Britannia Pier Theatre

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Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EH T: 01493 842914

Britannia Pier Theatre in Great Yarmouth

Britannia Pier Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Britannia Pier is the 2nd of Great Yarmouth's Piers. The original wooden structure was designed by A.W. Morant and was opened in July 1858. The Pier when constructed measured 700ft long but was badly damaged by the schooner 'James and Jessie' only a year later.

This damage resulted in the pier being reduced in length by 50ft. In the 19th century the pier was often used for evening band performances and open air concert parties. In 1880 a properly enclosed area was built to allow all weather use.