The Brighton Centre plans to re-open in December 2020 as a ‘Venue within a Venue’ hosting to a programme of Socially Distanced Events throughout the end of 2020 and beyond.

The venue will be set up in a seated table service layout with a maximum capacity of 504 fans instead of 5,500.

Rather than buying individual tickets, concert-goers will now need to purchase a table for a show which can seat up to 4 people from their own household / bubble, and food and drink will be served directly to them.

Jools Holland was the first to announce he’ll be performing after the re-opening with two special performances on 12 December 2020.

On re-opening the venue, Rebecca Esteves, Revenue & Commerce Manager at The Brighton Centre, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be re-opening the Centre with a programme of Socially Distanced Events. It has been a tough year for the venue and the entertainment industry, and I would like to thank everyone for their support and patience during these difficult times. We are transforming the auditorium for this new style of concert to create a truly unique and safe entertainment offering in the city.

“Jools Holland has been performing at the Centre for over 20 years so to have him and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra back supporting us, and to be the only venue he will perform at in 2020, is a huge honour. We look forward to welcoming back all our loyal customers in the coming months.”