Like many other arts charities, we are navigating the impacts of the pandemic as well as the rising energy costs of operating our venues and events. Your support is invaluable to us. With your help, we can look forward and keep the shows going.
The magnificent Brighton Dome building has been standing for over 200 years. Starting as a riding stables for Prince Regent and transforming into many guises thereafter from a place of protest and solidarity for Suffragettes, to temporary hospital in WWI, a refuge for wartime dance in World War II and even a roller-skating venue.
To now. To a place where we have provided thousands of memories to treasure. Do you remember the awe you felt when you watched your favourite musician play in such a grand and intimate setting? Did you go to one of the many Festival events in unusual settings across our city? The Victorian police cells, the Chattri, the old Co-op building, the Fire Garden, Woodvale Cemetery, Black Rock or Hollingbury Hillfort?
You may have graduated with us and have the perfect selfie with Brighton Dome as a backdrop. Or did you shed a tear when your child first performed on our stage in a classical concert, or when they nailed their Let’s Dance routine or took part in their first Children’s Parade with thousands of others?
Whatever your connection to us, we know our venues, our annual Festival and music tuition inspire lives and enable change for good. We know we need to fight hard to stay here for our community for the next 200 years. We will need the arts more than ever to lift our spirits and bring people together.
2022 marks a significant moment in Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s history and its future, as we get ready to reopen the Corn Exchange, the Studio Theatre and brand new spaces for artists and audiences.
We are incredibly excited to share this new chapter with you. Without you, our loyal audiences and supporters, our charity could not exist. We are working hard to find ways to survive the financial impact of the pandemic and the energy crisis – and it would make a huge difference to us if you considered making a donation. Thanks to Gift-Aid, your donation will be automatically increased by 25%.
Thank you for your support and spreading the word too, if you can.