Celebrating the roaring 20s in Bexhill, East Sussex
A fabulous Roaring 20’s themed weekend with fun for the whole family. Come and enjoy the vintage fair, brass bands, classic cars, vintage bikes, dance displays, fancy dress, dance competitions with cash prizes! Children’s entertainment, pipes and drums, ukuleles, Morris dancing, Lindy hoppers, fun fair, food festival and a procession.
To see what’s on and all of the weekend’s timings, click here: thegreatgatsbyfair.co.uk/attractions/
THE EAST PARADE – The Bexhill Sailing Club to Galley Hill (Free access)
THE METROPOLE LAWNS – To the side of the pavilion (£2 per adult under 16’s free) for entertainment between 10.00AM and 6.00PM
This nominal entry fee helps towards maintaining this event for the community.
The evening events on the Metropole Lawns are by ticket only.
Friday evening 7.00 – 10.30
The Marquee on the Metropole Lawns
The Great Gatsby Ball
The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra.
1920’s and 30’s DJ ‘The Swinging Detective’.
Hastings Old Town Ukulele Band.
Early Bird entry tickets are £15.00
Tickets on the night £18.00
This event is for over 18’s only.
Bar & Buffet will be available.
Saturday all day entertainment at the Metropole Lawns
Bexhill Carnival Court Crowning at 10.15
The Big Charleston Challenge Dance from 11.30
The “My Charleston” dance troupe will be on stage teaching the Charleston dance moves.
It is a lot of fun for everyone to join in and it’s free. Please arrive from 11.00 for this event.
There will be cash prizes for the best dressed and best dancers.
Saturday from 15.00
The Metropole Lawns
A Tea Dance with the 1920’s and 30’s DJ “The Swinging Detective”
Cash prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gent & Best Dancers.
Saturday evening 7.00 – 10.30
The Marquee on the Metropole Lawns
The Vintage Swing Night
Dylan Kirk and The Killers Rock n Roll
DJ Gypsy John
Early Bird Tickets are £7
Tickets on the night £10
Bar & Buffet will be available.
Sunday all day entertainment at the Metropole Lawns from 10.00
The Metropole Lawns Marquee
THE JAZZ BREAKFAST 10.00 – 12.00
“Lipstick and Beatnicks”
Coffee, pastries & breakfasts will be available
Cash prizes in the afternoon for the Best Dressed Peaky Blinders & Best Dancers
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.
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 send 10 – 14 days before the show date.
All tickets include a Restoration Levy of £1 and will be subject to an additional £1.50 booking fee per ticket. Postage of tickets adds an additional £1.50 postage charge. Other options include having your tickets emailed to the email registered to your DLWP account to print from home or free collection at the Box Office.
The following are exempt from the Restoration Levy: Learning & Participation events, events associated with exhibitions, family shows that include a child ticket price, OUTLANDS events and Music’s Not Dead events in our Café bar. Also exempt are those organisations that hire the Pavilion where they are offered a community rate, amateur shows or are in receipt of a concession from Rother District Council.
Full terms and conditions can be found here: dlwp.com/terms-conditions-booking/
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.
- 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 www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
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.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.
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 01424 229 111 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.