A Merry Little Christmas with Only Men Aloud

29th Nov

Have A Merry Little Christmas!

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Lost In The Rhythm: Amy Dowden, Ben Jones & Colin Jackson

19th Mar

An all new show ‘Lost In The Rhythm’ brings an exciting mix of Ballroom and Latin dances with individual performances from Amy Dowden, Ben Jones and Colin Jackson as well as entertaining group numbers with their supporting dancers.

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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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Alistair McGowan - The Piano Show

1st Nov

A unique mix of classical music and classic comedy.

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Wizard of Oz - Ballet Theatre UK

14th Nov

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.

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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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Weddings at the Grand Pavilion

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

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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

Sound of Music, Performance House
18 Oct Tickets

Steal the Show - Showcase-Private Hire
20 Oct Tickets

Dance for Dementia
22 Oct Tickets

Film: Tolkien (12A)
23 Oct Tickets

Gods & Kings
23 Oct 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.



News +

Panto Junior Chorus Auditions – Snow White

Aged 9 – 16 years and want to appear in a professional panto? Come to our open auditions, best to register in advance…

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New Shows On Sale…

We’re very excited to announce new shows on sale: Film: Rocketman (15), Screening Rugby World Cup: Wales vs Uruguay, Alistair McGowan – The Piano Show, Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, Day and Night – The Doris Day Songbook and Lost In The Rhythm: Amy Dowden, Ben Jones & Colin Jackson.

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Mirror Mirror On the Wall, Is the Grand Pavilion Panto the Fairest of Them All?

The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl are delighted to announce that Vern Griffiths and Kyle Tovey will be returning for their magical family pantomime Snow White this Christmas after proving a smash hit in last year’s production of Sleeping Beauty.

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