Brighton's own dreamthinkspeak
and learning-disabled theatre company Access All Areas
offer an immersive virtual reality experience, unReal City
, from 21st January.
This unique work-in-progress performance combines Virtual Reality technology with live actors to explore what personal connection means in a world that is increasingly digital.
Laugh the winter blues away with a fantastic array of comedy talent, including the return of the city's biggest stand-up night, Live at Brighton Dome on 26th March, hosted by award-winning comedian and broadcaster John Robins.
He'll be joined by Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week star Sindhu Vee, Funny Women award-winner Sophie Duker and Simon Amstell of Never Mind the Buzzcocks fame.
Former Brighton Festival Guest Director Kae Tempest
returns on 28th April to celebrate the launch of their new album The Line is a Curve.
With four studio albums, a novel, their first work of non-fiction, three plays and five collections of poetry to their name, Tempest is one of the most prolific, thought-provoking and critically acclaimed voices of their generation.
A great night out is guaranteed on 24th February as Jonathan van Ness, star of Netflix's Queer Eye, tumbles into your heart with a night of gymnastics and hilarious tales of their life as an Imaginary Living Room Olympian.
Comedy legend and star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack Dee is back with his latest stand-up tour on 4th March.
And don't miss Emmy award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby, bringing her new show, Body of Work, to the UK for the first time on 9th and 10th March.
Dance fans can relive the glamour of classic Hollywood as Strictly Come Dancing's Anton du Beke lights up the dancefloor with partner Erin Boag in Showtime on 15th February.
The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, returns in March with her daring all-new revue show, Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix.
Leading producer, songwriter, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney brings his latest album, Immigrants, to Brighton, while favourites Soul II Soul, The Divine Comedy and Everything Everything will be back to rock the Dome this spring.
Embark on a night of adventure with a brand-new collection from the ever-popular Banff Mountain Film Festival on 29th March.
The short film showcase features the world's best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe.
Talks and debate
TV adventurer and host of Deadly 60, Steve Backshall brings the icons of the deep blue sea to life with Ocean on 26th April. Stunts, experiments and cutting-edge science combine in a love letter to our seas.
Spend an evening with Test Match Special and cricket legends Phil Tufnell and Jonathan Agnew, as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box and share memories from their international playing careers on 19th April.
Don't miss a fascinating historical talk on 25th March about the Three Kings of Bechuanaland
(now Botswana), led by historians Suchi Chatterjee
and Dr Bert Williams MBE
from Brighton & Hove Black History
The Kings came to the UK in 1895 to urge the British Government to prevent the British South Africa Company from gaining ownership of their country - and succeeded.
Brighton Dome joins together with local community groups to celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday 5th March, with full programme details to be announced in collaboration with Brighton Museum.
And Access Open Day on Saturday 26th March offers a place for disabled visitors and organisations to come together to enjoy performances, talks, workshops and backstage tours.
Budding young comedians can join our weekend workshops with Comedy Club 4 Kids.
Professionals teach young people how to write and perform comedy, finding the funny in their own experiences and turning it into stand-up and sketches to boost confidence and life-skills.
Tickets for all events are available from brightondome.org or Ticket Office 01273 709709.