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In 1935 the Earl De La Warr opened the Pavilion which was “this new venture, which is going to lead to the growth, prosperity and the great culture of this, our town… a venture also which is part of a great national movement virtually to found a new industry – the industry of giving that relaxation, that pleasure, that culture, which hitherto the gloom and dreariness of British seaside resorts has driven out fellow countrymen to see in foreign lands”

Eighty years on this pioneering and progressive vision remains at the heart of the Pavilion as it strives to be a vibrant place where arts and culture thrive and people matter and a leader in the cultural regeneration of the nation.

Today the Pavilion is a Charity which receives core funding from Arts Council England and Rother District Council. We still need to raise a significant amount of annual income through donations and private giving to help maintain the building and artistic programme, most of which is free, and to continue the Earl’s vision for the future.

If you would like to donate to the Pavilion and its work please click one of the links below:
Donate With Gift Aid 
Donate Without Gift Aid
Or text Dlwp35 £3 to 70070
Or send a cheque, payable to the De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust to
Pippa Moore
De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex TN40 1DP

For further information please contact Pippa Moore on or call Vanda Curtis on 01424 229118.

By becoming a Patron or Member of the Pavilion you can support us on a regular basis and enjoy considerable exclusive benefits:


For £20 per month or £250 per year:

VIP invitations to Private View Events and, during the exhibition period, an exclusive tour led by our curator
Advance notification of Limited Edition prints
Advance information and priority booking on headline acts in the auditorium including a personal booking service and priority seats
Advance notice and mailing of season brochure
Discount tickets on selected events
Additional exclusive offers and events
A tour of the building by a member of the Pavilion Trust
10% discount in DLWP Shop and online at
Discounts on selected local accommodation
Acknowledgement of your support in the building and on our website (optional)

Patrons who give £1000 per year or more to the Pavilion enjoy extra benefits. Please call Pippa Moore  or Vanda Curtis on 01424 229118 to discuss.

Single Membership
£35 per year
Joint Membership
£50 per year

Invitations to Private Views
Advance notice on events and priority booking (where possible)
Advance notice and mailing of season brochure
Discounted tickets for Cinema Nights, Live Broadcast and free entry to Tales for Toddlers
10% discount in DLWP Shop

If you would like to talk to someone about these and other ways of supporting the Pavilion please contact Pippa Moore on or call Vanda Curtis on 01424 229118

Click here for a list of our supporters


President of the De La Warr Pavilion: HRH Duchess of Cornwall.
Charity number:1065586