The Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre is best known as the venue to the ONLY ‘End of the Pier’ show of its kind in Europe, where audiences can be entertained by a line up of traditional variety acts for three months throughout the summer. The Cromer Pier Show, also known as Seaside Special, is one of the few true live variety shows in Britain and it showcases live variety acts at their best. No other pier in Europe can boast the same credentials which makes The Cromer Pier Show a ‘must see’ experience and, as Bradley Walsh recently said “it should be on everyone’s to do list”.
Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre has approx. 500 seats making for an intimate experience but drawing quality acts who always enjoy returning to the stage here. In the past we’ve had many now familiar names developing their careers here, including Bradley Walsh (who attended the 2015 Summer Show Opening Night) and Steve Hewlett, the hilarious ventriloquist, who made it to the finals in 2013’s Britain’s Got Talent and Danny Posthill who also made it as a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2015. 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 see the Summer Show, you could be seeing the stars of the future….
2015 is the second year running that the top newspaper in the theatre industry, The Stage, has awarded the show with a five star review. Local newspapers such as the Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News have also been singing the show’s praises.
Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre also presents a high-quality mix of comedy, music, dance, opera, musicals and community shows. Some of the names that have appeared here over the years include: Julian Lloyd Webber, Pam Ayres, Michael Portillo, The Manfreds, Pasha Kovalev who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 with Caroline Flack, Jim Davidson, Roy Chubby Brown, Lyn Paul who was a guest vocalist in our 2014 Christmas Show, Chas & Dave, Blake, Joe McElderry who won X Factor in 2009, The Searchers and Sooty!
As well as welcoming visitors to the area, the Pavilion Theatre is a resource for the local community and we welcome community hires as part of our diverse programme of events. These include Folk on the Pier and Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society.