Artist-led tour of Zineb Sedira: Can't You See the Sea Changing?, De La Warr Pavilion, 2022. Photo: Burst Photos.

DLWP Patrons are passionate supporters and advocates who forge a special relationship with this iconic building and our programme.

NEW: Visual Arts Patron scheme, more info below

DLWP has been bringing communities together through culture for over 85 years. We are your Pavilion and we still need your support. 

Joining us as a Patron, or extending your existing support, are invaluable ways of supporting the Pavilion and our communities to thrive long into the future. You will enjoy exclusive personal benefits in return for your generosity.

Please tick ‘auto-renew’ to automatically renew your Patronage each year.

DLWP Patron

For anyone who is a passionate supporter of our Grade I modernist building and our artistic programmes


  • Patron’s name displayed on foyer wall
  • Artist and Curator-led exhibition tours
  • Exclusive Patrons’ events
  • Two free tickets for a live event of your choice
  • Priority booking for selected Live Music events
  • Shop and Café/Bar discounts
  • E-newsletter updates

Visual Arts Patron

For anyone with a keen interest in the visual arts, join Head of Exhibitions Joseph Constable for an in-depth exploration of the DLWP exhibitions programme, plus visits to artists’ studios and galleries.  


  • Patron’s name displayed on foyer wall separately under Visual Arts Patrons
  • Invitations to Curator and Artist Tours and lunch with the artists in the Rooftop foyer for each exhibition opening
  • Patron visits to galleries and artists’ studios in East Sussex and London
  • Complimentary tickets and Priority Booking for Visual Arts programmes, such as talks and screenings
  • Visual Arts Patron E-newsletter updates
  • Priority booking for selected Live Music events
  • Shop and Café/Bar discounts

Gift Aid
Our £1,000 Patron offer is split between a voluntary annual donation (£750) and a minimum annual payment (£250) for benefits offered, inclusive of VAT. If you are a UK tax payer, your voluntary annual donation can qualify for Gift Aid, increasing its value by 25% at no cost to you.

Please contact our team at if you would like to discuss our £1,000 Patronage further.

Our President is The former Duchess of Cornwall.

We wish to thank all our loyal Patrons who have supported the Pavilion throughout the Covid-19 crisis. We are grateful for your overwhelming generosity, as well as critical emergency support from our key funders.

Our Patrons

Jeff & Bev Amos
Meg Bennetts
Julian Bird
Christopher Bottomley
Prof Stephen Buckley
Terry Byrne
Joanne & Stephen Calladine-Evans
Mr J Carroll
Judy Cligman & Quentin John Black
Nick Collins
Duncan Cruttenden Guitars – Business Patron
Vanda & Mick Curtis
Graham Davis
Stewart & Amanda Drew
Geoff and Sue Dudman
Sabine Flitsch & Nicholas Turner
David and Margaret Getty
Nigel Gooch
Derek and Christine Govier
Clare & David Harrison
Paul Hetherington
David Hirst
Nick Hollington
James Kimber
Mike & Pat Lucy
Howard Lovell
Kate MacGarry & Luke Gottelier
Jim McDonald
Doug Oliver
Leon and Lorraine Panitzke
Dr. Nicholas and Mrs Angela Perry
Cllr. Sue Prochak MBE and Mr Stephen Hardy MBE
Richard Sachs
Claire Schmid Furrer
Christian Taylor
Daphne Thissen
Gary Thornton & Kathy Parris
Steve & Sue Williams
Peter Wilson
Mark & Susanne Winchester – Business Patron, Blackbrooks
And those who wish to remain anonymous.

Patrons, in fond memory
Nellie Boseley
Daphne & Jack Broadley
Richard Argyll Beastall
George Körner
Sydney Levinson
Ken Rogers
Sylvia Doughty Stuchbery

Honorary Patrons

Earl and Countess De La Warr
Eddie Izzard
Sir Antony Gormley OBE
Dr Anthony Leonard
Sean Albuquerque

Honorary Patrons, in fond memory
Ivan Chermayeff
Dr. Richard Sykes
Jill Theis MBE