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De La Warr Pavilion

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
  • Telephone 01424 229111
  • Opening times Summer: 10am–6pm; winter: 10am–5pm.
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  • Website www.dlwp.com
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Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours

Explore the origins, civic ambitions, design, materials, technologies and structure of one of the greatest Modernist buildings of the 20th Century.

For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun 6 Sep

£5

Sun 4 Oct

£5

Sun 1 Nov

£5

Sun 6 Dec

£5

Average White Band

Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

Fri 19 Nov

£33.60

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

Anthemic pop and rock by the Californian singer-songwriter of hits such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'We Got the Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.

Mon 18 Oct

£40.20–£68.20

The Blues Band

The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

Fri 2 Oct

£28.05–£32.45

Fri 23 Jul

£28.05–£32.45

Collabro

Collabro

Highly acclaimed musical theatre group Collabro aka Britain's Got Talent 2014 winning classical brothers go on a tour across the UK. Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave take the stage featuring songs from their five studio albums.

Sun 4 Oct

£26–£50.50

Mon 1 Nov

£26–£50.50

CRAIG CHARLES FUNKY BANK HOLIDAY ALL DAYER

King of funk back in Bexhill for Bank Holiday all dayer

Sun 30 Aug

Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen

Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.

Fri 21 May

£39.60–£50.60

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest …

The observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI.

Fri 18 Jun

£26

Eddi Reader - 40 Years Live Tour

"Just perfect Eddi Reader gets every song just right" - The Sunday Times

"Flawless, not just perfect, world class" - R2 Magazine

"Timeless and universal" - The Scotsman

One of my favourite singers of all time Jools Holland

Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland's greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with the '40 Years Live' concert tour.

From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi's path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for the Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with 'Perfect' and debut album 'First of a Million Kisses' which stormed the charts in the mid 1980's.

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as 'The Songs of Robert Burns' and last years 'Cavalier'. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world's greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.

In 2019 Eddi guest starred with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, released the 'Starlight' EP, played sold out headline shows, recorded a programme for BBC's Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television's Songs of Praise and as part of (her friend) Billy Connolly's Made In Scotland series.

2020's '40 Years Live' concerts promise to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is being made in the moment, no two concerts ever the same.

Tue 6 Oct

£25.85–£31.35

Tue 5 Oct

£25.85–£31.35

Feeder

Feeder

Welsh rock band who have released ten studio albums, twelve compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles. In 2017, the band announced the compilation The Best of Feeder featuring all the previous singles from their career, as well a mini-album of new material within called Arrow.

Sat 17 Oct

£29.60

The Flaming Lips

Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as “Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles”, “Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)” and “Yeah, I Know It’s a Drag… But Wastin’ Pigs Is Still Radical”. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne’s signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die”. This is an 18+ event.

Sun 25 Jul

£38.75

Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.

Sun 25 Jul

£37.56

Goldfrapp

Alison Goldfrapp.

The glitterpop pioneers perform their aureate blend of disco, folk and electronic balladry.

Tue 6 Apr

£41.35

Grant Lee Phillips

Wed 10 Mar

£19.50

Jack Dee

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Fri 12 Feb

£24

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. Suitable for ages 16+.

Thu 15 Oct

£30.50

Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems

Jo Whiley's 90's Anthems

DJ Jo Whiley spins the best songs from the decades.

Fri 25 Sep

£20.35–£29.15

Sat 13 Feb

£20.35–£29.15

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, *Joe Satriani *returns to Birmingham in support of his 17th solo album.

The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released, plus he will perform many of his classic fan-favorites including Surfing With The Alien, Always with Me, Always with You and Flying In A Blue Dream.

The touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty) bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Joe Satriani on guitar.

Sat 1 May

£57–£68.20

John Bishop: Warm Up

John Bishop - Work in Progress

Observational humour from the stand-up.

Sat 25 Sep

£36

John Grant

John Grant

The former Czars singer has a baritone to die for and a handful of critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt.

Tue 1 Sep

£33

Thu 13 May

£33

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

Fri 15 Oct

£34–£50.50

King King

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Tue 19 Oct

£31.80

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

Sat 22 May

£40

Level 42

Level 42

Eighties funk pop band back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as newer tracks.

Sat 31 Oct

Cancelled

With Hipsway.

