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|Owner||Plymouth City Council|
|Plymouth Raiders (BBL)|
Plymouth Pavilions is an entertainment and sports complex in Plymouth, Devon, England. It has an ice rink, live Café[clarification needed] and indoor 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.
Ice rink and pool closure
Plymouth Pavilions is one of the only indoor centres with an Ice rink in Devon. On the Rink they host under 18 nights, family sessions and even entertainment.
Plymouth Pavilions was also the home of a family fun indoor swimming pool - including an underwater-themed extension which closed in 2003; however on March 18, 2012, in response to the opening of the modern, state-of-the-art Plymouth Life Centre, the swimming pool was shut down. The area once used by the pool has been vacated and abandoned, as of 2018.
Shows and concerts
The Plymouth Pavilions has its own box office and ticketing platform for Ticketing purchases, this is called The Ticket Store. As of 2018 Plymouth Pavilions launched 'Pavilions Introduces', an intimate academy sized gig night for established and upcoming south west talent. The first night featured the South Wests Land of the Giants with support from London based band Tankus The Henge.
|Notable shows and concerts||Year|
|Kylie Minogue, Beverley Craven, Gary Glitter, The Moody Blues||1991|
|Barclay James Harvest, Status Quo, KISS, Crowded House, Jethro Tull||1992|
|Inxs, Squeeze, The Kinks, Roy Wood, Brian May Band||1993|
|Electric Light Orchestra Part Two, Pantera, Whitesnake||1994|
|Bryan Ferry, The Friendly Foetus Foes||1995|
|Deep Purple, Backstreet Boys,Manic Street Preachers||1996|
|Yes, Tori Amos||1998|
|Van Morrison, Mike and The Mechanics, Elvis Costello, Pet Shop Boys||1999|
|Paul Weller, Gene Pitney, John Mayall and Peter Green||2000|
|Louise, Muse, Atomic Kitten, Melanie C, David Cassidy||2001|
|Coldplay, Chris De Burgh, David Gray, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers||2002|
|Def Leppard, Julio Iglesias, Level 42||2003|
|Travis, Eddie Izzard, LeAnn Rimes, Blondie, Will Young,Finn Brothers||2004|
|Green Day, P!nk, Judas Priest, Little Britain Live, Machine Head, Motorhead & Kings of Leon, Joan Armatrading||2005|
|Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis, Elkie Brooks, Sugababes, Jack Johnson, Lostprophets, P!nk, Motorhead & Jet||2006|
|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||2007|
|Björk, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Lee Evans, N-Dubz, The Mighty Boosh, Bullet for My Valentine, Pendulum, The Feeling, Korn, The Moody Blues, Sugababes & McFly||2008|
|Al Murray, Kenny Rogers, Keane, The Saturdays, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Bloc Party, The Nolans, Enter Shikari, Lily Allen, Lemar & Them Crooked Vultures||2009|
|Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, The Prodigy, Paloma Faith, 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.||2010|
|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, Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, Glen Campbell, The Saturdays||2011|
|One Direction, Frankie Boyle, McFly, Thin Lizzy, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Professor Green, Ed Sheeran, Enter Shikari, Blur, Noah and the Whale, Rizzle Kicks, Deacon Blue, Peter Andre, Madness, Steps||2012|
|Little Mix, Plan B, Miranda Hart, Paloma Faith, Leona Lewis, Gary Barlow, The Lumineers||2013|
|Lily Allen, A Day To Remember, The Saturdays, Machine Head, Bombay Bicycle Club||2014|
|Status Quo, Royal Blood, Paloma Faith, Ben Howard, Elvis Costello, Slayer, Will Young, Dan and Phil ||2015|
|Tom Odell, Passenger, Massive Attack, Rudimental, Joe Bonamassa, Bastille, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Deacon Blue, Jools Holland, Greg Porter, Jack Garrett, Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Leona Lewis, Joss Stone, The Levellers, Peter Andre, Ronan Keating, Wet Wet Wet, Shane Filan of Westlife||2016|
|Bananarama, The Prodigy, Liam gallagher, Craig David, Adam Ant, Billy Ocean, Busted, Elbow, James Arthur, Kaiser chiefs, Mike and the Mechanics, Paul Rogers, Robert Plant, Stereophonics, The Kooks, Shakin Stevens||2017|
|Paul Weller, Joe Bonnamassa, The Prodigy, Joanna Lumley, Rick Astley, The Super Vet, Peppa Pig, James Martin, Caro Emerald, League of Gentlemen, Michael Mcintyre, Bill Bailey, Catherine Ryan, Ed Byrne, Tankus the Henge, Land of the Giants, WWE||2018|
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 spectacular in-house sound & light shows with pyrotechnics.
Premier League Darts
|2005||Week 6||Thursday 21 April|
|2006||Play-Offs||Monday 29 May|
|2007||Week 1||Thursday 1 February|
|2008||Week 2||Thursday 7 February|
Other sporting events
On 1 April 2016 it was announced by the WWE that the arena would host a date for the upcoming NXT UK tour in June, which was later followed up by UK company 5 Star Wrestling hosting an event in the Pavilions. The WWE announced in 2018 that they would be returning to the Pavilions for their UK NXT show taking place in October of 2018.
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