Following the demands for entertainment in Weymouth at the beginning of the 20th century, the Pavilion was designed and constructed in 1907. Since its first performance of ‘Mother Goose’ in 1908, the Pavilion has spent a century delivering a range of local productions and professional shows to the seaside town. In its 100 years, the Pavilion has spent time as The Ritz during the 50s, a cinema in the 20s onwards, and a medical centre during the First World War. Shortly after the Second World War, the Weymouth Pavilion caught fire, and was completely reconstructed as a theatre and ballroom. Despite facing closure in 2012, the Pavilion has flourished in recent years- doubling attendance figures in 2015 thanks to new management. Today, the venue is the home of a wide range of events and productions. From spectacular Christmas pantomimes like ‘Snow White’ and ‘Aladdin’, to screenings of the World Cup games, concerts from high profile acts and tribute bands, dance shows, touring comedy and operatic performances, there really is something to draw in everyone. The experience of visiting Weymouth Pavilion is heightened by its glorious position on the esplanade; the venue's Ocean Room and Piano Bar give way to spectacular views of the sea. Inside the main theatre, visitors can enjoy sound quality and spacious seating for the perfect theatre trip.