What’s on: Summer at Brighton Dome
30 May 2019
As another successful year of Brighton Festival draws to a close, there’s lots more to look forward to at Brighton Dome this summer. This season promises a wide variety of shows, including music from folk indie band Beirut and Stereophonics front man Kelly Jones, and fresh new dance from the likes of Streetfunk and the National Youth Dance Company. Here’s a quick look…
Sophie Ellis-Bextor + support Alice Jemima
The renowned singer will be taking the stage to perform orchestral versions of her hits, such as the beloved Read My Lips, and of course, Murder on the Dance Floor ahead of her upcoming album 'Orchestral Greatest Hits'.
Mon 10 Jun (Limited Availability)
Stereophonic front man Kelly Jones will give you a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and song craft. Fans will be delighted to see and hear some of their favourite songs from the Stereophonics and from Kelly’s solo album.
Brighton Dome Backstage Tour
Sat 15 Jun & Sun 28 Jul
This is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain, follow in the footsteps of legends such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie and catch a rare glimpse of the entrance of the infamous tunnel to the Royal Pavilion.
Reginald D Hunter: Facing The Beast
Sat 15 Jun
For a night of laughs you shouldn’t miss, join comedian Reginald D Hunter. Best known for his honesty and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D hunter’s Songs of the South. To celebrate his twentieth year as a comedian, he brings his highly anticipated new show Facing The Beast to Brighton Dome.
Brighton College Dance
Tue 18 Jun
Come and experience all the dance talent that Brighton College has to offer. Featuring over 300 students, they will be performing a variety of dance from contemporary, modern to jazz and street dance.
Refugee Week Community Day
Sun 23 Jun
Sanctuary on Sea’s annual Refugee Week event returns. Join for a free day of art, music, theatre and dance workshops and performances, plus stalls, food and games from around the world. The full programme will be available shortly.
John Barrowman (Limited Availability)
Thu 27 Jun
Entertainer extraordinaire John Barrowman brings his Fabulous tour to Brighton Dome. Celebrating his 30 years on stage and screen with favourite songs and fabulous stories from his life and career.
Join ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph as he shares his inspirational personal journey. Living Dangerously gives an insight into his childhood, his army life and early exhibitions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge.
Streetfunk Straight Up ‘19
Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jul
Streetfunk’ returns to showcase the massive Urban dance talent in the South. Join us for a high-energy showcase of street dance performances by Streetfunk students, plus inspirational guest performers and crews.
National Youth Dance Company: MADHEAD
Mon 15 Jul
National Youth Dance Company bring their new work created by Guest Artist Director, Botis Seva. Thirty-eight of the UK’s best young dancers present a unique evening fusing contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop. Botis Seva’s choreographic style combined with the young dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce an enthralling and energetic production.
Sun 21 Jul
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, Icebreaker perform their multi-media reworking of Brian Eno’s Apollo album alongside works from ground-breaking composers.
Sat 27 Jul
After a fantastic festival in 2018 and now in its 7th year, JAZZ RE:FEST returns to Brighton, to showcase the incredibly diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world of Jazz music and alternative culture. This year we have an incredible line-up of emerging and underexposed talent, including the likes of Theon Cross and Zara McFarlane.
Mon 29 Jul
20 years after the release of her Southern Gothic masterpiece Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, country-folk songwriter Lucinda Williams performs the album in its entirety, followed by a selection of hits.
Fri 30 Aug
US-based indie folk band Beirut bring their fifth studio album Gallipoli to Brighton Dome as part of their world tour.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 21 Sep
London Philharmonic Orchestra return to Brighton Dome to showcase The Spirit of Beethoven with conductor, Kensho Watanbe and violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian.