Grand Pavilion

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

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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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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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Ballet Cymru: Romeo a Juliet

13th Jun

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

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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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An Audience With Kate Humble

7th Jun

Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her recently announced role as President of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, her much acclaimed new book Thinking on my Feet about her walking year as well as her life working with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels.

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The Magic of the Bee Gees

28th Jun

It’s the Bee Gees entire glittering songbook wrapped up in one spectacular live concert show.

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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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Reginald D Hunter - Facing the Beast

14th Jun

“Comedy Of A Rare Scope” ***** Times

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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

Goldies Cymru
20 May Tickets

Tea Dance
21 May Tickets

Bounce & Rhyme
23 May Tickets

Art Class - Beginners Summer 2019
23 May Tickets

Art Class - Everyone Summer 2019
23 May 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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