‘Joker’ film screening with live orchestra at Brighton Dome

Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra playing composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score, with a special performance in Brighton: Joker- Live in Concert will be in the Brighton Dome on Thursday...
Posted On 10 Sep 2021 at 3:36 pm

Theatre Royal Brighton announces reopening

The Theatre Royal Brighton has today announced its plans to welcome back audiences on Saturday 24 July, providing step 4 of the government’s roadmap goes ahead as scheduled. The lights will finally come up and the curtain will rise again! After 16 months of being closed, theatre...
Posted On 07 Jul 2021 at 7:03 pm

Venues set to re-open and fuel recovery in Brighton & Hove

Music venues, museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas across Brighton & Hove have their eyes set on Monday 17th May, when the Government roadmap is scheduled to move to Stage 3, allowing them to reopen to the public for socially distanced events. Creative and cultural...
Posted On 12 May 2021 at 2:11 pm

Creatives collaborate on cultural recovery plan to drive investment for Brighton & Hove

A group of cultural organisations and industry professionals have launched a recovery plan that aims to support Brighton & Hove’s economy through creativity. The group have collaborated in response to the social and economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on t...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 5:18 pm

Brighton Festival to begin a safe return for the arts in the city from May

The 54th Brighton Festival will return to the city with a celebration of art and culture from 1st May 2021, extending across the whole month and possibly into June. This year’s Festival programme will be launched online on Tuesday 30th March with returning guest director, the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 3:16 pm

Ropetackle launches Crowdfunder to survive Covid crisis and secure future

Shoreham’s much loved Ropetackle Arts Centre, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000, in a bid to survive the devastating impact of Covid-19. With ongoing government restrictions and repeated closures, Ropetackle has lost 70% of its income and two thirds of its...
Posted On 25 Feb 2021 at 4:22 pm

Brighton Dome refurbishment progresses and receives Heritage Recovery Funding

Brighton Dome has revealed the latest stage in the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. The Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, located on the historic Royal Pavilion Estate, are being revitalised as arts venues and facilities in the centre of Brighton. The...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 3:20 pm

Caroline Lucas calls for music lovers to take part in survey to save Brighton’s nightlife

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has called on music fans and nightlife lovers to share their views in a Parliamentary survey on nightlife. After the successful launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Night Time Economy in December, the group of...
Posted On 26 Jan 2021 at 9:01 pm

Brighton Dome trials Artist Support Scheme

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has launched a financial support scheme for local artists to help develop their creative work and provide their input into the organisation’s future plans. Artists In House will initially select three artists to help trial and develop...
Posted On 20 Dec 2020 at 2:45 pm

Brighton theatre given drinks licence subject to conditions

A small theatre on Brighton seafront has been granted a drinks licence provided it sticks to a number of conditions. The Electric Arcade, in Madeira Drive, is expected to operate as a theatre-led arts venue with at least 14 activities a week. The venue, under the zip wire, can...

The Old Market receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Brighton & Hove venue The Old Market has successfully received funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020 at 2:34 pm

Brighton Dome welcomes support from Culture Recovery Fund

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has received vital support from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Culture Recovery Fund today. The registered arts charity has received two grants, part of ACE’s allocation from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57bn support...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020 at 2:14 pm

Artist brings message of hope for the arts in Brighton #BringBackBrightonDome

Award-winning visual artist Morag Myerscough and cartoonist Steve Bell have contributed artwork in support of Brighton Dome’s Crowdfunder campaign. Myerscough previously worked with Brighton Festival in 2018 on ‘Belonging’, a community bandstand on the seafront and...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 2:43 pm

Artists support Brighton Dome fundraiser with art prints

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) have released a series of high-quality art prints as part of its #BringBackBrightonDome Crowdfunder campaign. Four art works were selected from an audience survey of Brighton Festival’s back catalogue of posters from the last 54 years....
Posted On 24 Sep 2020 at 12:54 pm

Zippos Circus moves to Hove Park this week

Zippos Circus returns to Hove tonight (Tuesday 11 August) but in a different location to usual to make it easier for people to keep to the coronavirus social distancing rules. The circus is due to throw open its doors at 7pm in Hove Park rather than on the Hove Lawns where the...
Posted On 11 Aug 2020 at 10:38 am

Brighton Dome receives support from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund

Brighton Dome has received vital support from Arts Council England (ACE) in response to its closure caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The registered arts charity has received £445,000 from the Emergency Response Fund, part of ACE’s allocation for National Portfolio Organisations...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 2:32 pm

Brighton & Hove event industry join ‘Light It In Red’

In collaboration with Brighton and Hove Council and many of the city’s event venues, The Brighton Event Professionals Independent Committee (EPIC) has joined the Light It In Red Campaign on Monday 6th July. At 9pm on this day, many of the city’s venues and outdoor event spaces...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 5:12 pm

Further Sussex music and arts venues in trouble as a result of COVID-19

We are all too aware that the global Arts sector has been hit incredibly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have reported on the Brighton & Hove situation, but just along the coast, the Worthing Theatres and Museum have announced their restructure consultation. Aman...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 2:28 pm

More concert and theatre venues close

Concert venues in Brighton and Hove and the wider county are shutting up shop in light of the coronavirus outbreak. With so many shows cancelled or postponed- and so many venues closed – it is wise to check with the organisers or venues themselves for updates. In the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 7:56 pm

Brighton theatres and concert venues close while others announce cancellations

As anticipated, Brighton theatres and concert venues are announcing their immediate closures in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Theatre Royal Brighton have posted: The Komedia Brighton have announced: The Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham have announced: The Brighton...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 4:23 pm

Crongton Knights – youth prevails – a play at Theatre Royal 04-07 March

Crongton Knights is the story of a quest undertaken by six kids living on an inner city estate where gangs roam the streets and danger lurks around every corner. These brave young Knights have to battle together against real foes and also their own personal demons. Trust and...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 7:24 pm

Reigning Women

It’s really great to see a programme promoting women in Brighton and Hove, not just one event but a whole season! More of this please, and thank you to The Old Market in Hove for pushing the boat out with an amazing array of events and activities about, for and by women in...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020 at 10:24 pm

Sarah Keyworth charms at the Komedia

Since first performing stand-up at university, Sarah has fast become one of comedy’s brightest talents. Having already been a Funny Women runner-up, 2018 saw Sarah take her debut hour, Dark Horse, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A thoughtful and hilarious meditation on gender,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020 at 9:35 pm

Stewart Lee: Joyfully Surreal

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado, Brighton Dome February 2020 “I can write jokes, they just don’t interest me” Stewart Lee says part way through this show. Stewart Lee’s Snowflake/Tornado has no need to rely on Lee’s interest in writing jokes. Instead, the audience are taken on a...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020 at 3:59 pm

International Choir Festival launches in Brighton

The United Kingdom today launches the prestigious Brighton International Festival of Choirs, an unmissable four-day celebration of singing and choral music taking place in September 2020 here in Brighton – choirs from across the world are invited to attend. A full programme...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020 at 9:56 pm
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