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,…

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…

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…

#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…

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…
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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…

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 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…

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…

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…
Pee Wee Ellis

Bring on the FUNK! A music revolution kicks off at Brighton Dome this February

27 Jan 2020

James Brown collaborator Pee Wee Ellis and singer China Moses bring FUNK: A Music Revolution to Brighton Dome on Sat 29 February, celebrating the genre’s influence featuring a line-up of renowned musicians channelling the spirit of funk across the generations. Renowned saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis co-wrote the…
Brighton & Hove Music & Arts

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation supports Brighton & Hove young musicians to ‘unlock hidden talents’

21 Jan 2020

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s music education service, led by Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) has received a grant of £15,000 from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to support children who wouldn’t normally have access to music making.The SoundCity Young Musicians Bursary Scheme provides…

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 Spring 2020 Season

19 Dec 2019

Brighton Dome dives into the new decade with another packed season of music, dance, comedy, film, talks and much more! Highlights include international dance star Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza with new show Evolution. Hot 8 Brass Band who recorded the video for their renowned Sexual…
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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…

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,…
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome, Mark Atwell and Terry Ayres, CEO of Sussex Heart Charity

Life-saving defibrillator donated to Brighton Dome in memory of music fan

3 Dec 2019

Brighton Dome has accepted the donation of a new defibrillator to the Concert Hall. Mark and Nigel Atwell gave the life-saving device in memory of their late father, Trevor Atwell who regularly attended concerts at the venue. Trevor passed away at his home in Lancing in the autumn from an unexpected heart condition. Last…
Soldiers outside Brighton Dome

Free event at Brighton Dome to commemorate First & Second World Wars

31 Oct 2019

To commemorate Remembrance Sunday, Brighton Dome opens its doors to the past for a day of free activities looking back at the Royal Pavilion Estate’s role during the First and Second World War. On Sun 3 Nov, visitors to Brighton Dome can learn more about the soldiers of World War I and the conversion of the Pavilion,…
Race Horse Company Super Sunday at Brighton Dome

Super Sunday Circus Tumbles into Brighton Dome this Christmas

22 Oct 2019

Delivering daring stunts blended with chaotic comedy, Super Sunday is Race Horse Company’s international hit fresh from critical acclaim at Edinburgh Fringe. With high energy acrobatic feats and barely controllable chaos, Super Sunday promises non-stop family fun, original music and a visual riot of colour,…

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…

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,…

From Teenage Spies to Drag Queen Stories – Brighton Dome’s Family Friendly Events for October half term

8 Oct 2019

Families looking for something a bit different to do this half-term will find a whole range of events for children of all ages. Experience something new at Brighton Dome at events that the whole family can enjoy. Dive head-first into the world of teen-spy Alex Rider with author Anthony Horowitz; fairy tales come to life…
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange Window

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre Refurbishment Update

3 Oct 2019

Brighton & Hove City Council have published details of a plan to complete the restoration of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, with work due to start within the next two weeks.The council is currently finalising the appointment of an interim contractor to carry out emergency work to the historic buildings,…

Develop skills in performing arts with professional workshops at Brighton Dome

27 Sep 2019

Budding actors, comedians and make-up artists can refine their skills through a series of professional masterclasses coming up at Brighton Dome. Theatre company, Hydrocracker, will lead three masterclasses which are open to everyone aged 14+, with no previous experience required. On Sat 28 Sep, Alan Pearce from the renowned…
Photo of the chandelier in Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome opens its doors to the past with heritage events

13 Sep 2019

Brighton Dome is inviting visitors to travel back in time to discover the building’s fascinating history at a series of events starting this autumn. From housing the Price Regent’s horses to sheltering wounded soldiers; roller-skating Victorians to ABBA winning Eurovision, Brighton Dome has seen some unexpected moments…

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…
David Bowie at Brighton Dome, 23 May 1973, Photographer unknown, Saler Photographic

Rare photographs of David Bowie go on display at Brighton Dome’s Heritage Open Day

3 Sep 2019

As part of Heritage Open Day on Sat 14 Sep, newly acquired photographs of David Bowie performing at Brighton Dome will go on display in the venue for the first time. The images were originally taken at Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust concert on 23 May 1973 by an unknown photographer from the Evening Argus and Saler Photographic,…
Aronowitz at Brighton Dome

Hear world class chamber music at Brighton Dome’s Sunday concerts

30 Aug 2019

From Beethoven to Scottish Folk Music, Brighton Dome’s Coffee Concerts feature a diverse programme played by talent from across the country at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.The monthly events bring ensembles of award-winning musicians to University of Sussex’s Falmer arts hub with relaxed Sunday morning…

Intoxicating African Performers at Brighton Dome this Autumn

27 Aug 2019

From South African villages to the suburbs of Lagos, world-class contemporary dancers and singers are bringing African inspired performances to Brighton this October and November. The iconic ballet Giselle has been fearlessly reimagined by South African artist Dada Masilo. Masilo tells the story of a village girl, dying…

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…

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…
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…
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…

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…

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…

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

8 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's Umbrella Club, for young people with life-limiting conditions.The auction will include a wonderful range of donated artwork from professional local, national…

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…
Into the hood at Brighton Dome

Spring programme unveiled at Brighton Dome

5 Jan 2016

An award-winning hip hop fairy-tale, a stunning white bear brought to life via jaw-dropping puppetry and an exploration into the secret roots of human hair extensions ensure Brighton Dome’s spring programme of work is as unique as ever. In March, the venue will mark International Women’s Day with a special run of events…
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 - Studio Theatre

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…