Due to Government restrictions, we are now closed.

Reopening Information

Following the Government’s Roadmap to Easing Lockdown, the Pavilion is planning to reopen in the following way:

Saturday 1 – Monday 3 May (Bank Holiday weekend)
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 May
Friday 14 – Sunday 16 May 10am – 5pm
The ground floor of DLWP will be open for the Shop and Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill’s independent record store. Our terrace bar, serving drinks and snacks will be open .

From Wednesday 19 May,
Then every Weds – Sunday : 10am – 5pm
The whole building will be open, including the galleries and Café Bar.
There will be no need to book for general admission. However, government guidelines will require us to ensure visitors sign in to support NHS test and trace.
Our Learning activities will continue online

19 May – 30 August

Ground floor gallery: Holly Hendry: Indifferent Deep
A solo exhibition, featuring a host of sculptures situated within an apparently half-eaten, chewed up landscape.

First floor gallery : All In The Same Storm: Pandemic Patchwork Stories
A collaboration with the Refugee Buddy Project, Hastings, Rother and Wealden telling diverse stories from the community of life under the shadow of COVID-19 through hand-stitched to make up four quilt patchwork quilts.

On the lawn, by the terrace : Holly Hendry : Invertebrate (until 12 November)
A giant composite form  will worm its way around the outside of the Pavilion, stretching from the lawn to the first floor balcony and the roof. A Waterfronts commission as part of England’s Creative Coast

Music & Comedy
Our live events will resume inside and outside the Pavilion.
Ticket holders of all events will be notified by email of any changes in location or date but please keep an eye on our website.

Our Café Bar will be open for drinks, light lunches, snacks and cakes.

Activities and events will continue online.

Please note that all dates are subject to change, according to Government announcements and restrictions.


Event information

W run our own box office, with a long-standing team of local professional staff committed to customer service.
Our box office will continue to run through lockdown, working from home, from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

We are not able to take phone inquiries or personal callers at the Pavilion, but will always respond as quickly as we can to emails.

A few important things to note:

  • It is important to keep your contact details, particularly your email address, up-to-date should we need to contact you.
  • Lots of events have rescheduled, so  please keep an eye out for emails, or check our website for an update on events that you hold tickets for.
  • If your event is rescheduled to another date, your tickets will be valid for that event on the new date. There is no need to contact Box Office.
  • Another closure means a significant loss of income and challenging times ahead. We still need your support. Please donate today or join us as Member or Patron.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Box Office Information

For ticket inquiries, please email

Live Events

Please check our What’s On page for the latest update in event dates.

If you booked tickets to an event that has been rescheduled or cancelled, we will contact you directly via email.

Please check the email associated with your account is still up to date and check your spam/junk/other folders as sometimes our emails do not get through your filters. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if my event is rescheduled?

If your event is rescheduled to another date, your tickets will be valid for that event on the new date. There is no need to contact Box Office.

Will I get a refund if the event that I have booked for has been cancelled or rescheduled?

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date or the event you have tickets for has been cancelled  please contact your point of purchase for a refund.

Refunds or exchange must be requested from your point of purchase and can only be claimed by the person who made the booking. This means that if you have bought tickets via a third party eg SEE Tickets/Ticketmaster then you must apply to them for a refund. If you purchased tickets from the De La Warr Pavilion, please email Refunds will only cover the face value of the tickets. You will not receive a refund on booking fees or postage.

Although we are committed to processing your refund within 14 days, the bank may take longer to send the funds back into your account. This is out of our control during these challenging times so please do not contact the Box Office. Thank you for your patience.

Refunds will be considered up until the day before the original date of the event (or the previous rescheduled date, where the event has been rescheduled more than once). The original date can be found on the webpage for that event.

All refunds are at the discretion of the promoter, which is not necessarily the De La Warr Pavilion.

Refunds will not be given if the customer does not follow government COVID-19 guidelines for attendance at live events and the customer is not admitted or is excluded from the event for that reason.

Please read below how you can donate the cost of your ticket of the cancelled or rescheduled event to the Pavilion.

Can I donate the cost of the ticket of the cancelled or rescheduled event to the Pavilion?

We appreciate that many people will be grateful to receive refunds on rescheduled or cancelled events. However, if you are unable to attend, your decision not to ask for a refund will support DLWP and in turn will help us support our communities, audiences, the music ecosystem around us, our staff and local businesses.

Half of our income comes from people spending money at the Pavilion on tickets, at the bar during concerts and gigs, in the shop and in our Café Bar. This income has now stopped, and this will have a significant impact on what we are able to offer you, our community. As we are a Charity (no.1065586), we would ask you to reconsider asking for a refund to help us through this challenging time.

You can help us by:

– Donating some, or all of the price of your ticket back to us. Please tell Box Office how much you would like to donate.

– Use your ticket money to buy a DLWP membership and continue supporting us whilst enjoying fantastic benefits

– Allow us to retain your ticket money on credit to your account to be used for future shows.

Please contact the Box Office on if you would like to support us one of these ways.

Click here to see who we work with in our local community.

Will I get a refund if I cannot travel to DLWP?

We are unable offer a refund if the performer is on site, the performance goes ahead but the ticket holder is unable to attend the venue.

How will I get up to date information about whether an event has been rescheduled or cancelled?

If an event you have booked for has been rescheduled or cancelled, you will receive an email from us (please check the email address that you used when you booked your tickets). Any up to date information will be on our website and we will be announcing any changes in our programme via our social media channels.



Is it safe to come to a gig in the auditorium?

Some of our gigs are being rescheduled or cancelled. Some gigs in 2020 have been laid out to keep to government guidelines on social distancing. You will be notified of these, and how we are managing those gigs, when you book your ticket.

You will appreciate that government advice changes every day and our partners and the artists are responding to this in the most responsible way to keep everyone safe.

The safety of our team and visitors is our number one priority. Please read here about what we are doing to keep you safe.