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riverdance february keane february ross noble march paul weller march milkshake live april rhydian may


The Arena continues to host the best in live music. Music fans can enjoy Keane, Lemar and Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow. We're also very proud to be welcoming Midge Ure and the rest of the 1980s line up of Ultravox, who haven't played together since Live Aid. Other class acts this Spring include Status Quo, Kenny Rogers and Paul Weller.

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Speaking of families, the Pavilions can help keep the little ones happy too. As well as our family friendly Ice Rink and Fun Pool, we have top children's shows this Easter, including The Chuckle Brothers and plenty of favourite characters and presenters from Five TV in Milkshake Live! My First Concert.

This Spring Treorchy Male Choir will be making their first visit to the Pavilions and other superb highlights include the mind blowing Derren Brown, Pub Landlord Al Murray, and our adrenalin filled show Explore the Outdoors. For a second year, Explore the Outdoors is back bigger than ever and includes guest speaker, TV's Charley Boorman. Of course, there's much more happening at Plymouth Pavilions this Spring than I can mention here, so read on through the brochure for further surprises and don't forget to check www.plymouthpavilions. com regularly, where new shows are continually announced. You can also sign up to be the first to hear of our exciting signings via free email alerts.

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We're also proud to be hosting Riverdance 'The Farewell Tour', as well as visits from the The Russian State Ballet of Siberia with the family favourites Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

The final year of the Plymouth Orchestral Concert Series features a return to Plymouth for the ever popular Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and we're also delighted to welcome back Russell Watson.

I hope you find something on offer that suits your taste and we look forward to welcoming you this Spring. Gavin Marshall Director of Programming & Marketing

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Dance features strongly in this season's offering. Strictly Come Dancing's Anton & Erin have added a second date with us. The extra Sunday evening performance is bound to be popular, so don't leave it too late to reserve your seats!

X Factor may be over for another year, but to help fill the gap, we are pleased to welcome both Rhydian and Same Difference on their first ever tours.

Photography: www.rockbeast.com

Welcome to the Spring Season at Plymouth Pavilions, which is looking as exciting and diverse as ever.

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Welcome


Diary January Thurs 22 Sat 24

Anton & Erin ‘Cheek to Cheek’ EXTRA DATE: Sun 29 March

SOLD OUT

An Evening with Ricky 'hitman' Hatton and Frank Bruno

February

Sun 29

Anton and Erin ‘Cheek to Cheek’

Tues 31

Lemar

April Wed 1

Kenny Rogers

Tues 3

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Sat 4

Chuckle Brothers ‘Chuckle Trek’

Wed 4

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Fri 10

Milkshake Live 'My First Concert'

Thurs 5

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Sat 11

Milkshake Live 'My First Concert'

Fri 6

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Wed 15

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Sat 7

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Tues 21

Russell Watson

Sun 8

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Sat 25

Treorchy Male Choir

Mon 9

Keane

Mon 27

Ultravox

Fri 13

Status Quo

Sat 14

Ten Tors Orchestra at The Guildhall, Plymouth

Wed 29

European Union Chamber Orchestra with Julian Lloyd Webber at The Guildhall, Plymouth

Mon 16

The Russian State Ballet presents Swan Lake

Tues 17

The Russian State Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Wed 18

Russell Brand

Thurs 19

May Sat 9

Rhydian

Russell Brand

Sat 23

Derren Brown

Sat 21

Explore the Outdoors

Sun 24

Derren Brown

Sun 22

Explore the Outdoors

Sun 31

John Barrowman

Wed 25

Shakespeare 4 Kidz 'The Tempest'

SOLD OUT

June

March

Wed 3

SpongeBob SquarePants 'The Sponge Who Could Fly'

Thurs 4

SpongeBob SquarePants 'The Sponge Who Could Fly'

Fri 5

SpongeBob SquarePants 'The Sponge Who Could Fly'

Sat 6

SpongeBob SquarePants 'The Sponge Who Could Fly'

Sun 7

SpongeBob SquarePants 'The Sponge Who Could Fly'

Fri 12

Jake and Elwood The Best Blues Brothers Show - in the World EVER!

Sun 1

The Westcountry Wedding Show

Mon 2

Ross Noble

Fri 6

Al Murray EXTRA DATE: Sun 15 March

Wed 11

Elbow

Fri 13

Same Difference

Sun 15

Al Murray

Thurs 19

Paul Weller

Fri 20

Derek Acorah

Fri 27

That’ll be the Day

Sat 20

The Wiggles 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'

Sat 28

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Sat 27

Jimmy Carr ‘Joke Technician’

SOLD OUT


January

February

Anton and Erin ‘Cheek to Cheek’

An Evening with Ricky ‘hitman’ Hatton and Frank Bruno

Riverdance ‘The Farewell Tour’

Thursday 22 January

Saturday 24 January

Tuesday 3 – Sunday 8 February

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £35, £29.50, £19.50

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £25

Time: 8pm, 2.30pm (matinees

A unique chance to spend two hours in the company one of British boxing’s most successful and popular fighters of all time. The acclaimed An Evening With Ricky Hatton show is a hilarious glimpse into the life and career of the man affectionately known as The Hitman.

