Birmingham Stage Company

Bournemouth Pavilion

Bournemouth Pavilion


Westover Road,

Box Office: 08445763000


By Road
From London:

Take the M25, then the M3, M27 and A31 to Ringwood. From Ringwood, follow the A338 (Wessex Way), to the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

From The Bournemouth West Roundabout:

Take the first exit and follow the brown signs to the BIC. Continue along Exeter Road to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Westover Road. The Pavilion car park (pay & display) is on the left.

From the North and West:

Head for the A31 / A338 junction (Ashley Heath) just outside Ringwood, taking the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth. Then follow the directions from the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

By Air and Rail
Bournemouth Airport is approximately 10 minutes from the town centre via the A338 (Wessex Way). Various airlines operate from Bournemouth Airport, check their Airlines and Tour Operators page for more details.

Bournemouth is served by 2 trains an hour from London Waterloo, the journey time is around 2 hours visit the South West Trains website for timetable information. Main line links to the Midlands, the North, the northeast, the northwest and Scotland arrive at Bournemouth Railway Station visit the Cross Country Trains website for timetable information. Bournemouth Station is a 10 minute taxi ride from the Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion Theatre


General Access

Entry to the building is via a ramp and semi automatic doors. Wheelchair access is possible to the majority of public areas within the Pavilion - with the exception of the Snug Bar, Committee Room, Circle and Circle Bar.

In the Auditorium

Position for wheelchairs are located on the flat floor area of the theatre in Row G. Access is not available into the Circle.

Toilet Facilities

There is a modern facility, accessible from the Foyer. There is also a similar facility located on the the Mezzanine level, the level below the Ballroom. This toilet is accessible via the lift and located near to the Lucullus Room.

Car Parking

There are eight wide parking bays for disabled drivers. Much of the car park is relatively flat and there are no steps to negotiate.

Amplification for Customers with Hearing Impairment

The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom are fitted with the Sennheiser Infrared Amplification System. The system receives amplified signals from staged events and transmits them via infrared beams. 

Unlike the more traditional loop systems, users require a receiver which can be either worn around the neck and used in conjunction with their own hearing aid (in the T position) or headsets worn directly in ear if they do not have a hearing aid, or their hearing aid does not have a T position.

This system is far superior in that it works in all areas of the hall and is far less likely to produce interference for sound system.  However, please note that it is not the same as a traditional "Loop System", so just switching a hearing aid to the "T" position without also using a receiver will not work.

Receivers and headsets are available from the main reception desk in the foyer.  We do not ask for a deposit for the use of the equipment but you will be asked to leave your name and address.  This information is destroyed when the equipment is returned. 

Our staff will be happy to explain how the receivers work.

Guide Dogs & Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs and Assistance Dogs are permitted into all areas of the Pavilion. They are to be kept on a lead at all times and under control. Water is available on request.

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