Sit back, relax and lose yourself in this classical music adventure like no other...

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Sea Fever is a concert with a twist. It features Claude Debussy’s La Mer and Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes.

The voyage begins with the Pre-Concert Show. The orchestra will play music inspired by the ocean, written specially for the voyage by Steffan Rees. Next comes the Live Programme Note. The players will walk amongst you, telling you stories about the pieces and the men that wrote them.

After a cocktail taster inspired by the music, it’s the Main Event. The Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Britain’s orchestra of revolutionaries. will perform two masterpieces that paint the seas in music: Debussy’s La Mer and Britten’s Sea Interludes.

Following the show, there may be a Chamber Music Jam too.  You’ll laugh, talk, and maybe get home a bit later than planned…But you won’t regret it.

Please note: We set sail at 8pm to allow time for you to buy food and drink before the show. No adventure should take place on an empty stomach. Seafood Mezze platters will be available from 7-8pm for an additional £10. You can buy this at the same time as you book your ticket for the show.

‘Deeply Moving’ The Independent ****

‘It made you feel as if you were at the centre of an Arctic gale with frost on your chin!’ The Guardian ****

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What to expect

What does Classical Music mean to you?

Cramped auditoriums and a silent troupe of musicians in bow ties? Formal programmes and a dry (in every sense!) evening sitting in silence?

Not any more.

Your first experience of Sea Fever will be the tang of the spray and smell of the ocean, with themed food and drink inspired by the music.

Pre-concert show: Shut your eyes and see the clouds racing across the sky or the grey mists rising off the water, as the Arensky Chamber Orchestra play music written especially for this seafaring escapade by composer Steffan Rees.

Live programme note: From the stage, the members of the orchestra will lead you out beyond the breakers with stories about the music they are playing and the men that wrote them; tales from their own musical lives and yarns from across the Seven Seas.

Then, with the call of the waves ringing in your ears, it’s the main event.

The Arensky Chamber Orchestra, one of the country’s most electrifying ensembles, will play you two extraordinary masterpieces inspired by the sea: Claude Debussy’s La Mer and Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes.

Sit back and relax – not in a narrow row of stalls but with your own table and chairs, within touching distance of the musicians.

Lose yourself – not in a dull auditorium surrounded by empty walls but immersed in art, stories, music and mystery.

With your imagination on fire, you’ll hear every note.

Sat so close, you’ll almost feel the fingers dancing across the strings.

And with your mind and heart open, it’ll be like you’re there, playing it with them.

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Supported by the Arts Council, the ACO is establishing a second home in the South East. If you want a world-class orchestra, creating extraordinary musical adventures year-round in your town, join us

Evening Menu

Served 7pm – 8pm


Seafood Mezze Platter   £10.00

  • Mini crab cakes
  • Smoked king prawns
  • Salmon mousse
  • Crispy calamari rings
  • Marinated green olive & samphire salad
  • Toasted bread
  • Assorted dips (lemon mayonnaise/tomato relish/ soy)

Vegetarian Mezze Platter  £10.00

  •  Goat’s cheese & butternut squash houmous
  • Marinated olives
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Chargrilled bread
  • Assorted dipping oils

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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.