Rothesay Pavilion

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History & Heritage, Tours, Scottish Crafts & Gifts, Islands, Food & Drink
2015
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Currently under renovation, this unique Grade A listed, Bauhaus inspired architecture, dance, arts and events venue is set to reopen in 2020
2015
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About Rothesay Pavilion
Rothesay Pavilion has always lain at the heart of the vibrant life of the island community of Bute. Since its 1938 opening as ‘Scotland’s Pleasure Palace’, the Pavilion has catered for the needs of the local community and generations of visitors, having served first as sumptuous grand ballroom and concert hall, then stylish wedding venue, impressive civic centre and inclusive sports arena. The building has hosted big band concerts and tea dances, community pantomimes, rock concerts, conferences, football tournaments, horticultural shows, birthday parties and political gatherings.

Eighty years of continuous and sustained use, coupled with the pounding of the elements courtesy of the enviable seafront location, have taken their toll on this iconic edifice. As a result, Rothesay Pavilion was placed on the ‘buildings at risk’ register in 2010. Shortly thereafter, the building’s owners – Argyll and Bute Council – launched a plan to rescue and revitalise the Pavilion, simultaneously kick-starting the regeneration of the island, designed to enhance and actively promote the island’s unique heritage and multiple tourist attractions to a worldwide audience.
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Cafe
Catering Available
Lunch Available
Picnic Area
Shop
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible toilets
Level access to all public areas
Lift or stairlift
Ramp to main entrance
Suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Wheelchair access throughout