Plymouth Pavilions is proud to be hosting Riverdance 'The Farewell Tour'. Taking in fourteen cities across the UK from January, the award winning show will return to Plymouth from Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 February.

SOLD OUT

Saturday & Sunday only)

Tickets: £39.50 - £23.50

EXTRA DATE: Sun 29 March

'No judges, just dancin!' Join Anton du Beke and Erin Boag from BBC’s 'Strictly Come Dancing' in a glamorous celebration of Ballroom and Latin song and dance. Accompanied by world Salsa champions Chris Marques and Jaclyn Spencer, Anton and Erin will combine sophistication and seduction in an exhilarating mix of dance styles from the Tango, Rumba and Cha-Cha-Cha to the Ballroom elegance of the Waltz and Foxtrot.

Back on the road for the first time since a sell out tour last Summer, the show has already received rave reviews from the national press. Hatton regales the audience with his hugely entertaining blend of humour and tales of the tape, from a career that has brought him fame, fortune and two world championship titles.

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Riverdance has received rave reviews across the world, but perhaps the simplicity of The Guardian’s verdict sums it up: “Dance does not often get so good. Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance and culture, presented with sophistication and vibrancy.” This is the last chance for UK audiences to see the show rightly described by the Irish Times as “The Original...The Best”, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.


Keane

Status Quo

Ten Tors Orchestra Valentine's Day Concert

Monday 9 February

Friday 13 February

Saturday 14 February

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £26.91

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £31.50

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £17 This concert will take place at The Guildhall, Plymouth

Following their sell out gig in October 2006, Keane head back to Plymouth Pavilions on Monday 9 February. Keane are well recognised for their impressive live shows and this reputation has seen them grow to Arena status. Tom Chaplin confidently steers their exuberant show with his unique charisma and unrivalled vocals, which has secured his place as an international star. “We’re incredibly excited to announce an Arena tour of the UK and Ireland in January and February. These kind of shows are what make us tick. We truly believe that we have made a very special album and we hope you’ll enjoy the adventure of hearing it live - the opportunity to play our new songs adds a whole new dimension. See you there.” Keane

Status Quo’s 'Pictures – 40 Years Of Hits' tour offers Quo’s army of fans the chance to experience the magic of this truly seminal British rock act. One of the world’s most enduring and successful live acts, the mighty Quo have influenced a generation of musicians and entertained millions with their driving, no-nonsense brand of rock. This concert has been re-scheduled from 20 October 2008 and all tickets purchased for the original date are valid.

Valentine’s Day Concert ROSSINI BARBER SCHUMANN BEETHOVEN Conductor Soloist

Tancredi Overture Adagio for Strings Piano Concerto in A minor Symphony No.7 in A minor Simon Ible Evelina Puzaite, piano

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February

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia presents Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia presents The Nutcracker

Russell Brand

Monday 16 February

Tuesday 17 February

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £27, £23.50, £19.50

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £27, £23.50, £19.50

Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 February Time: 8pm Tickets: £24.50

The greatest romantic ballet of all! This is an immortal love story filled with magic, emotion and beauty. From the opulence and splendour of the magnificent court room to the exhilarating lake scenes where swans play in perfect formation, Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music creates a truly unforgettable experience.

In this most famous of fantasy ballets, Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas Eve. As night falls, we are transported to a fantasy world where toy dolls come to life, as an army of soldiers does battle with a gang of mice and a Nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince. This lavish new production will entrance adults and children alike and is a family outing not to be missed.

What the critics say... "this production is a triumph" "the corps de ballet simply took my breath away" Artistic Director Sergei Bobrov Music Director and Chief Conductor Anatoly Tchepurnoi

What the critics say... "a fusion of fantasy, pantomime and circus" Artistic Director Music Director and Chief Conductor

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Sergei Bobrov Anatoly Tchepurnoi

Having wowed American audiences with an acclaimed movie debut and a host of sold out stand up dates, Russell Brand is poised for a triumphant return to his homeland this year. Russell will be taking a break from writing, acting and TV to return to his first love, stand up comedy. Almost 18 months since the curtain fell on his acclaimed 'Only Joking' tour, the award winning comic will play a series of dates next year, including Plymouth Pavilions this February. Strictly over 18s only.


