Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom is Bournemouth's traditional venue for year round entertainment. Built in the 1920s, it retains its splendour and elegant styling and is Bournemouth's regular home for West End stage shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomime and Comedy as well as for corporate presentations and dinner dances, product launches and small conferences. Arriving late for an event can result in having to wait until the interval before being admitted. We strongly recommend that you allow up to an hour before the event commencement time to find a parking space to avoid congestion.

Food and Drink
Pre-Show & Post-Show Dining is available at £14.50. This includes a delicious two course pre-show dinner using locally sourced ingredients from our Dorset on a Plate menu. Children’s packages are also available.

Afternoon Tea is available at £9.50. This includes a selection of homemade classic finger sandwiches, homemade fruit scones topped with whipped cream and strawberry jam, Victoria sponge, freshly brewed fair-trade coffee and Indian tea with herbal infusions. Add a glass for sparkling wine for an extra £3.00 extra.

Free Wi-Fi is available for Terrace Bistro customers; please ask for the details when making your purchase.

The car parks at the BIC (650 spaces) and Pavilion (185 spaces) are both public Pay and Display and are not reserved exclusively for patrons. There are many other car parks within walking distance. Parking charges apply at all times.

For details of Blue Badge bays in Bournemouth please visit the Bournemouth Borough Council website.


From London: Take the M25, then the M3, M27 and A31 to Ringwood. From Ringwood, follow the A338 (Wessex Way), to the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

From The Bournemouth West Roundabout: Take the first exit and follow the brown signs to the BIC. Continue along Exeter Road to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Westover Road. The Pavilion car park (pay & display) is on the left.

From the North and West: Head for the A31 / A338 junction (Ashley Heath) just outside Ringwood, taking the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth. Then follow the directions from the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

By Air: Bournemouth Airport is approximately 10 minutes from the town centre via the A338 (Wessex Way). Various airlines operate from Bournemouth Airport, check their Airlines and Tour Operators page for more details.

By Rail: Bournemouth is served by 2 trains an hour from London Waterloo, the journey time is around 2 hours. Visit the South West Trains website for timetable information. Main line links to the Midlands, the North, the northeast, the northwest and Scotland arrive at Bournemouth Railway Station visit the Cross Country Trains website for timetable information. Bournemouth Station is a 10 minute taxi ride from the Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion Theatre.


Capacity 1458
Location Bournemouth