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September–December 2021


Contemporary Music......................... 4 Classical Music................................. 8 Our Refurbishment Project............... 13 Circus......................................... 14 Comedy....................................... 16 Talks........................................... 20 Visual Arts & Film........................... 22 Circolombia: Acéléré...................... 24 Christmas Ballet............................. 26 Christmas Events............................ 27 Open Days.................................... 28 Heritage....................................... 29 Your Visit..................................... 30 Your Safety................................... 32 Thank You.................................... 34 Make Music................................... 35 Bimini Bon Boulash: Release the Beast, see page 21

A very warm welcome back – it’s been a long wait, hasn’t it? We are so excited to be open again with a full season of events, and with audiences back at full capacity. Our autumn programme contains brand new events for this year and some which have been rescheduled and are, at long last, able to go ahead. With social distancing restrictions now lifted, safety remains a priority in the venue and we are here to make sure you feel comfortable during your visit. Please read Your Safety on pages 32-33. As a registered charity, we simply wouldn’t be here today without the incredibly generous support we have received - thank you to every single one of you. Whether you are a loyal member or patron, have donated the value of a cancelled ticket, participated in our fundraising campaign, or advocated for us on social media, we are so grateful and have been boosted by your kind words and encouragement over the last 18 months. This has been underpinned by the unfailing support of Brighton & Hove City Council and Arts Council England, as well as the vital relief provided to the arts and culture sector through the Culture Recovery Fund. We hope you will join us in celebrating this important public investment in the arts. #HereForCulture The value of the arts in our community is more important than ever, and we continue to work with colleagues across the city to champion the recovery of our creative sector. We have some exciting plans for the year ahead so watch this space, but in the meantime, treat yourself to some overdue laughs, live music, thought provoking talks and dance. And of course, Christmas shows are just around the corner...

Thank you again. We hope to see you and celebrate with you soon.

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive

AFLO. and the Poets at Live is Alive! Brighton Festival 2021 © Jamie MacMillan



DJ Shadow

Steve Hackett:

Known for his legendary records Endtroducing, The Mountain Will Fall and most recently, Our Pathetic Age, DJ Shadow returns to the UK this September Fri 17 Sep RETURNS ONLY

Seconds Out + More! Featuring the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus additional material, including Steve’s solo concert favourites Thu 7 Oct, 7.45pm

Jethro Tull:

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

The Prog Years

Drawing heavily on material from the more ‘Prog’ albums, some of it focusing on the earlier formative period through to the ‘heavy hitters’ of the Tull catalogue

In their first ever tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will play 20 shows across the UK this September and October, following the release of their acclaimed album CARNAGE

Wed 22 Sep, 7.30pm

Sun 10 Oct, 8pm RETURNS ONLY

Manic Street Preachers:

The Ultra Vivid Lament

© Haris Nukem


YUNGBLUD: Life On Mars Tour

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist YUNGBLUD comes to Brighton Dome following the release of his sophomore album Weird! Mon 27 Sep RETURNS ONLY

Returning to Brighton Dome with their 14th studio album tour. A night of reflection that gazes in isolation across a cluttered room, fogged by often painful memories, to focus on an open window Thu 14 Oct RETURNS ONLY

Laura Marling Bringing her wildly acclaimed Grammy and Mercury Prize nominated Song For Our Daughter album out on the road for the first time Tue 19 Oct RETURNS ONLY


Becky Hill Join one of Britain’s most in-demand musical exports of the moment who’s renowned for her irrefutable aptitude for writing chart smashing pop songs Mon 11 Oct RETURNS ONLY

Contemporary Music

Nu Civilisation Orchestra Presents: What’s Going On A musical celebration of 50 years of What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye. The NCO led by Peter Edwards, reflects on our current times through the lens of Marvin Gaye’s incredible catalogue Sat 30 Oct, 8pm

Rufus Wainwright


Known for his incredibly engaging live performances, Rufus returns to Brighton Dome with a new band for the tour

Celebrating over 20 years of her smash hit album Rise, Gabrielle will be playing songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites

Wed 20 Oct

Public Service Broadcasting:

