venue this year so over the next week, we are publishing a series of daily blogs on our website that…

#BringBackBrightonDome  Crowdfunding Campaign Launches  

8 Sep 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has joined the national #SaveOurTheatres crowdfunding campaign launched today (8 September 2020) by the Theatres Trust to help prevent the permanent closure of UK theatres. Some theatres have gone into administration or have made staff redundant in an attempt to survive…

Brighton Dome Re-Opens with Team Domenica Café Partnership

3 Sep 2020

Brighton Dome will be re-opening its doors for the first time since lockdown in a special partnership with social enterprise charity Team Domenica. Café Domenica at Brighton Dome will be based in the venue’s Foyer on Church Street from 15 September offering visitors a selection of freshly made food and drinks four…

Critically acclaimed musical Romantics Anonymous partners with Brighton Dome on Livestream Tour

20 Aug 2020

As part of our commitment for sharing and supporting new theatre, Brighton Dome is pleased to announce it will be a promotional partner for Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous during its digital tour.Produced by Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and Plush Theatricals, Romantics Anonymous…

Miss Represented awarded COVID-19 funding from Youth Endowment Fund

11 Aug 2020

Brighton Dome’s award winning creative learning project, Miss Represented has received a grant of £44,200 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young women in Brighton & Hove.The funding will help facilitate the project’s work across five schools to offer small groups of vulnerable girls…
Brighton Dome exterior

Brighton Dome Successful with Government Funding for 5G Cultural Research

5 Aug 2020

Brighton Dome’s 5G testbed has received a financial boost from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) latest round of funding to develop 5G technology across the UK.The venue is one of several partner organisations involved in Digital Catapult’s 5G Festival project bid…
Brighton Dome exterior

We are very grateful for Arts Council England’s financial support

7 Jul 2020

Brighton Dome has received vital support from Arts Council England's Emergency Response Fund - part of their allocation for National Portfolio organisations - which is in response to the closure of cultural venues countrywide caused by the Covid-19 crisis.As a registered arts charity, this additional funding of £445,000 …

Freelance Task Force Gets Underway with Brighton Appointment

12 Jun 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is part of the national initiative to establish a Freelance Task Force to help support and raise awareness of the importance of theatre and performance creatives during this period of uncertainty for the arts profession. Read the Open Letter here. We are delighted to announce…

Future Creators Collective Invests in Young Peoples’ Skills and Well-Being

8 Jun 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is proud to partner with Future Creators to offer employment skills and opportunities for children and young adults across the region.Future Creators, formerly known as 'Our Future City', is a collective of organisations spanning the creative industries, local businesses, youth groups,…

Corn Exchange Building Refurbishment Update

5 Jun 2020

Contractors working on the refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre have continued to progress with essential works to protect and conserve the historic Grade I and Grade II listed buildings. Since lockdown was implemented, Westridge Construction have been complying with government guidelines on…
Brighton Dome exterior

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Supports #FreelanceTaskForce

29 May 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is committed to supporting freelance theatre and performance creatives during these uncertain times. Along with more than 138 other arts organisations we signed this open letter and are offering a paid freelance contract for three months this summer.The Freelance Task Force member…

Brighton Festival looks forward to 2021 with Lemn Sissay returning as Guest Director

28 May 2020

Following Brighton Festival’s digital programme during lockdown, poet and author Lemn Sissay MBE has confirmed he will return as guest director in 2021. Brighton Festival at Home featured a selection of artists and events that were due to take place across the city in May. The alternative version attracted…

Teachers Get Ready to Help Young People Keep Making Music During Lockdown

20 Apr 2020

School children and young people across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex are being offered online lessons during the Covid-19 lockdown to help them keep making music. The education music service run by Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) and East Sussex Music (ESM) normally teaches over 5,000…
Thank you from Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

Thank You For Your Support

23 Mar 2020

It is with great sadness that we have had to close the doors of Brighton Dome and cancel Brighton Festival in light of the current climate. As you can imagine, this wasn’t an easy decision to make but something we felt was right for not only our audience but staff and artists involved. Since sharing…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

15 Mar 2020

Frequently Asked Questions | 15 Mar 2020What is Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival doing in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)?Brighton Dome continues to be open as usual. Unfortunately, some of our events have been cancelled or postponed by organisers and artists who are unable to fulfil commitments due to disruption…

Brighton & Hove’s Cultural Summit Aims to Open Up the Arts

6 Mar 2020

Artists, writers, performers, arts organisations, community networks and those who run venues in the city will come together to explore how to involve more people in the arts.Brighton & Hove’s Cultural Summit takes place on Mon 30 March at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex,…
Colourful illustration of a group of women together

International Women’s Day 2020: Women and the Climate Emergency

26 Feb 2020

On Sat 7 Mar, Brighton Women’s Centre (BWC) will host the city’s largest annual International Women’s Day celebrations in partnership with Brighton Dome and Royal Pavilion & Museums.With gender equality firmly on the agenda, this free and inclusive event celebrates women’s achievements while raising…
Access Open Day

Brighton Dome Access Scheme Launches at Open Day

20 Feb 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has launched a new service to assist visitors with disabilities and other access needs to make their experience at the venue easier and more enjoyable. The Access Scheme enables customers who have additional requirements to book accessible seats, arrange for venue staff to assist…

Welcome to the Imagine Nation with Lemn Sissay Brighton Festival 2020

11 Feb 2020

The acclaimed British and Ethiopian poet, playwright, broadcaster and speaker, Lemn Sissay MBE has launched Brighton Festival 2020 welcoming everyone to the Imagine Nation from 2 to 24 May 2020.Brighton Festival is the largest annual, curated multi-arts festival in England and will feature over 120 events taking place…
Suffragette Argus Article

Who were the suffragettes found hiding in Brighton Dome's organ?

6 Feb 2020

Brighton Dome was an important centre of activity for Brighton members of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the early twentieth century, with suffragette leaders Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick Lawrence and Lady Emily Lutyens at the forefront of the WSPU. In 2018, Brighton Dome was officially…
Pee Wee Ellis

Get to know: Saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis

6 Feb 2020

Pee Wee Ellis is heading on tour this spring with a new show that tells the story of funk. FUNK: A Music Revolution kicks off at Brighton Dome on Sat 29 Feb. Pee Wee leads the show, with co-curator China Moses and a line-up including world-renowned musicians, Brighton local Omar MBE, rapper Lady Sanity and dance…

The end of the world will be broadcast from Worthing in Brighton Festival 2020 theatre show

30 Jan 2020

The classic science fiction story, The War of the Worlds is playfully reimagined for the Fake News generation.Adapted by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, the show comes to Worthing’s Connaught Theatre next May as part of Brighton Festival 2020. Inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel and Orson Welles’ legendary…

Carlos Acosta brings his critically acclaimed Cuban dance company to Brighton Dome

29 Jan 2020

Following the success of Acosta Danza’s Brighton debut in 2017, the critically acclaimed Cuban company return to Brighton Dome on 17 & 18 Mar 2020 with Evolution as part of a UK-wide spring tour. With a programme of four new and existing dance works, the company will be joined on stage by world renowned…

Get to know: Poet Joelle Taylor

24 Jan 2020

This March, we present spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Headlining Trope is award-winning poet, playwright and author Joelle Taylor. Joelle has performed her poetry internationally and is host and editor of Out-Spoken…

Memory Making with Brighton Dome’s Umbrella Club

22 Jan 2020

Umbrella Club is a Brighton Dome initiative for children and young people with long-term illnesses and life-shortening conditions and their families or carers. The club provides free invitations to a range of Brighton Dome events to offer fun experiences in a safe space that creates meaningful memories. In previous…

Zog and Peppa take centre stage at Brighton Dome family shows

16 Jan 2020

Families looking for things to keep little people entertained over the spring school holidays can find a whole range of events at Brighton Dome. During February half term, everyone’s favourite dragon, Zog takes to the stage in a new adaption by Freckle Productions. Based on the bestselling children’s book…
Brighton Dome Concert Hall after its 1867 transformation by architect Philip Lockwood

Heritage Talk: Women in Entertainment with Louise Peskett

14 Jan 2020

Louise Peskett joins us on Fri 7 Feb for a lunchtime talk delving into the history of women entertainers who have appeared in some of Brighton’s much-loved venues, including our very own Concert Hall. We speak to Louise to find out more about the notorious women of Brighton and what to expect from her talk. Hi…

