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The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, Weymouth and Portland, DT4 T: 01305 783225

Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth

Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

The Weymouth Pavilion, formerly the Ritz, was a theatre that opened in 1908. It was destroyed by fire in 1954 and a new one built in 1960. It is owned and operated by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. The theatre is built on Weymouth Pier, a peninsula of land reclaimed from the sea between Weymouth Harbour and Weymouth Beach and Esplanade.

It was announced in 2006 that the Pavilion complex and surroundings will be entirely redeveloped from 2007 to 2011, in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. The 4-hectare (10-acre) site will include a new theatre, a World Heritage Site visitor centre, a new ferry terminal, a 4-star hotel, an undercover car park, a shopping arcade, offices, luxury and low cost apartments, houses, public squares, promenades, and a marina