The Royal Pavilion (formerly the Cultural Centre)
About the Centre
On 19th July 2012 the new Cultural Centre on Southend Pier officially opened its doors. The Cultural Centre is the first structure to be added to the pier head since 2000.
On 17th July 2013 the Cultural Centre was renamed the Royal Pavilion.
The Pavilion is capable of seating 185 people in its main hall, houses a 40 sq m artists' studio, is an Approved Premises to marry with a terrace offering amazing views over the Thames Estuary. The Pavilion is also home to the newly re-opened pier café currently serving hot drinks and cake, a new menu to follow soon!
There is full disabled access, and toilets and baby changing facilities can be found in the café.
Opening HoursThe Pavilion and café are free to enter and are open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day), with opening hours the same as the as the Pier:
|Season||Opening Times||Opening Days|
|Spring (1st April - 20th May)||
08:15 - 18:00
Monday - Friday
|Summer (21st May - 9th September)||08:15 - 20:00||
|Autumn (10th September -3rd November)||08:15 - 18:00
08:15 - 20:00
Monday - Friday
|Winter (4th November - 30th March)||09:15 - 17:00||
Daily (Closed Christmas Day)
The Pavilion will host a variety of events, concerts and exhibitions including music, theatre, art and photography. To find out what events are happening at the Royal Pavilion please see our Events Calendar or click on "Related Events" on the right hand side of the page.
If you are interested in holding and event at the Royal Pavilion please see our Cultural Centre Information Pack.
For further information or to book a wedding/civil partnership please contact Southend Pier Information Desk using the details on the right hand side of the page.
Last updated: 5th November 2013
Information Desk - Southend Pier
Tel: 01702 618747