Manilow Songbook - He Writes the Songs

29th Mar

Prepare yourselves for hit after hit in this blockbuster show paying tribute to the one and only Barry Manilow. 

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Weddings at the Grand Pavilion

The Grand Pavilion is the perfect wedding venue on the seafront of Porthcawl

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Buttons Undone: Adult Pantomime starring Owen Money

11th Apr - 12th Apr

If you fancy a fun night out that turns traditional pantomime upside down to reveal its frilly bloomers hiding underneath, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss.

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Paul Merton's Impro Chums

8th Jun

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road with an evening of mind-blowing improvisation.

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Porthcawl Elvis Festival

Once again the Grand Pavilion hosts the Official Shows for the World's largest Elvis Festival

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Grand Pavilion

The Grand Pavilion is run by a team dedicated to making your visit a memorable one

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Snow White (Christmas 2019)

14th Dec - 5th Jan

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

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FastLove - A Tribute to George Michael

20th Apr

Direct from London's West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show.

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About Us

The Grand Pavilion is located on the seafront of Porthcawl. All approaches have brown and white leisure amenity signposting, making it very easy to find. Other landmarks next to the Grand Pavilion are One Stop mini supermarket and the Seabank Hotel.


What's On Next

Birdsong Guided Walk
24 Mar Tickets

NCI Porthcawl Choral Evening
28 Mar Tickets

Manilow Songbook - He Writes the Songs
29 Mar Tickets

30 Mar Tickets

Tea Dance
2 Apr Tickets


With a programme that’s featured everything from Eddie Izzard to The Supremes and Barbara Dickson to Rob Brydon, The Grand Pavilion punches above its weight when it comes to bringing the very best live theatre and music to this small seaside town. Alongside its professional programme is an extensive range of participatory activities including the legendary Tea Dances and a very popular programme of art classes. It also plays host to one of the country’s leading youth arts companies, Bridgend Youth Theatre and of course, presents an amazing spectacle each year with its annual Christmas pantomime. 

When we’re not busy entertaining through our own programme, we’re proud to play host to a great number of local choirs, drama groups and schools. We also offer a versatile and unique venue choice for conferences, weddings and a whole host of private functions. All this complemented by a café-bar with panoramic south facing views across the Bristol Channel which hosts its own series of free events including Jazz Sudays and Lunchtime Classics.



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Barry Manilow’s music to grace the stage at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

The “He Writes The Songs” musical show, showcasing the best of Barry Manilow’s music, takes to the stage at Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on Friday 29th March 2019 7.30pm.

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Barbara Dickson – Full Band Tour 2019

The REAL Barbara Dickson, multi-million selling recording artist, returns to the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on Sunday 3 March 7.30pm, with her accomplished band.

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New Shows On Sale…

We’re very excited to announce new shows on sale: Screening of 6 Nations Rugby, An Audience With Kate Humble, The Manfreds: Hits, Jazz & Blues Tour 2019, Elvis Festival Weekend, Crimes Under the Sun, Leather and Lace, Little Shop of Horrors and Snow White Christmas Pantomime

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