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The Brighton Dome

15th June 2017

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Constructed in 1803 as the Royal Stables, in its 200+ years the Brighton Dome has been everything from a temporary Hospital to a roller rink, and is now one of the leading arts venues on the south coast.

In 1850, after Queen Victoria took a dislike to Brighton, the Dome was purchased by the town – and it was used a cavalry barracks. It first become a concert hall in 1867 – the same year the Corn Exchange was transformed from a riding house.

In 1934 the Dome was renovated again, in the art deco style that is still recognisable today – then in 2002 the venue as we know it today opened.

Throughout its history Brighton Dome has hosted so many incredible artists, including Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie – and in 1974 it was the venue where ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Pink Floyd were also regulars in the 60’s & 70’s – and in January 1972 they famously debuted Dark Side of the Moon.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.