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  1. Important information about how we are keeping you safe

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    The safety of all our staff and visitors is very important to us and in line with the latest government guidance we have implemented the new measures that apply to us.

    Masks – In line with the latest government restrictions, face coverings must now be worn for all performances in the Cromer Pier pavilion theatre. Masks are now mandatory for customers and visitors, except those under the age of 11 or who are medically exempt. This applies at all times whilst in the theatre and all of our staff will also continue to wear masks in public areas.

    The Government also announced the introduction of the NHS COVID pass as part of the new regulations. However, this does not apply to our venue so we will not be instigating pass checks unless government guidance changes.

    Other measures we have in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience with us:

    Cromer Pier Pavilion theatre full audience stage view

    Crowd Management  – to reduce crowding we are making use of the exit doors as above to separate out people at key moments. Please enter and leave the theatre using the right and left auditorium doors on the side of the theatre seats 1-16 through the right-hand entrance and seats 17 to 32 through the left entrance.   Please do not enter using the bar entrance unless seated in the circle.

     

    Track and trace information accompanies your booking but if you wish you may also check-in using the QR codes situated in and around the bar area with your NHS APP

    We ask that you please avoid loitering in the bar area and try to send only one person to buy drinks, moving either outside or to your seat afterwards.See it safely logo V+H

    Ventilation – the theatre is very well ventilated with airflow through the floor and wind catchers in the roof. We have added fans and directed them to help move air up towards the roof vents. Combined with the internal heat being higher than the outside air there should be a continuous flow of air to ventilate the theatre 

    Cast bubble – in order to try to avoid the cast isolating and closing the show they sadly cannot meet the audience after the show as in previous years.

    We have been awarded the “See if Safely” accreditation to ensure that we are doing all we can for a safe return to the theatre for our audiences.

    If you would like socially distanced seating in your bubble, please give us a call and we will do our best to arrange this, subject to availability.

    Please DO NOT visit the venue if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19

    We have been thrilled to see audiences back enjoying the theatre and are really pleased we can continue to entertain you in a safe and fun environment. Thank you all for your continued support!

    CHRISTMAS SHOW TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE 

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  2. Rock For Heroes Returns to Cromer Pier Theatre on Sunday 7th November

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    Rock for heroes return to Cromer Pier to support Help for Heroes!

     

    After an unprecedented year, Rock for Heroes is back for 2021! Bringing to you, the perfect combination of all your favourite Rock songs delivered as only Rock For Heroes can, and you get to do your bit to fundraise in support of the fantastic Help for Heroes.

    Performed by a full live rock band and incredible singers, complete with outstanding personalities & hilarious comedy value this is a real night out! expect classics from Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Toto, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Prince, Dire Straits & so many more. A night not to be missed.

    Rock For Heroes perform on Sunday November 7th at 8pm

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  3. A TRIBUTE TO THE REAL STAND UP – PAUL EASTWOOD

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    A tribute to the real stand up – Paul Eastwood – Sunday 31st October 2021

     

    The cream of UK variety entertainment comes together this Sunday to celebrate the life of comedy legend Paul Eastwood in two fantastic charity events.  Funds raised will go to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at The John Radcliffe Hospital 2069 fund, a charity close to the hearts of Corea, Harry and Paul’s family for the care and attention that he received. Paul is a part of the fabric of the Pavilion Theatre, so it seemed the obvious place to celebrate laughter, joy, and comedy in a fitting tribute to the man that has brought joy to so many during his illustrious career.    

    ” No songs, no props, no gimmicks, just one man and a mic – The Real Stand Up” 

    Comedy is suitable for over 16s and may contain acts from the comedy club circuit.

    If you can’t make either of the shows but would like to make a donation dedicated to the memory of Paul Eastwood then click on the link below where you will be able to make a donation and add a remembrance message…

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    Shows start at 2:00pm and 19:30pm  

    Afternoon Show: Ben Langley, Adam Morrison, Tony Rudd, Geoff Boyz, Alan Francis, John Mann, Steve Stevens,  Jack Ryan

    Evening Show: Steve Hewlett, Olly Day, Danny Posthill, Jack Gleadow, Rudi West, Ricky K, Tank Sherman, Demitris Deech, Sol Bernstein, Micky Zany 

    *we reserve the right to make changes to the line-up without notice.

