Falmouth's newly reopened venue the Princes Pavilion is looking ahead of a summer of entertainment.

Since Falmouth Town Council took over the pavilion last May, it has already welcomed back thousands of locals and visitors through its doors.

Heading into the summer, the Princess Pavilion Garden Room Café will now be open in the evenings, Thursday to Monday, starting from this Sunday, May 1.

The extended hours will include the return of brass bands playing on the venue’s band stand every Sunday afternoon, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

From May to September, the Sunday programme will include performances by St Stythians Band, Helston Town Concert Brass, Restormel Concert Brass, Pendennis Brass and others.


Monday nights will see the return of local choirs singing in the Garden Room Café between 8pm and10pm. Groups such as Treverva Male Voice Choir, Eight in a Bar, Nankersey Male choir, Kesson Tus, Mabe Ladies Choir and Lowena Voices are already booked to be part of the programme, with the performances free to attend.

Colin Leggo, the pavilion's venue and event manager, said: "It is hoped that with these historically well-loved performances returning, some of the special magic that has made the pavilion such an iconic venue will also return during the council’s first proper summer season since taking ownership.

"With its beautiful garden, iconic band stand, priceless sea views and varied entertainment programme, the Princess Pavilion is well and truly back in business and delighted that Falmouth has received all it has to offer with open arms."

DakaDoum at Wanderfal

DakaDoum at Wanderfal

In recent months, the pavilion has once again been the home of many well-loved events, including the Spring Flower Show, which celebrated it’s 112th year in spectacular style, with hundreds of exhibitors filling the auditorium and veranda with a huge range of plants, flowers and arrangements.

The Princess Pavilion was also one of the main venues during the recent Wanderfal Festival when, in association with The Cornish Bank, Falmouth locals were treated to more than 40 acts performing across three different venues within the town.

Swamp Circus at St Pirans Day

Swamp Circus at St Pirans Day

Colin added: "It is clear that the Princess Pavilion has been missed by the very community it was created to serve and, now that it is back and running, the community are showing their support for this very special venue in numerous ways."

Earlier this month £3,000 was raised at the venue’s charity event for Ukraine when, working alongside The Cottage Collective, visitors were treated to daytime events for children, such as circus workshops and flag making, followed by an evening programme of live music from local bands.