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Our venue, Pavilion Dance, is located at the back of Bournemouth Pavilion and is accessed through the Lower Gardens or via Pier Approach, underneath the flyover.

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From the Pavilion car park: walk down the steps to the right of the Pavilion Theatre and you’ll see Pavilion Dance over-looking the Lower Gardens.

From Pier Approach or Lower Gardens: Pavilion Dance faces the seafront and Lower Gardens and so can be reached either by the steps or accessible ramp.

By train: We are 20 mins walk from Bournemouth train station . For local services call South West Trains on 0845 6000 650 or visit South West TrainsTrainline or Megabus (for cheap tickets to and from London).

By bus: We are close to major bus routes, the main bus stops are on Westover Road and Gervis Place. For local services call Yellow Buses on 01202 636000 or Wilts & Dorset on 0845 0727 093

By bike: There are several places to lock up your bike on Westover Road and on Pier Approach. Dorset Police recommend D-locks to ensure your bike is more secure.

By car: Parking is available nearby at several car parks that can be found via this link. Please note that town centre car parking can be very limited during busy times and so please plan accordingly. The taxi rank is on Westover Road, outside the exhibition center.


Online: (this website)

By phone: 01202 203630

In person: Visit us during box office hours and book your tickets at reception

Box office hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm outside classes term and 10am-9pm during classes term

Credit/debit cards: there is a 50p transaction fee

Concessions: over 60s and registered disabled


We welcome visitors with disabilities to all our productions and events. Please be aware that there are a number of steps leading to the Pavilion Dance main entrance.

We have a lift and accessible facilities, including backstage. Level access is via the seafront entrance of the Lower Gardens. The tiered seating in our theatre is quite steep, so if you have access issues please call us so that we can discuss your requirements or book wheelchair seating for you and a companion.

Companions: For audience members who are unable to attend a performance unless accompanied, a seat is available for a companion free of charge for performances presented by Pavilion Dance South West. Please ask when booking.

Hard of hearing: We have a hearing loop system. Please ask when booking.

Seating and sight lines: The sight lines everywhere in the Pavilion Dance Ocean Room are excellent and there are no seats with restricted view.


T: 01202 203630 (Mon–Sat 10am–5pm outside term, 10am–9pm during term).



Pavilion Dance,
Overlooking Lower Gardens,
Westover Road,
BH1 2BU Google Map Link

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