Weymouth Pavilion: the finest seaside entertainment
Located at the southern end of Weymouth esplanade, between the harbour and the sea, Weymouth Pavilion is an iconic part of this popular seaside resort. Speakers, comedians, plays, ballets, operas, concerts and local festivals: whatever you enjoy watching, you're bound to find it on the wide-ranging programme of this exciting cultural venue. Use StubHub to buy or sell Weymouth Pavilion tickets and enjoy an event or two in the theatre beside the sea!
The grand tradition of Weymouth Pavilion
Weymouth Pavilion was opened in 1908 in response to Weymouth's growing popularity as a seaside resort. To entertain holidaymakers, a professional theatre was a must-have - and in 1924, it even gained competition in the form of the Alexandra Gardens Theatre. Briefly known as 'The Ritz' after the war, the original building was destroyed by fire in 1954 but reopened in 1960 as a pavilion and ballroom. Yet only in recent years has it truly begun to flourish: since being taken over by Weymouth Pavilion CIC (Community Interest Company) in 2013 after the building was threatened with demolition, the venue has diversified its programme and begun attracting large audiences from the surrounding region. It's been a heartening success story that demonstrates how important cultural venues are in the community and has saved this historic part of the town from disappearing forever. Attracting performances by comedians, speakers, tribute bands, touring theatre groups and even impressive international names like the Russian State Ballet, tickets for Weymouth Pavilion offer a cultural programme that's hard to beat.
An exciting range of events at Weymouth Pavilion
The capacity of Weymouth Pavilion's main theatre is just under 1,000, while the Ocean Room ballroom can hold a further 600 viewers and is used for regular events like ballroom dancing. Theatre shows at Weymouth Pavilion range from local amateur dramatics to professional productions, and touring musicals like Cats and Blood Brothers have often been hosted here. One of the most important seasonal events is very much in keeping with the history of the building: the annual Weymouth Pavilion panto season has seen record-breaking ticket sales as audiences flock to watch Snow White, Aladdin, Dick Whittington and other family favourites. Keeping the grand tradition of seaside entertainment venues like Exmouth Pavilion or Bournemouth Pavilion alive, yet bringing its programming firmly into the 21st century, this is a venue that holds true appeal for all age groups. Experience a piece of history alongside your entertainment with Weymouth Pavilion tickets now available to buy or sell on StubHub.
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