Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre at Pavilion Theatre at Cromer Pier
The Pavilion Theatre is now the only Theatre at the end of a Pier that produces an in-house show every summer and Christmas season. The Cromer Pier Show is one of the few true live variety shows in Britain and it showcases live variety acts at their best. Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre has approx. 500 seats making for an intimate experience but drawing quality acts who always enjoy returning to the stage here. In the past we’ve had many now familiar names developing their careers here, including Bradley Walsh and Steve Hewlett, the hilarious and fabulously entertaining ventriloquist, who made it to the finals on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent. The Cromer Pier Show is nationally famous as an “incubator” for true, quality talent for dancers, singers, actors, magicians, comedians and other variety acts.
This year (2014) the summer show has returned to its traditional roots and is receiving rave reviews, including a 5 star review from The Stage. Many are hailing the show as the best yet.
The Victorian Pier is a long-standing historical icon for the North Norfolk Coast. Since 1901 it’s been enjoyed, on a daily basis, by locals and holidaymakers alike, who enjoy the panoramic views, the changing seasons and, of course, the destination for some serious crabbing activities!
The lack of modern amusements on the Pier creates a certain ambience not easily found in other coastal resorts. Cromer Pier won the National Piers Society ‘Pier of the Year’ in 2000 and came a close 2nd in 2014!
Past events on the Pier include the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and the hosting of the 2012 Olympic torch. The Pier has featured as a location for the films “Alan Partridge - Alpha Papa” and “In love with Alma Cogan”. The Pier has also featured in the television programmes “Location Location Location” and “Most Haunted”. At the end of each year thousands of locals and tourists flock to see the New Years Day fireworks display on the Pier.
Most recently (July 2014) the Pier hosted a hugely successful open day to celebrate 200 years of British Seaside Piers. More obscurely it has been a location for marriage proposals and funerals!
During November and December The Pavilion Theatre puts on ""The Cromer Pier Christmas Show"", which is a traditional variety show to get you in the Christmas spirit.