Bright Magic Tour With Bright Magic, prepare to arrive at Europe’s heart and de facto capital, the cultural and political metropolis that is the ‘Hauptstadt’ of the Federal Republic of Germany – Berlin Mon 25 Oct

Thu 18 Nov

Billy Bragg The fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner is back at Brighton Dome for a feel good tour Tue 23 Nov

Contemporary Music Little Simz She is a force to be reckoned with – potent, furious, vital and never anything less than fully compelling and at Brighton Dome for one night Fri 10 Dec RETURNS ONLY

London African Gospel Choir:

The Bob Marley Songbook This new show sees the redemption songs reinterpreted, with their own inimitable African choral arrangements and Marley’s music stunningly arranged for the Choir’s 8-piece band

From The Jam + The Selecter

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sound Affects. Joining them on this special tour are The Selecter, also celebrating a 40th anniversary for the release of their first album Too Much Pressure Mon 13 Dec

Fri 26 Nov, 8pm

José González: Local Valley

Wed 1 Dec, 8pm

Sleaford Mods

© Barnaby Fairley

Bringing a long-awaited fourth album, Local Valley to Brighton Dome. Providing us with a welcome reminder of his understated appeal and his singular ability

Shed Seven

Kicking against the pricks with unrivalled bite and wit, railing against hypocrisy, inequality and apathy with their inimitable, scabrous sense of humour

The acclaimed York five piece and one of the leading lights of Britpop, perform all their greatest hits and fan favourites live, celebrating the 25th anniversary of A Maximum High


Tue 14 Dec



London Philharmonic Orchestra From the Depths Brahms Tragic Overture Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 Brahms Symphony No. 4 Robin Ticciati conductor Leon McCawley piano A concert packed with big emotions and even bigger tunes, including Brahms’s Tragic Overture and Symphony No. 4 plus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 Sat 9 Oct, 7.30pm

Stormclouds and Spring Flowers Debussy Printemps (Symphonic Suite) Copland Clarinet Concerto Debussy Première rhapsodie Dvorák Symphony No. 7 Kazushi Ono conductor Andreas Ottensammer clarinet Hear Dvorák’s tense and stormy Symphony No. 7 from conductor Kazushi Ono, and to begin, spring flowers of Claude Debussy: fresh, fragrant and delivered with love Sat 29 Jan, 7.30pm

Daydreams and Fantasies Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams) Holly Mathieson conductor Martin James Bartlett piano One of the most imaginative pianists of his generation, Martin James Bartlett plays Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, while conductor Holly Mathieson stays in Russia for Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, plus Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes by Grace Williams Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm

London Philharmonic Orchestra Magical Tales Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain Glazunov Concerto for Saxophone Ravel Ma mère l’Oye Ravel Boléro Finnegan Downie-Dear conductor Jess Gillam saxophone Ravel’s Boléro is the climax of this colourful concert, starting with Mussorgsky’s supernatural thriller, and stopping off to meet the magical characters of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye. Plus Jess Gillam plays a saxophone concerto from old Russia Sat 23 Apr, 7.30pm

Classical Music


Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Great Baroque: Playing with Fire

A feast of exhilarating Baroque music celebrating the elements – earth, fire, air and water – directed from the harpsichord by Robert Howarth and joined by the superb Canadian soprano Gillian Keith Robert Howarth conductor /harpsichord

Young Apollo Joanna MacGregor conductor/piano Thomas Gould leader Britten Young Apollo Op.16 Mozart Concerto in E flat major K 271 Jeunehomme Piazzolla arr. MacGregor Three Tangos: Michelangelo 70, Milonga del Angel, and Libertango Mozart Concerto in C major K 467 Elvira Madigan In a vivacious season opening, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Joanna MacGregor directs two of Mozart’s most cherished piano concertos from the keyboard, mixed with the excitement of Britten and Piazzolla Sun 26 Sep, 2.45pm

