Tyne and Wear HER(14433): South Shields, Sea Road, Pier Pavilion (Westovian Theatre) - Details
Title of image: Pier Pavillion
Date: circa 1955
Description: Outside view of the Pier Pavillion's Main Entrance this theatre is situated at the Pier Head and is now known as the Westovian Theatre.
Additional info: Black and White photograph
Location/Collection: Central Library South Shields/Local Studies Collection
Accession number: STH0004342
Copyright: Digital Image copyright Â© South Tyneside. All rights reserved.
South Shields, Sea Road, Pier Pavilion (Westovian Theatre)
Music Speech and Dance Venue
The Pier Pavilion started out as a rain shelter. The then South Shields Corporation, at the instigation of Alderman Gompertz, converted the old Sea Side Shelter in Pier Parade into a small community theatre in 1948, to mitigate the loss of the Queens, which had been destroyed by bombing, in 1941. The Pier Pavilion was opened on Whit Monday 1949 and for the next few years presented seasons of Repertory and Concert Shows. The theatre has since been through many changes, including recent modernisation. LOCAL LIST
SOUTH TYNESIDE LOCAL LIST REVIEW 2011: REFERENCE NUMBER: LSHA/43/SS