Category Archives: Plymouth Pavilions

Simple Minds Live 2013

Simple Minds live 2013

Following a summer of festival appearances and their hugely acclaimed 5X5 tour, Simple Minds will be performing their Greatest Hits Live next year on a huge 28 date tour.

Simple Minds are one of the UK’s most successful rock groups to date. Having topped America’s Billboard chart, the Glasgow band have achieved six No.1 albums in the UK as well as hitting the top spot in countless other territories including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Simple Minds are also arguably one of the best live bands in the world and over a thirty year career have been responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music.  Expect to hear songs from their extensive back catalogue including ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Waterfront’ and more.

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world – playing everywhere and anywhere. That challenge is ongoing and we will relish touring the UK next Spring, getting up close to so many who have supported us over the last three decades and more” says Jim Kerr.

9th April    Plymouth Pavilions
15th April  Bournemouth 02 Academy
29th April   Bristol, Colston Hall
30th April   Portsmouth, Guildhall

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Milkshake! Live

Milkshake! Live
Channel 5 and Premier Stage Productions are proud to announce the brand new milkshake! live tour!

The all singing, all dancing live stage show will be visiting theatres up and down the country, in a 12 month tour starting this summer. Starring milkshake! favourites: Little Princess and Scruff, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Roary and Big Chris, Fifi and Bumble and B1 & B2 – the Bananas in Pyjamas, this musical spectacular is sure to have children tapping their toes, clapping their hands and singing at the top of their voices.

Joining this fantastic line up will be two milkshake! presenters, who will take us on a magical milkshake! adventure; bound to dazzle and delight! In the milkshake! live show your favourite milkshake! friends come out to play! But when the time comes to go home they find themselves stuck outside the TV.

Come and join them and then make sure they get back to milkshake! in time for the morning show! The show features new songs, classic favourites and funky dance moves, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family too! For more information visit:

You can see Milkshake! Live @
Plymouth Pavilions
Wed 1 August 2012, 11:00am   1:00pm   &  3:30pm


Thu 2 August 2012, 11:00am   1:00pm   &  3:30pm

Adult £12.50, Child £10, Family £42

Box Office on 0845 146 1460

What’s On @ Plymouth Pavilions

November 2011
3rd-4th  Stephen Merchant
5th          Reginald D Hunter
6th-7th   Bill Bailey
9th          Ed Byrne
10th        Evanescence
11th        Remembrance 2011
14th        Motorhead
16th        UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Milton Keynes Lions
19th        Three Phantoms
20th        A Question of Sport Live
21st         John Barrowman
22nd       Chase and Status
23rd        Example
25th        Will Young

December 2011
3rd          Royal Marines Band Christmas Spectacular 2011
4th          UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Leicester Riders
8th          Defenders of the Faith III
9th          Jools Holland
10th        Uncaged Monkeys In A Night of 200 Billion Stars
11th        UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Sheffield Sharks
14th        Status Quo – QuoFest
17th        Gary Mullen and The Works perform One Night of Queen
18th        UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Glasgow Rocks
29th        UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Mersey Tigers

January 2012
5th        One Direction
14th      UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Cheshire Jets
17th      The Classic Rock Show
20th      Alfie Boe
21st       UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Guildford Heat
27th      Paul Carrack
28th      Brendan Cole: Live & Unjudged
29th      UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders vs Glasgow Rocks
31st       Thin Lizzy

For More Information or To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 146 1460

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Ed Byrne 2011 – Wednesday 9th November 2011

Following on from the success of his last tour Different Class brilliant Irish comedy star, Ed Byrne, is back on the road with his new show Crowd Pleaser at Plymouth Pavilions on Wednesday 9 November 2011. Being a nerd, owning a cat, meeting your heroes or becoming a dad, whatever Ed casts his curmudgeonly comic eye over the end result is a show that’s sure to please even the most discerning of crowds.

Ably supported by fellow Irish funny man Karl Spain this promises to be an hilarious night you won’t want to miss.

Ed has been very busy since he last was on tour. His many TV appearances over the last couple of years have included hosting BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo and being a regular panellist on BBC 2’s Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You as well as various other new comedy shows including Miranda Harts Christmas Unwrapped and has recently been see “roasting” Davina McCall for Channel 4. A particular highlight for Ed was taking part in Celebrity Mastermind. Ed is also a regular contributor to comedy and music shows on both BBC Radio 2 and 4.   Last year he toured Canada and New Zealand with his sell out show Different Class. 

Tickets cost: £25
(Tickets may be subject to a processing fee) where it is cheaper to book online rather than over the phone.

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Milton Jones – 6th October 2011

Star of Mock the Week and the Michael McIntyre Roadshow, Milton Jones is bringing his new show, ‘Lion Whisperer’ to Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday 6 October 2011.

Winner of the 2011 Chortle Best Headliner Award and Best British Radio Sitcom at the Awards for his Radio 4 show, it’s your chance to see one of the funniest comedians in the business.

‘Sultan of the surreal’ The Guardian
“The best one-liner merchant in British Comedy” Chortle website.

Tickets on sale now

Tickets cost: £17.50
(Tickets will be subject to a processing fee)

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 146 1460

Or visit where it is cheaper to book online rather than over the phone.

Jessie J – 27th October 2011

It’s been a whirlwind of a year so far for Jessie J, following on from winning the Brits Critics Choice and topping the BBC Sound Poll charts, not only has Jessie sold over 1 million albums and 3 million singles worldwide, but she now proudly announces a twelve date UK tour, heading to Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday 27 October.

Jessie’s debut album ‘Who You Are’ has not left the UK top 10 since its release, while hit single ‘Price Tag’ has had global chart success hitting the number 1 spot in 14 countries worldwide!

Already making her mark across the pond Jessie’s album debuted at number 11 in the US charts, while live performances across the States have seen Jessie sharing the stage with the likes of Tinie Tempah, David Guetta , Lupe Fiasco & Pitbull.

Back in the UK Jessie J will be taking her show on the road this Autumn with fans invited to 12 UK tour dates kicking off in October. The tour follows Jessie J’s major festival appearances throughout the Summer at the likes of Glastonbury, V Festival and T In The Park to name but a few.

Having earned a reputation as one of the fiercest live artists around from her multi-octave voice and sky high heels, Jessie J’s UK ‘Heartbeat Tour’ is one you’re going to want to say you were at.

Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday 3 June 2011

Tickets cost: £23.50
(Tickets will be subject to a processing fee)

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 146 1460

Or visit where it is cheaper to book online rather than over the phone.

John Mayall – 31st October 2011

The legendary John Mayall and the hottest young guitarist in British Blues Oli Brown join forces at Plymouth Pavilions on Monday 31 October in an electrifying bill that promises blues at its very finest – it just doesn’t get better than this.

Since forming the groundbreaking Bluesbreakers in 1963, John Mayall has been regarded as one of the most influential UK Blues artists ever and is known by many as the Godfather of British blues.

John helped launched the careers of former Bluesbreakers band members Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. With over 45 albums and an OBE to his credit, John Mayall remains as compelling and original an artist as ever and, when it comes to the blues, Mayall is without doubt No. 1.

Oli Brown, the 2010 British Blues Awards’ Male Vocalist of the Year and Young Artist of the Year dubbed “the hottest young pistol in British Blues” by Mojo has taken the blues world by storm since his debut in 2008 and with his second release riding high, he really is one to watch!

British Blues really doesn’t get better than this!

Tickets on sale now

Tickets cost: £27.50 & £22.50
(Tickets will be subject to a processing fee)

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 146 1460

Or visit where it is cheaper to book online rather than over the phone.

