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The Grand Pavilion

Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW, Wales
+44 1656 815995
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Lovely venue

I'm lucky enough to live around the corner from this lovely theatre and have seen many productions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon E
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A Pavilion on the Prom

Hubby and I holidayed in Porthcawl last week. We walked past this iconic building several times... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Jilly2903
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Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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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 lights. The Grand Pavilion is a multipurpose venue hosting a variety of concerts, conferences and weddings throughout the year as well as regular comedy, jazz club and art exhibitions. The seafront cafe is open daily and has unrivalled views across the Bristol channel towards Exmoor.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“afternoon tea” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW, Wales
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"afternoon tea"
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"lovely theatre"
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"sunday carvery"
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"staff were lovely"
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"small theatre"
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"cake"
in 6 reviews
"leo sayer"
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"balcony seating"
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"iconic building"
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"sleeping beauty"
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"pre show"
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"seabank hotel"
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"last night"
in 5 reviews
"great night"
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"nice bar"
in 2 reviews
"money spent"
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"little boy"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed July 9, 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.

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Reviewed June 28, 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
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

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Reviewed May 29, 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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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We visit as a family almost monthly. Great selection of shows. Friendly, helpful staff. Worth a visit.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Lots of different events taking place at Porthcawl Grand Pavilion ! Check out their website via a search engine at this historic building on the Porthcawl sea front

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Went to watch the alexander o neal show. Good show and the venue was ok. Not used the food or bar areas as of yet but will soon as off to see the south soon. In need of money spent on toilet revamp which i...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Visited for the high tea. Venue wasn’t busy, and we got a great table by the window overlooking the water. Service was great. Food was plentiful, sandwiches for 2 overflowed onto 2 plates. 1 scone each, and a great selection of sweets (cake, macaroons). They...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, I'd like to say we saw Porthcawl Comp do Phatom of the Opera which is highly deserving of over 5 stars. This review is based on venue alone and not the production! A little dingy, smelt like old people. Cafe (and I mean "cafe")...More

1  Thank Laurageary
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