Gillian Keith soprano Ruth Rogers leader Rebel Les Eléméns Bach Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major for trumpet, flute, oboe and violin BWV 1047 Purcell ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas Handel ‘Piangèro’ and ‘Da Tempeste’ from Giulio Cesare HWV 17 Vivaldi Winter from The Seasons RV 297 Vivaldi Concerto La Tempesta di Mare in F major for flute, oboe, bassoon and strings RV 570 Handel ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ from Samson HWV 57 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351 Sun 7 Nov, 2.45pm

Classical Music

A Celtic Christmas: Kathryn Tickell and Friends Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian pipes/violin Amy Thatcher accordion Joanna MacGregor conductor/piano Thomas Gould leader An evening of new and traditional music, as well as folk inspired orchestral works, in this fabulous first collaboration between the orchestra and the great Kathryn Tickell, whose work is deeply rooted in the landscapes and bountiful heritage of folk music Sun 5 Dec, 2.45pm

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala Stephen Bell conductor Rebecca Bottone soprano Conductor Stephen Bell returns for an afternoon of musical fizz and fun to celebrate the New Year, in a concert of favourites from the Strauss family and the wonderful world of Viennese operetta. He’s joined by the ‘vocally dazzling’ (Bachtrack) young soprano Rebecca Bottone Fri 31 Dec, 2.45pm

The European Connection Barry Wordsworth conductor Junyan Chen piano Robert Gibbs leader Mendelssohn The Hebrides Op.26 Fingal’s Cave Fauré Pavane Op.50 Ravel Piano Concerto in G major Ravel Mother Goose Suite Mendelssohn Symphony no.4 in A major Op.90 Italian BPO’s Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth, travels from the Inner Hebrides to the Spanish Court, jazzy Paris and on to Italy Sun 13 Feb, 2.45pm

Silent Classics with Neil Brand Neil Brand presenter Joanna MacGregor conductor/piano Matthew Fairclough sound projection One Week (1920) starring Buster Keaton Oliver Twist (1922) starring Jackie Coogan and Lon Chaney Sun 6 Mar, 2.45pm

Season Finale:

Brahms, Elgar and Mozart Sian Edwards conductor Joanna MacGregor piano Thomas Gould leader Elgar Introduction & Allegro Op.47 Mozart Symphony no.41 K 551 Jupiter Brahms Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor Op.15 Sun 27 Mar, 2.45pm


Coffee Concerts

In Association with Strings Attached

Our monthly Sunday morning series of chamber concerts are back at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Adelphi Quartet

Maxwell Quartet

Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op. 20 No. 2

Haydn String Quartet in F major, Op. 77 No. 2

Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 Serioso

Dvorak Quartet in G major, Op. 106

Wolfgang Rihm No.1 for quartet (1999)

Prokofiev Quartet No.1 in B minor, Op. 50

Wolfgang Rihm No.2 for quartet (2002)

Sun 23 Jan, 11am

Schumann String Quartet in A minor, Op. 41 No.1

Joanna MacGregor with Brighton Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble

Sun 24 Oct, 11am

Joanna MacGregor with Brighton Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble Frank Martin Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op. 67 Dvorák Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op. 81 In association with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

George Gershwin Lullaby for String Quartet; Summertime Amy Beach Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op. 67 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 In association with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Sun 20 Feb, 11am

Mithras Trio

Sun 14 Nov, 11am

Haydn Piano Trio Hob. XV:41 in G major

Brahms Horn Trio

Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101

Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K407 (386c) arr. Ben Goldscheider Huw Watkins Coruscation and Reflection for violin and piano (1999) Huw Watkins Lament (2020) Brahms Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 Sun 5 Dec, 11am

Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D. 929 Sun 20 Mar, 11am

Our Venues are Coming Back to Life! The Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre are being transformed into  a vibrant, creative and fully accessible destination for everyone  to enjoy. Whether you want to see your favourite artist (or be amazed by a new one), relax over a drink or bite to eat, hire the space for a private or business event, develop new artistic work or perform on our stages - these incredible buildings are coming back to life like never before.   Despite the many complexities of restoring a heritage building and the challenges faced by the coronavirus pandemic, the refurbishment has progressed and is now in the final phase of development.


