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

Welsh Wrestling 2021
13 Aug Tickets

Gel Printing Workshop
21 Aug Tickets

Lee Mead: My Band and Me
3 Sep Tickets

Shiny Happy People
13 Sep Tickets

2021 Ocean Film Festival World Tour
23 Sep 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 +

Grand Pavilion to Reopen for Indoor Live Performances

This intimate performance will feature songs Mal has written for artists including Cliff Richard and The Hollies, duets he has recorded with fellow Welsh artists Bonnie Tyler and Aled Jones, and stories about the years he spent touring with Art Garfunkel and Belinda Carlisle. Mal will also be sharing what is was like to produce […]

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A letter of thanks to our supporters as we prepare to reopen the Grand Pavilion and Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall

No one could have predicted that when the curtain came down after our final performance in March 2020, that our theatre would remain dark for so many months later. It goes without saying that the past year has been incredibly challenging for venues across the UK. It is widely acknowledged that this country’s arts and […]

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Folk Tales of Wales – Ceffyl Dŵr

Many Celtic and Norse traditions have demon horses in their folklore. The Ceffyl Dwr however is unique to Wales. The beast was a shapeshifter who would take the appearance of a docile horse, grazing peacefully by a ford or river crossing. A hapless traveller would come passing by and to avoid getting their feet wet, […]

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