Interbational Composers Festival

International Composers Festival is back at DLWP this September performing some of the world's most beautiful and exciting orchestral music written today. Six sublime concerts over three days.

Friday 21  September – Opus Theatre in Hastings
Saturday 22 and
Sunday 23 September – De La Warr Pavilion
6 concerts

Take an advantage of our VIP Festival Pass – £60 for all events at both venues – De La Warr Pavilion and Opus Theatre (minimum saving of £15)

For individual events please go to our What’s On page. For Friday events please book directly via Opus Theatre website.

Events on Saturday 22 September

10.30am: Small is Beautiful
1.30pm: Soundscape
7pm: Camera, Sound, Play

Events on Sunday 23 September

10.30am: Total Piano – East Meets West
4pm: Dance Around The World

Friday 21 September event at Opus Theatre

7pm: Grand Opening Concert

A Festival for everyone.

A great introduction to orchestral music, for families and serious music lovers alike, with Free tickets to all the concerts for under 18’s (under 16’s accompanied by an adult) and reduced student tickets for many of our concerts
The only festival where you can meet great international composers and musicians and enjoy their most moving and popular works live
A first for the festival in 2018 – a concert dedicated to dance
The International Festival Orchestra comprises of international professional players performing together with great local musicians and world-class International soloists bringing a big, exciting fresh sound to the concerts

Click here for some musical samples.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.25 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: Free

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.

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 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.