OPENING TIMES

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 10AM – 5PM*

Admission to building and galleries: FREE

There is no need to book for general admission to the building or galleries

Open in the evenings for advertised events

Café Bar & Kitchen open: 10am – 4.30pm (lunch served 12–3pm). Walk-ins only.


EARLY CLOSURES

*Please be advised that the building will be closed on the following days:

Saturday 27 July | Building closed all day, open to Jackofest ticket holders from 2pm


GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS

The De La Warr Pavilion team is committed to making the Pavilion an inclusive and respectful place for everyone.

Achieving this requires ourselves, visitors and audiences to work together, treating each other with dignity, empathy, kindness and compassion. Sometimes we have to put certain practices in place to meet the security and safety requirements of a particular event or exhibition. Please be patient and accepting of these practices even if you do not agree with them. Any queries should be sent to customerservice@dlwp.com.

Everyone’s opinion is valid, even though it might not be the same as yours. Discriminatory and intimidating behaviour, bullying or abuse have no place here and must be reported immediately to a member of staff. We’re here to help and will take action.

Let’s support each other to create a healthy and happy community.

 

Lost Property
  • Most items to be kept for 2 weeks minimum
  • Precious/valuable items (incl. jewellery, phones & wallets) keep for 1 month
  • Perishables such as food or drink, should be disposed of at the end of each day

For any lost property enquires please speak to our Box Office or Shop team.

Exhibitions

DLWP Lawns

Tschabalala Self: Seated

Wednesday 19 April 2023 –
Sunday 29 September 2024

Barbara Kasten: Site Lines

Saturday 22 June 2024 –
Sunday 1 September 2024

Rebecca Bellantoni: Day and heavy, Judah leaves

Saturday 22 June 2024 –
Sunday 1 September 2024

CAFE BAR & KITCHEN

The De La Warr Pavilion’s Café Bar & Kitchen is the perfect place to take a break between gallery visits, where you’ll find friendly faces, stunning sea views, and most importantly, delicious food. Our Kitchen team pride themselves on working with local suppliers, and making everything fresh daily.

We have a children’s menu and there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian delights on offer, and speak to your server for any specific dietary requirements.

 

Discover our food and drink

SHOP

The shop is  open every day for DLWP branded products and souvenirs as well as jewellery, cards, gifts and home accessories by local makers and artists.

       


MUSIC’S NOT DEAD

Bexhill’s independent record store can be found in our foyer! Del and Ollie sell all the latest vinyl releases as well as old favourites to add to your collection.

       


GETTING HERE

You can find us on the Marina, on the seafront of Bexhill On Sea.

De La Warr Pavilion
Marina
Bexhill
East Sussex
TN40 1DP

Customer Services customerservice@dlwp.com 

Alternatively you can contact the Customer Service line on 01424 229111

We welcome car-free visitors – for full details and directions visit Good Journey

By car

If driving from the London area
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
OR
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.

From the Brighton area
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.

Parking
Please be aware the Rother District Council car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking .
There is metered parking on Bexhill sea front.

By Bus

The Stagecoach Wave 99 bus runs between Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings every 20 minutes and stops right outside the De La Warr Pavilion.

The number 98 goes through Sidley and Pebsham to Bexhill Town Centre and runs late at night.

See timetables and updates here. 

By train

Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.

By taxi

Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456

By bicycle

One of the best ways to travel to the De La Warr Pavilion is by bicycle. Find out more about the Coastal Culture Trail here.

Bike stands are situated at the front (north) entrance of the building next to the auditorium.

By air

The nearest airport is London Gatwick.

FACILITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Please visit our access page to find out more.

Please contact customerservice@dlwp.com if you need special assistance for your visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please email customerservices@dlwp.com or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
  • An induction loop in the auditorium (please indicate when booking)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.
Seating Information

The seat dimensions in our auditorium are different depending on whether you book the stalls/terrace or the balcony. All the seats in the theatre have arm rests, none of which are adjustable. If you have any questions about the seats, or need us to make any accommodations, please contact the Box Office via email on boxoffice@dlwp.com.

