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.

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.

  • Invites to exclusive Director & Curator events
  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • Regular updates from the Pavilion team
  • 10% off in our Café Bar, now valid on gig nights*
  • First refusal and 10% off DLWP Limited Edition artworks
  • Priority Booking on selected live events
  • Discounted or free performances, talks and tours
  • Members & Patrons e-news
  • 5% discount when you spend over £20 at Music’s Not Dead

* On presentation of a Membership card (max. party of 8).
** Excludes sale items.

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

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