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Pavilion Dance is a key development for Dance South West, a centre of excellence for dance locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Pavilion Dance has benefitted from £3.29 million capital investment by Bournemouth Borough Council in the renovation of a previously disused part of the much-loved Pavilion Theatre. This is the first project to be delivered as part of the Town Centre Master Vision - an imaginative plan to reinvigorate the town centre to the benefit of residents, visitors and the local economy.
The concept, Pavilion Dance, refers to both the building and the programme. The new dance centre has two dance studios, a theatre seating 200, backstage and front-of-house facilities. Pavilion Dance is unique amongst dance centres in that it includes access to the largest ballroom on the south coast, outdoor terraces and the main Pavilion Theatre auditorium which seats 1,400, so offering the chance to show world-class dance in many different styles and formats.
This ground-breaking project will offer great dance for all, work with a range of partners in creating new projects, provide first-rate facilities for artists to perform and create new work, and be influential in the region and beyond.
Dance offers dance classes for all ages and abilities, world-class dance
performances and space for professional dance artists to rehearse and create
The national dance centre has a welcoming foyer, an impressive auditorium and two light, airy studios.
Pavilion Dance is operated by Dance South West, in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council and BH Live.