Pavilions Teignmouth is part of the Teignbridge Regeneration project, and the build and fit out was funded by Teignbridge District Council, the Coastal Communities Fund and Arts Council England.

The Centre is run and managed by a small team of 3.5 key staff who are supported by a amazing team of volunteers who Steward, support box Office and assist with marketing and admin. 

For more information about volunteering for Pavilions Teignmouth, please go to https://www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk/getting-involved/volunteering-pavilions

The governance of the Centre is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees of Pavilions Teignmouth CIO, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

The Board of Trustees has been enlisted to ensure the smooth and effective running of the organisation. Among their roles the board will be collectively responsible for the strategic direction and control of Pavilions Teignmouth.

Pavilions Teignmouth Vision

Pavilions Teignmouth will be a captivating and welcoming place, bringing people together to share, inspire, nurture, educate and enjoy arts and culture.

and believe that:

Arts and Cultural experiences are for everyone, and accessibility and inclusiveness are at the heart of the Centre’s mission

Pavilions Teignmouth’s Artistic Statement

‘A cultural hub for Teignmouth and the surrounding areas, promoting creative, social and economic growth. Encouraging engagement, participation, creativity and development through a diverse artistic and community programme.’


CHAIR - Margaret Davidson




Richard Brett 

Richard Brett

Richard has had a varied career in many different roles. Following some senior management roles in financial positions Richard went on to become an executive director and board member of the Civil Aviation Authority before setting up his own IT consultancy business. He then sold the business to a larger company and became the managing director before leaving to join Age Concern Torbay as the finance and operations manager and then the chief executive.

Richard's financial skills and strategic planning skills will complement the skills of the other board members to achieve maximum potential of the project.

Richard has been a trustee since July 2014



Roger Smith

Roger Smith

Roger has been involved with the Carlton Theatre and local arts projects for many years. He has spent the last nine years chairing Teignmouth's amateur dramatic society - the Teignmouth Players as well as being involved in directing and performing.

Roger was also a member of the Carlton Theatre Project Panel that monitored the development of Pavilions Teignmouth and is a founder and director of the TAAG Arts and Community Centre in Teignmouth which was created to help improve communication between artists and art organisations and to increase the profile of local artists.

He also has previous management experience working for a large telecoms company and so brings a wide range of skills to the Carlton Pavilion board.

Roger has been a trustee since July 2014


Martin Gandar 

Martin has embraced many roles in a long career as a software technologist, entrepreneur and Industry Analyst. From writing software in 1972 through to

 becoming Head of IT for the largest Underwriting Agency in Lloyd’s of London.. On the way he designed and developed complex software solutions for the DTI, the Royal Navy and Windscale as well as risk and claims management for Lloyd’s. He formed, managed, grew and sold two software companies one to Unisys where he became Marketing V.P. Europe of USoft based in Amsterdam. The challenge of establishing and growing a company and mentoring its staff was one thing Martin really enjoyed. 

In later years he helped many other European start-up companies launch onto the market. He also became an Industry Analyst for Butler Group, Ovum and Omnia researching and writing white papers on advanced technologies. In parallel he ran the user group for Oracle in the UK and Europe.

Fortunately, throughout all this he has had a love of the theatre, cinema and classical and contemporary music that has kept him relatively sane. He has also had two exhibitions of his travel and landscape photography at The Pavilions.


Charitable Aim

Pavilions Teignmouth is managed by Pavilions Teignmouth CIO, a charitable incorporated organisation, charity number 1162175. The charity has a wholly owned trading subsidiary Pavilions Enterprises Ltd.

The charitable aim of Pavilions Teignmouth CIO is to promote the arts for the public benefit by the provision of a community Arts Centre.

Legal Information

Pavilions Teignmouth is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered with the Charity Commission, charity number 1162175.

Registered Address: Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG.





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