The De La Warr Pavilion is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £325,000 from the third and final round of Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. This funding will support the organisation to remain #HereforCulture during what is set to be a very busy winter season.

This award is critical in helping us bounce back from three extended Covid-19 closures in 2020 and 2021. This winter we are delivering 73 live rescheduled and new shows, as well as community programmes postponed from last year. Whilst still in recovery from the pandemic and keeping a close eye on government announcements, this funding will support us to rebuild our operational and customer-facing teams and reboot our prestigious programmes of gigs, events and festivals.

Stewart Drew, Director and CEO, De La Warr Pavilion said:

““Thank you to DCMS and Arts Council England for their continued support, which is crucial in enabling the organisation to build viability as we enter an exceptionally busy winter season; 73 live shows to March 2022. We will continue to work with our community – providing culture and entertainment, spaces, and participatory programmes – and local businesses and tourism partners to support the wider regional visitor economy, create jobs and get people back into work.

As ever we would like to thank Rother District Council who have given us much-needed stability during these turbulent times with their exceptional and ongoing support and vision.

Our funders and supporters during this time have shown outstanding support in enabling the Pavilion to face the challenges brought on by the pandemic, and in championing our work at the heart of our community, where the De La Warr Pavilion has been for 86 years.”

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.


For all our new and rescheduled Live and community events visit our website here.

Our tourism partners include; Sussex Modern, 1066 Country, Coastal Culture Trail

Our business partners include; Bexhill Chamber of Commerce, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce

Our community partners include; The Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddy Project, Rother Voluntary Action (RVA), Hastings & Rother Arts Education Network (HRAEN),  East Sussex Music Service, Discovery College, Bexhill College and Bexhill and Rother schools.

Posted by sally on Friday 19 November 2021