Support our past and our future We are so grateful to all of our supporters and everyone who has donated to our community appeal. There are many ways you can support the renovation of the buildings and our re-opening – whether you decide to round up your round at our Concert Hall bar, make an online donation or name a seat in the new spaces – every pound counts. Find out more at Brighton Dome & Festival ltd is a registered charity no: 249748

Over the last year, the Corn Exchange roof has been fully repaired, replacing over 16,000 slate tiles which means no more water leaks! Inside the space, the original timber frame spanning 18 metres wide, has been stripped back and strengthened and interior heritage features have been beautifully crafted to how they would have looked 200 years ago.

‘ Naming a seat in the Corn Exchange is, for us, a unique way to celebrate both the fantastic performances we’ve enjoyed here together as well as this phenomenal venue, which is so important to the city.’

If you’ve walked along New Road you may have noticed the scaffolding has gone, revealing the beautifully renovated exterior of the 1930s Studio Theatre. We are finalising plans for a new catering partner to take on the lease of the new café/ restaurant on New Road which will offer visitors a place to eat, drink, hang-out and feel the buzz of being in the hub of our building.

Karl & Soheila Jones, seat donors

Keep up to date with the latest project news on our website and via social media. © Carlotta Luke


Dance Consortium presents

The Seven Fingers

Thu 30 Sep–Fri 1 Oct, 7.30pm Post-show discussion on Thu 30 Sep Book a ticket for the journey of a lifetime with the jaw-droppingly brilliant Passagers, featuring death defying feats, awe inspiring acrobatics and breathtaking physicality. Witness an unforgettable experience that celebrates connections and adventures, weaving together circus skills, music, movement and storytelling in a magnificent visual spectacle.


Canadian circus powerhouse The 7 Fingers / Les 7 Doigts are one of the world’s most exciting and inventive contemporary circus companies. Combining choreography and dance with physical theatre, multi-media and music, this award winning trail-blazing company thrills with creativity and deserves to be experienced live. Passagers will bring you on a jaw-dropping and unexpected journey celebrating connections and adventures. Performing death defying feats with giant poles, hoop tumbling and wire walking, this artistic collective seamlessly weaves in music, movement and storytelling to create a mesmeric and beautiful show.

‘Stunning acrobatic skills’ The Guardian

© Alexandre Galliez




Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy’s latest show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. But they’re just jokes they are not the terrible things Mon 20 Sep

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape Due to overwhelming demand, Romesh Ranganathan is back. There’s things he needs to point out, discuss and have a good moan about. Care to join him? Sat 2–Mon 4 Oct RETURNS ONLY

Jack Dee Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in this extra date of his new stand-up tour Wed 6 Oct

Chris Ramsey 20/20 He’s hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet. Having filled venues across the country don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can Thu 23 Sep

Rob Brydon: A Night Of Songs And Laughter

Featuring a sensational live band, telling Rob’s personal musical journey from South Wales to the West End and beyond. With a hugely entertaining selection of songs Sat 25 Sep

Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole

A blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more. If you yearn for a night of unprecedented joy and laughter book now and avoid regret Fri 15 Oct

Russell Howard: Respite

Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control. It’s time for Respite Sat 16 Oct RETURNS ONLY


Jonathan Pie:

Fake News (Corona Remix) After months stuck in LOCKDOWN, Jonathan Pie returns to the road to discuss how corona has changed the world… and his career prospects. Sun 24 Oct


Mo Gilligan Fresh from his smash hit global Netflix release, BAFTA nomination and No. 1 trending entertainment show, Mo Gilligan is back with a brand-new World Tour for 2021! Sat 6 Nov, 8pm

Ross Noble:

HUMOURNOID What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing Sun 31 Oct, 8pm

No Such Thing As A Fish: Nerd Immunity Tour

Featuring a live recording of a podcast episode stuffed to the gills with facts, comedy, and two years worth of pent-up nerdery that wouldn’t have worked over Zoom Fri 12 Nov, 8pm


Daniel Sloss: Hubris

The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit Daniel Sloss: X

Katherine Ryan:

Sat 27 Nov, 7.30pm


A lot has changed for everyone and we can look forward to hearing Katherine Ryan’s hilarious new perspectives on life, love, and what it means to be Missus Fri 19 Nov, 8pm RETURNS ONLY

