Brighton Dome

Watch a dramatic performance, a classical music display or a modern dance show in these historic buildings that once housed the royal family’s horses.

Brighton Dome is a complex of arts venues including the historic structures of the Corn Exchange, the Concert Hall and the Studio Theatre. These stately settings are nearly 200 years old and are still used today for recitals and dramatic performances. Purchase tickets online to see any of the great range of events that take place in these historic halls.

See a performance in the Concert Hall from one of its majestic red chairs. The hall was originally a stable and cavalry barracks. Inspired by a Parisian equivalent, it was converted to a performance venue in the late 18th century. It has a capacity of 1,860. Admire the ocean of red hues in this elegant theater with a sunny yellow ceiling. In periodic concerts, listen to the Dome Organ, which was installed in 1936 and has four manuals, 250 stop tabs and special musical effects.

The Corn Exchange was constructed at the same time as the Concert Hall and housed Prince Regent’s horses. A few structural changes transformed the riding hall first into a hospital and now a multi-use exhibition space. Note its large arched windows and pink frames.

Visit the third hall, the Studio Theatre, built in 1935 on the site of former stables belonging to a longtime companion of King George IV. The black walls and yellow-and-navy seats generate a modern ambiance. See contemporary dance acts and live music here.

An underground tunnel links the three venues with the Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Museum. Injured Indian soldiers were housed in these venues during World War I. See the India Gate, constructed in 1921 to commemorate these fallen soldiers.

Take a break and enjoy lunch at the Brighton Dome Café Bar. Appreciate the airy room with modern décor and quality food made from many local products.

Find Brighton Dome beside the Pavilion Gardens in the center of the city. The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, the Royal Pavilion and the Victoria Gardens surround the dome. Take a bus to one of the many stops in the city center or walk through Brighton’s quaint streets to reach the site.

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