Our largest and most prestigious space, with its iconic ‘dimpled’ ceiling and large stage area with fully equipped lighting and a sound desk, is suited for larger scale conferences, award ceremonies away days or similar.

The Auditorium is split across two levels with a seated capacity of 990 or 300 cabaret style (using all of the floor space), with the option of hiring in tables and linen. Despite its size, with clever use of lighting it is possible to retain a feeling of intimacy for as little as 200 guests.

Includes dressing rooms facilities with toilets & shower, backstage entrance, auditorium foyer, flexible floor and seating plan, experienced technical staff to ensure lighting and layout are perfect, disabled access.

green room


What's provided
  • Day & evening hire available
  • Flexible seating plan
  • Experienced technical team
  • Access to shared Wi-Fi
  • Dressing rooms
  • Backstage washing/ toilet facilities
  • Green room
  • Suggested suppliers list available on request
  • All seats in (balcony and floor space): 996
  • Up to 55 exhibitors for trade fair, skeleton floor plan available on request (subject to event concept approval)
  • Cabaret style: 300
  • Minimum capacity suggested: 200
Access information
  • Stage access
  • Disabled access
  • Exhibition/ trade fair get-in and de-rig drop off zone negotiable
Additional specification
  • Time extensions are possible from 12am-1am.
  • All catering is provided in-house and is charged per head in addition to the venue hire fee.
  • Hire fees subject to VAT
Terms & conditions

Full terms & conditions are available on request.

As the Pavilion is a busy public building with its own active programme, we need to carefully consider all hire requests to check availability, access and consider the fit with our current programme of events.Completing our ‘Get In Touch’ form (below) allows us to consider your request.This process enables us to deliver the best possible service to a wide audience. We consider hires from the commercial sector, the media, event organisers, as well as local community groups and charity fundraisers.  We regret is not always possible to accommodate all requests.

Car Parking
There are no free of charge car parking spaces at the De La Warr Pavilion.
The on-site car park is owned by Rother District Council and has space for 150 cars.
The car park operates a pay & display system throughout the day, however, is free of charge after 8.00pm.
The staff carpark is for De La Warr Pavilion staff only.  All cars parked within these spaces will be asked to move immediately and there is CCTV surveilling this area.  A maximum of 3 spaces for VIP’s or event managers can be held on advanced request only.

Marketing and PR
The De La Warr Pavilion is not responsible for the marketing and promotion of any hired event.

Health and Safety
The DLWP staff will monitor the planning, set up and/or breakdown of any event andactivities undertaken and reserve the right to request the actions be taken to ensure that Health and Safety of the public, performers and staff is not compromised.

The Metropole lawns are owned by Rother District Council, all applications to hire/use these spaces are directed to the council themselves.
The De La Warr Pavilion is a Grade 1 listed building, for this reason no damage to the building is permitted during the hire.  All plans are directed towards the Event Coordinator for approval.

All confetti must be environmentally friendly, non-slip and biodegradable.

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