March

Explore the Outdoors

Shakespeare 4 Kidz 'The Tempest'

The Westcountry Wedding Show

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 February

Wednesday 25 February

Sunday 1 March

Time: Sat 10am – 5.30pm Sun 11am – 4pm Tickets: £5, Under 14s accompanied by an adult FREE

Time: 11am Tickets: Adults £15, Children £9

Time: 11am - 4.30pm Tickets: £4, Family Ticket £12*

Explore the Outdoors, brought to you by Plymouth Pavilions and in association with The Herald, is being launched by Charley Boorman of the hit TV series The Long Way Down. Featuring activities for all the family; including a bespoke treasure trail, sailing simulator, climbing wall and slack lining, amongst others, the show is an exciting celebration of outdoor adventures bringing together enthusiasts, exhibitors, and speakers. An exhilarating meeting point with fantastic competitions, bike demonstrations, plus Aerosaurus balloons and a skate park, all in the heart of Plymouth.

A storm! A shipwreck! An enchanted island! All under the magical spell of one man - Prospero, the former Duke of Milan.

The acclaimed Westcountry Wedding Show, with nearly 100 exhibitors, will meet the needs, wishes and whims of every bride.

Shakespeare 4 Kidz 'The Tempest' is a mystical, magical, mysterious, musical romantic comedy of revenge, a father's love for his daughter and the misuse of power.

The event includes everything from designer bridal gowns, formal menswear, gorgeous occasionwear, lovely venues for civil ceremonies, wedding receptions and party nights, stunning flowers, stylish cars, romantic honeymoon destinations through to the extra touches of wedding jewellery, bespoke wedding stationery, fascinators and much more, including two spectacular catwalk shows. For more information, please log onto www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/weddingshow *Four persons.

A discount will also be offered for a session in the Pavilions' Fun Pool or Ice Rink with every ticket bought for the show.

Perfect for those studying Shakespeare at Key Stages two and three.

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March

Ross Noble

Al Murray – The Pub Landlord’s Beautiful British Tour

Elbow

Monday 2 March

Friday 6 March

Wednesday 11 March

Time: 8pm Tickets: £20, Concessions £18*

Time: 8pm Tickets: £25

Time: Doors at 7pm Tickets: £22.02

SOLD OUT Extra date: Sun 15 March Ross Noble was voted one of the top ten greatest stand ups of all time by Channel 4 viewers. Here's your chance to see why at Plymouth Pavilions on Monday 2 March. In his new show Ross will be covering the topic of ‘things’ - big things and small things. Things that have happened to him, things that have happened to you. Surfing the wave of the here and now, join ‘the most brilliant stand up of his generation’ (Sunday Telegraph) in a free form, free wheeling ride into the way things are.

Following the continuing success of his hit prime time ITV1 show 'Happy Hour' and a second 'Audience with Al Murray The Pub Landlord' (ITV1), the Guv’nor will be hitting the road to raise a glass with you, the beautiful British public, on his Beautiful British Tour. The Pub Landlord will be merrily musing over a heady brew of topics, as he attempts to put the Great back into Great Britain!

Suitable for people aged 15 years and over. *OAP/Student/Registered Disabled

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Elbow, currently enjoying the most successful year of their career, have announced a UK tour this March. In addition to their previously announced largest ever show at Wembley Arena, the band will visit many venues across the country for the first time, including Plymouth Pavilions! Having secured the Nationwide Mercury Prize for their current album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ and made themselves arguably the most popular winners of the award ever, Elbow have recently completed a sell out UK tour including three incredible nights at London’s Roundhouse and a valedictory double header at their home town’s Manchester Apollo.


Same Difference

Al Murray – The Pub Landlord’s Beautiful British Tour

Paul Weller

Friday 13 March

Sunday 15 March

Thursday 19 March

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £23.50

Time: 8pm Tickets: £25

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £32.50

Plymouth Pavilions is delighted to welcome 2007 X Factor finalists and pop sensations Same Difference to the venue this Spring!

Following his first Plymouth Pavilions date selling out for this March, The Pub Landlord returns to the Pavilions stage with an additional date and another dose of ‘Beautiful British’ humour!

The greatest singer-songwriter of his generation, Paul Weller, has announced a UK tour for 2009 and will be at Plymouth Pavilions this March.

They've played to packed Arenas as part of the X Factor Live Tour and have released their debut single 'We R One', followed by their debut album 'Pop'. Twenty three year old Sean and nineteen year old Sarah, mentored by the popular judge Simon Cowell, prove they have certainly graduated from the school of reality TV with distinction!

“The most consistently exciting live comedian in the land for years” The Times “Actually deserves the tag genius” The Sun

The tour will be a chance for South West fans to hear songs from his latest No.1 selling album '22 Dreams' (June 08), his first since 2005's 'As Is Now', as well as classic Weller past and present. This will be Paul’s third visit to the city; his last, back in the Summer of 2007 was a sell out and received rave reviews!

