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Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming back to the Pavilion Theatre on Thursday 3rd February 2022 with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, Right Now.
This will be John’s eighth stand up show and it is shaping up to be his best yet. It will see him performing across the UK, Ireland, America, Canada and Europe. He can’t wait to be back on the road again!!
John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including- ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1). More recently ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’ for ITV1 and four mammoth series of the critically acclaimed ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ which saw him chatting, one to one with some of the World’s biggest, household names.
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Here is a picture of our on stage ‘Ghost Light’. This is a bit of a tradition in theatres of a certain age and is used when theatres are unoccupied.
The practical use of a ghost light is for safety. A ghost light enables staff to navigate the theatre to find the lighting controls and to avoid accidents such as falling off the stage and stepping on or tripping over anything set on the stage. There is an unsubstantiated story of a burglar who tripped on a dark stage, broke his leg and sued the theatre for damages, so it will help nowadays to avoid litigation and to comply with health and safety for all burglars.
Some claim that the tradition began in the days of gas-lit theatres when dim gas lights were left burning to relieve pressure on the gas valves, others say it’s superstitions associated with ‘Ghost’ stories and the supernatural but who knows and we are happy to keep up the tradition as the Pavilion ghosts live in peace with us, and us with them, so we are all happy. Perhaps they are the ones that are looking after us and have helped us survive through the years.
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What about socially distanced evening tours to raise money? All i ever wanted as a child was to sing on that stage, i ended up singing in Hammersmith Odeon, i thought that would take the dream away, but it didn't because it wasn't the pavillion where i had so much history and so many memories. I even sat in the same seat for years when i went to shows, 22c. My mums uncle used to operate the spotlights, i would find a million reasons to go to the loo, just so i could come back downstairs and pretend i was in the show. Long story short, we have to save the theatre by any means, tours, sell seats like they do at football, sell old show memorabilia what ever it takes, cos at this rate it's gna be me who's haunting it, sorry to vent but, let's save our old friend ❤🥰
Bruce Benzie this is a ghost light.
On the same theme who remembers the lamplighter who lit street lamps at night and came back I morning to put them out.. they were gas lamps of course.!!
My tickets for John Bishop have arrived already. Looking forward to visiting The Pavilion ❤
Excellent ....but creepy too. !!!
LUVVIN IT,BREAK A LEG.XX💙🏴💙
There are only 3 weeks to go of our Panto crowdfunding! We are overwhelmed by your generosity so far. Let's push on and help us to bring the Panto to you this Christmas!
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What will happen regarding viewing, will we pay in advance and given a log in?
It is launch day for our Panto Crowdfunding page! It is open for only 4 weeks so anything you can donate would help us to bring the Pavilion Panto to life this Christmas in your living room!
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Shared this is an awesome idea thanks guys for sorting this will make Christmas that little bit better this year xxx
Made our donation this morning 😊 Christmas wouldn’t be the same without The Pavilion Panto. Well done everyone involved. X
Donated Good Luck 🤩
Made my donation good luck guys 👍
Amazing idea. Love you guys xx
What a brilliant idea ❤️❤️👏
Oh yes we will!...😃
Do you need to donate to watch it.
Karen Degnan Danielle Reilly Lynsey Mckechnie
KKennedy KKristal Angel Barclay Jack Kennedy Jade Kennedy can 1 of yous tag Tiffany
Suzanne Hughes 🥰
Aimee Deeley ❤️❤️
I saw this advertised thought it was a scam. But seeing this is made me realise I was wrong
Great idea for us panto going, big kids... good luck 🤞
Donated🤗 Good Luck💖 xx
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Norma Jane Whitelaw
Tracy Thompson Catherine Thompson
Maureen Reynolds and Liz Harris we don’t need to miss panto 😬👏🏼🙌🏼 xx
Sean Boyle sorted
Laura McPhee 🎄Robert McPhee 🎄
Alice Murie Marie Oreilly Marion Batchelor
Grace Downie Christine Davidson
What time on Xmas eve, does anyone know?
Even better you should have filmed the entire Treasure Island Panto for all to watch on Youtube.
You should have done Treasure Island again not Santa Claus is coming to Town Boring.
You should have just shown the dress rehearsal of treasure island if you’ve videoed that
Do u need to buy a ticket for it plz more info
Aw i'm glad nicola park is back ,shes hilarious 😆
Put them all up that way can watch a load one after another
Mind send the link out x
Harry Holliday that’s Xmas eve sorted 👍
Do you have a link for the crowdfunding page?
Barbara Ann Johnston no grado this year 😭 buzzing for this hopefully not in labour 😂😂💖 xxxx
How is it going to work plz
Tee Ross we have to do this!!!
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Emma Robertson Keith Richardson Amanda Gaughan
Dumbo sucks eggs.
The countdown is on and our fundraiser will be live on Saturday 12th September, which is just 3 days away!