Music at Brighton Dome

13 Jan 2020

We have an array of musical talent coming to Brighton Dome. From fresh, upcoming artists to artists that will make you nostalgic. Here is a quick look at who’s coming to town…ClannadMon 23 MarClannad fuse elements of traditional Irish music with more contemporary folk, new age, and rock. The Grammy and BAFTA award…

From Tea Dances to Rock n Roll, Bring Your Stories to Life for Our Heritage Project

9 Jan 2020

Were you mesmerised by Pink Floyd’s first performance of Dark Side of the Moon? Did you sneak into David Bowie’s infamous 1973 Ziggy Stardust gig as a teenager? Have you got a special memory of taking part in Brighton Festival Children’s Parade? Or did you ever perform on the Brighton Dome stage?Brighton Dome &…

Comedy and Stand Up at Brighton Dome

31 Dec 2019

In need of some belly laughs? With an epic array of stand up and comedy events lined up, we’ve got you sorted. Check out which of your favourite comedians are coming to Brighton Dome..Live at Brighton Dome Sat 21 MarLive at Brighton Dome returns this March with Mock the Week panellist Ed Gamble, the star of The…
Brighton Dome used as a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers during World War I

A look back at 2019: A celebration of Brighton Dome’s history

30 Dec 2019

As we continue our exciting journey to restore and reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate buildings and gardens, we have been celebrating our rich history and heritage through a series of heritage events at Brighton Dome. Here is a look-back at events celebrating our history and future:Heritage Organ TourWe opened our…

Look back at 2019: A celebration of Brighton’s community

18 Dec 2019

We are proud to have worked with our city’s communities and hosted events with and for the people of Brighton & Hove. Here’s a look back at our most memorable community events of 2019.Black History Family DayIn collaboration with Brighton & Hove Black History and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery…

Illuminating our history: The Heritage Chandelier Project

17 Dec 2019

Three new magnificent paper chandeliers are hanging in Brighton Dome’s foyer this Christmas. Made by pupils from local primary schools together with Brighton based arts charity Same Sky, we invited hundreds of children to take part in a craft project inspired by Brighton Dome’s unique history. Brighton Dome hasn’t…
Image Credit:The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove

Royal Pavilion Garden receives National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund support

10 Dec 2019

Brighton & Hove City Council and The Royal Pavilion & Museums have been awarded initial support and development funding of £214,400 by The National Heritage Lottery Fund in order to progress plans to improve and enhance the historic Royal Pavilion Garden. Improving and protecting the Royal…

Family-Friendly Christmas Events at Brighton Dome

9 Dec 2019

With a whole host of events and shows for children and families, there’s fun for everyone at Brighton Dome this Christmas.Tales Around the TreeWed 18 – Fri 20 DecGet away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and snuggle up with heart-warming stories told by Old Mother Holle and help her decorate her special…

Brighton Festival 2020 Guest Director is acclaimed poet Lemn Sissay MBE

6 Dec 2019

Lemn Sissay is a passionate and powerful voice whose performances are humbling and exhilarating.– Kate Tempest, 2017 Brighton Festival Guest DirectorThe acclaimed British and Ethiopian poet, playwright, broadcaster and speaker, Lemn Sissay MBE has been announced as the twelfth Brighton Festival Guest Director,…
Brighton Dome used as a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers during World War I

Wartime Entertainment at Brighton Dome

3 Dec 2019

While we’ve been transforming Brighton Dome for the future, we have recruited Historical Research Volunteers to dig into our past and uncover stories from our 216-year long history. Heritage volunteer, George Meredith uncovers one of many fascinating stories...During World War I, Brighton Dome operated as a hospital for…
The Snowman and Christmas at Brighton Dome

Win free tickets for The Snowman & Paddington Bear’s First Concert!

29 Nov 2019

We are offering you the chance to see The Snowman & Paddington Bear’s First Concert on Sun 15 Dec at Brighton Dome.The perfect musical double bill for all the family for the exciting run up to Christmas! Hear all about the famous bear arriving into Paddington railway station (and so getting his name), meeting…
The Snowman

Brighton Dome are giving away free tickets to National Lottery Ticket holders to say #ThanksToYou

20 Nov 2019

This year is the 25th birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re delighted to be a part of the celebrations by joining the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the last 25 years.Brighton Dome will be giving away 250 pairs of tickets…
East Sussex Music, Christmas Choir

Singalong to your favourite Christmas songs at events across Sussex

15 Nov 2019

Get in the Christmas spirit and singalong to beloved carols and classic hits with choirs at venues across the county. East Sussex Music presents this year’s Big Sing, a series of 12 festive concerts taking place across the county in collaboration with Glyndebourne. In the run-up to Christmas, children from 66 schools…
Race Horse Company Super Sunday at Brighton Dome

Christmas Party Time! Enjoy a Christmas Night Out at Brighton Dome

14 Nov 2019

Whether you’re planning a Christmas party, a festive staff night out or a get together with your pals, at Brighton Dome we have an unmissable line-up of events to get you in the festive spirit. Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before ChristmasFri 13 DecFollowing the million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt,…
The Snowman and Christmas at Brighton Dome

What's on this Christmas at Brighton Dome

12 Nov 2019

Spreading cheer with an unmissable line-up of Christmas events and shows, ‘tis certainly the season to be jolly, as Brighton Dome presents an array of things to do this December, in the form of circus, dance, film, storytelling, comedy, carol singing and more. Race Horse Company: Super SundayTue 17 – Fri…

Photographer Carlotta Luke Documents Restoration of Heritage Features inside the Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre

8 Nov 2019

Architectural photographer Carlotta Luke has been documenting the transformation and restoration of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre and its heritage features. Based in East Sussex, Carlotta is originally from New England, USA, and specialises in architectural documentary photography. Her work…
The Snowman and Christmas at Brighton Dome

Christmas Shows and Events at Brighton Dome

3 Nov 2019

Spreading cheer with an unmissable line-up of Christmas shows and events, ‘tis certainly the season to be jolly as Brighton Dome brings circus, dance, film, storytelling, music and more to get everyone into the festive spirit.The Christmas programme is packed with familiar seasonal characters, including a double bill…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival announces New Chair & Trustees

21 Oct 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has appointed a new Chair and five Trustees from the fields of business, social enterprise, the law, education, arts and heritage to its Board. The journalist and broadcaster Polly Toynbee will retire in December after 13 years as Chair and will be replaced by current Trustee…

Refill not Landfill: Reusable Cup Trial at Brighton Dome

16 Oct 2019

We are excited to announce that we are trialling reusable plastic cups in Brighton Dome’s bars from Wed 16 to Tue 22 Oct 2019. At Brighton Dome we’re committed to reducing the negative environmental impact of the activities taking place in our venue. This year, we’ve been working towards eliminating single-use plastics…

Refill not Landfill: Reusable Cup Trial at Brighton Dome

16 Oct 2019

We are excited to announce that we are trialling a reusable cup system at Brighton Dome between the 16th-22nd October 2019At Brighton Dome, we are committed to reducing the negative environmental impact of the activities taking place in our venue. This year, we have been working towards eliminating single-use plastics…

Council select Westridge Construction as interim contractor on Brighton Dome re-development

16 Oct 2019

Brighton & Hove City Council has selected Westridge Construction Ltd as the preferred interim contractor to continue essential re-development work on Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. The contractor was identified following a procurement process after the previous company, R Durtnell & Sons,…

Celebrating Black History Month at Brighton Dome

14 Oct 2019

October is Black History Month in the UK, giving us an opportunity to pay tribute to just some of the amazing performers who have taken to the Brighton Dome stage in the past as well as to look forward to those coming soon!Highlights from Brighton Dome’s history: Early jazz pioneers, the Southern Syncopated Orchestra,…
Lou Sanders in Live at Brighton Dome

Get to know: Stand Up Comedian Lou Sanders

27 Sep 2019

Lou Sanders is a rising star of the comedy world. Best known for being champion of 2019’s Taskmaster and her regular TV appearances on QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical and her recent appearance in Aisling Bea’s sitcom This Way Up. Returning from Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Lou Sanders is set to start…

Introducing: Brighton-based singer Amber Burgoyne

27 Sep 2019

This October, we present spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Headlining Trope is performance poet Francesca Beard along with Brighton talent, performance poet Connor Byrne, writer and host Rosy Carrick and singer-songwriter…

Get to know: Performance Poet Francesca Beard

27 Sep 2019

This October, we present spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Headlining Trope is Francesca Beard, a London-based performance poet who has been called 'The Queen of British performance poetry'. We catch up with Francesca to find out…
Seun Kuti

