Over 200 years old, Brighton Dome is an arts venue with a year round programme of over 600 events. Its origins date back to the early 19th century, where the building was created as riding stables for the Prince Regent, taking inspiration from the Parisian Corn Exchange. It was later converted into a concert hall, and began showcasing many reputable artists from around the world. The Dome celebrates all of The Arts, with a spectrum of events covering music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, digital and visual arts and more. It is also situated at the core of Brighton Festival, a yearly celebration of The Arts spread across the city for three weeks. A hub for artists of the South Coast, Brighton Dome works in collaboration with local universities and associations to deliver education and opportunities. Its partnerships allow them to commission both established and emerging acts, in addition to offering workshops to improve skills, such as singing and theatrical makeup. Inside the Dome, an art deco interior designed by Robert Atkinson brings the 1930s to Brighton’s cultural quarter. This period also saw the birth of the Dome’s Studio Theatre, previously known as the Pavilion Theatre, and the conversion of the Corn Exchange to a venue for exhibitions and functions.