Fri 8 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

With Hipsway.

Lightning Seeds

Rock ensemble made up of Ian Broudie, Martyn Campbell, Riley Broudie, Abi Harding and Jim Sharrock.

Fri 11 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 29 May

£31.35

Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Fri 23 Apr

£28.50–£47.75

Look-Think-Make

Look-Think-Make

Drop-in creative activities for all. With DLWP staff and volunteers.

For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun 6 Sep

£1

Sun 4 Oct

£1

Sun 1 Nov

£1

Sun 6 Dec

£1

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

The head of a vast musical legacy and purveyor of perfect folk performs from latest album Haven't Got The Blues (Yet).

Wed 30 Sep

£34

Loudon Wainwright III: All in a Family

Regular Music presents: Loudon Wainwright III

An evening of song, music and funny stories from Grammy award winner Loudon Wainwright III, his former partner Suzzy Roche and their daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche.

Wed 30 Sep

£33

Marc Almond

Marc Almond

The former Soft Cell singer turned successful solo artist supports his latest release.

Tue 13 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sun 16 May

£28.50

Ministry of Sound Classical

Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir - Christmas Concert

Dance and club anthems get an orchestral makeover.

Fri 4 Dec

£49.50

Ministry of Sound Classical

With Special Guest DJ & Host Danny Rampling. Relive the Greatest Dance Music of all time. Reimagined. Rediscovered.

Fri 4 Dec

£51.50–£78

Play Circle

Play Circle

Supported creative sessions where you and your toddler can explore the world around you through movement, music, words and play. With Anne Colvin and Kevin Graal.

£1 per person, big or small, booking recommended

Mon 14 Sep

£1

Mon 12 Oct

£1

Mon 9 Nov

£1

Mon 14 Dec

£1

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley

The former guitarist with The Longpigs and Pulp is now punting his swooning, crooning sound.

Fri 30 Jul

£28.50

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman: Piano Odyssey Tour

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Mon 21 Dec

£41.25

Robert Cray Band

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Wed 12 May

£40.50

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

The ex-Soft Boys frontman returns to the stage to perform tracks from his vast back catalogue.

Thu 17 Sep

£17.60

Rumer

Rumer

The honey-voiced singer-songwriter behind platinum-selling 2010 debut Seasons of My Soul presents Southern-tinged new album Nashville Tears.

Seeking new musical inspiration during her time living in the American South, Rumer journeyed to Nashville in search of hidden gems to record.

Once she heard the catalogue of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Hugh Prestwood, whose work has been recorded by transcendent singers including Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood and Judy Collins, she was hooked.

Nashville Tears collects 15 of Prestwood’s finest songs, many never recorded until now, revealing truths of the heart, both intimate and universal, realistic and romantic.

Fri 12 Mar

£34–£50.50

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Bexhill Light Operatic Dramatic Society are bringing Shrek The Musical to DLWP!

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

SHREK The Musical is being produced by BLODS (Bexhill Light Operatic Dramatic Society). This society has been running since 1933 in Bexhill and has been producing high quality, non-professional shows ever since!

BLODS have had a break from using the De La Warr Pavilion in recent years but has returned in full force with this hilarious musical for all the family!

No latecomer admission policy.

Wed 26 Aug

£9–£17.50

Thu 27 Aug

£9–£17.50

Fri 28 Aug

£9–£17.50

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Sat 15 May

£27.50–£50.50

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul

British soul, R&B and reggae from the veterans who released classic single 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' in 1989.

Fri 27 Nov

£31.80

Sat 13 Mar

£31.80

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Sat 9 Oct

£49.88

Steve Harley

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

Sun 13 Dec

£36.75

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Seasonal designer craft shows featuring various items on sale.

Sat 24 Oct

£3 (Children & students free)

Sun 25 Oct

£3 (Children & students free)

This Is The Kit

This Is The Kit

Kate Stables and her band perform folk-rock originals.

Thu 18 Mar

£22

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

Sat 20 Mar

£32.35–£43.35

Toots & the Maytals

Toots & the Maytals

The Jamaican music legend Toots Hibbert, credited with giving reggae its name, with new versions of his classic repertoire and a whole lot of pep in his step.

Fri 14 Aug

£36.56

Sat 28 Aug

£35.75

Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Sat 27 Feb

£36.75

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.

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