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image for Theatre item typeCromer Pier Pavilion Theatre at Cromer Pier

  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier

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The Celebrated Only End Of Pier Show In The World! Our Pavilion Theatre is now the only Theatre at the end of a Pier that produces an in-house show every summer and Christmas season. The Cromer Pier Show is one of the few true live variety shows in Britain, showcasing live variety acts at their best. Our Theatre has 500 traditional seats making for an intimate experience but drawing quality acts who always enjoy returning to the stage here. Our shows provide you with an eclectic blend of great pop music, breath taking West End ballads, speciality acts and humour from top comedians. In our 40 year history, we’ve had many now familiar names developing their careers here, including Bradley Walsh and Steve Hewlett, the hilarious and fabulously entertaining ventriloquist, who made it to the finals on Britain’s Got Talent 2013. The Cromer Pier Show is nationally famous as an “incubator” for true, quality talent for dancers, singers, actors, magicians, comedians and other variety acts so, by coming to one of our shows, you could be seeing the stars of the future…
Production values are extremely high. Just one of our 22 intelligent lights that can change colour, move and show up different shapes cost an eye watering £14,000. If you saw the incredible contemporary ballet in Show 1 this summer, this was achieved by, new for this season, lights that can project two images at once and have a RGB LED wash light built in. They cost an incredible £22,000 each. Our summer show season typically includes over 150 costumes, 48 pairs of shoes, 40 pairs of tights, 33 hats, 31 fascinators and 24 petticoats, all made by just two people! The record for the quickest costume change took just 17 seconds! We also use 100KGs of glitter and 220 metres of LED lighting on stage sets which will, on average take a scenic artist a staggering 90 hours to hand paint. We celebrated our 40th anniversary last year in style with a record breaking year. The Show enjoyed rave reviews from our audiences and the press, hailing it as the best ever. Don’t just take our word for it though, you can read all about it on our Trip Advisor page. The 2018 show is on sale now with lots more variety magic moments and memories to be made.

The Victorian Pier owned and maintained by North Norfolk District Council is a long-standing historical icon for the North Norfolk Coast. Since 1901 it’s been enjoyed, on a daily basis, by locals and holidaymakers alike, who enjoy the panoramic views, the changing seasons and, of course, the destination for some serious crabbing activities!

The lack of modern amusements on the Pier creates a tranquil ambience not easily found in other coastal resort and we were very proud to be awarded National Piers Society ‘Pier of the Year’ in 2015.

Past events on the Pier include the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and the hosting of the 2012 Olympic torch. The Pier has featured as a location for the films “Alan Partridge - Alpha Papa” and “In love with Alma Cogan”. The Pier has also featured in the television programmes “Location Location Location” and “Most Haunted”. At the end of each year thousands of locals and tourists flock to see the New Year’s Day fireworks display on the Pier.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open daily from 10am 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day)

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 - Sun 30 Dec Cromer Pier Christmas Show
Tue 1 Jan New Years Day Fireworks Display

Directions

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Map reference: TG 219423  Lat: 52.93288 Long: 1.30085

By Road:
Located at the end of the pier from the promenade.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • 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
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit