Old facade on the Brighton Dome's Corn Exchange brick work worn away over time, saying 'entrance'

Architectural Details

Heritage features have been carefully conserved and restored

Photography by Andy Stagg

The Corn Exchange is one of the most historically important buildings in the country and has many of the original interior and exterior architectural features, which have now been lovingly restored.

Close up of arched timber frame roof

The Corn Exchange's original 200 year old single-span timber frame is the widest in the country at 18 metres. Its beams have been repaired and strengthened to protect it for another 200 years.

close up of Oak Pilaster details

34 oak pilasters in the Corn Exchange have been recreated from architect William Porden's original drawings.

Arched window in corn exchange

11 beautiful arched windows have been restored by hand.

Interior of Studio Theatre, view from balcony

In the Studio Theatre, the plaster ceiling has been replaced with a new, historically accurate version.

Studio Theatre windows, interior
Photo by Andy Stagg

The Studio Theatre's crenelated windows, which mimic the character of the Royal Pavilion, have been carefully conserved.

A golden statue of Ceres stands above the door of the Corn Exchange

Above the Church Street entrance to the Corn Exchange, the Art Deco statue of Ceres, Roman Goddess of Agriculture, has been restored to her former glory.

Support Our Past, Present and Future

There are many ways you can help to support this unique project either through a donation or corporate gift, naming a seat in our new spaces, or volunteering with our heritage team. If you are interested in becoming a major supporter or would like more details about naming a seat please contact our development team: development@brightondome.org