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The Grand Pavilion

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Porthcawl Male Choir with The 4 Tunes Concert

A great venue for this annual event. The atmosphere was great and the acoustic qualities of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Great Night

Went here to watch the tribute band Explosive Light Orchestra , staff really helpful brilliant view... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“afternoon tea”(12 reviews)
The Grand Pavilion Theatre is Bridgend county borough's premier entertainment venue. This iconic theatre on Porthcawl's seafront opened in 1932 and features many architectural features of the time but notably its domed room illuminated by 300...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW, Wales
+44 1656 815995
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All reviews afternoon tea lovely theatre sunday carvery staff were lovely small theatre cake leo sayer iconic building sleeping beauty pre show seabank hotel last night great night nice bar money spent plenty of choice sea front
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great venue for this annual event. The atmosphere was great and the acoustic qualities of the building enhanced the quality of the fine performances of the acts. Nice to see this once labled “white elephant” being used to its full benefit.

Thank martynls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In desperate need of good management (,I’m not sure but believe it’s council run ) it could be fantastic place the position couldn’t be better and yesterday Saturday 29th sept with the music coming from the roof was FANTASTIC the seating outside the pavilion had...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for six for light lunch. Arrived to be told chef was off today, no hot food. Ordered sandwiches to be told " can't do them, I think". We left disappointed.

Thank n0zzer
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The sea views and company were lovely , however the food was at best poor , a few crust less dried up soldier sandwiches with none of the advertised fillings , the scone , jam and cream were actually nice , the cakes were plain...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Went here to watch the tribute band Explosive Light Orchestra , staff really helpful brilliant view of the show also the band were absolutely brilliant ,A great place to watch live music even though we had to drink out of plastic glasses .

Thank peterlfc1964
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I'm lucky enough to live around the corner from this lovely theatre and have seen many productions from comedians to stage shows its a fabulous place and would recommend it to anyone visiting Porthcawl

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Hubby and I holidayed in Porthcawl last week. We walked past this iconic building several times. It opened in 1932. I liked its octagonal domed roof. As well as being a theatre, it also has a seafront cafe bar.

Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Met a friend on Porthcawl seafront and decided to call in the Pavilion for a drinks, we were hoping to have a glass of beer, but the bar was shut, so opted for coffee. Our friend ordered the drinks, there was no table service, we...More

1  Thank lesleyy
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great location right on the sea front good for food or coffee they have good shows in the evening well worth a visit.

1  Thank paulgentle2018
Reviewed 29 May 2018

First visit here. Great night with friends to see the Rhythm of The Night show, had a drink in the very pleasant and relaxing bar looking out to the beach. Huge queues for the toilet as there seemed to be only 6 (ladies) cubicles which...More

1  Thank suzie337
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