About us

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.

The Restoration

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.

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 – manager@hailshampavilion.co.uk

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.

Hailsham Pavilion interior
Hailsham Pavilion
Hailsham Pavilion interior
Hailsham Pavilion logo

The Manager’s View

This is not the end of the story for H.O.P.S. The charity continues to work hard to help to pay for the upkeep of the Pavilion; around £15,000 is raised each year from membership subscriptions and through a variety of events organised by the H.O.P.S. committee.

These additional funds have been used to install digital projector equipment, a computerised box office, and an audio description system for blind or partially-sighted visitors. H.O.P.S. has also been able to contribute towards the ongoing cost of maintaining the exterior of the building, installing floodlights, etc.

 All H.O.P.S. committee members and volunteers give their time for free, if you are interested in helping with an event or joining the committee then please contact any committee member. You could also volunteer at the Pavilion itself.

How you can help. Become a member and encourage your friends and family to join too. More details on how to become a member are below.

Support our events, there’s something for everyone with an annual golf tournament, quizzes, open gardens, and more! We also have an Open Morning at the Pavilion where you can have a look around the projection room and also meet some of the Pavilion staff and H.O.P.S. Committee members.

Our merchandise is available from The Pavilion and at most of the H.O.P.S. events.

Use easysearch www.easysearch.org.uk instead of using Google and every time you search the Web, H.O.P.S will receive a donation. It can make a real difference, just 10 searches a day could raise around £20 a year for H.O.P.S. Find us on Facebook.

Paul Nunney, General Manager