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

Operation Library: A Tale from the Og Diaries
7 May Tickets

Outdoor Gong Bath with Alex Jackson
13 May Tickets

Shiny Happy People
17 May Tickets

Shiny Happy People
17 May Tickets

The Curious Case of Aberlliw
4 Jun 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 +

Cafe Art Commission

We are open to engaging and striking work that can have a positive impact on the space and that reflects the heritage of the building and the town itself. Please click here for more information.

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Call to all artists and performers to be models for Grand Pavilion exhibition

Our Promenart exhibition at the front of the Grand Pavilion continues and we are working with the talented Berenice Luceau for the July Exhibition. We would love to speak to any performers or artists who would like to participate in this project to represent to the performing Arts through a series of still images expressing […]

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Shout Out For Artists!

We have received lots of positive feedback on our Promenade Poster Exhibitions and we are excited to announce we are opening this opportunity up again to artists for exhibitions between May and August 2021. We will have a number of opportunities for runs of 4 – 6 weeks.   We welcome all queries and submissions […]

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