Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston

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Remembering Kevin Lynch
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Gorleston Pride returns for 2024!

The Gorleston Pavilion Trust is proud to be supporting the return of Pride on Saturday 1st June after a hugely successful first year in 2023.

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The Pavilion Theatre with the Muddy Stilettos 2024 Awards Logo
VOTE: We're Finalists in the 2024 Muddy Stilettos awards!

We are honoured to be in the top 5 finalists for the 2024 Norfolk Muddy Stilettos awards "Best Arts, Culture & Theatre" category - thank you to everyone who voted to get us to this stage!

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Chief Executive of the Gorleston Pavilion Trust Alex Youngs
Pavilion now operated by the Gorleston Pavilion Trust

After 3 decades of stewardship under Stuart Malkovich and Kevin Lynch, the Pavilion Theatre has just entered a new chapter as it moves into the hands of the registered charity "Gorleston Pavilion Trust", with new Chief Executive Alex Youngs at the helm.

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Join the NEW Pavilion Theatre Lottery!

To help fundraise for the theatre's latest £50k target we've teamed up with OneLottery to offer a new Pavilion Lottery with weekly prizes of up to £25,000.

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Auditions for 2024 Pantomime 'Cinderella'

Following on from the success of our 2023 Pantomime 'Dick Whittington', we're holding auditions on Monday 19th February for the principal roles of our 2024 professional production of 'Cinderella'.

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Kavolini performing the renowned Candlelight events by Fever
Kavolini Begin New Artist Residency at the Pavilion

The vibrant string group based in Norfolk have played with major British Orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, recorded with bands such as Blur and The Cranberries and toured the globe.

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The Mayor of Great Yarmouth Councillor Penny Carpenter and Chair of Trustees Alex Youngs
£50k Fundraiser Launched & Blue Plaque Unveiled

Today the Mayor Councillor Penny Carpenter and our Chair of Trustees Alex Youngs unveiled a new Blue Plaque on the building along with a £50k fundraising campaign for urgent repairs to the building.

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Visitors to our Warm Hub community
New Pavilion Warm Hub Launched

This week we launched a new warm hub and community space, which meets at the theatre 3 days a week through until the end of February.

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Stephen Bumfrey with Alex Youngs on the Pavilion balcony
Stephen Bumfrey Joins as Patron of the Pavilion

Stephen has welcomed a whole host of guests from the Pavilion to his Radio Norfolk show over the years and we're hugely excited that he's agreed to take up the role.

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Stuart Malkovich collecting his Special Recognition Award
Stuart & Kevin win Special Recognition award

During the 2023 Norfolk Arts Awards, Stuart was presented with the Peter Wilson Special Recognition award for a lifetime of devotion to the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston.

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Stage Door's LAMDA Distinction students with director Sheila Pascall
Stage Door Youth celebrates LAMDA Distinctions

The long time youth theatre group directed by Sheila Pascall has been running weekly classes and annual performances at the Pavilion for over 2 decades and LAMDA exams are part of the group's educational offering.

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Isabella Weller and some of her dance company standing on the new Pavilion stage floor
Isabella's dance company funds new studio refurb

Isabella’s Dance and Musical Theatre Company donated all profits from their 2022 showcase to the Gorleston Pavilion Trust which has recently laid a new stage floor and is now planning a full refurbishment of the Pavilion's upstairs studio.

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The webcam view of our new bee hive
Brand new bees webcam launched!

Our new bees have just moved into their new home and we've launched a new webcam that means you can watch their activity LIVE 24/7!

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Jayne Biggs of Heart2Heart Norfolk and Alex Youngs Chair of Trustees of the Pavilion with the new defibrillator
Life saving defibrillator installed outside Pavilion

We're extremely proud to have worked alongside Heart2Heart Norfolk to fundraise for a brand new defibrillator to be installed outside of the Pavilion.

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The Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2023 Programme
Gorleston Clifftop Festival is Back for 2023!

