Pavilion Mid Wales is a multi-functional Events & Conference venue in the Heart of Wales.
Built in 1912, the Pavilion (or Pivi as it is known by the locals) has been a community hub for over 100 years. It has seen many guises throughout it's lifetime including a Cinema, Dance Hall & Theatre.
In March 2016, Grand Pavilion Events CIC - (a not for profit community interest company) became the new operators of the Pavilion. Our aim was to raise the ‘Old Lady’ from the ashes and bring her back into the heart of the community by providing a varied program of Entertainment and Community Events. Our priority is to save the building from an uncertain future by bringing the building back into the hands of the community for which it was built.
Since opening the doors in 2016, we have seen over 100,000 visitors to the Pavilion, whilst attracting major acts back to the venue. In October 2018, the Pavilion hosted the annual Bryn Terfel Scholarship Awards final in front of the TV cameras, and watched by thousands across the globe.
Pavilion Mid Wales is a member of the Music Venues Alliance.
Highlights:We have welcomed some fantastic artists to the venue since opening the doors;
Comedy - Joe Pasquale, Jethro, Jim Davidson, Lloyd Langford
Original Artists Live Music - Alessi, Charlotte Carpenter, The Eskies, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Here Be Dragons, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Will Varley, Ailbhe Reddy, Paul Henshaw & The Scientific Simpletons, John Adams, Emma Stevens, Falling Free, Vespertine, Reece, The Bumtones, Koolmonoxide, Big Fibbers, Toby Hay, Last Tree Squad, Showaddywaddy
DJ’s - Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, MODAA, Overwrite, Spaced Invader
Tributes - Upbeat Beatles, Bon Jovi Experience, Ultimate Coldplay, Jive Talkin’, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, What the Floyd?, Rock The 90’s, The Mumford & Sons Experience, Re-Take That, AC/DC UK, Hats Off To Led Zeppelin,ABBA Reunion Tribute Show, A Band Called Malice
Local Musicians we have given the opportunity to perform and develop - The Fireside Family, Felicity Bulbulia, Finn, Last Tree Squad, OJ Lewis
Family Entertainment - Spooktacular, Santa’s Christmas Shows, Welsh Wrestling, Groovy UV Show, Children In The Moon, Zoobie, I Am Turtle
We have worked with National Theatre Wales, Urdd Gobaith Cymru, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Music, BBC Introducing, Independent Venue Week, Help Musicians UK, Musicians Union, Live Music Now, Arts Council Wales Nights Out
We have supported community groups such as Llandrindod Wells Carnival, Llandrindod Transition, Flicks in The Sticks, MPYT, Llandrindod Wells Artisan Market, Record Fairs, Luna Club Nights, Decadedance
“We have loved being here. Can I just congratulate all the people who have kept this hall standing. Places like this are becoming rare. They are national treasures that people can destroy overnight. Beautiful places like this with some of the best acoustics we have even played to. Please keep it alive and kicking. It is a beautiful hall. Congratulations to everybody who has worked hard to keep the doors open. Please invite us again.”
Cefin Roberts - Cor Glanaethwy
Pavilion Mid Wales (formerly The Grand Pavilion) has a long history of community & musical entertainment spanning over 100 years.
Since re-opening in 2016, the venue has quickly developed into a key component of Llandrindod Wells' & Mid Wales music & cultural life.
To develop the venue further and bring it back to it's glory days.
To improve the social wellbeing of the residents of Mid Wales through the medium of Live Music
To build a legacy the community will be proud of for generations to come