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March

Derek Acorah

That’ll Be the Day

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Friday 20 March

Friday 27 March

Saturday 28 March

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £18.50, £15.50

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50, £17.50

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £27.50, £24.50, £19.50, £15, £9.50

Derek Acorah is undoubtedly the UK’s No.1 Spirit Medium. The star of Living TV’s 'Ghost Towns', 'Most Haunted', 'Most Haunted Live' and 'The Antiques Ghost Show' brings his hugely entertaining evening of psychic ability to Plymouth Pavilions on Friday 20 March.

For the first time, the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations' favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show visits Plymouth Pavilions with its brand new show for 2009 on Friday 27 March.

BRAHMS

Anyone that has seen Derek Acorah live will know that his abounding energy and charismatic delivery assures even the most sceptical in the audience an entertaining evening!

Featuring back to back non stop nostalgic classic gold hits from the 50s through to the 90s mixed with all new feel good comedy routines, this definitely is a show not be missed! If you love classic gold pop music and you like a good laugh, come and enjoy over two hours of non stop nostalgia and take the ultimate trip down memory lane!! This show guarantees you’ll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over!

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Variations on a theme of Haydn SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto No.1 Op.35 for piano and trumpet PIAZZOLLA Libertango with solo trumpet ^ DVORAK Symphony No.6 Conductor Soloist Soloist

Petri Sakari Alison Balsom, trumpet Boris Giltburg, piano


April

Anton and Erin ‘Cheek to Cheek’

Lemar

Kenny Rogers

Sunday 29 March

Tuesday 31 March

Wednesday 1 April

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £35, £29.50, £19.50

Time: Doors at 7pm Tickets: £24.47

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £37.50

'No judges, just dancin!'

Plymouth Pavilions is proud to announce that Lemar is returning to the venue this March. This will follow the release of this his fourth studio album 'The Reason', complete with lead single 'If She Knew'.

Though theoretically a country singer, Kenny Rogers has dominated the pop charts during the past five decades, consistently finding songs with universal appeal. In the 1980s he came to embody the role of the sensitive male, singing such romantic hits as 'Through The Years', 'She Believes In Me', 'You Decorated My Life' and 'Lady'; the biggest song of his career. These songs are still classics today, sung at countless weddings, and even engraved on tombstones!

Following their sell out show in January, Anton and Erin return to the Pavilions stage for an additional date. Once again, Anton and Erin will combine sophistication and seduction in an exhilarating mix of dance styles from the Tango, Rumba and Cha-Cha-Cha to the ballroom elegance of the Waltz and Foxtrot.

Almost five years ago, Lemar released his debut album 'Dedicated'; since then he has become the most successful black British soul artist of our time, commandeering the UK's radio airwaves with the hit singles '50/50', 'Dance (With U)', 'If There's Any Justice' and 'It's Not That Easy'.

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April

Chuckle Brothers ‘Chuckle Trek’

Milkshake Live! ‘My First Concert’

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Saturday 4 April

Friday 10 – Saturday 11 April

Wednesday 15 April

Time: 2pm Tickets: £12.50

Time: 11am, 2.30pm Tickets: Adults £14.50, Children £12.50, Family Ticket £50*

Time: 8pm Tickets: £28.50*

To boldly go where no one has gone for a while! Paul and Barry set off on a new adventure and this time find themselves hurtling through space... Captain James T Burke needs to recruit a crew to go on board the USS Exercise as they must save the earth from being taken over by a nation of rogue robots. The alien robot colony has waged war on our world and must be stopped at all costs! Can Earth be saved from this new threat to our planet? Are the Chuckle Brothers the intrepid duo who can do this? Of course they are!!!

Now the children can join their favourite TV characters and Milkshake! presenters in a brand new, action packed all singing, all dancing musical extravaganza! Fifi & Bumble, Peppa & George, Rupert Bear, Little Princess, Noddy & Tessie Bear and Mr. Bump and Little Miss Daredevil all together on one stage!

A brand new sound and light show will bring The Wall, arguably Floyd’s greatest ever work to life, with new animations, new lasers, new character inflatables, new stunning special effects but most importantly, the awesome soundscape, that has blown the mind of millions of Pink Floyd fans across the world for the past 15 years.

Don’t miss this brand new adventure in space!

Please note: characters/presenters subject to change. *2 adults, 2 children.

It’s a guaranteed feel good treat, bursting with energy and a fabulous opportunity to enjoy all the tunes and dance steps that have made Milkshake! one of the most successful children’s TV experiences ever!

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"They do Floyd better than Floyd" Daily Mail "The Best Tribute Show in The World" The Times "They really are very, very good indeed" David Gilmour *A limited number of higher priced gold circle seats available.


Russell Watson

Treorchy Male Choir

Ultravox

Tuesday 21 April

Saturday 25 April

Monday 27 April

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £53.83, £36.70, £24.47

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £17.50

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £32.50, £29.50

Russell has recently finished as the head judge on the BBC1 Saturday night hit show 'Last Choir Standing' where he helped select the UK's favourite choir, with the final show being viewed by over seven million people.

