De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion
Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
  • Telephone 01424 229111
  • Opening times Summer: 10am–6pm; winter: 10am–5pm.
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De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion, a true gem of 1930s modernist architecture, has been delivering art and culture to the people of Bexhill on Sea since a pre-fame Spike Milligan was posted here during WWII. Now a Grade One listed building (which would have much displeased the anti-modernist Goon), it was in a poor state for years until it received a thorough restoration and was reopened in 2005 as an arts centre. It hosts concerts, touring theatre shows, comedy gigs, art exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours.

Bexhill station is a few minutes away by foot, and the pavilion is served by local bus routes 12, 13, 94, 95 and 96.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

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Afro Celt Sound System

The return of the group who fuse electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.

Sun 12 Nov

Band of Horses

Rootsy indie-rock quintet from South Carolina.

Tue 5 Sep

£24.75 / 01424 229111

Bexhill Choral Society

Kenneth Roberts conducts the choir and Sussex Concert Orchestra for a performance of Handel's Messiah.

Sat 6 May

£12–£16 / 01424 229111

Billy Bragg

Self-styled 'progressive patriot' and veteran political activist who is still one of the UK's finest writers of love songs.

Sun 5 Nov

£24.20 / 01424 229111


Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Sat 11 Nov

£21.45–£43.45 / 01424 229111

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years Of Frank

50 years on from the first Mothers Of Invention album release Freak Out, Frank Zappa ’s son Dweezil and his amazing band hand-pick their favourite tracks from Frank Zappa's extensive back catalogue. Exposed to the music industry from an early age, Dweezil Zappa developed a strong affinity for playing the guitar and…

Fri 13 Oct

George Shaw: My Back To Nature

My Back to Nature is a series of new paintings and drawings made by George Shaw whilst in residence at the National Gallery. They resonate with the artist's experience of walking in the forest near his hometown as a teenager, with the feeling that 'something out the ordinary could happen at any time there, away from the…

Wed 26 Apr

Free / 01424 229111

Thu 27 Apr

Free / 01424 229111

Fri 28 Apr

Free / 01424 229111

…and 51 more dates until 18 Jun

In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive And You Were Full Of Joy

Featuring works by over fifty artists including Becky Beasley, Claude Cahun, Henry Fuseli, Richard Hamilton, The Lumiere Brothers, Henry Moore, Bridget Riley, Jo Spence and Francesca Woodman. The exhibition is designed to create an immersive experience for the viewer, in which works are connected associatively, with 'the…

…and 3 more dates until 1 May

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Fri 26 May

Maxïmo Park

Geordie indie rock favourites Maxïmo Park fronted by the man with the combover, Paul Smith.

Sat 13 May

£20 / 01424 229111

Public Service Broadcasting

The London duo, who layer spoken word from vintage propaganda films over soaring beats and electronic melodies to thrilling effect, are out and about taking their acclaimed live show across the UK and Ireland. After the success of second album 'The Race For Space', their third album 'Every Valley', takes on the subject…

Wed 25 Oct

Rick Wakeman

The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits.

Sat 3 Jun

£27.50 / 01424 229111

Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth

The most affable man in prog celebrates the 40th anniversary of his solo concept opus based on the Jules Verne novel, for which he will be joined by the Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra, the English Rock Ensemble and lashings of state-of-the-art effects.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Symphonic Summer

Classical favourites from the RPO.

Thu 1 Jun

£17–£32 / 01424 229111

The Saint Etienne

Twenty five years after Saint Etienne released the album Foxbase Alpha and made their tentative first live performance at Heaven in Villiers Arches, the alt dance-pop trio fronted by Sarah Cracknell return to the iconic venue to play the classic album in its entirety plus some choice bonus beats. Support comes from…

Tue 6 Jun

Simon Patterson: Safari

This exhibition takes the visitor on a mini safari throughout the De La Warr Pavilion where they will encounter, interspersed with Patterson's own work, objects drawn from Bexhill and Hastings Museums.

Sat 20 May

Free / 01424 229111

Sun 21 May

Free / 01424 229111

Mon 22 May

Free / 01424 229111

…and 104 more dates until 3 Sep

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Lee's latest live show is undoubtedly just as caustic as ever.

Terry Reid

The veteran English singer-songwriter with a soulful rock voice who was asked by Jimmy Page in the late 60s to be the vocalist in his new band, but suggested he go with Robert Plant instead …

Sun 21 May

£19.80 / 01424 229111

Thee Oh Sees

Spaced-out riffs from the West Coast's psychedelic garage rock group.

Wed 17 May

£22 / 01424 229111

Tom Chaplin

Lead singer of Keane off out in solo guise.

Wed 24 May

Sold out / 01424 229111

Thu 25 May

Sold out / 01424 229111

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • Written by: Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)

Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Vintage Trouble

Old school dirty rhythm'n'blues fronted by a charismatic soul shouter with the fancy footwork of James Brown down pat.

Fri 2 Jun

£23.65 / 01424 229111

The Wizard Of Oz: Diana Freedman's School Of Dance

The long-established amateur company presents the universally loved musical, a timeless classic based on the MGM film, which was itself adapted from a children's novel by L Frank Baum. Songs include Follow The Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had A Heart and the iconic Over The Rainbow.

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