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Address: West Cliff The Spa, Whitby YO21 3EN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1947 458899
00:00 - 16:00
22:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 16:00
22:00 - 00:00

Situated on the Cliffside overlooking Whitby Bay this unique venue offers a...

Situated on the Cliffside overlooking Whitby Bay this unique venue offers a range of different spaces, catering for a host of events.The Pavilion Theatre boasts an atmospheric Victorian interior, combined with the modern dance and concert hall, to play host to a number of arts and leisure activities. Stage shows, dances, major festivals/concerts, fund-raising and children's events, exhibitions and conferences, not to mention a whole range of private functions, meetings and community events.Catering facilities are available for every event from pre-theatre drinks to daytime refreshments and gala dinners. The glass atrium, which houses the permanent café area, has stunning panoramic sea views from Sandsend Nab through Due North to Whitby's east and west piers.

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Fantastic value for money!

Visited on Friday 28th of April with my Dad for the 70s weekend! The show was great and we both throughly enjoyed it! We got a drink in the bar first and found the prices... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
denise u
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday 28th of April with my Dad for the 70s weekend! The show was great and we both throughly enjoyed it! We got a drink in the bar first and found the prices reasonable (large lime & lemonade and a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale £6) one massive positive was the seats they were really comfy and the... More 

Thank denise u
Whitby, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious venue with a great light/sound/stage setup, decent bar prices (especially during Happy Hour) and some very tasty snacks available from the café too. Have been coming back for fifteen years now- here's to the next fifteen!

Thank John A
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We went to see Showaddywaddy at the Pavillion, Brassed Off was on at the same time & there was just not enough staff on duty. The house lights were not turned off until halfway through the set & this showed no respect to the artists. The ceiling tiles were ready to fall down & the whole demeanour of the place... More 

Thank minandy
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We attended the Ballroom in the Pavilion for a dancing competition. As ever, the staff were friendly, toilets clean and the drinks were served reasonably speedily.

Thank 170ali007
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is the first time we have visited the pavilion, we looked around the indoor car boot ,bought a few oddments & then decided to have a cup of tea. We were pleased to find dogs are allowed, the lady serving was very jolly., tea was nice & the scones were enormous. We sat looking out to sea it was... More 

Thank alison s
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We decided to do the afternoon tea dance in the Pavillion. Now we don't dance although Ann takes lessons in advanced Fox Trot but did not have a partner with her to show off her moves. In fact all three of us were partnerless but it didn't matter. Sitting at our table watching other couples glide around the ballroom wearing... More 

Thank 553meb
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118 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This quick visit had all the hallmarks of an interesting look around this amazing building, part old, part new, with a spectacular view over the sea. On arrival we were greeted by a rather gruff man leaning against the reception asking us what we wanted. Well.. we wanted coffees, not the start of an interrogation. He did however show us... More 

Thank ric-2
Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Pavilion is ideally placed looking over the sea on Westcliff Whitby. Our most recent visit was to see a cinema showing of Star Wars Rogue 1. We find the Pavilion a very friendly place as it uses many volunteers to supervise and has facilities and events for all ages. The cafe allows dogs and because of that we started... More 

Thank _david_hardwick
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went to a show on a Saturday afternoon and decided to have a snack lunch in the cafe. The bacon sandwiches were excellent, the coffee good, the staff friendly and the venue was clean and tidy. And the show afterwards was pretty good too!

Thank notwen44
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I spent a lovely few hours away from the crowds at the Pavilion on the 31st of December. The staff were very accommodating towards me and my lactose intolerant French bulldog "Claude". We enjoyed a perfect cup of tea, a tasty sandwich and packet of polo mints while enjoying a brilliant view of the beach and pier in the relative... More 

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