The Pavilion Theatre
The Pavilion Theatre
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  • Joan M
    Dumfries, United Kingdom38 contributions
    Annual trip
    This must be about our 13th Panto here and all our grandchildren have grew up with pavilion panto but for the first time ever we all think it’s time for a change. Whilst the dancing ,costumes and scenery are excellent it now feels same old ,same old. I agree the cast work really hard it just sometimes feels that they get more out of it than the audience and we feel we’ve seen it all before. Unless there is a change in the cast it will be time for us to seek a different venue. Will miss you
    Traveled with family
    Written January 18, 2020
  • Graham0072015
    Sutton, United Kingdom107 contributions
    Very average pantomime
    Went to the panto in December. Aladdins adventures. The story was very weak. Although the tech was good, the overall panto was pretty average mainly due to the lack of story and various scenes just did not fit. Probably quite good for young children and it was good to see so many families out enjoying themselves. The theatre itself was freezing cold which didn't help.
    Written January 7, 2023
  • Happymammy62
    1 contribution
    Amazing staff
    Amazing staff tonight. So helpful and thoughtful. My son found it all a bit much. The staff tried their absolute best to help. Very impressed and touched by their attitude and attentiveness. Thank you.
    Traveled with family
    Written December 28, 2022
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alan m
1 contribution
Dec 2021
This performance was very poor . There was little enthusiasm from the cast and key roles were performed very badly . The sound quality was awful .special effects pathetic and I can only assume some of the parts had been passed to understudies . Moreover , the standards of access to and egress from the auditorium left me feeling that there was gross understaffing of ancillary staff . The staff had no sense of welcoming the audience wit a pleasant smile and seemed overwhelmed by the attendance . A number of the audience left the venue at the interval complaining about their entire experience .
Written December 24, 2021
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123Steph...
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Dec 2019 • Family
If you are a family avoid like the plague.. this is the most appalling venue i have ever been to and heard about you have to pay for babies to have a seat witch they are not allowed to sit in if your baby cries at a panto they are quickly asked to leave even when its the rude manager who wakes my baby and then tell me to shut IT up being a manager with that attitude towards young families is disrespectful. Now they do have nice staff.. Dont go to the pantos your experience will be ruined as your little ones are not allowed to get excited and stand at there seats.. basically they dont want you to go with babies or young kids( read there own policies) they should never be getting family booking because it isnt for all the family they say its fun for all the family but not.. that to me is false advertising.. and the management shouldnt be allowed to work with public they need new fresh managers ones which smile and welcoming to the public before booking check the reviews out on google kings theatre should get there panto bookings least they welcome all the family
Written January 7, 2020
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BWS
Falkirk, UK21 contributions
Mar 2022
Visited here on Friday 11/03/2022 to see an Elvis tribute concert. The show itself was excellent but for me the theatre is a complete let down and its own worse enemy. Seating is so cramped you can hardly breathe and the corridors and décor is visibly stuck in the 80s. The sound system is terrible especially if you are at the back of the stalls underneath the balcony. What did it for me was the staff having to constantly tell people of for standing which is very off-putting and constant, you will never stop people from standing now and again at concert so why try? Staff also have to constantly explain to people that alcohol is not allowed in the main auditorium I counted at least 10 people asking why? but they will serve you right up to the start of the show. Every other theatre allows this even the Falkirk Town Hall so surely they can do something about this, I mean it is a concert on a Friday night people want to enjoy themselves and have a drink and can do this safely if paper cups are used like everywhere else and it would save staff having to explain constantly. Toilets are also in desperate need of updating. Will unfortunately never be back which is quite sad really.
Written March 13, 2022
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bigmincey
Glasgow, UK306 contributions
Feb 2020
This was my first visit to the Pavillion, which is surprising as i used to attend the now non-existent Apollo straight across the street. Went to see Ed Byrne. Really friendly staff in the Box Office. Its an old theatre, but still reasonably fresh and clean looking inside. Drinks and snacks were reasonably priced as well. Every staff member we came into contact with were friendly and helpfull. Cheers folks, we had a great night !!
Written February 16, 2020
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Yummymummy9313
Airdrie, UK251 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Panto was good and lots of funny parts. I do think that the previous pantos have been better. I do think it was a bit padded out with the x factor part. The lazers were pretty rubbish. But my son loved it and that's the main thing.

Stars of the panto were great and did a good job!

Love the theatre as I think it is a great layout. Will return to see a panto again there.
Written January 6, 2020
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George T
Braidwood, UK17 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
we take our young children to the panto every year, this year we saw john barrowman in jack in the beanstalk at glasgows secc, it was excellent great value for money in a nice threatre, in contrast we also went to the Glasgow pavilion threatre to see the wizard of never woz, it was dire, michele mcmanus, dean park and shellsuit bob were terrible, even my 9 year old and six year old stated that panto was utter rubbish, the theatre itself is a dump and needs demolished as far as dean park, michele mcmanus and shell suit bob it is about time someone called time on their careers. do not waste your money on this panto go to the Secc it is a lot better value.
Written December 27, 2012
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firhill55
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
I have to say I have been to a lot of pantos in my time and the panto I saw last night at the pavilion was really poor for many reason. Firstly there was no storyline and lots of kids were bored really quickly and secondly there was not a lot of audience participation as well. It is not worth the money charged for this. If you are looking for a panto this year go to secc or kings as pavilion this year is extremely poor.
Written December 1, 2016
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HiltzTheCoolerKing
Lanarkshire87 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Now, usually its other people that disturb you either talking or making a nuisance yes? What if it was the staff of the venue cavorting and carrying on would you say something to them, ask them to quieten down or take it outside as your trying to watch a show? Well I did and the response was disturbing to say the least.. "the Bouncer" responds with a "Get Out of My Face!" not a polite step back, but a thug like response of "Get out of my face!" So when you go to complain to the "Manager" this is where the fun begins - they back each other up, say that you're the problem and causing a disturbance and if you don't sit down it will result on having you removed from the venue. Take it a stage further and write to the General Manager and all of a sudden you are "the thug" and that you are the attacker and not the victim. Further more when asked for the "CCTV" evidence and all of a sudden the evidence they quote to have and continually refer to is err... lost?? conveniently.. The manager is an out and out bully and a nasty piece of work, the letters written were polite, succinct and to the point, and you are requested to "calm your aggression" there was none, it merely displayed evidence of less than satisfactory behavior of their staff and stewards. The "steward" (thug) that I approached had no name tab visible - and yet according to the management they wear it at all times and it was underneath his jacket.. not much good there huh? Its supposed to be on display but according to the management was there for all to see.. NO IT WASN'T! In short I agree with others on here over zealous, louts, thugs, and unprofessional staff - STAY AWAY OR BE WARNED!
Written April 8, 2017
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Gambi53
Paisley, UK37 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
A potentially good evening ruined by drunken louts and inadequate management's lack of ability to deal with them!

Security appeared powerless to deal with the aggressive behaviour of the extremely drunk group (who had brought in their own alcohol) and eventually ejected them with 25 minutes of the concert remaining.

The manager, Marie Donnelly, has steadfastly refused to consider compensation for a ruined event and her replies offer little hope of being able to attend this venue in the future!
Written March 31, 2015
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CHARLOTTE S
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
i tried to book a box for any week night between mon and thurs between now and xmas eve.but was so disappointed withe the customer service of a young man on the phone,who seemed to have no interest in helping me.and tutted through most of my phone call,unfortunately it looks like my grandchildren wont be seeing the panto this year.it is such a shame this young man couldnt or wouldnt take the time to do his job properly...one very unhappy grandmother..Glasgow
Written November 13, 2012
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