Dear Serge present the Brighton based arts collective Lost Property return to DLWP for another multi-format building take over.

12 – 6pm

12.30-1.15 – Iain Paxon / Adam Bushell / Al Strachen
1.15-2pm – Ed Briggs
2.30-3pm –  Plurals
3-3.30pm – Johanna Bramli
3.45-4.30pm –  Pat Thomas

2-2.30pm –  F. Ampism
4.30-5pm – Maria Marzioli
5.45-6.30pm – Bolide

1-1.30 / 3.45-4.15 / 5-5.30pm – No Wave Tennis

Main foyer:
1-3pm –  DLWP Young Creatives Context-Dependence
All day – Audio Shape – a sound walk by Voice Tourism

All day – Ed Briggs zero gravity drop tower
All day – Antivoid Alliance

With impromptu performances and talks around the building – keep an eye out!

This free daytime event will feature a diverse programme of live music, experimental sound, talks, installations and performance art from 12 – 6pm

This is a family friendly event where all are welcome, free parking on seafront and bar/cafe open.

Found sounds and electronica in the auditorium:
– Compositional performance from Johanna Bramli
– Innovative composition from Jobina Tinnemans
– Utterly unique piano improvisations from Pat Thomas

A bill of homegrown musical talent on the bandstand:
– Live sonic collage from Maria Marzioli and F. Ampism
Unbridled musical explorations from Bolide
Dense layered soundscapes from Plurals

Throughout the building and outside:
– Moving beyond music, Ed Briggs will demonstrate his self-built zero gravity drop tower, as well as experiments in growing space peas.
– Iain Paxon will tell the Legend of St Winniborde with inventive use of slideshows and instrumental storytelling.
– No Wave Tennis – a fun and interactive sound-generating swingball game will take place upon the roof of the pavilion at intervals throughout the day.
– Poets and artists will provide impromptu performances in the cupolas on the beach front, and installations will be dotted around the building.
– Multimedia works repurposed as an installation from Antivoid Alliance
– The Young Creatives
, Context-Dependence: exploring synesthesia, perception, memory and meaning

In the evening:

BBC Radio 3 Exposure event showcasing local, new and experimental music presented by Verity Sharp and co-programmed by Lost Property.  This event is FREE but booking is required. More details here.

Dear Serge is an interdisciplinary programme strand with an experimental and innovative spirit that bridges a diverse spectrum of music, performance, and visual arts. Inspiring installations, intriguing interventions and engaging live events generate dialogue between art forms throughout the building.

Serge Chermayeff was the visionary architect who designed the De La Warr Pavilion’s extraordinary interior. Dear Serge is a letter to him, written across the page of the building.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:

Online: Tickets booked online are subject to booking fees when purchased through our website. E-tickets for print at at home are emailed instantly on the account you have registered with DLWP and are free of charge. They can also be downloaded from our website within My Account.

Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £2 postage or free collection at the Box Office.

In Person: There are currently no charges for booking tickets in person.

There is a £2 charge to post tickets.

We strongly recommend ticket buyers to take out Ticket Protection insurance with Secure My Booking available when you book your tickets at check out.


Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be sent 10 – 14 days before the show date.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Eat before the show

Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked online as an add-on when purchasing tickets for selected events. You will be purchasing a ticket to guarantee your meal before the show.
Please note you must be a ticket holder to the show to book pre-show dining.

Already booked your tickets? If you’ve already booked tickets for a show and would like to add dining, please contact Box Office:

On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.

No re-entry

Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.

Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following:

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 7pm. After this time parking is free.

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.