Treorchy became the first male choir to venture into the uncharted territory of popular music and subsequently the choir has made more than fifty commercial recordings, making it probably the most recorded choir in the world. In more recent years their radical attitude to music making included a ground breaking album of music by Freddie Mercury and Queen, two recordings of music by Bob Marley and in complete contrast they became the first British choir to perform Sibelius’ Kullervo Symphony in Finnish.

The Ultravox tour will feature the original 80s line up of Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann and Billy Currie. Ultravox were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. They will perform fourteen shows across the UK and fans can look forward to the band performing material from all of their albums, including 'Vienna', 'Rage in Eden' and 'Quartet'.

The Salford born singer, renowned for his stunning live performances, has seen his albums take opera and classical music to a new audience. Russell has performed around the world, from Independence Day celebrations in Washington DC; the Beckham’s pre World Cup party; to more intimate performances for the President of the United States, the Prime Minister and the Pope; as well as duets with artists as diverse as Cliff Richard, Lulu, Lionel Ritchie, Mel C (of Spice Girls fame) and Meatloaf.

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April

May

European Union Chamber Orchestra with Julian Lloyd Webber

Rhydian

Derren Brown

Wednesday 29 April

Saturday 9 May

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 May

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £17

Time: Doors at 7pm Tickets: £29.36, £24.47, £22.02

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £27.50, £25

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.10 in B minor HAYDN Cello Concerto No.1 in C TCHAIKOVSKY Elegy for Strings MOZART Symphony No.29 K.201

All his life Rhydian Roberts has had a dream. Now he is about to live it! The classically trained Welsh singer and 2007 X Factor finalist has released his debut album and announced a massive sixteen date UK Tour which will head to Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday 9 May.

Conductor Soloist

Apart from being the best thing to happen on television in years, Derren's pioneering blend of psychology, illusion and showmanship makes for a stunning theatrical evening in the hands of a master performer. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world: don’t miss this!

His album, simply entitled 'Rhydian', is crammed full of passionate, inspiring versions of classic and original popular songs, delivered in his inimitable style, with impeccable technique. Dramatic, note perfect and rich with emotion, 'Rhydian' is the debut of an indisputably fantastic, authentically original British singing voice – don’t miss the chance to see him live!

This concert will take place at The Guildhall, Plymouth

Matthias Wollong Julian Lloyd Webber, cello

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"Clearly the greatest dinner party guest in history… or the scariest man in Britain" The Guardian This performance is not suitable for children under 12 years old.


June

John Barrowman

SpongeBob SquarePants

JAKE & ELWOOD The Best Blues Brothers show in the world EVER!

Sunday 31 May

Wednesday 3 – Sunday 7 June

Friday 12 June

Time: Doors at 7pm Tickets: £34.26, £26.91

Times vary, please contact the Box Office for details Tickets: £25, £20, £15, Family Ticket £70*

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £21.50, £19.50

John Barrowman, much loved actor, singer, TV and West End star embarks on a seventeen date UK tour and will head to Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday 31 May.

Take a look at what’s surfacing on stage at Plymouth Pavilions, direct from the hit television show... SpongeBob SquarePants heads to the city in his brand new show – 'The Sponge Who Could Fly!'

Jake and Elwood are back this June for the highly acclaimed smash hit The Best Blues Brothers Show in the World Ever!

The tour will feature songs from his new album, 'Music Music Music' including the Gary Barlow penned pop gem, 'What About Us' as well as songs from John’s multi-selling album 'Another Side'.

Join SpongeBob, Patrick and their zany Bikini Bottom pals in a new musical as SpongeBob embarks on his dream to fly with the jellyfish. Will he take flight, or will his dream come crashing down to the ocean floor? It’s a tale too exciting to be kept undersea! So dive in to the UK stage premiere of the exciting musical about dreams, friendship and soaring to new heights!

The show celebrates the music of the smash hit film 'The Blues Brothers' which was released in 1980 and is now celebrating its 27th Anniversary. The original film, starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd, captured the imagination of William Smith-Eccles of Derbyshire some time ago (so much so he has changed his name by deed poll to Jake Blues) and led him to put together this spectacular production!

*4 top price tickets.

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June

Forthcoming

The Wiggles ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’

Jimmy Carr ‘Joke Technician’

July

Saturday 20 June

Saturday 27 June

Time: 11am & 2pm Tickets: £14.50, Family Ticket £13 per person*

Time: 8pm Tickets: £20

Scooby-Doo and the Pirate Ghost Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 July Time: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Tickets: Adults £19.50, £17.50 Children £9.75, £8.75

It’s time to get dancing with the fab four of fun on their You Make Me Feel Like Dancing tour. Join Anthony, Jeff, Murray and Sam and all their Wiggly friends performing at Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday 20 June. The Wiggles will perform songs from their latest release, 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing', plus all the favourites such as 'Rock-A-Bye Your Bear', 'Play Your Guitar with Murray', 'Monkey Dance' and 'Can You Point Your Fingers and Do The Twist?'. Under 12 months FREE. Groups of 10 or more - £13 per ticket *2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children.

