Sleeping Beauty | 14 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019 +

Come and join us for a beauty of a pantomime this festive season. With last year’s recordbreaking Cinderella being described as a show that “fizzes and sparkles with fantastic festive fun for all the family” (Walesonline) the Grand

Pavilion are planning another spectacular panto with the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty.

Once again the show will have all the ingredients for a perfect family panto with spectacular sets and costumes, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun!

Book your tickets now as Sleeping Beauty is a festive treat not to be missed!

[Panto relaxed guide to the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl pdf]



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The doors have closed on the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl’s most successful pantomime season ever. Cinderella smashed all previous box office records during its four-week run, much to the delight of the venue and producers Imagine Theatre.

Richard Hughes, Chief Executive of Awen Cultural Trust said “This is a record-breaking panto for the Grand Pavilion and has beaten all our records which date back to 1998! It’s the highest grossing panto ever with over 17,500 tickets sold. We believe in bringing quality product to all our venues and making it as affordable as possible. Our competitively priced tickets have been extremely popular with patrons this year and the take up from schools has been extremely high”.

Stephen Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre says “each year the reputation of the Grand Pavilion panto has been growing and to have more people than ever before seeing the show is just brilliant”.

The audience reviews on TripAdvisor were full of praise for the show with comments such as:

“We all thoroughly enjoyed this magical show. Very funny, professional and spectacular. I’ve seen many a pantomime with big name casts and this knocked spots off them!!!”

“Another fab family panto excellent value as well can’t wait for sleeping beauty panto next loved buttons and the ugly sisters.”


“Once again the Pantomime here was excellent. The cast were enthusiastic and professional. The singing and music was amazing and the jokes great.”

“We enjoyed Porthcawl .. ooo yes we did. The place echoed fun, laughter and a true panto experience with fabulous cast members. We will return next year!! And bring more of our family ..”

Richard Hughes continued with “I would just like to say thank you to each and every one of you that made this year’s panto so special and we can’t wait to bring you Sleeping Beauty. It may seem a long way away but tickets are already being booked so don’t wait too long before getting your tickets!”

The Grand Pavilion is managed by Awen Cultural Trust, a registered charity, in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council. Awen has already announced their 2018 panto for the Grand Pavilion – Sleeping Beauty, the pantomime of your dreams. After such a smash hit this season it is recommended you book early to avoid disappointment.

Panto partners

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