Nina Conti:

The Dating Show The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism brings you her pioneering new dating show. She’ll be like Cilla Black with masks. Derailed

Paul Chowdhry:

Tue 30 Nov, 7.30pm

After barely surviving the pandemic, and with two years of pent-up killer material, Paul tackles the UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden

Henning Wehn:

Family-Friendly Comedian

Sat 20 Nov, 8pm

It’ll All Come Out in the Wash

German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn has no agenda, he just always happens to be right. It’s a curse... Thu 2 Dec, 7.30pm RETURNS ONLY


Fi Glover and Jane Garvey: Did I Say That Out Loud?

Joined by a special guest at each venue, together they promise to take modern life by its elasticated waist and give it a brisk going over with a stiff brush Tue 28 Sep, 7.30pm

An Evening with Armistead Maupin Don’t miss the chance to join America’s ultimate storyteller as he recounts his favourite tales from the past four decades, in conversation with special guest Graham Norton Tue 12 Oct, 7.30pm

Grayson Perry:

A Show for Normal People Join Grayson as he asks (and possibly answers) big questions in an evening sure to distract you from the very meaninglessness of life, in the way only a man in a dress can Wed 13 Oct, 7.30pm RETURNS ONLY

Talks Bimini Bon Boulash:

Release the Beast Join Bimini for an evening of laughs and wisdom as she discusses Release the Beast, her hilarious and inspiring guide to transforming your life through lessons from drag Mon 18 Oct, 8pm

An Audience with Alan Cumming: Tales From a Fully Packed Life


An Evening with Nigella Lawson Spend an evening with Nigella as she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen to celebrate her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat Wed 24 Nov, 7.30pm

An Evening with Miriam Margolyes One of Britain’s favourite (and naughtiest) national treasures, Miriam Margolyes, shares stories from her remarkable life, with Jo Brand Thu 25 Nov, 7.30pm

Live in conversation for these exclusive events, Alan, with the help of a special guest interviewer, will take you on a startlingly honest, poignant, and joyous roller-coaster of a ride as he shares stories from his extraordinary life

Russell Brand: 33

Tue 2 Nov, 7.30pm

Mon 29 Nov, 6pm RETURNS ONLY

Tim Peake:

My Journey to Space Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, this is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts Sun 14 Nov, 7.30pm

Russell Brand doing stand up on the strangeness of the last 18 months. What have we learned and not learned? And how do you ‘get back to normal’ if you’ve never been normal?


Visual Arts & Film Banff Mountain Film Festival Yellow Programme

A night of inspiring adventure films featuring mountain biking, trail running, white-water kayaking, and a mountaineering first Fri 8 Oct, 7.30pm

The Art of G Graham Cameron is an artist. He’s also a member of staff at Brighton Dome. Over the last year, while furloughed, he rediscovered a part of himself and now has enough artwork to mount an exhibition. Many works will be for sale via an online auction and a percentage of the proceeds will help support Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Tue 26–Sun 31 Oct, 11am–3pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival Green Programme

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! Tue 16 Nov, 7.30pm

Joker Live in Concert


The Multi-Sensory Movie

This extraordinary music will be brought to life by a full orchestra to create a vivid, visceral and entirely new Joker viewing experience

Join Frozen Light’s ArchivistRebel in Residence as they guide you through what life was like in 2065. A multisensory experience designed for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities

Thu 28 Oct, 7.30pm

See website for booking details

Visual Arts & Film

The Ghosts Above, Banff Mountain Film Festival Green Programme


Christmas Show


Acéléré Fireworks in a matchbox. Fresh from Bogotá, one of the world’s leading circus companies brings you extraordinary feats and seamless acts, all performed with breathtaking courage in this ‘circus concert’ (circo-concierto). Acéléré will transport you to the streets of Colombia’s capital city and beyond. It is a show about taking risks and having the courage to move forward. Most importantly, it’s the girls who lead the way.

