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|Owner||Plymouth City Council|
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Plymouth Pavilions is an entertainment and sports complex in Plymouth, Devon, England. It has an ice rink, Live Café[clarification needed] and arena. The arena is used for corporate hire and as an entertainment venue.
The Pavilions is built on the site of the former Millbay railway station that is directly opposite the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. The granite pillars which can be seen outside the main entrance were once the gate posts to the station.
Shows and concerts
|Year||Notable shows and concerts|
|1991||Kylie Minogue, Beverley Craven, Gary Glitter|
|1992||Barclay James Harvest, Status Quo, KISS|
|1993||Inxs, Squeeze, The Kinks, Roy Wood, Brian May Band|
|1994||Electric Light Orchestra Part Two, Pantera|
|1995||Bryan Ferry, The Friendly Foetus Foes|
|1996||Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Backstreet Boys|
|1998||Yes, Tori Amos|
|2001||Muse, Atomic Kitten, Melanie C|
|2004||Travis, Eddie Izzard, LeAnn Rimes|
|2005||Green Day, P!nk, Judas Priest, Little Britain Live, Machine Head, Motorhead & Kings of Leon|
|2006||Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis, Elkie Brooks, Sugababes, Jack Johnson, Lostprophets, P!nk, Motorhead & Jet|
|2007||My Chemical Romance, Bloc Party, P!nk, Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Billy Connolly, Ricky Gervais, The Darkness, Tim Vine, Bowling For Soup, The Feeling, Heaven & Hell, Lamb of God, Enter Shikari & Lemar|
|2008||Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Lee Evans, N-Dubz, The Mighty Boosh, Bullet for My Valentine, Pendulum, The Feeling, Korn, The Moody Blues, Sugababes & McFly|
|2009||Al Murray, Kenny Rogers, Keane, The Saturdays, Motorhead, Ricky Tomlinson, Alice Cooper, Bloc Party, Enter Shikari, Lily Allen, Lemar & Them Crooked Vultures|
|2010||Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, The Prodigy, Frankie Boyle, The Moody Blues, JLS, Dizzee Rascal, Scouting for Girls, Crowded House, Machine Head, Pendulum, Pixie Lott, Biffy Clyro, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Papa Roach & Disturbed.|
|2011||James Blunt, The Wanted, Alexandra Burke, Morrissey, Evanescence with The Pretty Reckless, Jason Manford, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, N-Dubz, Olly Murs, UK Subs, The Anti-Nowhere League, Motorhead, Insense, Rise To Remain, Ghost, In Flames, Trivium, Example, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, Glen Campbell, The Saturdays|
|2012||One Direction, Frankie Boyle, McFly, Thin Lizzy, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Professor Green, Ed Sheeran, Enter Shikari, Blur, Noah and the Whale, Rizzle Kicks, Peter Andre, Madness, Steps|
|2013||Little Mix, Plan B, Miranda Hart, Paloma Faith, The Nolans, Leona Lewis, Gary Barlow, The Lumineers|
Ice Skate Rink
Plymouth Pavilions is one of the only indoor centres with an actual ice rink in Devon. They host under 18 nights on the rink, family sessions and even entertainment on the ice rink, Plymouth Pavilions sure do know how to get the most out of it.
Plymouth Pavilions was also the home of a family fun indoor swimming pool which would attract people from all around the city to have a splash; however early 2012 the swimming pool was shut down and a pool has been opened at the nearby Plymouth Life Centre in Central Park.
The arena is home to the Plymouth Raiders professional basketball team, who compete in the elite British Basketball League. The Raiders have one of the biggest fan bases in British basketball, and games are often played in front of sell-out crowds of up to 1,480 people. The arena has been home to the Raiders since 1996, when the team moved in from the nearby Mayflower Centre looking for a bigger venue to play at.
The venue is one of the most unusual looking basketball arenas in the country, with one large two-tiered stand and a smaller temporary stand situated on the events stage. It is known for its off-court entertainment including laser light shows and pyrotechnics, but the actual playing court is deemed by many fans to be unsuitable for top level competition, despite hosting several England national team matches in 1997.
Premier League Darts
Between 2005 and 2008, it played host to the Premier League Darts.
|2005||Week 6||Thursday April 21|
|2006||Play-Offs||Monday May 29|
|2007||Week 1||Thursday February 1|
|2008||Week 2||Thursday February 7|
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