Following his successful run of smash hit Plymouth shows last Summer, Jimmy Carr returns to Plymouth Pavilions this June. Jimmy will take his dry and sardonic one liners to a whole new level as he launches his brand new live tour, 'Joke Technician'. Never one to recycle jokes, the Joke Technician tour will contain all new, unseen material, completely updated from that seen in any of his previous performances and DVD releases. As Jimmy explains, “This show is exactly the same as last year’s except every single word. It’s rude, crude and offensive but those aren’t the only reasons you’ll enjoy it.” This performance is not suitable for children under 16 years old.

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September In the Spirit with Colin Fry Sunday 13 September Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £19.50

October Buena Vista Social Club Saturday 3 October Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £28.50 Paul Potts Thursday 22 October Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £27.50


Shows 2009

November LazyTown Live! The Pirate Adventure Wednesday 25 – Sunday 29 November Times vary please contact the Box Office for details. Tickets: £28.50,^ £18.50, £16.50, £12, Family Ticket £65* ^Superseats - best seats in the house. Each child Superseat includes a goody bag and a souvenir brochure. *4 top price tickets (excludes superseats at £28.50)

Food & Drink

Plymouth Pavilions offers customers a range of facilities including a shop, bar and café serving meals with quality, imagination and style Signatures Café

Pre-Concert Dinners

Open daily, Signatures Café is a great place for a meal during the day or before a show. With a licensed eating area you can also enjoy a glass of wine with your meal.

Treat your senses to a great night out. Be treated like a true VIP, unwind, relax and experience a Plymouth Pavilions PreConcert Dinner before selected shows. We have worked hard to develop ideal show menus that will help to make your evening a wonderful experience. Enjoy a two course meal, complimentary glass of wine or a soft drink and free interval ordering service. We have created two different menus to excite your senses, a delicious cold buffet menu and an exquisite hot plated menu. Only one will be available per show night, please ask for details when making your booking.

Signatures remains open on show nights until the performance starts, with last food orders taken fifteen minutes prior to the performance commencing.

December UB40 Tuesday 15 December Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £35

Arena Bar Fancy a drink before or after the show? Situated centrally in the Pavilions, the Arena Bar is the most convenient place to enjoy a drink with friends.

FREE WI-FI ACCESS

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Children’s Parties A meal, party bag and either a skate or a swim will make sure that your child’s birthday starts with a real swing. Priced at only £8.95 per child, book early to avoid disappointment on 01752 522167.

For further information, or to make a booking, please call 01752 522167.

Shop Open daily, the Shop is full of treats, from pick and mix to a wide selection of drinks, snacks and ice creams. The Shop also sells swimwear and swimming aids so there is never an excuse to miss out on taking a dip!


Corporate Events

Exceptional conference venue…a wealth of experience Plymouth Pavilions specialises in providing versatile spaces with professional event management, technical support, planning and catering, all under one roof. With an enviable reputation for hosting Corporate and Association events including conferences, exhibitions, award ceremonies and dinner dances, Plymouth Pavilions has established itself as one of the most outstanding conference venues in the South West. Plymouth Pavilions has hosted many prestigious events from political conferences including The Conservative Party and The Liberal Democrats to Rotary International, Unison conferences and the Annual GMB Congress. The next few years are set to build on the venue’s repertoire with a number of large conferences recently secured including the Annual Co-operatives Congress, Baptists’ Assembly, Rotary 1150 Annual Conference and Royal College of Nursing Practice Nurse Annual Conference and Exhibition. The Arena can accommodate events in any number of formats from fully seated with capacities of up to 2,500, banquets for up to 800, or 1800m² of exhibition space with a further 750m² available on the floor of the Ice Rink. With the Arena also comes the use of the Arena Bar, dressing rooms

and backstage area plus dedicated staff for the event. The Full Meeting Suite offers a highly flexible, air-conditioned space with a maximum capacity of up to 200 delegates; comprised of four rooms the suite can be used individually or as a larger space with the partitions removed. All of our meeting rooms are fully accessible, have floor to ceiling windows that create the perfect business environment and include two free parking spaces per room. The Corporate Events Team is responsible for all private hire events and takes great pride in providing a first class and highly professional service from the early planning stages of an event, right through to its conclusion and follow up. A dedicated Event Coordinator will be allocated to your event to ensure it exceeds your expectations.