Fri 17, Sat 18, Tue 21–Thu 23 Dec, 7.30pm Sat 18, Sun 19, Fri 24 Dec, 3pm Sun 26 Dec, 5pm Mon 27 Dec, 2pm Relaxed Performances Sun 19 Dec, 3pm & Mon 27 Dec, 2pm RP

images Circolombia: Acéléré © Mike Poole


★★★★★ ‘Circus like you have never seen or heard before’ Edinburgh Guide

Circolombia: Acéléré


Ballet Theatre UK

The Snow Queen Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale ballet, The Snow Queen - the story that inspired Disney’s Frozen. This production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell. Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she finds Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter. Affiliated to The School of Ballet Theatre UK in Leicestershire, Ballet Theatre UK is a company of international dancers, some of whom have trained at the school. This is a magical Christmas outing for the whole family, with beautiful costumes and theatrical choreography, set to a glorious and magical score. Wed 29 Dec, 3.30pm & 7.30pm Thu 30 Dec, 2.30pm & 6pm

‘Critics Choice – Top 5 productions touring the UK’ The Independent

‘A pleasure to witness a production of this calibre’ The Dancing Times


Christmas Events Brighton Gay Men’s chorus:Pull A Cracker Deck the hall, trim the tree and pour yourself an eggnog - Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is back. Get ready for some festive fun and frivolity, featuring songs by Kelly Clarkson, Erasure, Muse and Doris Day, Pull A Cracker is sure to get your Christmas started with a bang Sat 4 Dec, 7pm

Big Christmas Gathering The Choir with No Name, an organisation that runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people, return for one of our musical highlights of the festive season! Expect all the Christmas classics in this unique, feel-good event Thu 9 Dec, 7.30pm Donations and Profits from the night will support The Choir with No Name Brighton, run in partnership with Brighton Housing Trust.

Festive Family Open Day Join us for some much needed fun as we celebrate our festive season at Brighton Dome. There’ll be opportunities to make Christmas decorations and other festive fancies, whilst listening to carols and spending quality time with family and friends, away from the hubbub of the high street. Let the festivities commence Sat 11 Dec, 11am–4pm, FREE Please check our website for updates and ticket information

Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas Concert

with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Join the musicians and singers for their annual joyful celebration of Christmas. As ever, they’ll read out your best and worst Christmas jokes and you may even be asked to try your hand at conducting Sun 12 Dec, 4pm

An_Other Christmas: Recorded Delivery

A rebellion against, and refreshing relief from, relentless recycled conventional Christmas codswallop! This is a musical film celebrating otherness, the others and the other in everyone, and featuring fabulous artists Douglas Dare, Camille O’Sullivan, Eska and Duke Garwood Thu 16 Dec Livestream - see website for details



Open Days Heritage Open Day FREE Heritage Open Day is back and for this year’s theme of Edible England, Brighton Dome celebrates its culinary links to the past with a series of online and live activities in the venue. Learn about the kitchens that cooked traditional food for Indian soldiers recuperating at Brighton Dome during the First World War Sun 19 Sep, 10am–4pm

A Service of Compassion FREE (ticketed) An inspirational service hosted by The Mayor of Brighton & Hove honouring the people of our city and the lives lost from the coronavirus pandemic. This event featuring a variety of music, uplifting messages, memories and recitations, will serve at the heart of a city-wide initiative – A Day of Compassion. Everyone is welcome to join us and share a moment of reflection on this special day Sun 17 Oct, 4pm

Brighton Dome in WW1 and WW2 FREE Discover the sights and sounds of the Royal Pavilion Estate during the two World Wars. What was the everyday experience of an Indian Soldier recuperating in the Royal Pavilion Estate’s Military Hospital in WW1, from the food they ate to the entertainments they were offered? Delve into the sights and sounds of the tea-dances held weekly at Brighton Dome during WW2 from the perspective of one of the young girls who attended Sat 6 Nov, 10am–4pm

Black History Family Day FREE We welcome the return of this annual gathering celebrating the arts, culture and heritage of the African and African-Caribbean community. Your whole family is invited to get creative and join the fun with a range of activities & workshops including arts and crafts, music, and storytelling Sun 21 Nov, 10am–4pm


