A Zoom talk and Q&A with Bexhill Museum curator Julian Porter, for DLWP Members and Patrons.

4pm – 5pm: Talk from Julian Porter, followed by a Q&A.
5pm approx: DLWP Members are welcome to join us after the event for ‘Tea & Cake’ with the Pavilion Team and fellow Members & Patrons. This is a chance for an informal chat about Julian’s talk and all things DLWP.

FREE, donations welcome

Please ensure you are logged into your account before booking tickets for this event.

The second ‘Pavilion Stories’ event is here! Following the success of Bexhill & DLWP – From Victorian to Modern, Julian will be taking a deeper dive into the wartime history of the Pavilion and Bexhill. The talk will explore how Bexhill and DLWP responded to the onset of the Second World War, how the Pavilion was used throughout, and the role of our building in the communities’ post-war recovery! As you will discover, we were far from closed…

The talk will commence at 4pm, followed by a Q&A with Julian.

This event will take place online via Zoom exclusively for DLWP Members & Patrons. Not a Member? Click here to join us. Joining us as a Member or Patron is a significant way of supporting DLWP and our communities to thrive long into the future. Thank you.




Please contact dan.scales@dlwp.com by 4pm on Thursday 18 March if you require British Sign Language interpretation for this event.


Pavilion Stories

Pavilion Stories is a new mini-series exploring our pioneering architecture, living social history and modernist ethos, from a variety of perspectives, through online events and content for our Members & Patrons.

This is the second event in the series, and we look forward to bringing you new speakers from our diverse partners and networks in the coming weeks.

Please note, we will share the talk online after the event for our wider community to enjoy.

Julian Porter

Julian Porter MA is employed by Rother District Council as District Curator for Rother’s Museum Service. He is attached to Bexhill Museum as its curator and provides expert advice and guidance on all aspects of the collection’s history, documentation, care & display. Julian is the author of Bexhill-on-Sea: A History. Julian has a degree in History and Landscape Archaeology and an MA in Museum Studies. He frequently lectures on local subjects and leads guided walks around Bexhill on behalf of the Museum.

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.