The Pioneer Club
The Pioneer Club
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A music venue, skatepark, and place for the community. The Pioneer Club was established in 1941 and has seen the likes of The Zombies, Enter Shikari, Judge Jules & Declan McKenna perform at the music venue. It is also home to the oldest indoor skatepark in the country with a strong reputation in the UK skate scene offering sessions and lessons. The Pioneer Club is a unique and special place in St Albans that has something for everybody.
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Damask_Green
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
The Pioneer is a vital part of the community, run by the community. I've attended for skateboarding lessons for my kids, a proper concert in the music hall, and have even performed there at an open mic night. It's amazing and run by very friendly people who care deeply for it and know how important it is to the local community.
Written January 10, 2023
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John B
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Sep 2022 • Family
The guys at the skateboarding are great especially Charlie.
All the staff have been very welcoming to ny son and he is progressing in leaps and bounds.
His balance has improved and he has become much more of a go and do kinda of kid because of it.

Thanks to the whole team!

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John Briffa
Written December 2, 2022
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Hi John, Thank you for your review and it's wonderful to hear how Charlie is progressing in his skateboarding life. We hope to see you again at The Pioneer Club soon. All the best!
Written January 8, 2023
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SarahL-and-DaveC
London, UK129 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Friendly authentic skate park. No frills, it is what it is (which is great). Super friendly kids in there every time we have been. Don't think they take any nonsense and it shows. My 5 year old is never made to feel like he's too small or in the way despite it being a packed weekend session.
Ramps for every age. Have never seen bikes but scooters and skateboards is the norm.
I sit and watch from the viewing point. Bring your own drinks, food, a book etc and put aside a few hours!
Written January 28, 2018
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Pumped C
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Nov 2017 • Family
It's a very friendly area and the staff are friendly they always help out and are willing to teach kids and even adults me and my son have been going for nearly a year and he has learnt a lot. My son loves the new mini ramp outside I really hope this skatepark stays here for ever Loved it. I recommend it to anyone who love skateboarding!!!!!
Written November 26, 2017
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Olaf H
London, UK26 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This is a very friendly skate park with an indoor as well as outdoor area. The outdoor area has some genuine granite, concrete and paving giving it an Urban feel! My son - 8 loved it and we will be back!
Written July 11, 2017
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK6,558 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Just had my first visit to the legendary St Albans Pioneer Club and Skate Park. We attended a (private) skate and scooter session for pre-school children – most were on scooters and had a fabulous time. The facilities look slightly underfunded, which is a shame as St Albans should really celebrate, and support, the existence of this club (i.e. provide it with some funding).

The Pioneer Club was founded by evacuee’s during WW2 and is now home to a home to a number of organisations. In the 1960’s a purpose built hall was constructed that provides a venue for new bands and has hosted performances by the likes Wishbone Ash, Motorhead, Argent, Shikari and TrashBoat.

In 1991 an old warehouse (next door) was converted into a skate park and Pioneer became home to the oldest indoor skate park in the UK - it has both an indoor and outdoor skate area and has the pro skater Rod Clarke as a trustee of the charity.

Well worth checking out if you are into skateboarding or live music.
Written March 27, 2017
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