Fela Kuti in Brighton: the Afrobeat pioneer’s connection to the city

16 Sep 2019

Fela Kuti was a legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer, composer, musician and political activist. His parents sent him to London in 1958 hoping that he would study medicine and become a doctor. Instead, Kuti decided to study music and composition at Trinity College London. In an interview in Songlines, his son Femi recalls…

East Sussex Music to join Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s music education service

4 Sep 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has announced it will manage East Sussex Music (ESM) service and will be lead partner for the East Sussex Music Education Hub. ESM provides music lessons and activities for over 7000 children and young people in East Sussex.The partnership is part of BDBF’s commitment…

Introducing: Drag Queen Story Time

2 Sep 2019

Drag Queen Aida H Dee joins us on Tue 29 Oct to make fairy tales come to life.  With a burst of energy and a unique look, Aida has been delighting children across the country with her high energy, high fashion shows and her wonderful approach to reading your favourite stories. Drag Queen Story Time aims…

Name a Brighton Dome Seat in Memory of a Loved One

30 Aug 2019

The husband of a renowned graphic designer is fundraising to name a seat in his memory in the refurbished Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Andie Airfix created album covers for music artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, and the iconic Live 8 logo. Richard Clark-Monks explains more…
Ocean Film Festival at Brighton Dome

Ocean Film Festival Comes to Brighton Dome

28 Aug 2019

This October, the team behind the Banff Film Festival bring the Ocean Film Festival to Brighton Dome. This carefully curated collection of short films showcases spectacular cinematography from unexplored depths of our planet. Highlights include: Manry at SeaIn 1965, a seemingly typical middle-aged suburbanite…

Nine Things to Know About Dada Masilo’s Giselle

19 Aug 2019

South African choreographer and dancer, Dada Masilo presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle at Brighton Dome on Tue 29 & Wed 30 Oct.The original ballet, which premiered in Paris in 1841, tells the story of innocent peasant girl Giselle who falls in love with the disguised…

What’s on in Brighton this August Bank Holiday

9 Aug 2019

Rock and Rave at Brighton Dome as we go back in time to the ‘90s for the bank holiday weekend with legendary dance-floor classics and British indie rock.Fun Loving Memories features live rave anthems performed by the original singers, DJ’s and bands of some of the biggest house and garage tunes of the 1990s. The daytime…
Ella Morris Brighton Dome commission for Brighton & Hove Pride 2019 Artwork

Brighton Dome Unveils Public Artwork for Pride 2019

26 Jul 2019

A new public artwork celebrating the LGBTQ+ community is being unveiled to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride 2019. The illustration has been commissioned by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, following an open call to local artists to create a mural on the building’s New Road hoardings. The large-scale…
Icebreaker: Apollo at Brighton Dome

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings at Brighton Dome

3 Jul 2019

Everyone went mad for the moon in Queen’s Park at this year’s Brighton Festival so why not enjoy a weekend of moon related events for all ages to celebrate the official anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.Fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, Neil A. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin marked a major milestone in scientific…

Brighton Dome’s autumn season packed with international artists & home-grown talent

1 Jul 2019

Brighton Dome is hosting some of the world’s most renowned performers, authors and artists in our venue this autumn, coming from Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and USA to showcase their new work live in Brighton. Australian stand-up and Netflix sensation Hannah Gadsby performs Douglas, a tale about…

10 ways to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

26 Jun 2019

This year Brighton & Hove Pride takes place from 2-4 August with theme of ‘Generations of Love’ to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots, which gave us Pride as we know it today. As the city prepares for Pride celebrations, we round-up creative things to do and see around the…
Browntown Abbey

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival seek a local artist to create work celebrating Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

19 Jun 2019

Are you a local visual artist?To celebrate Brighton and Hove Pride 2019, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival will be commissioning a local artist to produce an original piece of work to be displayed on the outdoor wooden panels running along New Road. The piece would be approximately 12 feet wide by 7 feet…

Brighton Dome is proud to support Fly the Flag campaign

17 Jun 2019

Brighton Dome is proud to support Fly the Flag, a UK-wide arts initiative marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 24 to 30 June. Artist and activist Ai Weiwei has created a special flag, commissioned to educate future generations about the importance of human rights.…
Theon Cross at Jazz Re:Fest

Meet the Rising Jazz Artists Performing at Jazz Re:Fest this July

10 Jun 2019

This July, we welcome the return of Jazz Re:Fest, the one-day festival showcasing the incredibly diverse world of jazz by music and arts organisation, Jazz re:freshed. Jazz Re:Fest has always prided itself on giving a platform to some of the freshest live music around and showcasing emerging and underexposed…
Childrens Parade 2019

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

7 Jun 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) is in the process of recruiting a new Chair and now invites applications for a number of new trustees as several retire, to help take the organisation into a new phase in its history. By the end of 2019, our Chair, Polly Toynbee and the Board will have overseen the successful…

What’s on: Summer at Brighton Dome

30 May 2019

There is lots to look forward to at Brighton Dome this Summer,including music from folk indie band Beirut and fresh new dance from the likes of Streetfunk and the National Youth Dance Company. Here’s a quick look…Brighton Dome Backstage Tour Sun 28 JulThis is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain,…
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

Brighton Dome will be one of the first 5G-enabled arts venues to transform audience experiences

1 May 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has partnered with Digital Catapult to announce it will be one of the first performance, arts and cultural venues equipped with 5G technology anywhere in the UK.Over the next year, the project will develop new ideas for integrating 5G technology into the venues, such as live…
CEX Roof

Update: Accessibility improvements in our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

16 Mar 2019

As part of the major redevelopment works to our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, and the brand-new spaces, improvements are being made to ensure all areas are more accessible for everyone.This includes new and accessible toilets, new hearing assistance systems, and a new public lift inside the Ticket Office, providing…

Brighton People’s Theatre Partner with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

15 Mar 2019

Brighton People’s Theatre (BPT), have announced a year-long programme in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA). BPT will explore whether there is an appetite for a People’s Theatre for the…
CEX Roof

Building Work Update: Accessibility Improvements

14 Mar 2019

As part of the major redevelopment works to our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, and the brand-new spaces, improvements are being made to ensure all areas are more accessible for everyone.This includes new and accessible toilets, new hearing assistance systems, and a new public lift inside the Ticket Office, providing…
Firecracker at Brighton Dome

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

14 Feb 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 MasterclassBrighton-based theatre company, Hydrocracker brings…
Subira Trope

Introducing: Spoken Word Artist Subira Wahogo

6 Feb 2019

This Spring, we present a spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Trope will feature top UK artists, local musicians, a poet in residence, poetry film and an open mic.Each Trope has a theme and this time round we’re tackling ‘Hope’.…
Drum Legends at Brighton Dome

What’s On: Live Music at Brighton Dome this Spring

1 Feb 2019

2019 is set to be another exciting year, with the spring season offering an impressive line-up of live music here at Brighton Dome.We welcome music legends such as Art Garfunkel, and Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the voice of iconic early 2000s hit Murder on the Dance Floor brings her…
Comeidan Ray Bradshaw presents Deaf Comedy Fam at Brighton Dome

Interview: Ray Bradshaw

1 Feb 2019

Two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Ray Bradshaw brings Deaf Comedy Fam to Brighton. Full of hilarious, revealing stories about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam, is the first comedy show performed simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which happens to be…

Miss Represented Launches New Documentary

17 Jan 2019

Miss Represented is a creative arts project working with young women, using the arts for personal development and social change. Here they tell us about their brand new documentary.In 2017 we took our cross-art show Can You See Me Now? out on tour. It was epic, from beginning to end! The making process involved our weekly…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest Blog: Ian Brignall Introduces Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra's Spring Concerts

16 Jan 2019

Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall introduces the second half of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome.If the first half of this Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018/19 season captivated your musical senses, the next four concerts have got amazing…
Live at Brighton Dome

Start 2019 with a spring in your step: Brighton Dome’s new season announced

19 Dec 2018

2019 is set to be another exciting year at Brighton Dome, with the Spring season offering as rich and varied a schedule as ever. Music legends such as Art Garfunkel, Joan Baez and Cream drummer Ginger Baker sit side by side with exciting new talent including our Spring brochure cover star, the comedian Mo…
Members of Umbrella Club stand infront of Brighton Dome's gate with staff from Flamingo Chicks and Brighton Dome

Curiouser and curiouser!
A mad hatter's party for the Umbrella Club

10 Dec 2018

This October the inclusive ballet dance company Flamingo Chicks ran a workshop as a part of our Umbrella Club programme. Brighton Dome’s Creative Learning department invited members from the South East-based charity Forward Facing to enjoy an imaginative Alice in Wonderland themed workshop and tea…
Together Refugee Week

