What can I expect

Our annual season of orchestral concerts are held in Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Sunday afternoons at 2.45pm, where we also perform a very popular New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala concert.

The Brighton Philharmonic perform between October and March. Concerts last for approximately two hours, with a 20-minute interval and (apart from the New Year’s Eve concert) usually consist of an overture, then a concerto with a guest soloist, then after the interval, a symphony.

A wide range of ticket prices are available for all concerts with discounts available for children, students, JSA/IS/PC and registered disabled, groups and those purchasing season tickets  – see www.brightonphil.org.uk/tickets

There is no formal dress code for Brighton Philharmonic concerts and a free cloakroom is available for coats and bags – please see final paragraph below regarding security measures relating to bags larger than an A4 piece of paper.

A full-colour programme with details of all the works being played and guest artists is available to purchase on the day – the programme covers several concerts so is particularly good value for money if you are coming to more than one.

Brighton Dome opens from 2 pm prior to each concert with the Café-bar serving speciality teas and coffees, alcoholic and soft drinks, cakes and light refreshments.

Ice creams are available for purchase during the interval.

Those attending Brighton Philharmonic concerts (including New Year’s Eve) may park in the NCP Church Street Car Park between the hours of 1 pm and 6 pm for just £6*. Enter the car park after 1 pm, taking a ticket from the machine on entry as normal. You may collect a follow-on voucher from the car parking desk in Brighton Dome foyer from 2 pm onwards. When you come to leave the car park, before 6 pm, insert your car parking ticket in the ticket machine, as usual, followed by your follow-on voucher and then pay. Please note that if you enter the car park before 1pm or leave after 6pm the follow-on voucher will not work and you will be charged the full rate to park, which could be as much as £26 for four hours.

*Price correct at time of going to press.

Like all public buildings and spaces, Brighton Dome has a number of security measures in place which may include bag checks, limitations on what can be taken into the auditorium and ticket checks on the outer gates of the venue. Dome staff will be on hand to ensure these measures are carried out as quickly and easily as possible. If at all possible please do not bring large bags with you. Random bag searches will be in place and any bags which are larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be searched and then checked into our bag drop. Please note that handheld metal detectors may be in use. These checks will take additional time and may slow down entry to the venue so please allow extra time and do not bring bags if this can be avoided.”