The Hailsham Pavilion Theatre is a fully independent Cinema and Theatre, based in Hailsham town centre . The beautiful interior is fully restored and features high quality décor associated with the ‘Golden Age’ of cinema and theatre entertainment and the comfortable seating, spacious leg room and the convenient and free local parking all combine to enhance your experience. The Hailsham Pavilion Theatre not only screens a full range of contemporary and classic films including ‘World Class’ Event Cinema Screenings from the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House and other iconic venues, but also plays host to a number of live entertainment acts, professional and amateur theatre groups and visiting societies.

We are a registered charity and a true community venue that is run by a dedicated team of enthusiastic Volunteers who assist in the running and maintenance of this very special establishment.

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If you are interested in finding out more about Volunteer Work here at The Hailsham Pavilion then please call in person or telephone on 01323 841414 or contact us by email –

We also offer full disabled access, a state of the art ‘Hearing Loop’ system as well as a full ‘Audio Description’ service for our visually impaired customers. Our Volunteer Staff are primed and ready to give you the warmest of welcomes and they will assist you in every way possible to ensure you enjoy your ‘experience’.

Take a look at our full programme of events featuring the best in Big Screen Cinema, ‘World Class’ Event Cinema Screenings from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, Live Music Shows, Special Events and Stage Productions.

Finally, The Pavilion exists as a true and unique ‘Community Project’ and our purpose and ambitions are to provide the very best in entertainment for the local community. So if you have any ideas, suggestions or views that you would like to share with us then please don’t hesitate to make contact.

The Manager's View

The Hailsham Pavilion is a priceless cultural community hub for many many reasons. Apart from screening a very broad mix of films for public consumption, including some amazing satellite feeds from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House. We also provide the the wider community with a venue to see the very best in live music and theatre productions, including a venue for many amateur groups to meet and perform theatre, dance and live music.

We work very closely with local schools and charities as well as the library service, and host educational film screenings, musical workshops and live showcases, as well as projection room tours and reading events. We even provide local schools with a venue for pupils to present and see their own films on the big screen with a series of student film events.

A vital part of the local voluntary sector providing voluntary work in a large number of capacities for over 150 people from a widerange of ages and backgrounds. This gives local people a very real opportunity to give something back to their community, meet new people, learn additional skills, improve their employment options and overall quality of life.

All in all the Hailsham Pavilion is a wonderful community project serving the town and wider area, bringing entertainment to our customers at great value and with a smile!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hailsham Pavilion.

Paul Nunney, General Manager