The festival is one of the East Coast’s biggest free family events and the Pavilion is very proud to be a partner sponsor.

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Jamie McBride from Gorleston Apiary with Alex Youngs of the Gorleston Pavilion Trust and Reprezent Project
Gorleston Apiary installs new Pavilion Beehive

In a collaboration with Reprezent Project and St. Georges School, we have our very own specially designed beehive on our roof which should start producing honey from 2024.

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The Pavilion Theatre stall in the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce Business Hub
Pavilion joins the Royal Norfolk Show 2023

We took part in this year's Royal Norfolk Show, sitting within the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce Business Hub (and even caught a glimpse of the Prince of Wales!)

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Summer Bandstand Concerts back for 2023!

We're very proud to have launched another great season of FREE open-air bandstand concerts in Gorleston this Summer.

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Shout out for 18-25 year olds!
18-25 and creative? We want to hear from you!

We're looking for a group of young people to create a new event targeted at your own age group that the theatre may never have hosted before, supported by a series of workshops over the Summer as part of the 2023 Heritage Open Days Festival.

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The Bandstand in Pier Gardens
Bandstand Gardens Building Works Update: April 2023

We are aware of the building works currently taking place in the bandstand gardens opposite the theatre and have some updates to share in relation to this.

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Healthwatch Norfolk LIVE comes to the Pavilion

Healthwatch Norfolk, which represents the voice of patients and passes them on to NHS and care decision-makers, is holding another one of its Live events and this time it's right here at the Pavilion Theatre on Thursday 27th April.

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The Comedy Store Logo
The Comedy Store lands in Great Yarmouth!

We are extremely proud to be the new exclusive home of The Comedy Store in Great Yarmouth, launching this December and returning 4 times a year throughout 2024 and beyond.

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Auditions open for our 2023 pantomime Dick Whittington
Auditions for 2023 Pantomime Dick Whittington

Would you like to take part in our 2023 professional pantomime 'Dick Whittington'? We'd love to hear from you!

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The Pavilion theatre in Gorleston
Pavilion joins Heritage Open Days 'New Wave' programme

We are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen by Heritage Open Days to take part in their 2023 'New Wave' training programme, which is designed to help organisations to develop new and innovative events with and for young adults.

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Kevin Lynch pictured at our 120th anniversary gala celebrations in 2021
Kevin Lynch

1947 - 2023

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Pavilion Theatre Gorleston Auditorium 2022
Heritage Open Days Backstage Tours 2022

We're very proud to be running our backstage tours again this year as part of the Heritage Open Days free series of events.

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The Gorleston Pavilion Bandstand
New season of free Summer Bandstand Concerts

The Gorleston Bandstand has now been brought into the Pavilion Theatre family and to celebrate we're launching a brand new season of free Sunday afternoon Summer Bandstand concerts.

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Gorleston Pavilion Theatre What's On Brochure 2022
Download our new 2022 What's On Brochure

We're very excited to present our brand new 2022 What's On programme, full of fantastic plays, musicals, tribute shows, pantomimes and much more!

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Gorleston Seafront Webcam
New Gorleston Seafront Webcam now LIVE!

In partnership with Anglia Technology and Visit Great Yarmouth, we have set up a webcam that will stream live pictures of the Gorleston Seafront view from our balcony, including the Pier Gardens, bandstand and glorious beach.

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Alex's 30-in-30 Challenge

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The Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Bandstand and surrounding Ocean Room and Pier Hotel

🎗️ Alex's 30-in-30 Challenge

Our new Chief Exec Alex Youngs is attempting 30 challenges in 30 days to raise money for the theatre! Support him today

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  • We plant trees with Ecologi
  • The Gorleston Pavilion Theatre & Bandstand was a Muddy Stilettos Awards Finalist for 2024!
  • The 2020 Traveller's Choice award from Tripadvisor
  • The NCVO