As we head into the summer, Falmouth Town Council has announced that the Princess Pavilion Garden Room Café will now be open in the evenings, Thursday-Monday, starting from May 1st.

These extended hours will include the highly anticipated return of brass bands playing in the venue’s bandstand every Sunday afternoon, 2pm-4.30pm.

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

Monday nights will see the return of local choirs singing in the Garden Room Café between 8pm-10pm. Groups such as Treverva Male Voice Choir, Eight in a Bar, Nankersey Male choir, Kesson Tus, Mabe Ladies Choir, Lowena Voices and many more will make up this programme which, just like the Sunday performances, are free for all to enjoy.

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.

Since taking over the Princess Pavilion last May, Falmouth Town Council say it has been delighted to welcome back thousands of locals and visitors through its doors to enjoy one of the town’s best loved venues.

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 pavilion auditorium and veranda with a plethora of different colours for a huge range of plants, flowers and arrangements.


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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 over 40 acts performing across three different venues within the town.

The festival was a huge success and became an ideal opportunity to show off the pavilion band stand and surrounding gardens in all their glory, the springtime flowers and tulips creating a wonderful backdrop for the visiting performers and festival goers.

A council spokesperson said: "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.

"Last weekend (April 16th), over £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.

"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.

It is the ideal place to meet for coffee or a bite to eat in the Garden Room Café where, working in collaboration with the Falmouth Food Co-op, delicious daily locally sourced meals can be enjoyed from 10am-4pm. With an evening bar now opening on Thursday-Monday nights from May 1st, The Princess Pavilion is definitely not a placed to be missed this summer."

For more information about what shows and events the Princess Pavilion has to offer, please contact Colin Leggo, the Princess Pavilion Venue & Event’s Manager on 07483 055813 or email