Look back at 2018: A year-long celebration of Brighton's community

10 Dec 2018

We’ve loved 2018 here at Brighton Dome. We are proud to have worked with our city’s diverse communities and hosted so many incredible events with and for the people of Brighton & Hove. Here are just a few highlights... Music MarathonTo support the next generation of Brighton & Hove’s musical talent,…
David Shrigley, Turner Prize-nominated visual artist and Brighton Festival Guest Director, creates personalised prints to support Build Brighton Dome

David Shrigley creates personalised prints for Build Brighton Dome appeal

3 Dec 2018

We have now sold all of the David Shrigley prints. Thanks to everyone who purchased one, your contribution will make a huge difference to our Build Brighton Dome community appeal. Thanks also to David Shrigley for producing the artwork and supporting us. ----We are offering you the opportunity to buy an exclusive…
Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges performance at Brighton Dome on Wed 28 Nov 2018

29 Nov 2018

In light of Kevin Bridges curtailed performance at Brighton Dome on Wed 28 Nov 2018, Kevin will be donating proceeds from ticket sales to The Clocktower Sanctuary and First Base, two charities working with the homeless in Brighton & Hove.Audience members who would prefer a personal refund should take the following…
Christmas Queens

'Tis the season! Celebrate Christmas at Brighton Dome

28 Nov 2018

Looking for things to do this Christmas in Brighton? We have an array of excellent events to get you in the festive spirit. Experience exhilarating circus, be bewitched by ballet, enjoy epic, orchestral storytelling and more...HOMESat 15 – Sun 23 Dec (excl Mon 17 Dec)Looking for a heart-warming show to enjoy with your…

Brighton-based choir for homeless & marginalised singers to perform in The Big Christmas Singalong!

26 Nov 2018

A Brighton-based choir for people who’ve experienced homelessness and marginalisation will perform in our Concert Hall for the first time, as part of The Big Christmas Singalong! The Choir with No Name opened their Brighton branch in August this year, and the new singers will be joining the charity’s London…
Tom Allen

What’s on this week at Brighton Dome: Comedic geniuses Dylan Moran, Kevin Bridges and Tom Allen take the stage…Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and so much more…

23 Nov 2018

This week we have a remarkable line-up of stand-up comedy events, including Scotland’s favourite Kevin Bridges, award-winning Dylan Moran, and lyrical genius, Tom Allen. Also joining us on stage is the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Ben Gernon and Tasmin Waley-Cohen. For those looking to get in the Christmas…
Black History Family Day at Brighton Dome

What's on at Brighton & Hove Black History Family Day

19 Nov 2018

This weekend we welcome the return of Black History’s family day, an annual celebration of cultures and heritage. With a jam-packed schedule of family activities, from dancing, to drumming, listening to stories, getting creative and feasting. Here’s a quick round-up of what’s happening…The day begins…
The Damned by Ian Dickson

What’s on this week at Brighton Dome: The Damned, Levellers, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr John Cooper Clarke and so much more...

16 Nov 2018

This week at Brighton Dome we have a remarkable line-up of live music, from punk rock legends, The Damned, Brighton-born Levellers, to an evening with Afro Celt Sound System and many more…Also joining us on stage, is punk-poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and The London Philharmonic Orchestra. For those looking for a weekend…
Courtney Barnett

What’s on this week at Brighton Dome: Symphonic electrical-trip, Courtney Barnett Live, 8-hour Music Marathon and more...

9 Nov 2018

Looking for something exciting to do this week in Brighton? Amidst a jam-packed line-up of events, you can enjoy the musical talents of blues performer, Seasick Steve and indie-darling Courtney Barnett and for those who want to delve into the world of classical music, we’ve got Army of Generals and The British Paraorchestra's kraftwerk…
The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble at Brighton Dome

What is a Moog? Facts and tracks

2 Nov 2018

With The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble coming to Brighton Dome on Wed 7 Nov, we take a look at the life and legacy of vintage synthesisers known as the Moog.The iconic Moog synths were created by Robert Moog (pronounced ‘mogue’, rhyming with Vogue) in the early 60’s, Bob Moog grew his business selling his…
Miss Represented at the Basement presented by Brighton Dome

Miss Represented's documentary to premiere at The Basement

23 Oct 2018

In 2017, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s flagship project Miss Represented took their show Can You See Me Now? out on tour. Filmmaker Lauren Joy Kennett worked closely with the group to record the young women’s experiences of life on tour, resulting in a new documentary which will be premiered at The…

£100k raised towards Build Brighton Dome

10 Oct 2018

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are delighted to announce that over £100,000 has been raised towards #BuildBrightonDome, the community appeal in support of our transformative project to redevelop the nationally-important Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.The appeal aims to reach out to the Brighton &…
Jazz Jamaica All Stars Brighton Dome

The Voice’s Mark De-Lisser to lead local choir as part of reggae celebration The Trojan Story

26 Sep 2018

Gospel choir leader Mark De-Lisser – known for arranging Stand By Me for the 2018 Royal Wedding and working as a vocal coach on TV shows ranging from The Voice to Eurovision – will lead Brighton-based choir The Dulcetones as part of The Trojan Story in the Concert Hall this Saturday (29 Sep).…

Seat Appeal: Paul Robeson

17 Sep 2018

We are celebrating our rich heritage of artists by naming seats in the refurbished Corn Exchange when it reopens next year.Our first is dedicated to Paul Robeson, bass baritone singer, film actor and political activist.He performed at the grand opening in 1936 following a former transformation of Brighton Dome by architect…

IN PICTURES: Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director David Shrigley’s giant snail sculpture design revealed

12 Sep 2018

Ahead of the official launch of Snailspace on Sat 15 Sep - a unique public art event in aid of Martlets Hospice - Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director and Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley’s giant snail sculpture design, which will be situated at Brighton Dome, has been revealed.Best known for his…

Recently-discovered historic signage and a rare glimpse into Brighton Dome’s ambitious redevelopment works at Heritage Open Day

12 Sep 2018

Visitors will be given a unique opportunity to peek into Brighton Dome’s ambitious redevelopment works as part of Heritage Open Day this Saturday (15 Sep, 10am - 4.30pm).The Corn Exchange doors on Brighton Dome’s West Corridor will be opened for the first time since works began, to give visitors a taste of the extensive…

BeFries donate 50p from each sauce in aid of Build Brighton Dome Community Appeal

11 Sep 2018

Brighton-based Belgian chip company, BeFries, have pledged their support for Brighton Dome’s community appeal, ‘Build Brighton Dome’, by offering to donate 50p from each jar in their range of over 25 sauces sold in the next few weeks. The appeal aims to reach out to the local community as well as visitors…
Park Life

Miss Represented alumni tackle the city’s parks

29 Aug 2018

Evie Martin and Caitlin Smith have been part of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s flagship Creative Learning project Miss Represented for several years, touring their show Can You See Me Now in 2017. Moving on now, they have set up a resident-run parks project in Whitehawk, to create better facilities…
Still No Idea

Autumn/Winter 2018 programme announced

7 Aug 2018

Bringing history to life, innovative theatre, lavish electronic ensembles & more in our Autumn/Winter seasonWhen Eastenders star Lisa Hammond and best mate Rachael Spence made their first show ten years ago, they hit the streets and asked the public for ideas. The public’s alternately funny and heartbreaking reactions…
 The 200 to 300-year-old remains of 18 individuals, discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate last year, have been laid to rest at the Memorial Cemetery, Woodingdean.

