Image courtesy: Simon Newbury

At the top of the iconic spiral staircase, the Rooftop Foyer provides a stunning setting with panoramic sea views to impress your guest.

Suitable for drinks receptions, small parties and meetings.

On sunny days, this space can be opened out onto the large rooftop terrace. There is a changing display of installations which can either be adapted to accommodate your event or lend an additional attraction to your guest’s experience.

During your event, we can provide seating, square tables, PA system, free WiFi.

Image courtesy: Simon Newbury


What’s provided
  • Access to shared Wi-Fi on request
  • A selection of event menu’s on request
  • Cabaret style furniture available in-house on request
  • P.A available on request
  • Exclusivity to space during  the building’s public opening hours
  • Disabled access
  • A list of suggested suppliers available on request
  • Standing event/ buffet: max. 98 people
  • Theatre style: max. 40
  • Cabaret style: max. 16
Access information
  • The south spiral staircase is the main entrance to the Rooftop Foyer
  • North staircase is also available
  • Elevator
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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