Plymouth Pavilions

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Plymouth Pavilions
Millbay Road,
PL1 3LF Plymouth

Venue information

Plymouth Pavilions is the South West's leading entertainment, concert, leisure and conference venue - a truly multi purpose complex that provides something for everyone.

Over the years our versatile Arena has hosted an outstanding array of diverse performances, so many to mention - from the comedic hilarity of Billy Connolly to the compelling Philharmonia Orchestra, audiences have played with the Tweenies, been captivated by the Russian Ice Stars, rocked with the biggest stars around and been impassioned by Plymouth Raiders as they battle it out in the British Basketball Championship.

Our Leisure facilities include our fantastic Ice Rink, which provides a number of sessions for all ages and abilities to enjoy. The Family Ice Discos are highly recommended! Having earned a national reputation as a regional centre of excellence for events and exhibitions, Plymouth Pavilions is one of the most outstanding conference venues in the South West, offering the perfect combination of technical facilities, professional service, proven experience and an unbeatable location.

Selected fan reports for events at this venue Plymouth Pavilions

Paul Potts
Brilliant from Mike and Brenda Jeffery, 12/11/14
Paul was very good and we enjoyed it very much, will certainly be seeing him again. His type of music is excellent also very good band and support singer, a very good evening all round
Richard and Adam
Magical Evening from D. Wellard, 17/03/14
Sunday 9th March at Plymouth Pavilions. This was one of the best evenings entertainment I have had the pleasure of attending. Pure talent. What a gift these young men possess. Presentation totally professional. I am so glad they are getting the recognition they so deserve. My friend and I did not want the show to end. A sheer delight. I cannot wait to see them again.
A Scandal from Squidge, 21/08/12
I would love to use this review to say how good Blur were, a band I have seen on several occasions, but alas, despite having tickets with my name on, a system which has got me into gigs over the last 20 years including Live 8, The Stone Roses, Multiple Glastonburys etc etc (I go to on average 20 gigs a year my first being in 1992) this was not to be my experience, thanks to the good people of Eventim and who can forget the jobs worths at Plymouth Pavilions.

To put this in perspective myself and a good friend booked time off work, a hotel in Plymouth and proceeded to drive from Bournemouth to Plymouth in anticipation of seeing Blur and generally having a good time. In my possession I had the two tickets I had been issued, with my name on and as a gig go-er of 20+ years (I think I mentioned that already) was sure that this would be enough to get me in to the venue, I mean why wouldnt two tickets with my name on, paid for in May be enough??

So we turn up at the venue after a 3.5hour drive (and a spot of lunch) when to my horror I hear people asking for ID and bank cards. Now to muddy the water somewhat I had lost my wallet on a bus in London a few weeks earlier and had cancelled all my cards and ordered replacements (all with my name on) so in my possession I had two bank cards and another credit card, oh and being 36 I hadn't thought to bring my passport to Plymouth. I explained all of this to the security/event manager basically to be told that I wasnt getting in and there was nothing they could do!!!

Further to that I am told that this is being done at Blur's request to prevent touting! Well that is all well and good and something I believe in, I have never done anything other than buy tickets through legitimate means but this falls down in two ways in my story: 1) It was pretty clear from my reaction I had not bought my ticket from a tout, what tout goes to the trouble of also producing bank cards, in someone else name, to sell them a ticket and how exactly did they do that?? 2) On leaving the venue I was approached by a guy who had two spare tickets (as friends couldnt make it) who had ID and would be happy to walk me and my friend into the venue with his spares for a fee of course.

Now my understanding is that this is touting, is it not? Needless to say we did not accept his kind offer as we'd had enough for one day! In total it cost my friend and I about £300 to not see Blur that night and whilst I don't expect to get a refund (terms and conditions mate) some kind of recognition of how bad this service was would go a long way (oh and of course I would accept a refund!). Also I would like to make some suggestions on how this could be improved (I will refrain from calling it a service as that implies I received something!)

1) Nobody reads terms and conditions ever, terms and conditions are designed for people in the wrong to hide behind. If you are going to insist on this kind of system why not print this information on the ticket?

2) If you are going to ask someone for everything short of their DNA why even print tickets? A ticket in the minds of most people will signify entry regardless of small print. Instead why not issue a reference number and state that supporting ID is required.

3) Employ staff who are humans and can be a little flexible in their decision making so that legitimate fans are not made to feel like criminals. Any one of the three things above would have meant I saw the event I had paid for and I am sure would of contributed to a much more positive review, so can only be positive changes. I hold out very little hope of hearing back from anyone on this matter, but appreciate a forum in which to share my displeasure.

A total joke and I can only pray dear reader that you think better of ever using eventim or visiting Plymouth Pavillions. It will be more than your jobs worth!!
Address: Plymouth Pavilions
Millbay Road, PL1 3LF Plymouth
Public transport
Public Transport
Nearest station is Plymouth station.


There are two Car Parks within close proximity to the Plymouth Pavilions. The Plymouth Pavilions own Car Park that holds 115 spaces and 6 bays for disabled patrons. The Western Approach Car Park, adjacent to the Pavilions contains over 1000 spaces and is linked by a direct walkway into the Pavilions. Please note that the following charges were correct at the time of publication. The Plymouth Pavilions are not accountable for any changes in price after this time.

Pavilions Car Park:
Daytime Charges: Mon-Sun including Bank/Public Holidays: 8am-10pm
£1.20 up to 1 hour
£2.20 up to 2 hours
£3.30 up to 3 hours
£4 up to 6 hours
£8 over 6 hours (all day)
Limited coach parking is also available - please contact 0845 146 1460 for further details. Western

Approach Car Park:
Daytime Charges: Mon-Sun including Bank/Public Holidays: 8am-10pm
£2 up to 2 hours
£3.50 up to 4 hours
£5 over 4 hours (all day)
Please note; the Bridge Link into Plymouth Pavilions from this car park will open 90 minutes before the start of a show or event.


Recent changes by Plymouth City Council to payment arrangements in Western Approach Car Park; now a 'pay on foot' site, have caused potential delays for our customers, particularly when returning home after busy show nights.

It is therefore strongly recommended that, if intending to park in Western Approach, you come a little early and complete your payment in advance - by using the 'Pre-payment' option on the various pay stations located within the Car Park, noting that the PCC machines take credit/debit cards, notes and coins. The covered walkway connecting the venue to the Western Approach car park opens 90 minutes before a show, and will remain open after the show for customers to leave.

Should you forget to pay in advance and don't wish to face a long queue, it may be advisable to use alternative pay on foot stations other than to queue for the one at the end of the covered Bridge Link to/from the Pavilions (located on the link level, just above the steps down to the British Heart Foundation shop).


Plymouth Pavilions welcomes patrons with disabilities and is committed to improving its service and facilities. We are keen to make your experience an enjoyable one - please let us know at the time of booking and we will be delighted to discuss your requirements. There is level access to the Arena and designated spaces for wheelchairs in the stalls. The Box Office and toilets are also accessible.

Plymouth Pavilions uses the Sennheiser infra red hearing loop system. If you wish to bring your own Sennheiser equipment, please check the frequency we are transmitting on before use. Please enquire at the Box Office for details.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome. If you wish to take your dog with you into the auditorium please let the Box Office know at the time of booking so that suitable seats can be allocated on the aisle. Water for dogs can also be provided.

Please note that the main venue entrance doors and the Box Office will open 90 minutes before a show.