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The Wizard of never Woz was funny with Holly Jack as Dorothy.
This makes me feel so sad Christmas is notchristmas without a pantomime, I’ll be w@tching with bells on x
Janette Carlin you will just need to come you ours this Christmas Eve watch the panto 😃 🎅🏻
Aww this will be the 1st year in many years that we have not been to the pavilion for the panto. Sad time for this industry. Will be watching with the family🎅🏻🎄 and donating x
Gillian Clements looks like we will get our panto after all
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Yay Nicola is back in the panto haven't seen her since she played the good witch in the Wizard of never Woz panto.
Brilliant idea and so glad your back in the panto nicola 🥰
Oh this will be so good, my eldest thinks he’s to old fit panto and my youngest is just tiny so I can have the best of both worlds -panto in my pjs 😃
Fiona Mcgill it’s the best we will get this year! At least that’s our entertainment sorted for Xmas eve x
Debbie Welsford pantomime will still go ahead this year just a bit different you can do it in ur Christmas pyjamas xx
Go! NICOLA!! Look forward to it!!😂😂😂👍xx
Great idea shame for the staff going through hard times xx
Bring it on folks, great idea
Amazing idea can't wait 🌈💕
OMG this will be brilliant.x
Will not be the same but see you again live soon xx
Allan! We might get a panto this year!!!
Christmas Eve is birthday
Isobel Mcnaught this is what I was telling you about xx
Nicola Lacy-Hamilton Viicky Clementts Donna Smith Claire Kane seems like this might be the only panto we will get this year 🤦🏻♀️
This is a fab idea x
Yeah Gail Crawford if the carnival isn’t going ahead x
How much is it to watch the panto?
Jenna Songhurst might be good for your residents x
Alison McIntyre.... This year's panto will be rather different eh
Ashley Bruce Sashly Nick Clare Thomson Darcy Hutton Lyndsay Meffan Mhairi Paterson how gd would this be
Claire Murphy Christmas eve panto in your jammies with the boys xx
Why not help us to help you!
As we are sure you are aware, the traditional family pantomime at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow cannot go ahead this year. But we couldn’t let it stop there so we have manged to arrange the cast, crew, musicians to come and rehearse the Panto Santa Claus is Coming to Town and this will be filmed and put out on YouTube. This will give everyone a chance to get the family around the Christmas tree and welcome Santa Claus into your living rooms.
Currently this production will star Stephen Purdon, Grado, Liam Dolan & Nicola Park. This will be approx. 35 to 40 minutes in total.
To date, we have been unable to secure any emergency or COVID-19 support funding to enable us to fund these projects, so this is where we are asking for your help. This is not something that we would normally do but currently, like all businesses, times are difficult, and we have had a number of suggestions on social media to launch this appeal.
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Will miss being at the pavilion but glad we still get to watch the panto. Absolutely love it every year and more than happy to donate ❤ xxx
👍👍👍 quite disappointed that you haven't received any help though. Got replies from Nicola Sturgeon and Alison Thewliss. Alison Thewliss seems particularly keen to help. It's nuts when you consider how much was spent on the eat in to help out scheme. There are rumours of a similar scheme for theatres 🤞🤞🤞
Definitely a thumbs up from me will donate no problem. Good Luck.
Been few times but not for few years and my oldest 2 were just turned 10 and 11 and wee one was 1 or 2 we all loved it keep up good work
Will miss live panto but will still be good to watch on you tube 😁🤣
Totally gutted that it's been cancelled 😪 but absolutely buzzing to watch it on Christmas eve 🤶🎅what a fabulous idea 🥰❤ xx
Great idea. Panto in p.j's, what's not to love. Happy to donate x lynne
All pantomimes with Holly Jack in them are awesome and Spashiniss except Cinderella. Boring.
Sounds a great idea! Happy contribute 😁
Will be happy to donate sadie
I'd be happy to help out.. Love and miss the pavilion.
Great idea x. I’ll donate x
Fantastic idea. Will definitely be donating ❤️
I will happily donate. X
Love it 😍 we are in 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Good idea long on next year's panto 😎
Great idea x
Well be there 👍👍👍
Can’t wait to see it but rather be there x
Can you pop into the thearte to make donation ?
Debbie Nicholson Cunningham Audrey Murphy. Xx
4 weeks ago
Great sentiments in this video, brings a tear to your eye. It would be nice to make a Scottish video, using this song.
Play loud and reflect (and forget any politics.)
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Very apt ❣️
Love this song and so very relevant xxx
Another of the measures we are taking to ensure the theatre will be as safe as possible for all when we are able to reopen.
Hoping to take delivery of these in the next few days!
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Going to miss going to the pantomime this year. Love The Pavilion, first went there when I was 4 yrs old.