Heritage Join us on this journey Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is diving into the memories of our audiences and we are looking for volunteers to help us capture the unique and personal stories of the people who were ‘there’. As a volunteer, you will be part of a trained and supported team, learning to interview, record and edit people’s stories and put these skills into action by undertaking a live Interview. This work will be part of an exciting story-telling project about the people who have witnessed history in the making at our historic venue. The memories collected will be shared with generations to come. We believe our volunteer team will be better and stronger if it is diverse. We welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds and people who are disabled Recruitment will take place Sep–Oct 2021

To find out more and apply please contact


Your Visit Booking information • Concessions where available are for students, over 60’s, JSA/IS registered disabled/ DLV or ESA/IB with valid ID • For the protection of children age restrictions apply at our events. See website for details or contact the Ticket Office • AMEX, Mastercard, Visa and all debit cards accepted. Electron is accepted in person • Tickets may be reserved and paid for within four working days unless the event is within that time

Access To make your visit easy and enjoyable, we provide: • Wheelchair-accessible foyer, ticket offices, bars & auditorium • Discounts and complimentary tickets for access assistants (subject to availability) • Accessible toilets • Lifts • Access dogs welcome

• There is a £2.50 per order charge for phone and online booking (not applicable for Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival members).

• Large print and audio brochures available on request

• We believe customers shouldn’t pay more than our advertised price. To deter buying and selling tickets for personal gain, we may hold tickets for collection and require the credit/ debit card used for the original transaction. This generally applies to rock & pop and comedy events

• Wheelchair viewing platforms at standing concerts (Concert Hall)

• We are currently offering refunds for Covid-19 reasons - if you have a positive test within 10 days of the event, have been asked to self-isolate or have symptoms as well as booking refund protection at the time of booking for a range of circumstances outside your control, see website for terms & conditions. • A seating plan of the Brighton Dome Concert Hall is available to download at • Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break. Some events may not contain breaks. Please check door times with Ticket Office • We will also try to resell tickets and face value for sold out events for just £1 per ticket- not including order or postage fees and tickets must have been purchased through Brighton Dome

• Sennheiser radio frequency hearing assistance (Concert Hall)

• Assisted performances • Baby change facilities • On-street disabled parking spaces nearby To book seats and reserve hearing assistance units call our Ticket Office on 01273 709709 or email Full details about venue access are available at For access enquiries contact our access team on 01273 261525 / 541

RP Look out for these icons in the brochure and for a full list of accessible performances see


Getting to Brighton Dome Brighton Dome is in the heart of Brighton & Hove’s cultural quarter close to the Royal Pavilion and is part of the Royal Pavilion Estate, next door to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

Parking You can park at the NCP Theatre Car Park for £6.70 (£6.50 using the ParkPassApp) after 5pm (exit by 3am)

Ticket Office: East Gate, Church Street BN1 1UE

For matinee performances Brighton Dome visitors can access a special reduced price on the daytime rate at the NCP Theatre Car Park Church Street and the NCP Car Park on Russell road when using the NCP Park Pass App only.

Open Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm for ticket enquiries

Up to 4 hours - £8 (normally £18)

Phone 01273 709709

Up to 12 hours - £15 (normally £28)

For Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Founders Room and Café bar the entrance is on Church Street (BN1 1UE)

Doors are currently open 60 minutes before seated events to allow for staggered arrivals or at the advertised doors time for standing events. Visiting Our Bar You can now pre-order your drinks for your event from 7 days in advance Please note, in-seat ordering may only be available before the performance starts for some events. Visit Please note our bars are now cashless. Sustainable Transport Brighton train station is just over 10 minutes walk via Queens Road and Church Street or through the North Laines There are frequent bus services from all parts of the city and into Sussex stopping at North Street and Old Steine. To plan walking routes and for live bus and train times visit JourneyOn: Bikes can be locked up on racks at the bottom of Church Street or New Road. Alternatively, BTN Bike Share have bike stations across the city including Church Street opposite Brighton Dome.

You need to download the NCP Park Pass App (available on Apple and Google devices) and enter the SaverID (discount code): BRIGHTONDOME

Your Safety


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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 Lateral Flow Tests are available free to all via many pharmacies, the website or by calling 119 Although there are other ways to prove this without use of a smartphone, the simplest way is via the NHS COVID

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. 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.

