The De La Warr Pavilion is delighted to announce that work will begin to replace the air handling systems in the auditorium in January 2015.

The Pavilion secured £412,343 in July from Arts Council England for this work, which is essential for the on-going viability of presenting events in the auditorium and for the comfort of our audiences. The capital project, of £500,000 in total, is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, private donations from individuals including our Patron Eddie Izzard and from funds designated by Rother District Council, as part of our funding agreement.

The scaffolding will go up on the week of the 15th December and contractors will be on site from Monday 5 January.

We anticipate the work will be completed by the end of February and existing events already advertised in the auditorium will not be affected.

This work marks a new era in the refurbishment programme of the Pavilion under the director Stewart Drew.  It has been ten years since we re-opened after the £9million capital project and since then we have welcomed over 3 million visitors to the building.  This number of people and the seaside climate has taken its toll on the building and we are looking at celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2015 with the launch of a strategic programme of works over the next few years.

The Pavilion will be actively seeking funds for this programme from Trusts, Foundations and supportive individuals.  If you are interested in supporting us, you can become a member or patron of the Pavilion and play a part in its future.  Visit  http://www.dlwp.com/support-us/ or contact Vanda Curtis on 01424 229118 or email vanda.curtis@dlwp.com

For press enquiries please contact Sally Ann Lycett on 01424 229137 or 07889730733

Posted by Ryan Coleman on Friday 12 December 2014