Celebrate Christmas at Brighton Dome with Circus, Carols & Classic Ballet

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There really is something for everyone at Brighton Dome this December with a full festive season of live events. From South American circus to enchanting ballet, classic carols to new arrangements of favourite songs and a rebellion against Christmas convention in an online musical film.

From 17 to 27 December, Circolombia’s circus-concert Acéléré will transport audiences to the bustling streets of Bogotá for an on-stage party that everyone is invited to. Featuring extraordinary acrobatic feats of breath-taking ability fused with live singing and dance, the performance is ideal for families, a friends’ night-out or an alternative Christmas staff celebration. Acéléré is about taking risks and having the courage to move forward, with the thrill of Colombia’s capital city at its heart.

Brighton Dome’s free Festive Family Open Day is back in the Foyer on Saturday 11 December. Visitors can make decorations and take part in creative activities, whilst listening to carols around the tree for quality time with family and friends away from the frenzy of the high street.

Returning to Brighton with their sell-out Christmas show, Ballet Theatre UK’s The Snow Queen is an enchanting re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy-tale – the story that inspired Disney’s Frozen. A perfect outing for the whole family, this talented young company of international dancers will perform the magic of ballet to a glorious score.

To celebrate the end of the year in style, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala promises an afternoon of classical music featuring favourites from the Strauss family and the wonderful world of Viennese operetta.

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a rousing sing along and this year will be a special return for local choirs to the stage. Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus bring an evening of fun and frivolity featuring favourite festive tunes and sparkling new arrangements. The Choir with No Name join their London and Brighton choirs for a night of Christmas classics, with donations and profits from the event supporting the charity’s work with the homeless, in partnership with Brighton Housing Trust. And Brighton Festival Chorus host their joyful celebration of classical Christmas music, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brighton Festival Youth Choir.

Premiering online on Thursday 16 December, An_Other Christmas: Recorded Delivery is a rebellion against tradition for those less enamoured with the festive season. This free alternative Christmas film is a celebration of otherness, the others and the other in everyone, featuring music from artists Douglas Dare, Camille O’Sullivan, Eska and Duke Garwood.

Tickets for all Christmas events will be available from Brighton Dome’s website and ticket office.

 Full Listings:

 Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE

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Ticket Office: 01273 709709

Open for in-person bookings Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Saturday 4 December, 7.30pm

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

Pull a Cracker

Brighton Dome Concert Hall


 Thursday 9 December, 7.30pm

Choir With No Name

Big Christmas Gathering

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

£12 (£8 concessions)

Saturday 11 December, 11am-4pm

Festive Family Open Day

Brighton Dome Foyer

FREE (some events may be ticketed)

 Sunday 12 December, 4pm

Brighton Festival Chorus

Annual Christmas Concert

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Tickets £12.50-£32.50

 Thursday 16 December, time TBC

An_Other Christmas: Recorded Delivery



Friday 17 – Monday 27 December, times vary – check website or with Ticket Office for details



Brighton Dome Concert Hall


Wednesday 29 December, 3.30pm and 7.30pm, Thursday 30 December, 2.30pm and 6pm

Ballet Theatre UK

The Snow Queen

Brighton Dome Concert Hall


 Friday 31 December, 2.45pm

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala

Brighton Dome Concert Hall



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