Pass which is an online app providing a certificate that demonstrates your status. 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 More information about COVID-19 safety, including our full T&C’s, at Brighton Dome can be found online at Please check the website shortly before your visit for the most up to date advice and for any changes to our entry requirements. Brighton Dome reserves the right to refuse admission to and/or eject any person who is unwilling to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the event. This may include entry requirements such as covid status, as well as protocols once inside the venue. No refunds will be provided in these circumstances

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 ahead of time if you have any questions about noise levels.



Thank You Funders

Major Sponsor Proud supporter of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, where courage and creativity go hand in hand. Sponsors

Corporate Supporters

AVT Connect | Book Nook | Brighton Gin | The Brighton Wine Company | Facelift | NCP | PR Industrial Ltd Trusts & Foundations

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation | BBC Children in Need | The Chalk Cliff Trust John Thaw Foundation | The Pebble Trust | Sussex Police | Youth Endowment Fund Programming Partners

Media Partners

Patrons: Heather & Tony Allen, Mary Allen, Jamie & Louise Arnell, Prof James Barlow & Ms Hilary Brown, Ali & Mark Braithwaite, Friday & Simon Caridia, Drs Caroline & Howard Carter, Sir Michael & Lady Sue Checkland, Andrew Comben, Dr Thomas Counsell & Dr Catherine Will, Rachel Dupere, Simon Fanshawe OBE, Jacqui Gabb, Prof David Gann CBE & Ms Anne Asha, Richard & Kate Hall, Diana & Julian Hansen, David Harrison, Ruth Hilton, John Hird & Yoshio Akiyama, Danny Homan, Mr Darren Howe QC & Mr Antonio Delgado, Lady Helena Hughes, Dr Glynn Jones DL OBE, Karl Jones, Dee Lahiri, Julie Lawrence & Jeff Rodrigues, Martin Lovelock, Rachel & James Manktelow, Chris & Clem Martin, Ms C McIlvenny, Gary Miller, Ms Diane Moody & Prof Frans Berkhout, Philip Morgan, Patricia Nathan, Judge Marian Norrie-Walker, Michael Pitts, Andrew & Margaret Polmear, Ronald Power MBE, Donald Reid, Seb & Jo Royle, Paul & Mary Sansbury, Dr Donia Scott & Prof Howard Rush, Richard & Soraya Shaw, David & Kim Shrigley, Pippa Smith & Will Stallibrass, Robin & Anja St Clair Jones, Barbaros Tanc, Polly Toynbee, Lady Betty Watson, Meta Wells Thorpe, Paul Flo Williams, Martin & Sarah Williams, Richard Zinzan & Chris Storey, Those who wish to remain anonymous For sponsorship – please contact Helen Rouncivell 01273 260845 | For Patrons Circle – please contact Sarah Shepherd 01273 260818 |

Make Music Create Music, Cultivate Opportunities, Activate Imagination We create music, and in turn music creates joy. Our mission is to spark the wonders of learning and performance into people of all ages. Whether you or your little ones are picking up an instrument for the very first time, or you’re looking to be part of an ensemble of like-minded performers to develop your skills, we are here for you every step of the way. Creativity never rests

Music Centres With five centres across Brighton and East Sussex, our music centres offer safe spaces for you to learn, perform and enhance your musical abilities. With a vast range of activities and classes taking place at each centre, it’s the perfect opportunity to play music in your local area

Lessons In Schools Music is crucial for young people to support their development and learning. Not only that, it is also amazing for mental health, wellbeing and is just great fun. With hundreds of dedicated music teachers across the county, our experienced team are here to ensure your child is given the best opportunities

Learn Online Wherever you are based, no matter your age or experience, we have online courses available for everyone - the only limit is your imagination. Let us guide you on your musical journey so you can discover your ideal instrument and master your favourite songs Visit or to learn more


Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Situated in the Royal Pavilion Estate at the heart of the city, we are an arts charity, historic contemporary live events venue, a music education service and the biggest curated cross-arts festival in England. Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience

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