Transforming Brighton Dome

The heart of the city, restored and reunited

Brighton & Hove City Council together with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove Museums are working in partnership to protect, restore and reunite the buildings and landscape of the historic Royal Pavilion Estate to secure its future as a world-class cultural destination in the heart of the city.

Designed and built over 200 years ago as a summer residence for the Prince Regent, the estate combines a historic royal palace and Regency garden, a museum and art gallery and three live performance venues – Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.

Attracting over 1.2 million visitors a year, the estate contributes significantly to the city’s economy. The regeneration project will develop and broaden the cultural tourism offer and on completion is anticipated to support 1241 FTE jobs and have an economic impact of £68m.

The estate’s bold design and daring experimentation with form helped establish the city’s reputation two centuries ago but it now faces unique challenges and is in need of urgent refurbishment and upgrades.

As this is a major heritage project, it is being delivered in three phases over several years.


Phase One

Phase one is complete and included the major refurbishment of our Grade I listed Corn Exchange and Grade II listed Studio Theatre.

See how the project progressed

Phase Two

Phase two includes internal refurbishment of the Royal Pavilion and improvements to the Royal Pavilion Garden.

Phase Three

Phase three includes further development of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Explore how the project has progressed so far

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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: