Your Safety

(Correct as of Thu 11 Aug 2022)

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

COVID-19

Over the Covid-19 pandemic, the staff of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival have followed all the guidance at that time to bring events back where safely possible. We were delighted to be the first venue in Brighton to return with socially distanced events in Oct 2020 and the first Festival in the UK to return in May 2021. Recently cases of Covid-19 have been rising and are now high locally. We thank our audiences in advance for considering the wellness of our staff and other audience members.

Please check this page before your visit for any updates to guidance in place.

Keeping others safe

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive please stay at home. See our booking page for more details.

Face coverings

Wearing a face covering is no longer a legal requirement however we welcome audiences and staff to use these. We have free face coverings for any visitors should you like to have one, just ask a member of staff. Please remember that 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.

Ventilation

100% fresh air is being supplied in our auditorium during events.

Hygiene

We’re focussing on regular, enhanced cleaning of areas and we ask you to please use the hand sanitisers or wash hands regularly.

Space

Please give others, and particularly our staff, a bit of space where you can

You can view full details of our Covid measures on our Access page.

Security

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. Events which include strobe will also be notified via a notice on the auditorium doors. Please contact access@brightondome.org ahead of time if you have any questions about noise levels, strobe or effects.