We're changing our opening hours
Feb 22, 2017
Penarth Pavilion moving to seasonal opening times
From 6th March the Pavilion and cafe will open Thursday to Sunday
Penarth Arts and Crafts, the charity that operates Penarth Pier Pavilion, has decided to move to a model of seasonal operation. The last three years have given us a basis on which to determine optimum opening hours based on footfall and from 6th March the Pavilion will be open to the Public from 10am until 6pm, Thursday to Sunday. These opening times will be extended as we move into the summer months when the Esplanade becomes busier both with local visitors and those from further afield.
The Pavilion will still be available for use by local community groups all week – for example, we have Tai Chi on a Wednesday morning supported by Age Cymru and we are currently hosting toddler and parent groups from Penarth Library whilst refurbishment is taking place at their premises – and for venue hire.
This move will allow staff time to work on increasing the number and range of activities included in our programme and we are actively seeking funding from a variety of sources to assist with this and we will shortly be launching a revised ‘Membership and Patrons Scheme’. We are also seeking to add to our education programme, currently funded by Children in Need, to make more use of our facilities by disadvantaged groups.
The seasonal nature of the Pavilion is also reflected in attendances at the cinema but in a different way. Cinema going reduces significantly during the spring and summer months to such an extent that, for 2017, we have decided that the best use of our resources during this period is to concentrate on increasing activities in the Pavilion. We will therefore be closing the Cinema from Monday 6th March until after the summer when we will recommence our cinema screenings.
We are most grateful for the support that we have received from the general public since the restored Pavilion opened in December 2013 and believe that these changes will help to ensure the long-term future of the Pavilion.