Please make an enquiry by calling 01752 522205 or emailing conferences@plymouthpavilions.com


The Ice Rink at Plymouth Pavilions is the only permanent Ice Rink in the South West and is ideal for fun skating, whatever your ability Ice Discos

Ice Hockey

Family Ice Discos

Ice Hockey Beginners - every Wednesday at 4pm (term time), aimed at children starting out.

Ice Skating Lessons

Adult Ice Hockey - every Monday at 8pm, aimed at adults whatever their ability.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm - 9.30pm Skate to the latest chart tunes and experience the disco lights, snow machine and lasers. Friday and Saturday 6pm - 7:30pm For children aged 14 and under and accompanying adults in a relaxed environment.

Fancy having a go at Ice Hockey? We have different sessions for all levels and ages.

Ice Hockey Advanced - every Wednesday at 6pm, aimed at children with more Ice Hockey experience.

With group and private lessons there is no reason not to be the next Torvill and Dean. Qualify for Skate UK, National Ice Skating Association (NISA) qualification and Skate Passport Scheme.

Coffee ‘n’ Skate

Chilly Penguins

Coffee, Coach ‘n’ Skate

Saturday 10am - 11.30am Chilly Penguins is an ice skating club for children aged 8-12 years. This is the perfect way to introduce your child to the ice with fun and games. General Swimming and Ice Skating sessions are available at various times of the day seven days a week. For times please check our website.

Monday 10am - 11.30am Warm up after your time on the ice with a hot cup of tea or coffee from Signatures Café. Wednesday 10am - 11.30am With the added extra of a coach on the ice, improve your form and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee afterwards at Signatures Café.

Ice Mobility

Every Sunday at 6pm and the first Thursday of the month at 12 noon. Ice Mobility is the fun way for wheelchair users to enjoy ice skating. This session allows wheelchair users to join in the fun on the ice, in the comfort of their own chair. The session lasts an hour and a half with music, lights and snow! Please note that this session must be pre-booked in advance and one carer to assist on the ice pays £1.50.

2 for 1 Ice Skating

Tuesday 8pm - 9.30pm (Ice Disco) and Thursday 4pm - 5.30pm. (Thursday term time only) 2 tickets for the price of 1. We strongly advise you to book all sessions in advance to avoid disappointment.

Adult Only Lessons Sunday 6pm - 7.30pm Become a confident and experienced Ice Skater with Adult Only Lessons. Over 16s only.

For more information or to book tickets, please call 0845 146 1460.


The Fun Pool is a fantastic environment for all the family, with water slides, water cannons and water dumps, plus a gentle sloping beach area, wave machine and spa Inflatable Sessions Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5.30pm - 7pm With two water flumes and an assault course amongst other pool toys, the inflatable session is great fun for the whole family.

Swimming Lessons

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday ASA qualified instructors teach child and adult lessons ranging from complete beginners to advanced swimmers following the ASA’s National Plan For Swimming.

Birthlight Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for babies, from birth to 2 years old. Teaching babies and young children to feel confident and support themselves in the water.

Larger than Life

Tuesday 7.30pm – 9pm, A session especially for larger swimmers who do not feel confident using the pool in a general session, but would like to take up swimming as a great form of exercise.

Young @ Heart and Disabled

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 11am (term time) 9am - 10.30am (holiday time) This is a fun and social occasion for the over 50s and disabled. After the session have a chat and a complimentary cup of tea or coffee at Signatures Café.

2 for 1 General Swimming Monday 3.30pm - 7pm 2 tickets for the price of 1. (term time only)

Parents & Toddlers

Tuesday and Friday 9am - 11am (term time) 9am - 10.30am (holiday time) Calm and friendly family sessions with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee at Signatures Café.

Water Fitness

Monday 7.15pm - 8pm and Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm How about some low impact aerobics in the safety of our pool? Aqua Aerobics is a great way to stay fit and have fun while working out. Open to all abilities, over 16s only.

Scuba Diving

Run all year round by In Deep, Plymouth Diving Centre.

NPLQ courses

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses are run regularly. This qualification allows holders to work as a swimming pool lifeguard and is recognised internationally.

ASA Qualifications

Courses are run regularly to qualifiy you as a swim teacher at various levels. Discounts for Group Bookings of 15 people or more. Hire the Rink or Pool for you, your group or company on 0845 146 1460. Plymouth Pavilions is proud that both our Rink and Pool are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we are happy to help.

For more information or to book tickets, please call 0845 146 1460.


