The PAVILION THEATRE and BALLROOM is Bournemouth's traditional venue for year round entertainment . Built in the 1920s, it retains its splendour and elegant styling and is Bournemouth's regular home for West End stage shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomime and Comedy as well as for corporate presentations and dinner dances, product launches and small conferences.
In particular the Ballroom enables you to hold gala dinners, fashion shows or other activities to complement a conference or exhibition in the BIC.
Refurbished in 2007,the Pavilion Theatre holds a seated audience of 1012 in fixed seats on a raked floor, with a further 446 in the circle. The Ballroom provides an exquisite backdrop for banquets, receptions, social functions and even small fayres and exhibitions.
Tel: 0844 576 3000
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Family friendlyThe Pavilion has a range of accessible toilets with baby changing facilities. Our programming is varied and we attempt to appeal to a wide audience base including children and family shows. Our summer season and Christmas and Easter Pantomimes are widely supported by local and visiting families every year.
AccessibilityGeneral Access Entry to the building is via a ramp and semi automatic doors. Wheelchair access is possible to the majority of public areas within the Pavilion - with the exception of the Snug Bar, Committee Room, Circle and Circle Bar. In the Auditorium, positions for wheelchairs are located on the flat floor area of the theatre in Row G. Access is not available into the Circle.
Toilet Facilities There is a modern facility accessible from the Foyer. There is also a similar facility located on the the Mezzanine level, the level below the Ballroom: this toilet is accessible via the lift and located near to the Lucullus Room.
Car Parking There are eight wide parking bays for disabled drivers. Much of the car park is relatively flat and there are no steps to negotiate.
Amplification for Customers with Hearing Impairment The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom are fitted with the Sennheiser Infrared Amplification System. Users require a receiver which can be either worn around the neck and used in conjunction with their own hearing aid (in the T position) or headsets worn directly in ear. Please note that it is not the same as a traditional "Loop System", so just switching a hearing aid to the "T" position without also using a receiver will not work. Receivers and headsets are available from the main reception desk in the foyer. Our staff will be happy to explain how the receivers work.
Guide Dogs & Assistance Dogs Guide dogs and Assistance Dogs are permitted into all areas of the Pavilion. They are to be kept on a lead at all times and under control. Water is available on request.
This organisation has
signed up to theFamily Arts Standards