Ruby Wax: How To Be Human

3rd Oct

Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s new show How To Be Human answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. 

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Aladdin (Christmas 2020)

11th Dec - 3rd Jan

Making wishes come true this festive season.

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2020 Best Festival Elvis (Heat 2) & Grand Final

26th Sep

The Best Festival Elvis Competition (Heat Two) followed by The Grand Final – Who will receive this year’s crown and return to headline at the 2021 Festival?

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Will Young - Show And Tell

1st Oct

The only date in WALES.

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Bernie Marsden

11th Sep

Whitesnake's Bernie Marsden - Guitar hero and one of rock’s true legends.

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John Lydon – I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

2nd Oct

He’s a legend and an icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution.

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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

Chicago by PAODS
30 Apr Tickets

Ballet Cymru: Giselle
18 Jun Tickets

Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe
20 Jun Tickets

Showaddywaddy 2020
11 Jul Tickets

The Magic of Motown 2020
17 Jul 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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Update 9 April: Rescheduled and cancelled events at The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Thank you for your continued support and kind messages, we really do appreciate them and we can’t wait to welcome you back – the curtain will rise again!

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Update: Rescheduled and cancelled events at The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl as of 2 April

All tickets already purchased will be valid for the new dates – we have sent you a message, please check your email and spam folders for an update.

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Rescheduled & Cancelled Events – Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

In response to the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and the resulting closure of theatres and venues across the country, we have been busy rescheduling events – here’s an update as of Friday 27 March.

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