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Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Pavilion Theatre Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU, England
+44 1202 055660
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Expensive interlude, take your own drinks

We went here to watch a comedian. In the interlude due to the heat we needed to have a bottle of... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
ellendown
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devon
via mobile
Quite Old Style Theater Literally

Just visit & to observe this theater for the first time. The floor in the theater was average with... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Sivarnee H
,
Bangkok, Thailand
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This Grade II listed venue provides a 1,500-seat theatre and full-sized ballroom. The venue hosts musicals, opera, ballet, pantomime, comedy, gala dinners, banquets, receptions, fairs, dances and fashion shows throughout the year. It also provides facilities to complement events at Bournemouth International Centre and for corporate presentations, product launches, and smaller conferences and exhibitions. Bournemouth Pavilion is also home to Pavilion Dance South West and the Pavilion at AUB, a rehearsal and teaching space for the Arts University Bournemouth.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pavilion Theatre Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU, England
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We went here to watch a comedian. In the interlude due to the heat we needed to have a bottle of water. £1.70 a bottle!!! It tasted awful and was warm. As I went to empty the bottle today I noticed the bottle has a...More

Thank ellendown
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and giving us your feedback. We are sorry the water was warm and will share your comments with the team. The water bottles Belu use are made from 100% recycled plastic and this can cause the colour variation you have described. It...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Just visit & to observe this theater for the first time. The floor in the theater was average with thick carpet and It was under-staff and the building quite old with plenty of room and monthly shows/events schedules updates and tickets booking inside.More

Thank Sivarnee H
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your review. The venue will be celebrating its 90th year in 2019 and has lots of great features from when it was built. We do whatever we can to make sure it is well looked after and are pleased you thought it...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Although this theatre is a little the worse for wear (tired) the view is great ...especially from the front row ! Plenty of parking immediately outside although quite expensive.More

Thank johnsD9009PL
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

I am glad you enjoyed the great view, I hope you enjoyed the show too. We carry out lots of refurbishment and restoration projects to make sure we keep the venue at its best, however if there’s something in particular you thought looked tired, please...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Attended here for a concert - the venue was nice and clean. Friendly staff. Number of bars in the venue.

Thank sunnyboyUK
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Many thanks for highlighting lots of great positives and for your five stars. I am delighted we got it right and hope to welcome you back again soon. R. Noverraz, Operations Manager

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Visited this theatre for the first time. Did not find the staff their particularly polite or customer focused. Where are the gents toilets..... the hardest to find tucked in an upstairs corner.More

Thank martinReading
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks you for visiting although I’m sorry you didn’t find the staff helpful on this occasion. Please can you our contact theatre management with a more detailed description of what happened and we’ll investigate further. Other than the toilets you found in the circle, other...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We went to the pavilion to see Dara O'Briain and thoroughly enjoyed the show. The sound and / or acoustics were not ideal with reverberation making it difficult to understand at first. Seats were comfortable and facilities were as expected.

Thank Helen B
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

I am glad you enjoyed the show and were comfy. Acoustically the room is very good so I’ll ask our technical team to investigate further into what may have caused the difficulties you mentioned with the sound. R. Noverraz, Operations Manager

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Went to this theatre last night 16th March to see The King Is Back. The stage lighting was blinding, directed straight at the audience. An obviously essential part of the background to the show was not working, which appeared to totally confuse the performers. People...More

Thank Brian083
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your review although I am sorry to read some of your comments. The shows are created by production companies and toured nationally. Before the doors were opened to the public, all toured equipment was checked, operated and in full working order. Live...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

My friend and I were so disappointed with this ballet! We were expecting an evening of fantasy with pretty costumes lovely music and fairytale scenery. What we got was ugly music reminiscent of a horror film, drab costumes really boring choreography and weird dance moves.It...More

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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Sorry to see that you didn’t enjoy the show. The Russian State Ballet have been bringing events to us for several years and we usually receive very positive feedback. I have forwarded your comments to the touring production for their consideration. R. Noverraz, Operations Manager

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Teh venue is rather hidden by the low season maintenance work in the area but that did not interfere with my enjoyment of a lunch time concert with Nicholas Martin on the Compton Organ. There for an hour and ten minutes; felt like a half...More

Thank Robin T
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks for visiting us. We think it’s very important to keep our Compton in good working condition, and the best way of doing that is regular concerts (she takes a lot of specialist upkeep!). I’m very glad to see that you enjoyed the concert and...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Had a wonderful evening at the Pavillion and lucky to have a theatre where so many different genres are catered for. The theatre is comfortable, there always seems to be plenty of staff around and you can either use the ticket office or book on-line...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
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BHLive, Manager at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks for the fantastic review. We try very hard to make sure there’s something for everyone, and I’m very glad to read that you had a wonderful and comfortable evening. R. Noverraz, Operations Manager

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Phil M
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Response from Brian083 | Reviewed this property |
We live local so normally buy tickets direct from the box office. However, when we have rung the theatre to book never had a problem with ticket prices. They do charge a booking fee, think it's about £2-50 but never double... More
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Tristan A
16 January 2018|
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Response from clairer1965 | Reviewed this property |
I’d agree with what everyone else says , great theatre and that’ll be a good seat xxx
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Response from Rob N | Reviewed this property |
Should be great as all the seats have good views. Enjoy the show.
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