Pavilion Theatre

Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX

Hire the Pavilion

A flexible theatre auditorium, the Pavilion Theatre is perfectly suited for live performances, school presentation events and dance competitions. This venue is situated on the promenade, with gorgeous views of the sea and within easy reach of the Town Centre.

Venue and Stage Access

The stage is not wheelchair accessible. The Pavilion Theatre main auditorium has a small raised balcony seating area, and then a small drop to the stalls auditorium seating. The stalls area is not wheelchair accessible. The balcony area can accommodate 8 wheelchair users. 

Parking restrictions are in place around the Pavilion Theatre, but there are parking options within easy walking distance. Please ask the hires team for more information.


Standing – 1050
Theatre – 769 + 8 accessible
Cabaret – 300
Dance – 500 

Stage Dimensions 

Stage Dimensions Pros. Arch opening width – 9.46m
Stage width – 14.10m
Stage depth from front of stage – 7.32m
Height to lamps – 5.33m
Height to fixed tab tracks – 5.77m
Lift/Orchestra Pit size – 10m(W) 2.50m(D)
Height to FOH pelmet – 4.42m
Height to fly floors down stage – 2.72m
Height to hemp barrel at max – 6.40m
Height to stage – 1.05m
Bar length – 9.80m
Stage depth from house tabs – 5.96m
Height to fixed lighting bar – 5.71m
Height to fly floors up stage – 2.58

Other information

Hire Charges

To ensure all parts of our community can have access to our venues, we have created a number of different packages to reflect the nature of your booking. We can tailor packages to meet your exact requirements, please find our current options below. Detailed hiring information packs can be provided by our venue hire team by emailing hires@wtam.uk 


We have an in-house venue hire team to ensure the hiring process is smooth. In addition to the hire of the venue, we can offer various layout, technical, staffing, box office and catering assistance. Charges will apply.

Venue Layout

Layout options can be discussed with the hires tea, and may be subject to a charge.

Technical Support

Most hiring options include one Technician as a Stage Manager. This is for health and safety purposes for any hire using the stage or backstage areas. All other technicians would be additional and can be organised through our team.

Marketing Support

If you hire our box office facilities the marketing team can provide a range of support for your hire, covering social media, brochure entries and press advice. 

Want more information?

You can contact our hires team via the link below.