Your Safety

The safety and security of our visitors, performers and staff is a top priority for us at Brighton Dome.  (correct as of Fri 10 Dec 2021)

COVID-19

We can’t do this without you, so thank you for trusting us and for joining us in celebrating live arts again.

We have been delighted to welcome audiences safely over the pandemic and have procedures in place to keep you safe. 

  • Covid Status Required: We will be checking that visitors over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative test in the last 48hrs. If you are identified as not having this we will not be able to admit you (unless exempt). There are lots of ways to do this, vaccination is not required and we can help you if you’re unsure about the scheme. Read more about Covid status here.
  • Face coverings are compulsory in our venue apart from times when you are eating or drinking. Children under 11 are exempt, as are those with a relevant health condition or disability.
  • Our mechanical ventilation draws maximum fresh air to the auditorium, extracts stale air and automatically monitors CO2 levels
  • We are carrying out sanitisation and enhanced cleaning throughout
  • We are opening early and asking the audience to arrive in a staggered fashion, so we can reduce crowding and manage Covid status checks. From Wed 15 Dec you can also come early to have your Covid status checked, making your arrival smoother later.
  • NHS Test and Trace: You can check in using the QR code displayed at the entrances. We will also share the mobile phone number given to us at the time your ticket was booked if requested to by Track and Trace so they may give you public health information.
  • We are offering lateral flow testing to all of our staff and also require them to demonstrate Covid status
  • Most events are cashless and our tickets are contactless. You can pre-order drinks for collection through our app
  • We offer some areas of socially distanced seating where possible
  • We provide an access helpline to answer specific questions and address particular needs. We operate the Sunflower lanyard scheme and a face covering exempt badge scheme for anyone who wants this. Clear face coverings also available for staff assisting lipreaders 

Please look after others by:

  • Staying away if you have COVID-19 or are showing any symptoms
  • Taking a Covid-19 lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is currently recommended before attending busy places
  • Wearing a face covering when not eating or drinking as required by law in venues
  • Giving others a bit of space when you can
  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after using our facilities and using hand sanitiser regularly
  • Using the NHS Covid 19 app which tells you if you have been in close contact and allows you to check into venues
  • Bringing as few personal possessions as possible
  • Showing co-operation and kindness to one another and to our staff who are working so hard to make events safely possible this winter

You can view full details of our Covid measures in our FAQs here

Security

Like all public buildings and spaces, Brighton Dome has a number of security measures in place to help minimise the possibility of a terrorist attack in the venues. These measures include procedures should an attack actually happen.

As a matter of course, our visitor services team are in regular contact with counter terrorism Police who provide regular briefings to us and recommendations about how we can enhance our security across our venues. In addition, we work closely with them to ensure that we are fully prepared to deal with any potential incidents on site. To make your visit as safe, secure and enjoyable as possible we carefully assess each event alongside the current security risk set by the government to decide what security measures need to be in place. These additional security measures may include bag checks, limitations on what can be taken into the auditorium and ticket checks on the outer gates of the venue.

We work hard to protect the safety and security of our visitors, performers and staff and where possible to mitigate against the likelihood of an attack. We will be continually reviewing the measures we have in place as appropriate and in line with relevant direction from the security services.

You can play a part in keeping yourselves and the rest of the audience safe by being vigilant to unusual behaviour or items and reporting any concerns you have to our Duty staff.

Bags

Owing to Covid 19 there is no cloakroom operating at events currently and all items must remain with the owner. Please avoid bringing bags to the venue and do not try to bring any larger items with you. Only bags no larger than an A3 piece of paper 35cm x 40cm x 19cm are permitted.

Noise

Loud noise can damage your hearing. We have earplugs available at all events should you want to use these. We post signage at the entrance to the auditorium when noise levels are expected to exceed 85db at any point. Please contact access@brightondome.org ahead of time if you have any questions about noise levels.