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Schools at Van Gogh Alive

How do I book a schools visit?

Van Gogh Alive school group bookings are available on the following dates at 10am and 11.30am:

Tuesday 6th June, Wednesday 7th June, Tuesday 13th June, Wednesday 14th June, Wednesday 21st June, Tuesday 27th June, Wednesday 28th June

Tuesday 4th July, Wednesday 5th July, Tuesday 11th July, Wednesday 12th July, Wednesday 19th July

To make a booking, please contact the venue Ticket Office on tickets@brightondome.org or 01273 709709.

Getting here

Van Gogh Alive will take place in the newly refurbished Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, which are in the same complex as Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall.

Brighton Dome, Church Street and New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UE

Please use the Brighton Dome 1 entrance on New Road, which you can view on Google Maps here.

Brighton Dome is located in the city centre as part of the historic Royal Pavilion Estate. We encourage visitors to use sustainable travel options such as public transport, walking or cycling wherever possible (see below).


By Coach

There are two loading bays in front of the Church Street entrance that can be used as drop off points if you are arriving by coach.

During school slots, there are likely to be several coaches arriving, so it may be necessary to circle round a few times before pulling in and unloading. You can then walk up the road and round the corner to access the Corn Exchange entrance.

Coach parking can be found on Madeira Drive in the marina. Find more info here.


By Bus

Brighton & Hove Buses are a great way to get around our fantastic city, and there are many routes to Brighton Dome.

Catching the bus is better for the environment and can help improve air quality with just one bus taking up to 75 cars off the road.

Bus stops on North St, Queen’s Rd and Pavilion Parade all within a short walk to the venue. Plan your journey here.


By rail

Brighton railway station is a 10-minute walk from Brighton Dome with fast, regular services into from London and from along the coast.

For up-to-date travel information, visit nationalrail.co.uk or call on 08457 484950.


By car

Please check your route for local traffic information before you travel.

On-street parking is very limited near Brighton Dome, but maybe possible after 6pm and on Sundays. There are a number of nearby car parks such as the NCP Theatre Car Park further up Church Street.

You can park at the NCP Theatre Car Park for £7.95 (£6.95 using the ParkPassApp) after 5pm (exit by 3am).
For matinee performances, Brighton Dome visitors can access a special reduced price on the daytime rate at the NCP Theatre Car Park Church Street and the NCP Car Park on Russell Road (when using the NCP Park Pass App only):

Up to 4 hours: £8 (normally £18)
Up to 12 hours: £15 (normally £28)

You need to download the NCP Park Pass App and enter the SaverID (discount code) ‘BRIGHTONDOME’. Once you have linked a payment card, you will then be able to scan using the app to enter the car park at the discounted rate.

Risk Assessments

If your school requires our venue risk assessments, please email vgaschools@brightondome.org and one of our team will get back to you.
Teachers/supervising adults will be in charge of the safety and behaviour of their school group.

Schools frequently asked questions

Please see our schools FAQs below or find more information in our general and access related FAQS. page.

We ask that children do not eat in the gallery, but they are more than welcome to bring a water bottle into this space. However on dedicated school days a lunch area will be available We encourage children to come with sketch books and pencils. We do also have a gift shop, if you wish to buy any souvenirs.

How long can we expect to be in the exhibition?

On average, the exhibition takes up to 90 minutes to complete. All school slots have been allocated this amount of time, but you may be finished sooner.

How many schools will be in at the same time?

We have capped the school sessions at 90 people at one time.

Is there somewhere we can eat?

For school slots there will be space allocated for eating your own lunches. Please note, storage space is very limited.

Can we leave our belongings somewhere?

We have limited storage space, so recommend you do not bring big bags or excessive belongings.

Are there any elements of the show that might frighten small children?

The exhibition is family friendly and suitable for children. There is one loud gun shot and small periods of complete darkness.

What toilet facilities are there?

We have two accessible toilets on site that meet all legal requirements. Our toilets are gender inclusive, meaning they are separated into male and female and we encourage anyone to use the toilet that best represents their gender identity.

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities and works with the community in many different settings. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children with whom we are in contact. We recognise that the safety of children is paramount and that all, without exception, have the right to protection from abuse. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. A copy of our policy for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults can be found here.

How many adults should I bring?

Age 0–2: 1 adult to 3 children
Age 2–3: 1 adult to 4 children
Age 4–8: 1 adult to 6 children
Age 9–12: 1 adult to 8 children
Age 13–18: 1 adult to 10 children

If you have any additional questions, please contact schools@vangoghaliveuk.com.

We hope to welcome you to Van Gogh Alive soon.


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