Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre Restoration Brings Statue Back to Life

23 Apr 2019

An Art Deco statue depicting the Roman Goddess of Agriculture is being restored as part of our building refurbishment. Standing above the entrance to the Corn Exchange on Church Street, Ceres was sculpted in 1935 by renowned artist James Woodford OBE RA (1893-1976).The statue was crafted by Woodford in a distinct ornamental…

In Photos: Building Update Mar 2019

29 Mar 2019

Take a look at the latest progress on-site, as heritage feature continue to be restored, new spaces and state-of-the-art facilities are being built. The new Gallery space is really starting to come together, with flooring being placed on the lower floor and on parts of the upper floor. These two spaces will become…

In Photos: Building update Dec 2018

19 Dec 2018

In the Studio Theatre, the new balcony is in place, giving a clearer sense of the layout of the space as well as a closer look at the refurbished windows which are now fully glazed. The flooring continues to be put in place, with this also forming the roof of the new cafeWork continues to strengthen the historic roof of…
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,…
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…

In Photos: Building update Oct 2018

16 Oct 2018

"The changes that a building like this undergoes during renovation has many satisfying moments. I find a beauty in all stages of the process, the early messy broken phases through to the clean and ordered final stretch. This build still has a way to go, but it is offering up glimpses of how spectacular the finished product…

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…

Photos: Magnificent glass roof sheds new light on redevelopment project

31 Jul 2018

Our brand new spaces are really starting to come together. Glass for the skylight is now installed, so you can begin to picture the new Gallery Bar, looking in to the venue through grand Corn Exchange windows, and the Creative Space above which will provide bright, natural light."I was impressed with how…
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…

Photos: Take a peek at the latest update from behind the hoardings

4 Jun 2018

Our Studio Theatre is really making progress, with the steel frames now installed to form the new balcony seating. Heritage features of the Corn Exchange can now be seen, with the paint completely stripped off the arched roof. On the north side of the space, the balcony structure is complete, with the steel in place…

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…

In pictures: Excavations at historic Quaker burial site on Royal Pavilion Estate

19 Jul 2017

New images - which have just been released - give a unique insight into excavations at the historic Quaker burial site which was discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn ExchangeA total of 15 complete skeletons have been exhumed and removed from underneath the area that was formerly the venue’s mini…
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…
International womens day at Brighton Dome

International Women's Day Open House

2 Mar 2016

Brighton Dome and Brighton Women's Centre present our annual celebration of International Women's Day, taking place in every nook and cranny of the cafe-bar, Founders Room and Corn Exchange on Saturday 5th March from 10am – 4pm. Free and open to all, expect an action-packed day of entertainment, films,…
Twelve angry women at Brighton Dome

Celebrate International Women's Day at Brighton Dome

3 Feb 2016

Brighton Dome will mark International Women’s Day 2016 with a week-long, specially selected series of performances and events featuring some of the most incredible female artists around, including acclaimed broadcaster Sandi Toksvig (8 Mar), comedian Katherine Ryan (5 Mar) and theatre maker Victoria Melody…
Miss Represented

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…
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…

Catch up with Miss Represented, their exciting new project Home:Life, and recent collaboration with award-winning artist Plan B

11 Jun 2015

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented project operates as an arts collective working with vulnerable young women who are navigating difficult life situations and are considered at risk. Using the arts as a vehicle for self expression and investigating relevant themes and topics, Miss Represented creates…