Basketball

The Premiership of British Basketball at the UK’s number one Basketball venue! The 2008/2009 season has already seen the newly named Airwaves Plymouth Raiders secure one of the biggest sponsorship deals in British basketball history with the news of a new main sponsorship deal with Wrigley’s Airwaves chewing gum. The deal will see Raiders take the next step in the club’s development and further build the profile of the South West’s most successful sports team! Playing on their home court at Plymouth Pavilions, the region’s premier leisure and entertainment venue, the team has again gone from strength to strength this season with new signings including American forward Kwbana Beckles and Irish/American small forward Patrick Fitzpatrick. Raiders play their games to packed houses in the Raiderdome, with its state of the art technical facilities and buzzing family atmosphere that will be loved by basketball fans of any age; from 2 to 102! When Raiders play at home, it’s not just

a fantastic sporting event… combine the skill and showmanship of the athletes, with the music, lights, pyrotechnics, Raiders Cheerleaders and of course Foxy, the team mascot and you’ve got a recipe for an action packed evening of entertainment! If you’ve never been to a basketball match before you’re missing out… so give it a go! Individual 2008/2009 game day tickets cost £12 for adults, £6 for concessions and £30 for families (2 adults, 2 children, or 1 adult, 3 children).

Plymouth Raiders Home Fixtures 2009 January Sat 3 Wed 7 Sat 31

WORTHING THUNDER T WORCESTER WOLVES T WORCESTER WOLVES C

February Sat 14 Sun 15 Fri 27

LEICESTER RIDERS C WORTHING THUNDER C SHEFFIELD SHARKS C

March Sat 7 Sat 14 Sat 21

GUILDFORD HEAT C LONDON CAPITALS C WORTHING THUNDER C

April Sun 12 Sat 18

CHESHIRE JETS C MILTON KEYNES LIONS C

Key to Fixtures Table: C - Championship T - Trophy *fixtures correct at time of going to print


Arena Booking Information Box Office Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm On show nights the Box Office will stay open for personal callers until fifteen minutes after the start of the show. If a show is on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday the Box Office will open two hours prior to the start of the show.

How to Book

In Person

Tickets sold for shows held at alternative venues may incur increased processing fees as Plymouth Pavilions is acting as a ticket agent only. In this instance, Plymouth Pavilions may decide to include the processing fee in the ticket price.

Refunds Only tickets purchased at Plymouth Pavilions will be accepted for resale. This can only be done when the show is sold out and if tickets are returned to the Box Office at least 48 hours prior to the show. If we successfully resell the tickets we will refund the ticket cover price to you by cheque within fourteen days of the show.

Concessions Please note that only one concession (which includes child prices) applies per ticket. Please inform us if you are entitled to a concession at the time of booking as changes cannot be made once the tickets have been issued. No concessions can be retrospectively applied.

Group Booking Facility

Our Group Booking facility is available for groups of ten or more. This facility allows you to book By Phone - 0845 146 1460 now, pay later, securing your seats for the show. For groups of ten or more we waive the booking Online - www.plymouthpavilions.com fee and some shows have additional benefits Please note: Tickets purchased online will be Parking which are detailed in the show description within available from the Box Office 24 hours after this brochure. Whatever your query about group There are two car parks next to the Pavilions, purchase. bookings please do not hesitate to contact us the Pavilions Car Park on Millbay Road and on 01752 263326 and our staff will be delighted Please let us know at the time of booking the Western Approach Multi-Storey Car to help. Alternatively you can email us on if you have any seating preferences or special Park. The bridge link between the Western Approach Car Park and the Pavilions remains groupsales@plymouthpavilions.com. requirements as our Box Office Agents will open for thirty minutes after the end of a If required, we can arrange drinks receptions be delighted to advise you of the best seats show. and other catering to meet your needs. for your party. Please note that a ten minute parking zone is located at our front entrance Disabled Access for use when collecting tickets. Plymouth Pavilions has full facilities for When collecting tickets you will be required patrons with disabilities including the hard of hearing. Please let us know at the time of to produce the card used to purchase the booking and we will be delighted to discuss tickets as well as a valid form of ID, such as a driving license. If collecting tickets on behalf your requirements. of someone else, a letter of authorisation will be required along with a valid form of ID.

Payment We accept cash (if buying in person), cheque, postal order (payable to Plymouth Pavilions) or the following credit and debit cards - Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Visa Delta and Switch/ Maestro. There is a processing fee for credit and debit cards and posted cheques of £2 per ticket. This is reduced where top price tickets are below £15. For online bookings, processing fees are reduced to £1.50, making it cheaper to book online. Group bookings of ten or more incur no processing fee.

Customer Information If you encounter any problems at a show please let one of our House Managers know immediately and they will do all that they can to rectify the problem. We really value customer feedback and if you do have any comments on any aspect of our services please let us know via our Customer Feedback forms or by emailing enquiries@plymouthpavilions.com. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. The management reserves the right to change the programme should circumstances dictate. All details are correct at the time of going to press. For up to date information please check out our website at www.plymouthpavilions.com.

This brochure is available in large print online. Alternatively to order a large print version, please contact Reception on 0845 146 1460.


Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF Telephone: 0845 146 1460

www.plymouthpavilions.com


Spring Brochure 2009