Our Pavilion Theatre is now the only Theatre at the end of a Pier that produces an in-house show every summer and winter 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 approx. 500 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 the past 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. One of our intelligent lights that can change colour, move and show up different shapes costs over £14,000. 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. The dance routines include 1,104 taps in a tap routine, 116 kicks in show numbers, 52 dance lifts, 48 pairs of false eyelashes used throughout the season and a few pulled muscles, tantrums and tears along the way!
Each year the summer show cast put on 2 different shows, which run weekly and change over every Thursday, so you can catch both shows in the same week! We then showcase the best bits from the two shows in ‘The Best of The Cromer Pier Show’ which runs for the last two weeks of the run in mid September.