Historic remains discovered on Quakers’ Croft site laid to rest

19 Jul 2018

The 200 to 300-year-old remains of 18 individuals, discovered during redevelopment work at our Corn Exchange on the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate last year, have been laid to rest at the Memorial Cemetery, Woodingdean. The remains, which were found underneath the area formerly used as the venue’s mini conference room,…
JAZZ RE:FEST at Brighton Dome

Acclaimed & family friendly one day festival JAZZ RE:FEST offers free tickets for under 16s

9 Jul 2018

Brighton Dome is hosting an annual one-day festival celebrating UK jazz and jazz-inspired music and culture on Sun 22 July, and under 16s can go free! Having previously been hosted at London’s Southbank Centre for the last five years, JAZZ RE:FEST’s first iteration outside of London - produced by the Jazz…
Together Refugee Week

Together: Refugee Week at Brighton Dome

6 Jul 2018

This year marked 20 years of Refugee Week and Sanctuary on Sea set out to make sure the celebrations in Brighton & Hove were as big and as inclusive as possible. Brighton Dome was proud to host the final event 'Together', a culmination of the week's celebrations, on Sun 24 Jun. People from all communities came…
Listening to the Unheard. Image: The Homeless Library

Listening to the Unheard explores the experience of rough sleepers and Travellers in Brighton & Hove

22 Jun 2018

Listening to the Unheard, a day of presentations and discussions at First Base Day Centre, will explore how much we know about the experience of rough sleepers and of Travellers in Brighton & Hove. The event, which is supported by Brighton Dome and other partners, takes as its starting point first-hand accounts of…
David Bowie at Brighton Dome

Local journalist Melita Dennett recalls the life-changing moment when she saw David Bowie at Brighton Dome

23 May 2018

Imagine, or re-live, the moment David Bowie performed Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane at Brighton Dome, on this day in 1973, with help from Melita Dennett's wonderfully detailed recollection of the show (even down to the nail varnish she wore)“And then came the news I'd been awaiting: Bowie was playing in Brighton.…
Brighton Dome - History & Heritage - Musical Milestones

Seat dedications - celebrating our performance history

17 May 2018

As part of the major refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre we will be installing brand new seating, including fixed balcony levels in both venues. The work will not only increase the number of seats (up to 500 in the Corn Exchange and 200 in Studio Theatre), it will improve the sound-proofing,…
Emergency Poet

Emergency Poems to be prescribed at Jubilee Square to celebrate World Poetry Day

13 Mar 2018

As part of World Poetry Day, the world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service will be open to everyone at Jubilee Square on Wed 21 Mar, 11am – 4pm. The Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. There are skulls, jars of eyeballs and other body parts inside…
International Women's Day 2018 at Brighton Dome

Full programme announced for International Women's Day 2018

27 Feb 2018

Brighton Dome joins forces with Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. Enjoy stalls, talks, tasters and specially commissioned work reflecting on the issues raised throughout the day. We are delighted to announce our full programme, which you can view or download here.Join…

The Big Christmas Singalong raises over £4,000 for local charities

12 Jan 2018

An organisation running choirs for people who have experienced homelessness (The Choir with No Name) raised £4367 for local charities at The Big Christmas Singalong, a concert at Brighton Dome on Fri 15 Dec. The money will be shared evenly between Brighton Housing Trust, The Clock Tower Sanctuary and The Choir with No…

Videos: Meet the Archaeologists helping us uncover our rich history

9 Jan 2018

WW1 letters and a 200-year-old Quaker burial ground were among last year’s exciting discoveries during our redevelopment work at the Studio Theatre and Corn Exchange. We caught up with the team at Archaeology South East to find out more about what they have learned from their post-excavation assessments:Uncovering a…
Selina Thompson's Race Cards at Brighton Dome

Race Cards review: 'An important journey through identity politics'

19 Dec 2017

Journalist Jessica Rings reflects on Selina Thompson’s challenging and provocative exhibition.Selina Thompson’s Race Cards makes even the most open minded of us feel ignorant as she takes us on an important journey through identity politics with her 1000 questions about race.The exhibition is 'a good old…

Eat out for less with our favourite restaurants, before or after your Christmas show at Brighton Dome

30 Nov 2017

Enjoy some seasonal discounts off your food bill at some of our supporting restaurants: Terre à Terre, Pizza Express and Moshimo when you show your tickets to Air Play, The Snow Queen or The Snowman & The Nutcracker Live Score this Christmas. Remember to book online/by phone to let the…
The Snowman

BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year & Glyndebourne Youth Opera singer to perform Walking in the Air

27 Nov 2017

Two local singers have been selected to sing classic Christmas song Walking in the Air with the Southbank Sinfonia in a special event which brings together two seasonal favourites (The Snowman and The Nutcracker) on Sat 16 Dec. 13-year-old Raphael ‘Rafi’ Bellamy Plaice recently won the boys’ section of the BBC…
ABBAversary at Brighton Dome 2014

Eurovision returns to Brighton Dome!

16 Nov 2017

Over 40 years after playing host to Abba’s famous Eurovision victory, our historic concert hall is to stage BBC2’s Eurovision: You Decide 2018, co-hosted by Måns Zelmerlöw and Mel Giedroyc Eurovision: You Decide, the national song selection show for the UK entry, will take place on Wed 7 Feb 2018, live from Brighton…
Orchestra 360

Orchestra 360 - A Parent's Perspective

14 Nov 2017

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) have united to create a city-wide hub for creative and cultural learning. Brighton & Hove Music & Arts provides music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city,…
The Snow Queen at Brighton Dome

What’s on this Christmas at Brighton Dome

14 Nov 2017

We have flying umbrellas, festive singalongs, bewitching ballet, a visit from The Snowman and much more to explore this winter. Click here to book tickets for our Christmas programme, and read on to find out more about the shows.Air PlayAir Play weaves together breathtaking circus, comedy and dazzling scenic…

Inua Ellams and Theresa Lola on their top 5 hip hop tracks

6 Nov 2017

Inua Ellams curates The R.A.P Party on Fri 24 Nov, where poets read poems inspired by any aspect of hip hop culture, and the DJ plays some of their favourite hip hop songs, including National Slam champion Theresa Lola. Here's just a few of their favourite tracks... Inua Ellams: ‘The seed for RAP Party (Rhythm…

Celebrating Black History Month: Family Open Day at Brighton Dome

20 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful time hosting the celebration of African Caribbean arts and culture at the Black History Month Family Day.Thank you to everyone who came along to enjoy this special event and to those who contributed their time and energy. We remember some of our favourite moments with this photo gallery...Maracatu opened…
Dorothy Stringer school celebrates Monk's 100th

Brighton school children celebrate centenary of Thelonious Monk

18 Oct 2017

Young musicians celebrate Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday ahead of Nu Civilisation Orchestra's concert. The gala concert led by award-winning pianist and composer, Peter Edwards, will also include young musicians from Brighton schools as part of ‘The Jazz Ticket’.Young musicians from Dorothy Stringer School…
meaning conference at Brighton Dome

When art meets economics: exploring a better future at Meaning 2017

17 Oct 2017

On Thu 16 Nov, we’re looking forward to welcoming the sixth annual Meaning conference to our Brighton Dome Concert Hall. Meaning is a business conference, but a very different kind of business conference: one for people with a belief that business can play a better, more creative role in our world and in our lives.For…
what if i told you

Pauline Mayers on the inspiration behind her brave and fierce blend of dance & theatre: What If I Told You?

17 Oct 2017

Pauline Mayers' upcoming show What If I Told You? gets us up on our feet and invites us to reconsider the stories we tell about our past and the history on which we build our futures. Mayers tells us about her interest in combining movement and theatre, and sharing her experiences as a British Black woman.Can…
Tap Factory at Brighton Dome

Dazzling dance, Handa’s Surprise, Senegalese cuisine, collage & more this half term

11 Oct 2017

From the potent cocktail of dance, music and comedy that is Tap Factory to the classic storytelling, puppetry and song of Handa’s Surprise, there’s lots of activities to keep the whole family entertained this half term.Tap Factory12 oil barrels, one stepladder, four bins and a bucket blend with the breathtaking tap…

Brighton Dome marks World Mental Health Day with free dance performance Witness This

6 Oct 2017

Brighton Dome marks World Mental Health Day on Tue 10 Oct with Witness This a free dance performance which shines a spotlight on mental health. Witness This by Company Chameleon (Tue 10 Oct, 1pm & 4pm at Jubilee Square) is a moving and emotional portrayal of how loved ones cope when mental health problems…

Searching for deeper meaning in work, in business and in economics.

