Get your groove on for 70’s Whitby music weekend

Community Update wants to congratulate Whitby Pavilion for receiving our Commitment to Excellence Award.

Whitby Pavilion was built in 1878, overlooking the splendid western cliffs, during the Victorian theatre renaissance, complete with a stunning glass pavilion. The original Victorian features remain today, complemented throughout with modern refurbishments, including a brand new back stage dressing room, partly funded by The Friends of Whitby Pavilion. 

The Pavilion is a perfect choice for Whitby holidaymakers and locals alike, why not relax with the latest movie showing, live tribute show or pantomime? We chatted with the Whitby Pavilion Team to find out more,

“Our diverse programme has something for everyone- across our whole calendar: the latest popular cinema showings for film-lovers, local theatre productions, amazing live tribute bands from Fleetwood Mac to Santana and the spooky Circus of Horrors.”

We can’t mention Whitby without referencing Bram Stoker; Whitby Abbey was inspiration for his classic epistolary novel, ‘Dracula,’ published 19 years after the Pavilion was built. The Pavilion hosts its infamous, ‘Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival,’ and ‘Whitby Steampunk Weekend:’ to name a few of the fantastic festivals. It’s large northern lights suite also plays host to the Whitby Soul and Motown Weekends which have been based at the venue for over 2 decades. 

When the Pavilion isn’t focussed on its bright festival nightlife, it turns its attention to the best live tribute acts in the business and this year is no different. This year sees the first 70’s music weekend. On the 21st and 22nd April, the Pavilion will be transformed into a giant glittery disco ball, with tribute artists performing music from Blondie and Abba to Rod Stewart. Patrons can wear flares and groove on to the music, at only £36 per show!

If operatic swing is more your taste, then the legendary G4 quarter are coming to the Pavilion in April for one night only! The iconic band appeared on the X-Factor in 2004 and have gone onto play sold-out venues around the country.

If you’re visiting Whitby in the near future, check out the programme of events and as the team point out, there are showings you won’t want to miss,

“There is so much to see at the Whitby Pavilion and we truly have something for everyone, every kind of music taste, and tributes and artists from all walks of life.”

To see the 2023 full programme of events, see the website below:

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