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Brighton Dome refurb gets extra £5m from Heritage Lottery Fund

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Brighton Dome has received further funding for its refurbishment from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has pledged £5m towards renovation of the building and the surrounding Royal Pavilion Estate.

The news comes a month after Arts Council England allocated £5.8 million of funding to the improvement project.

Plans to develop the Brighton Dome include a new viewing gallery in the Corn Exchange venue, a ground floor bar/cafe in the Studio Theatre and a dedicated ‘creation space’ ­– as well as improvements to backstage facilities.

Andrew Comben, the CEO of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, said: “It is a fantastic endorsement of our vision and – with the support of two such major funders – we have a really strong foundation to embark on our fundraising campaign as we work towards construction starting in autumn 2016.”

The head of HLF South East, Stuart McLeod, added that the funding was “the first step on an exciting journey for the Royal Pavilion Estate”.

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