De La Warr Pavilion

Journey along the East Sussex coastline, and you’ll find the tranquil resort of Bexhill-on-Sea, which emits the essence of Edwardian seaside elegance and houses the iconic De La Warr Pavilion.

The Pavilion is a signature of modernist architectural design. Built in 1935, it was conceived by architects Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff to offer a new model of cultural provision for the people of and visiting Bexhill-on-Sea. Today, De La Warr Pavilion presents free exhibitions of contemporary and 20th century British art, live performances, film and outdoor events.

A vibrant, versatile space, the Pavilion is a place where you can explore art, theatre and music, interacting with artists and their creative practice. Open every day,  De La Warr has all the variety of a festival in one building, living up to the name it was given when it first opened – the People’s Pavilion.

With the English Channel as its backdrop and infinite views out to sea, you’ll enjoy hours and days of entertainment.

In 2020...

As part of The Waterfronts series De La Warr Pavilion are creating a new artwork with London-based artist Holly Hendry, who makes sculptures and installations that give physical form to ideas around emptiness, edges, absence, flatness, fakes and forgeries — things that are missing and unknown. For Bexhill she will investigate the precise boundary between land and water and the impact on one by the other.


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Marina, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP

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