Bath Pavilion is a stunning sandstone building that was first opened on 17 September 1910 as The County Skating Rink, when a roller skating craze was sweeping the nation.
Bath City Council bought the building in 1930 and on 28 November the venue was re-opened as a concert hall named The Pavilion by the Mayor of Bath, Alderman Sturge-Cotterell. It has had a wide range of uses in its time – from being an assembly point for aircraft wings during the second world war to holding a civil wedding today.
The Pavilion as a multi-use leisure venue plays host to a large range of events including concerts, exhibitions, dances and corporate, charity and private functions for up to 1,400 people.
The Pavilion is a great venue for music concerts and some of the great names that have played on the stage include Led Zepellin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Adam Faith, the Rolling Stones and Little Richard.
In more recent years the Pavilion has played host to Oasis, Blur, Beautiful South, Levellers, Doves, Streets, Starsailor, The Coral, Supergrass, Jimmy Carr and Lily Allen, to name but a few.
The Pavilion is owned by Bath & North East Somerset Council and managed by the charity, Aquaterra Leisure.
The General Manager is Jenny Jacob.