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 19 July

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 20 July

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 21 July

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

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: boxoffice@dlwp.com

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 www.nationalrail.co.uk 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 boxoffice@dlwp.com 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.