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…
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…
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…

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…
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…

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…
Brighton Dome used as a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers during World War I

The Royal Pavilion Estate: Wartime History

9 Nov 2018

The Royal Pavilion Estate's wartime history played an important role in the recovery of wounded soldiers. Find out more about the care soldiers received from the Pavilion Military Hospital and 'Dr Brighton' The Pavilion HospitalBetween 1 Dec 1914 and 28 Aug 1920, over 10,000 wounded soldiers were nursed back to health…

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

6 Nov 2018

A couple who met at Brighton Dome have returned to the venue to launch a public competition to name a seat in the refurbished Corn Exchange or Studio Theatre.Matt and Marianne Barton from Hove contacted us as part of a memory collecting project, which asked the public to share their special stories of Brighton…
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…

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…

£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 &…

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…

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…
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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…
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…
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…

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…

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…
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,…

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…

200-year-old Quaker burial site discovered on Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate

5 Jul 2017

The historic site has been discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.Skeletons have been uncovered on-site and are in the process of being exhumed respectfully and sensitively from underneath the area that was formerly the venue’s mini conference room. The remains are thought to be from 'Quakers…
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…

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…

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,…

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…

£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…
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…
Bridget Christie

Brighton Dome celebrates International Women's Day

26 Jan 2017

Brighton Dome will mark International Women’s Day 2017 with a specially selected series of performances and events, including a talk on ecofeminism by Germaine Greer, stand-up Bridget Christie’s take on Brexit, a live recording of The Guilty Feminist podcast, and a day-long marketplace of performance, art and debate…

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…

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…

The Best of British Film Scores

29 Nov 2016

The Best of British Film ScoresSun 4 Dec, 2.45pmBrighton Philharmonic OrchestraRichard Balcombe conductorThe Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s season at Brighton Dome continues on Sun 4 Dec with a concert celebrating the work of some of Britain’s greatest film composers - The Best of British Film Scores.Britain…
Brighton Rockers Roller Derby at Brighton

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange recalls its skating rink history by hosting Roller Derby Special

23 Nov 2016

The historic Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, itself once a popular skating rink back in the 1870s, is to be the unique setting for a one of the fastest growing sports in the world, Roller Derby (Sat 10 Dec, 4.45pm). Played on roller skates it's a high impact, high scoring, full contact sport.Brighton's home team - the Brighton…

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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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…

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s new season at Brighton Dome

5 Oct 2016

There is an autumnal chill in the air in the mornings and the nights are closing in, but whilst for some this heralds the onset of the winter months, the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and its regular audience are looking forward to their new season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome.An array of guest soloists…

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 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…

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,…

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…
The Illuminating Times of the Darkling Society

First Starboard Festival of theatre by and for young people co-curated by Brighton Dome

5 Jul 2016

Brighton Dome is proud to be a partner and co-curator of Brighton’s first Starboard Festival, a new festival of theatre made with, by and for children and young people, performed at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT).Brighton Dome presents the closing event on Saturday 16 July, The Illuminating Times of the Darkling…
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…
Luo's Site & Sound 2014

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.…

Chestnut Tree House and Brighton Dome join forces for the Big Heart Auction 2016

17 Jun 2016

The Big Heart Auction is a very special charity art auction, raising money for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival.The auction will include a wonderful range of donated artwork from professional local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers. All the…

Partners light up Royal Pavilion Estate for 50th Brighton Festival

29 May 2016

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, the partners working on the vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate, came together to present a major commission for the 50th Brighton Festival which - quite literally - illuminated its shared history.Created by performance…

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…
Brighton Dome exterior

£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…
Image Credit:The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove

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…
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…
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Planning permission granted for Phase One of vision to revitalise Royal Pavilion Estate

17 Nov 2015

Planning permission has been granted for plans to develop the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre as the first phase of a larger and longer term ambition to reconnect and reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate.The first phase of the proposed development specifically comprises a refurbishment of the Grade I Corn Exchange,…
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…
Royal stables

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…
Photo by Victor Frankowski

HLF earmarks £5m to Royal Pavilion Estate

24 Nov 2014

Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are delighted to announce that their joint vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has received a significant funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).The Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked a sum of £5m to the project - subject…