2 Oct 2017

This November we once again host Meaning - an alternative business conference that celebrates and brings together bold ideas from the progressive edges of business.At Meaning, 500 passionate people will gather to hear from a range of speakers who are achieving world-changing things in unusual ways - using their…

VIDEO: Dance icon Carlos Acosta on his new company Acosta Danza

28 Sep 2017

Following an exceptional career including many years with the Royal Ballet, international dance icon Carlos Acosta has launched a company of his own, Acosta Danza. Here he talks about his aims and the ethos of the new company, which is heading to Brighton Dome in October.'I wanted to create a company that doesn't…
what if i told you

Take part this autumn at Brighton Dome

18 Sep 2017

From workshops to post-show discussions, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for all ages to get involved this autumn.Playmakes - Handa's SurpriseHanda’s Surprise is a theatre show for children aged 2-6, blending physical performance, puppetry, live music and song, inviting audiences to travel to Kenya and follow in…

Interview: Rob Luis, co-owner of iconic Brighton label Tru Thoughts

16 Sep 2017

Iconic Brighton record label Tru Thoughts turned eighteen in 2017 and we are celebrating with a big birthday party, featuring two stages of funk, soul, tropical and electronic music. Co-owner and founder Rob Luis tells us more about the label, past, present and future.What can audiences expect from the October 18th…
Joel Dommett at Brighton Dome

Interview: Joel Dommett

14 Sep 2017

Comedian and star of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here Joel Dommett, talks about touring, his stint in the jungle, and other extreme physical challenges, ahead of his show at Brighton Dome.Joel Dommett is mid-way through his huge national tour. Is he knackered? Not really. ‘Essentially, I’m doing two hours work…

The British Science Festival brings an afternoon of free activities to Brighton Dome

8 Sep 2017

An afternoon of free activities will take place at Brighton Dome on Sat 9 Sep, 12-4pm, as part of the British Science Festival, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.From body to being - Take part in interactive virtual and augmented reality demos that alter your bodily experience to…

Historic letters found on Royal Pavilion Estate give a fascinating glimpse into the everyday lives of soldiers hospitalised on site during the First World War

5 Sep 2017

Several personal letters dating from the First World War usage of the Royal Pavilion Estate as a hospital for soldiers, have been discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. The letters, which were discovered in both whole pages and in fragments, by workers on site, give a fascinating glimpse of…

Lara Rix-Martin curator of our SPECTRUM Brighton Digital Festival special on launching her own record label Objects Ltd

4 Sep 2017

Our Brighton Digital Festival special edition of SPECTRUM is curated by Lara Rix-Martin the founder of Objects Limited, a record label in its second year, that only releases music by those who identify as female or non-binary. Here she tells us more about the label.I started Objects Limited with the aim to give…
Brighton Dome Quaker Burial  Excavation August 2017

Two more historic burials discovered at Quaker’s Croft site on Royal Pavilion Estate

31 Aug 2017

Two more burials, believed to be 200-300 years old, have been uncovered at the historic Quaker’s Croft site which was discovered earlier this month during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on the city’s Royal Pavilion Estate.This recent discovery - thought to be the final remaining burials on-site –…
Miss Represented Can you see me Now? Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival project Miss Represented takes new show on tour for the first time this autumn

29 Aug 2017

Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s flagship project Miss Represented is going on tour for the first time, taking new show Can You See Me Now? to Brighton and beyond this autumn, including two nights at The Basement (Fri 24 & Sat 25 Nov).Miss Represented works with young women who face challenging life situations,…

Interview: Barbara Vijayakumar of Kala Chethena Kathakali Company

23 Aug 2017

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company founded by Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar and her husband Kalamandalam Vijayakumar has been bringing the ancient South Indian dance drama Kathakali to UK audiences for 30 years. Ahead of their Brighton shows, Barbara describes her colourful journey to India and to Kathakali,…

Yoga teacher Dionne shares her morning practice routine ahead of Rise and Shine in the Royal Pavilion Gardens

22 Aug 2017

Creative coach, yoga and meditation teacher, DJ, writer, and spacemaking event maker Dionne, will lead a free early morning yoga session in the Royal Pavilion Gardens set to live Indian classical music for the first of our two Rise and Shine events. Here Dionne shares her own morning yoga routine.People often…

SPECTRUM continues with four live shows this autumn

9 Aug 2017

We have some fantastic SPECTRUM live events coming up this autumn, showcasing emerging talent from across Brighton & Hove, at The Basement, Brighton Youth Centre and Brighton Museum. In September we host a Brighton Digital Festival special (30 Sep, The Basement), curated by Lara Rix-Martin of Objects Ltd, a Brighton…

Highlights of the Brighton Dome autumn programme

8 Aug 2017

A performance from dance icon Carlos Acosta's new company Acosta Danza; Glen Neath and David Rosenberg’s Séance, an intense sonic experience in a shipping container; and comedian Katherine Ryan’s hotly anticipated new show Glitter Room, are just a few of the delights in store this autumn at Brighton…

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic his own words

26 Jul 2017

In 50 Song Memoir The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt has written a song for each one of his first 50 years on earth, a gargantuan task in itself, but the live show takes it to the next level; the album is performed in its entirety over two nights by a cast of seven musicians using 50 different instruments.…

Interview: We hear from the Archaeologists carrying out excavations at the newly-found Quaker burial site

7 Jul 2017

Following the exciting discovery of a 200-year-old Quaker Burial site during the Corn Exchange redevelopment, we spoke to some of the team from Archaeology South East who are carrying out the excavations, Darryl Palmer (Assistant Director, Head of Fieldwork & Survey), Garrett Sheehan, and Dr Paola Ponce.Can…
Ticket Office Church Street

New Brighton Dome Ticket Office in the running for Sussex Heritage Award

4 Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce that Brighton Dome’s refurbished ticket office is in the running for a Sussex Heritage Award in the Public and Community category.The project – which was undertaken by ZST architects and Square One Design Workshop – is a bespoke interior fit out of Brighton Dome's…

Interview: Root Experience's Simon Magnus on Hidden Project and The Hubbub

3 Jul 2017

Simon Magnus, artistic director of arts charity Root Experience gives us an insight into Hidden Project, which explores people’s experiences of living with a hidden condition, ahead of The Hubbub an interactive art installation showcasing the project and Hidden Project Conversation Day.What inspired Hidden…
The Magnetic Fields at Brighton Dome

Video: Stephin Meritt of The Magnetic Fields on cataloguing a life in verse

29 Jun 2017

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields has catalogued a life in verse with 50 songs, each dedicated to one of his years on earth. Over two nights this September at Brighton Dome, The Magnetic Fields will perform 50 Song Memoir in its entirety.Here Stephin explains his creative process in an interview from…
Gabriel Iglesias at Brighton Dome

Interview: Gabriel Iglesias reflects on 20 years in stand-up comedy

29 Jun 2017

American comedian Gabriel Iglesiasbrings his storytelling talents to bear on British audiences with the Fluffymania World Tour. He tells Brian Donaldson what we can expect.The numbers which revolve around hugely successful comedian Gabriel Iglesias are nothing short of mind-boggling: his social media presence can…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts to unite

28 Jun 2017

Two key cultural organisations are to come together to create a city-wide hub for creative and cultural learning.The move – which will take effect from 1 July - will bring together the combined work of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Music & Arts, who deliver music education to…

Brighton Dome marks Refugee Week with a free family get-together

28 Jun 2017

Connect, a day of free events bringing families from all communities together is coming to Brighton Dome Café-bar on Saturday 1 July, 11am-4pm.  Fun for all ages will include everything from kite making workshops to learning the art of batik, and table tennis. Connect is the culmination of events held across Brighton…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival retains Arts Council NPO funding

27 Jun 2017

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to be confirmed as a continuing part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-2022.Funding has been maintained at current levels during the period, equating to £1,149,921 per year.As custodians of the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Dome at the cultural heart of…

Blue Plaque unveiled at Brighton Dome by BBC in honour of ABBA’s landmark 1974 Eurovision win

27 Jun 2017

A Blue Plaque unveiled at Brighton Dome honouring music legends Abba is one of 47 announced on Wednesday 14 June by BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust, commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.BBC Sussex’s Blue Plaque, on Brighton Dome,…

United Nations Orchestra makes its UK debut at Brighton Dome

26 Jun 2017

Conductor and artistic director of the United Nations Orchestra Antoine Marguier spoke to The Argus reporter Josh Walton about their forthcoming concert.Musicians from over 20 countries will take a break from international diplomacy to play together as an orchestra in the UK for the first time.Employees working…

£3m funding boost as work starts on Phase One of Royal Pavilion Estate project

23 Mar 2017

We are delighted to announce that the first phase of our joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has been awarded £3m from the Coast to Capital Local Growth fund. The grant award will go towards a major refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre as the…
KIN by Barely Methodical at Brighton Dome

What's on this Easter Holidays

21 Mar 2017

There are lots of fun, family-friendly activities and events this Easter at Brighton Dome. Here's a quick round-up of things to do over the holidays...KINWed 19 Apr, 3pm & 7.30pm7+‘Mortifyingly funny new wave British circus’ The Guardian ★★★★Fresh from their incredible opening performances at the Roundhouse,…
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Martin Roscoe joins Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra for Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor

20 Mar 2017

Peter Back previews this Sunday's concert featuring pianist Martin Roscoe  Martin Roscoe is quite simply one of the most admired and respected pianists of his generation. Equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances he describes himself as a musical all-rounder, or more specifically as 'a musician…
Brighton Dome - bronze award for Best UK Unusual Venue

Brighton Dome Scoops 'Unusual' Award!