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  4. Closing week of the Cromer Pier Show welcomes back guest act ‘Tucker’!

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    Closing week of the 2021 Cromer Pier Show!

     

    It’s closing week of the 2021 Cromer Pier Show and who better to join our amazing cast for the last week than comedy genius ‘Tucker’. After a very successful first week joining the 2021 Cromer Pier show cast, Tucker is back to give us a closing week to remember!

    Tucker, was always the joker in the pack at school, but it was only after a career as a plasterer and as a Blue Coat at Pontins that he found his feet on the comedy stage.

    Paul, known as Tucker since a boy simply because he shares the same surname as Tucker Jenkins from Grange Hill, has been a staple of the comedy scene for the past two decades. He travels the world over with his gags, observational humour and wry take on the world. In his own words: ‘I’ve been everywhere being funny.’

    He has performed at Wembley Arena and The Royal Albert Hall, been on tour with Barry Manilow, Bradley Walsh, The Stylistics and had Basil Brush as companion!  His theory is that there are two types of comedians. The first says funny things, the second says things funny.

    Now into his 21st year of making people laugh, Tucker has a solo show but has also created his own variety show with Saturday night star billing at Warner Resorts.  This feeling is something he’s reluctant to let go and even though he now manages 18 artists, the call of a life touring and living out of a suitcase is strong enough for him to dramatically declare as a parting shot:

    ‘I’m never ever going to give up showbiz. Showbiz will have to give me up first.’

    Tucker is performing from Tuesday 28th September until Saturday 2nd October. For days, times and to book, click below.

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    Comedian Tucker performing and laughing at the Cromer Pier ShowComedian Tucker talking in to microphone on stage at Cromer Pier Show

  5. The Cromer Pier Show welcomes Ben Nickless!

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    Welcome ‘Ben Nickless’ to The Cromer Pier show!

     

    Performing at the Cromer Pier Show for the first time this week, we have the award-winning comedian, impressionist and actor ‘Ben Nickless’! 

    Prepare to be both thoroughly entertained and charmed by his incredible repertoire of impressions and comedy. Ben has been performing forever but his career took off in 2006 when he won his episode of the BBC television series ‘Let Me Entertain You’ alongside Brian Conley.  Since then Ben has become extremely popular on the comedy circuit and in summer season theatre shows including numerous appearances at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay; the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne and at Blackpool North Pier alongside the legendary Cannon & Ball.

     “Ben Nickless is incredible and his variety of impressions are as spellbinding as they are funny” -The Sun Newspaper

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    Ben is also one of the most promising pantomime comics in the country working alongside many household names including David Hasselhoff, Craig Revel Horwood, Christopher Biggins, Su Pollard, Les Dennis to name just a few.  In 2019, Ben was very honoured to win the award for ‘Best Pantomime Comic’ in the UK at the Great British Pantomime Awards.  He has been supporting Shane Richie on tour during 2021 and he is delighted to be joining the cast of the award-winning Cromer Pier Show for the very first time

    Ben Nickless is multi-talented with some outrageous and well-timed comic sequences – The Stage 

     

    Ben Nickless is performing from Tuesday 14th September until Sunday 19th September. For dates, times and to book, click below.

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  6. The Cromer Pier Show welcomes Christian Lee!

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    Welcome ‘Christian Lee’ to The Cromer Pier show!

     

    We are in for a treat at the Cromer Pier Show this week as the hugely talented Christian Lee joins our amazing 2021 Cromer Pier cast. Christian reached the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016 and has surpassed the milestone of 500 million hits on you tube worldwide with his unique style and wacky performances.   An associate with the Inner Magic Circle he is leading the way and has been dubbed as “The King of Comedy Magic” by Time Out.

    “You entertained us so brilliantly well”. “You know how to work the audience, I had a big smile on my face. It was silly and stupid, but all in a great way” – Alesha Dixon

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    Christian won over family audiences with his performances on BBC TV show The Slammer, has a cult following from his star role in Sky TV production Max Magic and performed indents for ITV hit show Harry Hills TV Burp. 

