Since our conference started to grow we realised that a room above a pub isn’t going to cut it anymore… so we expanded into a multi-track venue within the Brighton Dome complex, rocking out in the Concert Hall, Old Courtroom and Studio Theatre! This way we can squeeze extra SEO joy into our little city and not so little conference.
The stages in the old courtroom and studio Theatre have a smaller capacity than the Concert Hall (though actually much bigger than most other SEO conferences main stages). This does mean these session may be over subscribed.
Brighton Dome is one of the biggest and certainly most iconic venues in Brighton. A couple of the events I’ve attended there recently include Michael McIntyre and ‘Mitchell and Webb’ It’s also the venue where Abba won Eurovision with Waterloo. Right on top of the pavilion, and smack bang in the middle of ‘The Lanes’
This historic Victorian building, situated just opposite the Royal Pavilion estate in the heart of Brighton’s cultural quarter, was used as a County Court until 1967. It has been fully refurbished, retaining many original features, and is now available for day and evening hire for all kinds of functions.
It is particularly suitable for theatre-style meetings, presentations and seminars, and offers the very latest modern and comfortable theatre-style seating. The Old Courtroom is also used for a variety of museum events from talks and workshops to lunchtime lectures and seminars.
The Old Courtroom is located in the city on Church Street right across the road from the Dome. It is a 15 minute walk from Brighton train station. Buses stop either outside the Royal Pavilion on Pavilion Parade or on North Street, which is five minutes walk from the Old Courtroom.
Featuring a small walk through the “outside” you’ll arrive at the intimate but surprisingly huge Studio Theatre. It’s just changed it’s name, if you’re a local you probably know it better as the Pavilion Theatre.