Plymouth Pavilions Upgrade
Plymouth Pavilions have announced a £500,000 renovations project to upgrade the largest purpose-built entertainment, concert and conference centre in the South West, marking the venues 30th anniversary. These renovations are part of an investment in the venue totalling over £1.7 million over the last two years.
The renovations are focused around improving customer experience and making the venue more eco friendly. This includes new flat floor seating for the arena, refurbishment of the arena floor, changing all lighting to LED and fresh decor for the arena, this work is expected to be completed in Summer 2022. Other planned work include the installation of energy efficient boilers and a new CCTV and alarm system.
Plymouth Pavilion's CEO Sarah Phillips said: “We are very excited to have started delivering major renovations to the Arena and the Pavilions as part of a £500,000 investment to improve the customer experience, with our Upstage Bar already proving popular, and work progressing well on our plans to deliver new seating, refurbished floors and fresh decor. We’d hoped to have completed these renovations before now, as part of the celebrations for our 30th anniversary, but like many arts venues, the impact of Covid-19 and the resulting UK lockdowns have been huge, and delayed our plans.
“We are grateful for the support of the Arts Council enabling us to continue operating and to reopen this year, hosting more international live music, comedy and entertainment shows for people to enjoy, and our refurbishment project is now progressing, with all renovations completed by next summer. This investment will help to ensure the Pavilions can continue offering a first-class entertainment facility for the South West region.”
Other investments that have taken place in the last two year include a new sprinkler system, new generators, new storage system, new chillers and a new PA system. Furthermore the upper floor has a great space, overlooking the Plymouth skyline which has been converted from offices to a unique 16m long bar decorated with pennies, improving the experience at concerts and other events.