    With his universal appeal he is a popular comic lead starring as Wishy-Washy and hosting shows. He has travelled the Globe with his solo comedy-magic show. Performing on the high seas on board some of the largest cruise liners in the World and touring internationally with Tui at their family resorts.

    He can also be found touring his theatre show “Britain’s Got Magic UK” across the UK and produces, hosts and provides special performances for private events. Christian is a regular speciality act on the internationally touring “An Evening of Burlesque”.

     Christian is one of the few magicians who genuinely crosses the divide between comedy and magic. He possesses the comic genius of Tommy Cooper along with world class skills as a prestidigitator” – TNT Magazine

     

    Christian Lee is performing from Tuesday 7th September until Sunday 12th September. For dates, times and to book, click below.

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  7. The Cromer Pier Show opens with guest act ‘Tucker’!

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    Welcome back to the Cromer Pier show!

     

    2020 is certainly a year we would like to forget but we can promise you a summer to remember with our all new exciting 2021 Cromer Pier show. 

    The show must go on and joining our amazing 2021 cast for opening week, we have the comedy genius ‘Tucker’.

    Tucker, was always the joker in the pack at school, but it was only after a career as a plasterer and as a Blue Coat at Pontins that he found his feet on the comedy stage.

    Paul, known as Tucker since a boy simply because he shares the same surname as Tucker Jenkins from Grange Hill, has been a staple of the comedy scene for the past two decades. He travels the world over with his gags, observational humour and wry take on the world. In his own words: ‘I’ve been everywhere being funny.’

    He has performed at Wembley Arena and The Royal Albert Hall, been on tour with Barry Manilow, Bradley Walsh, The Stylistics and had Basil Brush as companion!  His theory is that there are two types of comedians. The first says funny things, the second says things funny.

    Now into his 21st year of making people laugh, Tucker has a solo show but has also created his own variety show with Saturday night star billing at Warner Resorts.  This feeling is something he’s reluctant to let go and even though he now manages 18 artists, the call of a life touring and living out of a suitcase is strong enough for him to dramatically declare as a parting shot:

    ‘I’m never ever going to give up showbiz. Showbiz will have to give me up first.’

    Tucker is performing from Monday 19th July until Sunday 25th July. For dates, times and to book, click below.

    Show and Booking Information

     

    Comedian Tucker performing and laughing at the Cromer Pier ShowComedian Tucker talking in to microphone on stage at Cromer Pier Show

  8. Cromer Pier Show ‘FREEDOM DAY’ Re-launch

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    The theatre is calling and the Cromer Pier show is back, bigger and better than ever before! Join us from Monday 19th July as ‘FREEDOM DAY’ breathes life back in to the Cromer Pier theatre.

    It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for and with stars from BGT, favourites from past years and the cream of new variety talent joining the amazing Cromer Pier show cast, 2021 is sure to be one of the great years to remember in the 43-year history of this heritage attraction – the last full season end of pier show in the world.

    You will be amazed at all the glitz and glamour from the Cromer Pier dancers and you will experience some of the best production values outside of London’s West End and a brand new 8 metre deltapix video wall has been installed to enhance your viewing pleasure. Expect a huge variety of fun, laughter, spectacle, song and dance.

    We are delighted to present comedy genius, Phil Butler to host the 2021 Cromer Pier Show, his hilarious visual comedy and creativity will leave you still laughing and enthralled long after the curtain has gone down.

    Joining Phil each week, and performing at Cromer Pier theatre for the first time, the incredible Circus and Aerial act, Duo Fusion will blow your mind with their passion-filled, mesmerising acrobatic performances, all done without safety nets or wires.

    The power house vocalist and Cromer Pier Show favourite, Rob McVeigh will be joining the 2021 cast. Rob was thrown into the limelight on the BBC hit show Any Dream Will Do in 2014 and Rob will be partnered by the elegance and sophistication of Marina Lawrence -Mahrra. Marina trained in Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy and Guildford School of Acting. Since graduating, Marina has worked on stage as a singer and actor-musician.

