Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Whats On and Theatre Tickets
Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2JS T: 0151 666 0000
Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
The Floral Pavilion is a theatre in the seaside town of New Brighton, on the Wirral Peninsula, in Merseyside, England. Situated on the promenade overlooking the River Mersey, it presents a mix of comedy, music and children's shows including a Christmas pantomime.
The original theatre opened in 1913 as an open-air summer theatre within the Victoria Gardens. In 1925 it was covered by an iron and glass roof and during the mid-1960s it was largely rebuilt, with a full metal roof.
The theatre closed in 2007 and was demolished as part of the town's £60 million Neptune Project redevelopment plans. The building was rebuilt to a new design and reopened in December 2008. The first act to perform at the venue after reopening was Ken Dodd, who has had a long association with the Floral Pavilion, making his first appearance in 1940. As well as an enlarged theatre auditorium, seating over 800, the complex also provides for conference facilities and a large multi-purpose lounge area.