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What's on

Penarth Pier Pavilion offers a range of events throughout the year. Here’s a guide to what’s on over the coming weeks. 


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Cinema at Penarth Pavilion - 'THE HOLDOVERS'

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 2pm - 4pm

The Holdovers - with no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, teacher Paul Hunham remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains - a troublemaking 18-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behaviour always threatens to get him expelled.


Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two snowy weeks in New England helping one another understand that they are not beholden to their past and can choose their own futures.


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Morning Mini Music Sessions

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 9.30 or 10.45pm

Tickets: £6 per child (booking fee applies) per session – children to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Penarth Pier Pavilion is delighted to partner with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to bring you fabulous Morning Mini Music sessions. These inspiring live music and movement classes for under-5s are a joy for children and parents alike.


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The Cassiopeia Chamber Ensemble

Thursday 13th June 2024 - 2pm - 3.30pm

Tickets: £7.50 per person + booking fee

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Beethoven and Dvorak’s chamber works!

Come along to Penarth Pavilion to hear The Cassiopeia Chamber Ensemble performing an exciting programme of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4 in C minor and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op. 81.


This event is part of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s residency at the pavilion, providing a performance platform for the next exciting generation of emerging creatives.

The Cassiopeia Ensemble was formed in January 2021 during their first year of specialist music performance study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Now in their fourth and final year, and graduating in July, the ensemble is delighted to be touring the UK performing a variety of chamber works to celebrate their time making music together.


As part of their studies at the conservatoire, the group has received coaching from industry professionals, such as members of the internationally acclaimed Consone, Agate, and London Haydn string quartets, as well as Robin Green, concert pianist; Simon Phillipo, head of keyboard at RWCMD; and Lesley Hatfield, leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; as well as multiple other members of the highly renowned string and piano staff at the RWCMD.


The Ensemble has had lots of fun bringing this programme together and are looking forward to performing at Penarth Pier Pavilion.


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Little Concerts – ‘PERCUSSION PLANET’

Sunday 16th June 2024 - 2pm or 4pm

Tickets: from £10 ( booking fee applies) for one child with one adult and £20 + booking for a family ticket of up to 3 children and 2 adults.

Join us in our next adventure exploring a galaxy of exciting percussion, from Marimba to Snare Drum! Fun, immersive, interactive – Little Concerts are perfect for tiny tots but will also captivate children up to 10 years. Little Concerts feature brilliant young professional percussion players from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in a joyful hour of exciting music.


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Art History Talk – May Morris, Stori sy’n Werth ei Brodio

Tuesday 18th June 2024, 7pm

Tickets: £15.50per person (+ booking fee). Ticket price includes Tea & Cake

Join acclaimed art history lecturer, Stella Grace Lyons for this fascinating glimpse into the work of May Morris.


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Cinema at Penarth Pavilion - 'ONE LIFE'

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 2pm - 4pm

The true story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis.


Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realized it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed? Fifty years later, it's 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It's not until a live BBC television show, 'That's Life', surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children - now adults - that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.


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Penarth Chamber Music Festival

26 to 30th June 2024

Tickets: from £0-£25 with free tickets for 8-25 yr olds

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Cinema at Penarth Pavilion - 'THE MIRACLE CLUB'

Wednesday 3 July 2024, 2pm - 4pm

Ballygar, Ireland, 1967: a hard-knocks community that marches to its own beat, rooted in traditions of loyalty, faith and togetherness. There's just one tantalizing dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom and escape the gauntlet of domestic life: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. And with a little benevolent interference from their cheeky and rebellious priest, close friends Lily, Eileen, Dolly and her son Daniel are the 'lucky' few to win this ticket of a lifetime at their riotous local raffle night.


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Illyria presents Romeo and Juliet, at The Kymin Gardens

Thursday 11th July 2024, 2pm

Tickets: Adult: £18.95/Child (under 12s)  £12.95 - booking fees apply

Join us for Illyria’s acclaimed outdoor theatre production of Romeo and Julietat the beautiful Kymin gardens this July; a passionate, poetic and utterly gripping production of this Shakespeare favourite.


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Art History Talk – Matisse, Bwystfil Gwyllt Hanes Celf!

Tuesday 16th July 2024, 2pm

Tickets: £15.50per person (+ booking fee). Ticket price includes Tea & Cake

Join us this July to hear acclaimed art history lecturer, Stella Grace Lyons’s talk about Matisse. Matisse changed the course of the visual arts in the 20th Century.


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Illyria presents Dr Doolittle at The Kymin Gardens

Saturday 10th August 2024, 3pm

Tickets: Adult: £18.95/Child (under 12s)  £12.95 - booking fees apply

​Illyria returns with thier hit 2018 Dr Doolittle show. We're delighted to welcome this funny, much-loved and exciting family adventure to the Kymin Gardens this August.


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Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri in Concert

Thursday 14th November 2024, 7.30pm

Tickets: £29.95 + booking fee, per person

​We are delighted to welcome back Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri for this intimate acoustic concert in the beautiful setting of Penarth Pavilion’s art gallery. Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs.


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