Bullseye – 21st October 2011

The Theatre tour with a difference, Bullseye live on stage is coming to Plymouth Pavilions on Friday 21 October 2011.

Join former World Champions and legends of Darts, John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Bob Anderson in a stage version of the TV classic, Bullseye!

There is even a chance for an audience member to go home with £500 cash and the contents of Bully’s prize board!

This promises all the old elements of the TV show faithfully recreated for Bullseye 2011.

As with the original Bullseye gameshow on ITV and Challenge, the dartboards used will be from the World’s leading manufacturer, Winmau. The contestants will also have the opportunity to win some fantastic Winmau darts equipment.

Darts has had a phenomenal rise in popularity in the past few years and now fans have a chance to see 3 legends of the sport go head-to-head with the added bonus of the historic 80’s gameshow recreated on stage.

Bullseye was first made for the ITV Network in 1981 and ran from 1982 until 1995. The show was watched by around 17 million viewers in its primetime Sunday slot and remains part of many people’s childhood history. Repeats of Bullseye are currently aired on the Challenge Channel, part of the Sky platform.

John Lowe won the World Darts Championship title in three different decades – 1979, 1987 and 1993. He achieved the ultimate feat in darts in 1984 when he managed a 9 dart finish, the sport’s perfect game! This was the first time this had ever been accomplished by any darts player while being televised. As well as his three World titles, John also won two Winmau World Masters championships, two British Open titles, two British Matchplay championships, two World Cup Singles and three European Cup Singles titles. He played for England over 100 times and was captain for seven years, during which time his team were unbeaten.

Eric Bristow won his first  World Darts Championship in 1980 and so began a decade’s worth of domination, in which he would retain his title in 1981 and win it again in 1984, 1985 and 1986. Bristow emerged as the most successful and consistent darts player of the 1980s, reigning as World number one from 1980 until 1987. As well as his World Championship exploits, Bristow also lifted the prestigious Winmau World Masters and World Matchplay titles no fewer than five times. He was a winner of the World Cup Singles on four occasions together with countless other major tournaments including the British Open and Swedish Open three times each and the North American Open on four occasions. Eric, known as the “Crafty Cockney”, was awarded the MBE for his services to sport in 1989.

Bob Anderson was world number one for over three years in the late 1980s. Nicknamed The Limestone Cowboy, he threw his first darts maximum (180) at the age of just five.  He was training for the 1968 Olympics, but tragically broke his arm before the team left for Mexico, an injury which brought an end to his javelin-throwing career. Bob has had a long and successful darts career winning the World Championship in 1988 and the Winmau World Masters in 1986, 1987 and 1988 – the first man to win the Masters in three successive years

The host and comedian for the tour will be Neil Wheatley

You can’t beat a bit of bully!

Tickets on sale now

Tickets cost: £15 (VIP tickets cost £50 and include a ‘meet & greet’)
(Tickets will be subject to a processing fee)

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 146 1460

Or visit where it is cheaper to book online rather than over the phone.

Joe Bonamassa – 19th October 2011


Joe Bonamassa hailed as one of the greatest young blues guitarists of his generation is heading to Plymouth Pavilions on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Championed by Eric Clapton, voted ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ at the 2009 Classic Rock Magazine Awards and voted ‘Best Overall Guitarist’, ‘Best Blues Guitarist’ in Guitar Player Magazine’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards, Joe is a living legend, one of the premier Blues/Rock guitarists on the planet and he is also evolving into a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational. Joe Bonamassa was discovered by blues legend BB King at the age of twelve and hasn’t been off the stage ever since.

‘Dust Bowl’ Joe Bonamassa’s new album featuring Vince Gill, Glenn Hughes and John Hiatt will be released in the UK on 21 March 2011

Tickets on sale at 10am on Wednesday 2 March 2011

Tickets cost: £50, £40, £30
(Tickets may be subject to a processing fee)

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 146 1460

Or visit where it is cheaper to book online rather than over the phone.