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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Heritage Open Day, from 13 Sep 2019, free entry

Guided Tour of Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Guided Tour of Gorleston Pavilion Theatre


The Pavilion is an original Edwardian building opened in 1901 and is a shining example of the famed architecture of the day. Enjoy a guided tour in the backstage spaces not open to the public and take in the history of this beautiful seaside gem.

Our guided tours are currently exclusively held for friends of the Theatre but we are throwing open our doors for the Heritage Open Day festival to everyone who wants to come and have a look around this original Edwardian building.

You'll be guided around the building and shown spaces that have important historical significance to the area and will be talked through how the building has survived the sands of time and seen many different uses over the years.

Finish the tour with a spectacular view of the historical gardens opposite the theatre and the golden sands of Gorleston beach stretching for as far as the eye can see. This is certainly a treat you won't want to miss!

Max 20 people per tour/session. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes up to an hour The Pavilion Theatre is a live operational theatre and is in the process of applying for grants to refurbish and restore the building in time for it's 125th anniversary in 2026. Any donations will be gratefully received to help us continue our work!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 13 Sep 2019 10:00 14:00
Sun 15 Sep 2019 10:00 14:00
Tue 17 Sep 2019 10:00
Thu 19 Sep 2019 14:00
Sat 21 Sep 2019 12:00
Booking essential.
The theatre is all on one level and we have fully accessible facilities, however some parts of the tour are not accessible via wheelchair as there are some steps. We provide an alternative waiting area for guests unable to take part during this portion of the tour.


Free entry

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Pier Gardens,
Great Yarmouth,
NR31 6PP


See location of Gorleston Pavilion Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 530035  Lat: 52.57086 Long: 1.73318

By Road: From Great Yarmouth follow the A12 towards Lowestoft the follow signs for Gorleston.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system