Your Safety

(Correct as of Tuesday 22 February)

The safety and security of our visitors, performers and staff is a top priority for us at Brighton Dome. 

COVID-19

We have been delighted to welcome audiences safely over the pandemic and have procedures in place to minimise transmission risks.

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

Case rates of Covid-19 currently remain high and there are vulnerable people in our community who despite the success of the vaccination campaign and the development of treatments may be more seriously affected if they catch Covid-19. Others are caring for vulnerable people at home or at work and we all want to avoid passing on Covid-19 to others if we can. There are steps we can all take to keep one another safe this winter as the legal restrictions end.

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 (freely available until Fri 1 Apr)
  • Wearing a face covering when not eating or drinking
  • 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
  • Being mindful of other people, showing co-operation and kindness to one another and to our staff who are working hard to make events safely possible this winter

The venue will be:

  • Encouraging the wearing of face coverings when in the venue. We understand that 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.
  • Carrying out sanitisation and enhanced cleaning throughout the venue.
  • We are opening doors 1hr before the performance to give people plenty of time to arrive in order to reduce crowding.
  • Offering lateral flow testing to all of our staff and high quality masks to our Front of House staff.
  • Contactless. 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 help support anyone with particular concerns about attending the event. 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.

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 an incident in the venues.

As a matter of course, our visitor services team are in regular contact with counter terrorism Police who provide briefings 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 valuable 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. You can become more aware and prepared to respond in an attack by looking at the resources at What You Can Do | Counter Terrorism Policing

Bags

Please minimise items being brought to site. 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.