Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre
In Brief

Brighton Dome & Festival Ltd and Brighton & Hove City Council


Construction value: 
£13,000,000 (Phase 1)


Set in historic Regency gardens and adjoining the famous Royal Pavilion, Brighton’s Grade 1 listed Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre are being refurbished for a 21st century audience.

Our project will upgrade the Corn Exchange and provide major improvements to the Studio Theatre, including a brand new foyer space and café. Essential conservation work will also be undertaken to restore hidden spaces and reveal them to public view.

Brighton Dome has played many roles throughout its 200-year history including a stable block, temporary hospital and roller rink. 

It is now the South Coast's leading arts venue and remodelling its buildings will create much-needed flexibility in terms of layout, seating and infrastructure whilst conserving the unique character of the original 1806 interior. 

This is the first phase of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate Capital Redevelopment Project delivered by two of the UK’s leading cultural and heritage organisations, Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton Dome & Festival.

The estate – originally created by George IV - comprises the historic Royal Palace and gardens, a museum, art gallery and three performing arts spaces. By improving facilities and equipping the estate for a sustainable future, it will be able to reaffirm its position as a key cultural destination for many more years to come.  

Site progress can be seen in this short film.

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"This work will allow Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival to continue to contribute to making the city and the county we live in a world-class destination for people everywhere."
Andrew Comben Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival
Brighton Dome
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Visit the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre with Peter Clegg and Tim Healy to see how we are restoring and enhancing the building.

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