14 Mar 2017

Brighton Dome, one of the city’s most iconic venues, is celebrating after taking home Bronze in the Best UK Unusual Venue category of the prestigious M&IT Industry Awards. Presented at a glittering ceremony compered by TV legend Eamonn Holmes at Battersea Evolution on 3 March, Brighton Dome was one of six finalists…
Naomi's Wild and Scary at Brighton Dome, April 2017

Creature Feature: Naomi's Wild & Scary - Top Facts

9 Mar 2017

Naomi’s Wild & Scary is coming to Brighton Dome in April, ahead of the show we've come across some rather interesting facts about some of the world’s scariest creatures! Read on if you dare... Carpet pythons have been known to curl up in people’s toilets.Tarantulas can shoot barbed hairs at animals…
Candoco Dance Company at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome celebrates Disabled Access Day

3 Mar 2017

Brighton Dome is delighted to be celebrating national Disabled Access Day with free tours and information about our iconic Grade I-listed heritage venues.On Saturday 11 March, 10am – 3pm, in the café-bar, our Access Information Hub will be open with details of the facilities on offer at Brighton Dome. Our Visitor Services…
Candoco Dance Company at Brighton Dome

Spotlight on Candoco: Behind the scenes of Beheld

31 Jan 2017

An insight in to the influences, artistic direction and choreography of Candoco Dance Companies highly anticipated performance Beheld.Through virtuosic choreography and unsurpassable talent world leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, Candoco present their stunning double bill, CounterActs.…

Three former SPECTRUM artists receive Government funding to boost their international profile

11 Jan 2017

Tigercub, Luke Sital-Singh and Phoria, artists who have all headlined Brighton Dome SPECTRUM events, have been awarded Government funding to support their development internationally.The Music Exports Growth Scheme (MEGS), run by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has awarded £249,385 in total to UK indie music labels…
There Will Be Blood with the London Contemporary Orchestra live at Brighton Dome

Nine things you might not know about There Will Be Blood

5 Jan 2017

Watching There Will Be Blood with the score performed live is a rare treat for acoustic-contemporary fans and film-lovers alike, but before you do, here are nine things you might not know about There Will Be Blood and its incredible score... The film was exceptionally well-received:It was voted number 1…
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome Concert Hall

See out the old and celebrate the new with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

20 Dec 2016

The festive season is upon us and thoughts inevitably turn to the rapidly approaching New Year – so what better way to see out the old and celebrate the new than in the company of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome with a traditional New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala?Guest conductor Stephen Bell says:'What…

Brighton Dome Spring Programme 2017 Highlights

15 Dec 2016

An eagerly awaited performance by art-rockers Warpaint, an electrifying show from Cuba’s flagship contemporary dance troupe Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, and London Contemporary Orchestra’s live score accompanying the film There Will Be Blood are just a few highlights from the Brighton Dome spring…

Brighton Dome joins fellow local venues in supporting the nationwide Good Night Out campaign

21 Nov 2016

Brighton Dome has joined fellow Brighton music venues The Haunt and The Hope & Ruin in supporting the national anti-harassment campaign Good Night Out.The independent campaign was started in 2014 with the aim of eliminating harassment on nights out. Participating spaces agree to display the Good Night Out pledge on…

MPower exhibition showcases new partnership project for vulnerable men as part of Brighton Photo Biennial

25 Oct 2016

A new partnership project between Brighton Dome, Photoworks, A Band of Brothers and The Connected Hub, focusing on vulnerable young men from Brighton & Hove is to be showcased in an exhibition, as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB). The exhibition, On the Level, runs from Saturday 28 Oct – Sunday 6 November…
Tighten Our Belts at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome to premiere new theatre show about the cost of austerity in the city

21 Oct 2016

From rising homelessness to the increasing reliance of residents on food banks, a new show from a recently formed local company Brighton People’s Theatre, Tighten Our Belts, takes as its subject the significant cost of austerity for people living and working in the city. Previewing at Brighton Dome on Sat 26 November,…
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Competition: Win a dinner for 2 at Terre à Terre and 2 tickets to Flit on Sun 30 Oct

19 Oct 2016

Fancy indulging in a delicious treat for all your senses? Then enter our competition on Facebook for a chance to win tickets to breath-taking show Flit and a mouth-watering, pre-show ‘Terre a Verre’ meal for two at Brighton’s trailblazing, vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre.Featuring some of today’s…

The Velvet Underground and the string quartet: forceful beauty in this season's Coffee Concerts

18 Oct 2016

Brighton writer and journalist Joe Fuller delves into the crossover appeal of chamber music, our Coffee Concert season and the CAVATINA schemeAs someone who grew up loving The Beatles, The Velvet Underground and Radiohead rather than absorbing a classical diet, chamber music stands out as a form that could bridge the pop/classical…
Tighten Our Belts at Brighton Dome

Spotlight on…Tighten Our Belts

13 Oct 2016

Honest, powerful and tender, Tighten Our Belts is a show about the cost of austerity for people in Brighton and Hove created by Brighton People’s Theatre - a brand new theatre company comprised of non-professional actors working in collaboration with professional theatre-makers. Director Naomi Alexander talks to us about…
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Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented project awarded Big Lottery funding

11 Oct 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s flagship outreach project Miss Represented – which works with vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations – has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £158,508. The funds will allow the programme to grow and expand over the next two…
Josh Widdicombe at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with... Josh Widdicombe

7 Oct 2016

In this guest interview James Rampton delves into Josh's success, The Last Leg and upcoming tour What Do I Do Now...Josh Widdicombe has a flourishing TV career. He co-presents the award-winning C4 programme, The Last Leg, one of the most popular comedy shows on television. He has also made memorable appearances on…

This is... Meaning 2016

2 Oct 2016

In this guest blog the hosts of Meaning 2016 tell us more about this unique event and host Paul Mason.We are living through extraordinary times. Everything is changing. And it takes extraordinary people to make sense of the disruption and help us find meaning in chaos.One such person is Paul Mason, who will be the…

Brighton Dome to host Roodle the Snowdog

19 Sep 2016

Brighton Dome is delighted to be hosting Roodle the Snowdog as part of Snowdogs by the Sea, an extraordinary public art trail organised by local charity, Martlets Hospice, in conjunction with Wild in Art, which will be held across Brighton and Hove during October and November.Inspired by the much-loved pet labradoodle…
Bring Your Own Beamer at Brighton Dome

Bring Your Own Beamer: a digital wonderland

13 Sep 2016

From 3D projection mapping to short films and interactive installations, Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is a digital wonderland showcasing all that can be created using a projectorThis year for its 5th anniversary BYOB had the highest number of artist submissions to date and Pop-Up Brighton has chosen 12 pieces…

VIDEO: Poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz talks about Layla's Room

8 Sep 2016

The voices of 1,000 UK teens are brought to life in Layla's Room, by award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz. Here she explains what inspired her to create the play. Why did you write Layla's Room?I wanted to write Layla’s Room because I feel very strongly about as many things as possible being out there…

Spotlight on… Until You Hear That Bell

7 Sep 2016

Until You Hear That Bell is a one-man show about amateur boxing and family told through spoken word within timed boxing rounds. Writer and performer Sean Mahoney tells us more about the making of the piece.How and where will the show be staged?In the Theatre space! The show itself has been taken to boxing gyms, community…
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Memories sought to help reawaken the Royal Pavilion Estate

7 Sep 2016

Do you have any memories of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre (formerly Pavilion Theatre)? As we prepare for their refurbishment we’d love you to share your stories with us and contribute to the history of our iconic venues.Alongside a major refurbishment of the nationally-important Corn Exchange…
Bring your own beamer Brighton dome

Brighton Digital Festival at Brighton Dome

5 Sep 2016

With 2016 marking the sixth consecutive Brighton Digital Festival – an annual celebration of digital culture that takes place across Brighton and Hove every September – we’re proud to be hosting a number of events here at Brighton DomeHere’s what to look out for…Reasons To: (5-7 Sep) The conference for designers…

Podcast: Charlotte Brontë at 200 - stories inspired by Jane Eyre

26 Aug 2016

Brighton Festival 2016 saw us work with Guardian Live in a special partnership to deliver the Books and Debate programme with an impressive line-up of writers and commentators including former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, Orange prize winner Lionel Shriver and two Booker prize winners, Marlon James and Howard…

Brighton Dome celebrates fourth annual Heritage Open Day

26 Aug 2016

Brighton Dome will be celebrating the rich heritage of our Grade I and II listed buildings as we open our doors for our fourth annual Heritage Open Day of free family entertainment on Sunday 11 September, 10am to 5pm.Events and entertainment include behind-the-scenes tours of Brighton Dome, which give visitors…
Sue Perkins at Brighton Dome

5 minutes with... Sue Perkins

23 Aug 2016

Ahead of her upcoming show Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles, spend five minutes with Sue as she answers a few questions on her memoir and latest tour...What prompted you to hit the road with your new tour,  LIVE! in Spectacles?It’s a good time to look back on my life so far. I fully intend to live to the…

New Autumn-Winter season brochure out now!

