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4 JANUARY 2021
Devon is moved to Tier Three Status
Unfortunately the plan for spectators to return to the Pavilions for game days has been postponed due to the current Tier Three restrictions in place across Devon.
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18 DECEMBER 2020
“We’re open, but it’s not quite business as usual…”
Plymouth Pavilions are incredibly proud to be able to offer their space in the effort to start vaccinating Plymouth residents against Covid-19; a consortium of city centre surgeries have come together to establish a temporary vaccination centre at the Pavilions, using sections of the building including the ice rink reception and parts of the ice rink arena.
Whilst we are so keen to be able to welcome back our wonderful staff and talented skaters to the Ice Rink, utilising these spaces means it will remain closed during the period of time that we are assisting the NHS.
We are also delighted to be able to welcome Plymouth Raiders to the arena for Covid Safe games from January 2021, in order to maintain social distancing we are functioning on a restricted capacity which means that, whilst we operate under the Government's current Covid-19 guidelines, spectator access to games will be to 2021 Season Ticket holders only. Please do not attend Plymouth Pavilions on match days unless you are in possession of a valid Season Ticket, there will be no Box Office facility.
Being able to facilitate these games with a small crowd of supporters is a huge step forward in the process of returning to normal, although in order to maintain a safe environment for our staff and patrons we are asking that visitors support us by following our Visitor Charter. You can find this and more information about the Pavilions including exciting new artist announcements and on sales at www.plymouthpavilions.com. Tickets and gift vouchers are available 24/7 from their Box Office provider The Ticket Store at www.theticketstore.co.uk.C O V I D - 1 9 U P D A T E
12 OCTOBER 2020
Plymouth Pavilions Secure £726k Cultural Recovery Fund Grant.
Plymouth Pavilions have today received confirmation that our application to the Cultural Recovery Fund (see note) has been successful, securing £726k of funding to help us weather the impact of Covid-19.
Through our application to the fund we have been proud to demonstrate sustainability alongside our national and local cultural significance.
Plymouth Pavilions remains the largest indoor arena West of Bristol. A prominent fixture in the city for a little under 30 years, we attract in excess of 300,000 visitors each year and directly provide 150 jobs to the people of Plymouth and the surrounding area with further jobs provided by our partners and suppliers.
Whilst our corporate bookings continue to provide significant economic return for the City in the form of hotel occupancy, transport and retail, our 4,000 capacity arena more notably provides a first class location for live music, comedy and entertainment.
At the Pavilions we punch well above our weight when attracting both national and international tours, and as such our diverse programme engages with audiences and artists at all levels. We have recently looked to progress this engagement further by playing our part in developing grass roots music in the City, through the launch of our Pavilions Introduces series. In all, we’re extremely proud to be contributing to making live music one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural and economic successes of the past decade - last year, UK live music contributed £4.5 billion to the British economy and supported 210,000 jobs across the country.
Sarah Phillips, CEO, Plymouth Pavilions said:
“Today we really are filled with excitement as we breathe such a huge sigh of relief.
COVID has had such an unprecedented impact on our industry, and we’re very conscious that many of our colleagues and friends continue to suffer hardship as a result of the pandemic. We have been fortunate enough to receive fantastic support over the last six months and my sincere thanks are extended to our partners across the industry, to Plymouth City Council, our local MPs who have championed our campaign at all levels, to the DCMS and Arts Council England; and most importantly to our fantastic Team here at the Pavilions!
Here’s to looking forward – looking forward to a time when it’s safe to reopen; looking forward to a programme packed full of awesome live performances and events; looking forward to a time when we can once again come together for amazing shared experiences; and looking forward to getting back to doing what we do best!”
Note: In July the Government announced a £1.57 billion rescue package with the objective of helping the Arts, Culture and Heritage industry weather the impact of Coronavirus. As part of this package £500 million was made available via the Cultural Recovery Fund, administered by Arts Council England.
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