#BringBackBrightonDome campaign launches today

Graham Robson September 8, 2020

#BringBackBrightonDome, part of a national initiative by Theatres Trust¬†to prevent the permanent closure of hundreds of UK theatres, has launched today to raise¬†¬£25,000¬†‚Äčto help bring live performances back to the¬†Brighton Dome and the Brighton Festival.

Brighton Dome, currently closed for live events due to the coronavirus pandemic, is a registered charity and engages with over half a million people every year with three venues, a large annual arts festival and two music education services.

The closure of Brighton Dome venues in March, and the cancellation of Brighton Festival 2020, meant that the organisation lost 67% of its self-generated income through ticket sales and events. The 1,800 capacity Concert Hall is only able to consider vastly reduced capacity, socially distanced live performances, and the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre are undergoing major refurbishment until autumn 2021.

With the continued uncertainty around¬†when large-scale live events might return, the registered arts charity is asking the community to raise ¬£25,000 for the #BringBackBrightonDome appeal which will help towards the additional ¬£250,000 it needs to raise in the next year. Supporters can choose a range of ‚Äėrewards‚Äô for different levels of donations including art prints, ticket vouchers, signed posters and personal backstage tours.

Andrew ‚ÄĮComben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, said:‚ÄĮ¬†‘During our closure we have received overwhelming support from our audiences, members and Patrons as well as invaluable ongoing support from Brighton & Hove City Council and emergency funding from Arts Council England.

‘‚ÄĮOur¬†extraordinary¬†team of staff are committed to bringing back arts and culture to our venues and are ready to reignite the work of artists who are desperate to perform to audiences again.¬†But we‚Äôre going to need some extra help to make this happen.

‘Anyone who is able to donate to the #BringBackBrightonDome campaign will not only be supporting the city‚Äôs vital arts community but they will be doing their bit to help bring back live performance to one of its most treasured spaces.’

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