Explore Brighton's Cultural Quarter
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Find an exotic Royal palace, classical concerts, West End shows and fine art all within a moment’s walk of each other.
At the heart of Brighton’s cultural quarter is the exotic Royal Pavilion. Originally the home of the Prince Regent (later George IV) who set the tone for Brighton to be known as a place to relax and escape the mundanities of everyday life.
Across the gardens is the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, a treasure trove of pieces including Salvador Dali’s Mae West lips sofa. Throughout the year there is an eclectic mix of temporary exhibits and events.
Housed in the Prince’s former stables is the Brighton Dome, a multi-arts venue. The art deco style concert hall is where Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo. It’s also the venue for the Brighton Festival in May.
The Theatre Royal is an historic building that hosts big productions, often before they hit the West End. Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have all trodden the boards here.
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