Your Safety

Brighton Dome – Temporary Closure from Tue 17 Mar 2020

Following the UK Government’s new advice today to the public to avoid contact in social spaces including theatres, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Brighton Dome will be temporarily closed for events with effect from Tue 17 Mar 2020. Anyone with tickets to forthcoming events will be contacted and we will be working with artists and performers to reschedule as many dates as possible. We realise this is a huge blow to the arts in our city, but feel the health and safety of our audiences should take priority. Please bear with us as we put these plans into place and thank you for your understanding at this time.

Your safety is our priority

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


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.


Bag searches will be in place at all events and hand held metal detectors may be in use. Your bag may be search on entry and re-entry.

Please do not bring more than one small bag to our events. Multiple bags or large items (anything larger than A3 piece of paper, 35cm x 40cm x 19cm) will be searched and must be checked into our bag drop, items will be charged at £3 per item. Examples of items we will not allow into the auditoria include, but are not limited to, wheeled bags, shopping bags, musical instruments, full size umbrellas and hiking rucksacks. Refusal to have your bag searched or stored in the bag drop when requested will result in ejection without refund. Buggies and scooters are not permitted in the auditoria, during children’s events a complimentary unattended buggy park will available. Please note that fold up bicycles are welcome in our cloakrooms free of charge to thank you for choosing a sustainable way of travelling to our venues.

These checks will take additional time and may slow down entry to the venue so please allow extra time and do not bring bags if this can be avoided. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Regular reviews

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.