Heritage Open Day
Past Event
Heritage & Tours

Heritage Open Day

Thu 4 Aug 2016

We’ll be celebrating the rich heritage of our Grade I and II listed buildings as we fling open our doors for our fourth annual Heritage Open Day of free family entertainment.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Brighton Dome (and get a glimpse of the famed underground tunnel running beneath the Royal Pavilion Estate); hear fascinating lectures by Dr Sue Berry and Dr Alexandra Loske about the history of the Estate and the development of the town; and enjoy a charming magic lantern show with Jeremy Brooker who revives an attraction that would have been a common feature of Victorian Brighton.

As we prepare for their refurbishment, we’ll be collecting memories of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre (formerly the Pavilion Theatre). Do you have a story to share? We'd love to hear from you.

All this, plus live music in Café-bar and heritage craft activities for our youngest visitors.


Brighton Dome Backstage Tours
All tours are now fully booked
10am, 11am , 12pm, 2pm
Meet in the West Corridor  
Duration: 60 mins

Magic Lantern Show with Jeremy Brooker
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm
Brighton Dome Dressing Rooms (meet in the West Corridor)
Duration: 30 mins

The Prince’s Dome
12pm – 1pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
British Sign Language-interpreted

A lecture by Dr Sue Berry, author of Georgian Brighton, on The Prince’s Dome - an innovative approach to accommodation for prized horses.

The Pavilion Estate as it was and might have been
4pm – 5pm
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange
British Sign Language-interpreted

Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator of the Royal Pavilion Archives, will talk about preparing an exhibition of rarely seen images relating to the development of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dome, and the Royal Pavilion Garden.

Pre-booking for lectures and magic lantern shows is essential - e-mail [javascript protected email address]