|Owner||Brighton & Hove City Council|
|Operator||Brighton & Hove City Council|
Brighton Centre is the largest conference and exhibition centre in southern England, and is regularly used for conferences of the British political parties and other bodies of national importance. The venue has the capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 delegates, although rooms in the building can be used for weddings and banquets. It has also been used as a live music venue since it was opened by the then prime minister James Callaghan on 19 September 1977.
The second phase of redevelopment was completed in January 2012; a refurbishment of its main entrance resulted in a transformation of its outside façade. In addition to this, the venue’s restaurant, which is regularly used as a relaxation space for larger conferences, now features floor-to-ceiling windows with uninterrupted views of the seafront and new interiors.
Bing Crosby gave his final performance at the Brighton Centre on October 10, 1977. He died of a heart attack four days later, while at a golf tournament in Spain.
- Official site The Brighton Centre Official Website