19 Aug 2016

Brighton Dome's latest brochure is available for you perusal now! And we've not just gone to town with an abundance of excellent shows and events, but also with our covers - there are two for your delectation. Grab yours today from our Ticket Office, read it online here, or find it distributed throughout our…

Autumn at Brighton Dome: New Season Highlights

19 Aug 2016

A new double-bill by all-male ballet company BalletBoyz, cabaret show from Alan Cumming, and stand-up comedy from Sue Perkins are just a few of the delights in store in the Brighton Dome autumn programme.In September, Brighton Digital Festival takes place and Brighton Dome will host four related events during this period,…
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Phase One preparatory work to start in the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre this autumn

18 Aug 2016

Since 2013 we have been working towards an ambitious culture and heritage-led vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate and its surrounding areas in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the Royal Pavilion and Museums, starting with a major refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.The…
Flit at Brighton Dome

Video: Rehearsals for Flit - the all-star multimedia live show with musicians from Lau, Portishead, Mogwai and The Unthanks

11 Aug 2016

A visually rich production exploring themes of migration, featuring some of the most influential musicians of today, Flit is coming to Brighton Dome in October.Led by Martin Green (Lau), the other collaborators include Adrian Utley (Portishead), Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), Adam Holmes…

Fantastic Family Events this September

10 Aug 2016

Brighton Dome has a fine variety of events for kids & families coming up this September. This includes our Heritage Open Day (Sun 11, 10am) which, as well as a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our history and the history of Brighton, features a Magic Lantern show that would have wowed the crowds of Victorian…

Video: Icelandic surf film The Accord to be screened as part of Ocean Film Festival

4 Aug 2016

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is coming to Brighton Dome in September, showcasing a selection of short films which document the beauty and power of the ocean.One of these films The Accord charts the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer Heiðar Logi Elíasson and the North Atlantic wind.…

Big Heart Auction raises £38,500 for Chestnut Tree House and Brighton Dome

11 Jul 2016

The Big Heart Auction 2016 was a very special charity art auction in which over 200 artworks were generously donated by professional local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers from across Sussex and beyond.The online auction ran on eBay from 1-10 July and raised an incredible £38,500 for Chestnut…
The Safety Map at Brighton Dome

The Safety Map invites the LGBTQ community to share their experiences of Brighton & Hove

8 Jul 2016

The Safety Map, an installation created by Pink Fringe and artist Kate Shields, will invite the LGBTQ community to share their experiences of Brighton and Hove, by adding their stories to a quilted map of Brighton. Abby Butcher from Pink Fringe tells us about the project.Where did the idea for The Safety Map come from?Brighton…
Brighton Yoga Festival at Brighton Dome

Free one-day celebration of yoga comes to Brighton Dome

5 Jul 2016

Brighton Yoga Festival brings its annual one-day free yoga event to Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on Sat 23 Jul. Now in its third year, the festival brings together yoga teachers and practitioners from across the city, and beyond, to offer a day of free classes and workshops. The event is free to enter – the only wholly…
Carole Britten with student Film-making City Achiever Amber Azzopardi

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival receive award from City College

30 Jun 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival was delighted to receive the Employer Contribution Award at City College Brighton and Hove’s recent City Achievers 2016 student awards ceremony.The award was given for working in partnership with the college to provide film-making students with excellent hands-on experience of live…
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SPECTRUM's Site & Sound video project teams up with Brighton Musicians

21 Jun 2016

SPECTRUM Site & Sound offers local musicians and film makers the exciting opportunity to collaborate and showcase their unique talent in new and creative ways. Musicians are given the chance to exclusively explore our incredible Grade I listed venues which make powerful back-drops perfect for these stunning live sessions.…

Artist Opportunity: Collidescope 2016

10 Feb 2016

Brighton Festival artist development residency: calling artists and creators across the art forms Brighton Festival’s artist development residency Collidescope enables a group of mid-career artists to intensively engage with Brighton Festival. Selected artists will attend a wide range of events in the…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival producer wins national award

29 Jan 2016

Music producer Laura Ducceschi announced as winner of the £10,000 Arts Foundation fellowship for the Producer of Live Music category supported by PRS for Music Foundation.Last night at London’s 20th Century Theatre, special guest Sebastian Faulks announced Laura Ducceschi as the winning producer in this category supported…
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£5 million funding boost for the Royal Pavilion Estate

28 Jan 2016

Brighton & Hove City Council, The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are delighted to announce that their joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has been awarded nearly £5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The money will help to pay…
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Brighton Festival 2016: Major new commission for 2016 inspired by untold story of First World War announced

20 Jan 2016

Brighton Festival - alongside commissioning partners 14-18 NOW and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove - has today announced a major new commission inspired by the untold story of the hundreds of thousands of men who travelled from India to fight for the Allies in the First World War.Created by performance…
Laurie Anderson, Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016: Laurie Anderson is Guest Director

7 Jan 2016

Brighton Festival is delighted to announce the pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson as Guest Director for 2016.Anderson will take the helm as Brighton Festival marks its milestone 50th year, celebrates its unique, energetic and creative city, and reflects on the nature of home.Renowned for her inventive use of…
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Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented launch crowdfunding campaign

26 Nov 2015

Project seeks to expand and develop exciting new creative initiativesBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented - a collective of vulnerable young women aged 13-21 who face challenging and chaotic life situations - are to launch a crowdfunding campaign this week.A lifeline to its members - many…
Gemma Rosefield with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at Brighton Dome

Prince Regent’s cello heads to Brighton Dome for special concert

27 Oct 2015

311-year-old instrument is played at Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert. A cello once owned and played by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, is to feature in Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s November concert at Brighton Dome. The instrument, made in Naples in 1704 by Alessandro Gagliano, was allegedly…

Podcast: Asian Dub Foundation present THX 1138

19 Oct 2015

Asian Dub Foundation's Steve Savale discusses the band's live soundtrack to George Lucas' cult classic THX 1138 and how themes addressed within the film are relevant today. Find out and more and book for Asian Dub Foundation live score THX 1138
Brighton Dome Umbrella Club - We're going on a Bear Hunt photo (c) Darren Guy

Brighton Dome’s Umbrella Club go on a Bear Hunt

29 Sep 2015

The Umbrella Club - Brighton Dome’s membership club for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their siblings and carers – launched its new season this weekend with an entrancing puppetry production of Michael Rosen’s much-loved children’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.Brought…

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Press Release

24 Aug 2015

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPERORWednesday 28 October 2015Brighton Dome Concert Hall8pm, £23.50Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.Fresh from releasing their fifth studio album Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress earlier this year, Canadian post-rock juggernauts Godspeed You! Black Emperor head to Brighton with an inimitable…
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Architects appointed for first phase of vision for Royal Pavilion Estate

12 Aug 2015

Award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB Studios) have been appointed to remodel and revitalise the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre as part of the first phase of the wider vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate. The scheme will allow the refurbishment of the…

Post-rock juggernauts Godspeed You! Black Emperor head to Brighton Dome

15 Jul 2015

Live, Godspeed You! Black Emperor are peerless, with a reputation for mesmerising shows, marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops - experience this here this October.Hear their latest album Asunder, Sweet And Other DistressGodspeed You! Black Emperor (GY!BE) began in…
Foil, Arms and Hog at Brighton Dome

What’s On: Comedy at Brighton Dome this Spring

1 Jan 1970

In need of some belly laughs? We’ve got you sorted. Here at Brighton Dome, we have an outstanding array of stand-up comedy events to brighten your day this spring. Check out who’s coming to town.. Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy HorseSat 13 AprBack on the road is Tommy Tiernan with his new show, Paddy Crazy Horse.…