    New for 2021 we are excited to bring you a brand new format, we have a different guest performer joining us each week bringing you more variety than ever before and even more reasons to come back and see another show! Our guest act for the opening week and performing on FREEDOM DAY is one of our favourite comedians, the comedy sensation ‘Tucker’, his warmth and comedy genius is the perfect way to kick off this spectacular season.

    Join us and experience the delight and fun of the ultimate live theatre experience with a sensational variety of talent.

     The show must go on and we will laugh, sing and dance once again!

    More details, show dates and details of all our guest acts can be found here…

    Cromer Pier 2021 cast stood on Cromer Pier in full dress

  9. Openwide Coastal and Nigel Hogg Productions join forces to support struggling artists!

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    ‘Strictly Christmas’ show to bring some festive cheer to Cromer Pier!

    Openwide Coastal Ltd, operators and custodians of Cromer Pier and Pavilion Theatre and producers of the Cromer Show have donated the Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre on a ‘not for profit’ basis to Nigel Hogg Productions to help support variety artists left unable to work and earn an income through the Covid crisis. This generous gesture is allowing the artists to continue to keep the spirit of entertainment alive and is providing the acts with some income during these difficult times.

    The theatre staged a summer show and took measures to ensure that they were Covid-secure, with audience numbers restricted to significantly below the 500 seat capacity of the venue. Whilst the reduced audience capacity makes it impossible to stage the usual Cromer Christmas show, Openwide Coastal Ltd and Nigel Hogg Productions, in association with North Norfolk District Council, are providing a venue and stage for variety acts to showcase their talents to try and support them through this difficult crisis. The artists then split the take from box office receipts to generate a small amount of income from each performance.

    Nigel and his team have created a Christmas programme of entertainment called ‘Strictly Christmas’ which is a 90 minute variety show with a Christmassy theme and encompasses a mix of entertainment including 3 regular acts; Olly Day, Rob McVeigh the singer and a brilliant magic act called Amethyst. There will also be a different guest act at each performance. The first performance is on Friday 4th December and shows will run through until 1st January 2021

    Nigel Hogg said: “We were absolutely thrilled with the support that we had for our Summer shows with most shows selling out at the reduced capacity of 100! The performers were delighted to be back on stage doing what they love most and being able to earn a small amount of money so we are really excited to be able to get them back on stage for Christmas! We really would encourage everyone to help us save the arts by booking a ticket to enjoy a safe, fun night out and let us bring some Christmas magic back to Cromer Pier!”

    Rory Holburn, Director at Openwide Coastal commented, “We were excited to receive the wonderful news that we were successful in receiving an arts council grant which will help ensure we can bring the Cromer Pier show back in 2021 but as the current restrictions make it impossible to stage the Cromer Pier Christmas show this year, we are really pleased to be able to provide some support to the artists who have been struggling through this devastating time by donating the theatre space to them for a Christmas show

    The 90-minute show has been accredited with a ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval by Visit England and North Norfolk District Council is also supporting the venture which will continue the tradition of keeping variety alive this Christmas at the end of the pier in Cromer.

    Face coverings must be worn during the show. Tickets are £15 for adults or £7.50 for children under 16. Booking is for unallocated seating, and audience members will be seated by the ushers in their social bubbles. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door. Ticket collection is only from the pop-up box office in the Pavilion Bar, no postage option is available. Click below for more information, show times and to book a ticket…

    Strictly Christmas

  10. 2020 concert programme now on Sale!

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    The first phase of our 2020 programme of concerts at Cromer Pier has now been launched! We will be kicking of the concert season on 15th February 2020 with an exciting performance from Money For Nothing, the UK’s number one Dire Straits tribute band. A “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan! 

    There will be some popular shows returning and we have some amazing new shows we’re excited to share with you, we have a great mix of entertainment lined up to suit all ages. Check out the first phase of our 2020 concert programme here

    Keep an eye out for the second phase of the 2020 Cromer Pier concert programme which goes on sale on Sunday 8th December at 12 noon.