Downstairs, the seat dimensions are as follows:

  • (Seat room) In Between arm rests = 47cm
  • Seat to bottom of arm rest = 20 cm
  • (Leg room) Edge of seat to the back of the seat in front = 40cm

Upstairs in the balcony, the seat dimensions are:

  • (Seat room) In Between arm rests = 44cm
  • Seat to bottom of arm rest = 18cm. There is a bar that connects the arm rest to the seat, which may restrict comfort.
  • (Leg room) Edge of seat to the back of the seat in front = 18-23cm, although the front row is 40cm

GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS

The De La Warr Pavilion team is committed to making the Pavilion an inclusive and respectful place for everyone.

Achieving this requires ourselves, visitors and audiences to work together, treating each other with dignity, empathy, kindness and compassion. Sometimes we have to put certain practices in place to meet the security and safety requirements of a particular event or exhibition. Please be patient and accepting of these practices even if you do not agree with them. Any queries should be sent to customerservice@dlwp.com.

Everyone’s opinion is valid, even though it might not be the same as yours. Discriminatory and intimidating behaviour, bullying or abuse have no place here and must be reported immediately to a
member of staff. We’re here to help and will take action.

Let’s support each other to create a healthy and happy community.

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DOGS

We welcome well-behaved dogs into the building.

Please respectfully follow the guidance below and remember that not everyone feels the same way about dogs.

  •  All dogs must be kept on a lead, please.
  • We regret that dogs (except Assistance dogs) are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Dogs are also not allowed in the auditorium (whatever their music tastes) or in the carpeted area of the Café Bar & Kitchen.
  • Dogs are very welcome in all the other areas of the building during the hours of 10am and 5pm.

 

Staying locally

 

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill, some of which are listed below.

To find out about places to stay near Bexhill and the surrounding area, please visit 1066Country

Seaspray Rooms

Located on the Bexhill seafront, with nine individually designed boutique rooms, over 3-levels, all with private en-suite walk-in showers (or modern shower / baths), flat screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi, fresh linen, towels, a choice of full English breakfast (or pastries) above the vibrant Rocksalt Bar & Brasserie.
Prices range between £85-£120
Tel: 01424 213133
Email: enquiries@seasprayrooms.email
Visit Air BnB website

The Driftwood

The six eclectic and beautifully designed hotel bedrooms, each with it’s own distinct character, offer a wonderful balance of contemporary and traditional comfort. At the Driftwood boutique hotel in Bexhill we strive to ensure that your time with us is relaxed, enjoyable and memorable. Whether you’ve popped in for a quick breakfast or lunch in our café, spent the evening in our cosy restaurant or are staying in one of our charming hotel rooms for a day or two – you’ll find The Driftwood Bexhill is the perfect retreat.

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Cooden Cottage

Cooden Cottage was built in the 1920’s in the beautiful seaside town of Bexhill-on-sea. Situated only 2 minutes from the beach, our holiday cottage is designed to be a home from home – with a few added luxuries!

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Coast B&B

Boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Bexhill (4 star)

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Dunselma

Once a fashionable seafront Edwardian Town House this guest accommodation situated close to the De La Warr Pavilion (4 star)

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Buenos Aires Guest House

Buenos Aires Guest House is a family run B&B with hosts Andy and Rachel Keevil.

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Paddlers Self-Catering Holiday Let

A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.

Our accommodation has a comfortable lounge with FreeSat/Dvd television, large kitchen/diner and both bedrooms can either be doubles or singles. (one king size and one super king size) The newly fitted bathroom has bath with power shower, w/c and wash basin.

Paddlers can be found on TripAdvisor and Airbnb,  where you can find the availability calender and bookings service.

The Belfry

Part of a former church, this bell-tower conversion is close to Egerton Park, 20 steps to the centre of Bexhill town and 200 metres to the De La Warr Pavilion and the sea front. It’s calm and relaxing and is fully equipped with everything you could need for a break by the seaside.

 

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The Lookout

Unique & stylish retreat seconds from the beach

The perfect spot for a getaway weekend, overnight stay for a De La Warr Pavilion event, exploring the coast or purely to enjoy a distinctive space that invites you to relax.

Bright ensuite room and mezzanine with views of the sea, sailing club and promenade.

 

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Beautiful, Stylish Coastal Flat

Chic, upmarket, newly renovated, stylish, large and spacious two bedroom first floor apartment with a lovely view overlooking Egerton Park. This sun filled apartment has a lovely relaxing feel and a private balcony to enjoy a drink overlooking the Park watching the sun go down. Two double bedrooms one of which can be made up as a twin with high quality Egyptian cotton bed-linen and towels.

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