The Royal Pavilion

Opening Hours

Spring Season (25th March to 19th May)

  • 08:15 to 18:00  Monday to Friday
  • 08:15 to 20:00  Saturday and Sunday

Summer Season (20th May to 1st September)

  • 08:15 to 20:00 Daily

Autumn Season (2nd September to 3rd November)

  • 08:15 to 18:00 Monday to Friday
  • 08:15 to 20:00 Saturday and Sunday

Winter Season (4th November to 24th March)

  • 09:15 to 16:00 Wednesday to Sunday
  • (Closed Mondays/Tuesdays and Christmas Day)


The Royal Pavilion:

  • can seat 185 people in its main hall
  • has a 40 sq m artists' studio
  • is an Approved Premises to marry with a terrace offering amazing views over the Thames Estuary

The Salt Café is open every day from 10 to 5 pm weekdays and 10 to 7 pm weekend. Catering is currently available from the Salt Café. To see what is served please take a look at their menu.

There is full disabled access and toilets and baby changing facilities can be found in the Café.


The Royal 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.

If you are interested in holding an event at the Royal Pavilion please see our Royal Pavilion Information Pack.

For more information or to book a wedding/civil partnership please see our Weddings at the Royal Pavilion Brochure or contact Southend Pier Information Desk.

Please view our corporate venues and ceremony guide for all the information you need to know about holding your ceremony or corporate event in one of Southend’s excellent venues.

Page last updated: 20/03/2019