Your Safety

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 keep you safe. You can view full details here

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

  • Asking the audience to bring proof of their Covid status
  • Carrying out temperature checks of audience members on arrival
  • Keeping NHS Test and Trace records
  • Using mechanical ventilation which draws maximum fresh air to the auditorium, extracts stale air and automatically monitors CO2 levels
  • Carrying out sanitisation and enhanced cleaning throughout
  • Staggering audience arrivals
  • Modifying routes and bringing in extra staff to minimise crowding
  • Keeping the audience zoned with separate entry, exit, bars and toilets for the circle and stalls
  • Providing sanitising stations
  • Offering COVID-19 testing to all of our staff and performers
  • Operating a contactless ticketing system and pre-ordering of drinks
  • Offering some areas of socially distanced seating where possible
  • Providing an access helpline to answer specific questions and address particular needs
  • Operating the Sunflower lanyard scheme and face covering exempt badge scheme for anyone who needs 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
  • o Continuing to use your face coverings. We will be encouraging this. This follows the theatre industry’s ‘See it safely’ guidance, in line with the Government’s expectation that masks should still be worn in crowded indoor settings when mixing with people you don’t usually meet
  • Showing your tickets on a mobile device where possible
  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after using our facilities and using hand sanitiser when necessary
  • Bringing as few personal possessions as possible

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

Entry Requirements

Brighton Dome currently requires you to be able to show proof of your COVID status when requested on entry to gain access to an event. You can demonstrate this in ONE of the following ways: 

  • You have completed a full course of vaccination at least 14 days ahead of the event
    or
  • You have received a negative PCR or lateral flow test result within 48 hours of the event
    or
  • You have proof of natural immunity by way of a positive PCR test taken within the last 180 days but not within the 10 days prior to the event

Although there are other ways to prove this without use of a smartphone, the simplest way  is via the NHS COVID Pass which is an online app providing a certificate that demonstrates your status. Full details of all options that we will be able to accept are listed here with full details of all our safety measures here.

Under 18’s will be asked to provide verbal confirmation that they have not tested positive nor are they currently suffering from symptoms of COVID-19

Please do not attend if you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS track and Trace or you have COVID-19 symptoms

Thank you for supporting a safe return to live events at Brighton Dome

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.