Looking bright and inviting for the winter months ahead 😊
Yip so sad but hey whats a few months out our lives at least we still gave one we will survive x
Wow. Loving this. Class
Looking great!..been going here for about 57yrs...can't wait to vist again 💞
always reminds me of the late GREAT JOE Joe Longthorne MBE
Oh no you not !!! 😂😂😂
Hope this is ok to ask love the theatre and do go a lot would like to know why when there is a major show like The Lion King or Phantom of the opera its always Edinburgh am sure Glasgows theatre goers would love this as its not always convenient to go to Edinburgh
Loved it there were brill so so funny 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I remember seeing pantomimes at the Pavillion!! And saw Billy Connolly there too.
Looking Braw! 😀
We are experiencing a high number of calls this morning. Please bear with us as we have limited staff working within the theatre and if possible, please book online at www.paviliontheatre.co.uk or for the Cinderella pre sale, please use the link sent in your information e-mail sent last week.
Refunds for Santa Claus is Coming to Town are beginning today, Monday 24th August and we will be doing this in chronological order. If you booked your tickets for this online or via the phone, there is no need to contact us as refunds will be processed automatically. Please only contact us if you made a cash booking at the theatre and we will organise a refund via credit / debit card. Refunds can take up to 7 working days to appear in your account due to processing times from card providers and banks.
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We book through family who work at post office and go on the first day of opening Saturday matinee and we get at reduced rate through them. Is there going to be any availability for seats as we would hate to miss this year but any date as front line worker I need adavance dates due to shift pattern
I placed an order for this years pantomime, however my mum and sister have received a link for booking tickets for next year but I haven’t received anything. Many thanks
Tried to book our tickets for next year but kept getting an error will have to call tomorrow as i think its cause we are a family party of 12. Gutted that this year show is off thou as we have been coming for years now.
We booked this in February! Before COVID so this doesn’t even relate that people couldn’t book beforehand (Me being a front line worker also) We have received the refund and email which I think is amazing from pavilion due to the situation and will definitely be booking for next year and hoping everyone can put money into it to make sure they get through the hard times! Can’t wait for next years already Xx
Thanks very much to the young man on the phone who put my friends new tickets and refund on. Very polite and patient. Thanks
Go every year🙄 cant find an email with a link. Will just have to wait😟
I have pantomime tickets booked for Dec no had email either
What about folk who booked early for this year by telephone. My mum booked by telephone because she doesn't have a email address and so she can't receive the pre sale link.
booked panto every year for my daughters birthday and hadn't got round to it this year due to Covid-19 with myself and husband being key workers so am penalised for this 🤬
Booked my tickets for next year this morning x
We go every year to at least 3 pantomimes gutted we cant go this year...
We had tickets booked for this year but have not received an email with the link to rebook.
Hope people can be like me and not request a refund, let the money fund the arts industry. Sure its good to see a show but better if its around for years plus the moneys already out x
I haven't received any email.
Is this email been sent to people who had tickets booked for this year only. Or for anyone is on the mailing list x
Tickets for next year booked 😊
In regards to this year’s Pantomime. We think that we have always been optimistic in terms whether this production will be able to go ahead but had to wait to see how things progressed but feel that the time is right now to make a decision and unfortunately, we are extremely disappointed to announce that we will now have to cancel this for the safety of all our customers and staff as it is evident just how this virus can return and spread quickly, especially in close contact areas such as theatres.
We are sure, like us, you will all be disappointed as the Pavilion Panto is for a lot, the family day out with a lot of families returning year on year.
However, we are delighted to announce that we will return next year with one of our favourites; The Magical Adventures of Cinderella, which enables us to keep the cast together and ‘Lockdown’ ticket prices. We will be issuing a priority link via e-mail to those who have booked for Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, which will enable those who had the best seats to get these again from Monday 24th August before going on sale to the general public from Monday 21st September 2020.
With regards to your tickets purchased for Santa Claus is Coming to Town, this year’s Pantomime. It has become clear to us, having drawn on previous experience with cancelling or rescheduling shows, especially during the Sauchiehall Street fire closure two years ago, that the best thing to do for everybody is to have a clean start and refund all tickets. This gives customers back their money at a time where money is important but also is the ability to purchase right away if they chose to do that.
We appreciate that some have made comments about keeping their tickets to be used for next year but this never really works for a long running show as dates and days never really work out as per the original booking. Refunds will commence from Monday 24th August 2020.
If you purchased your tickets by card online or via telephone, then we will process this refund directly onto the card you used for the original purchase. Refunds will take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.
If you paid at the theatre in person via cash or card, please contact our box office staff to arrange a suitable refund. Unfortunately, as some of our staff are working remotely and the theatre is closed to the public, we cannot process cash refunds and can only offer, for original cash customers, a refund by cheque, bank transfer or direct refund onto a credit or debit card.
We would like to finish by giving you some GREAT NEWS! So that you are not missing out on a Pavilion Panto, we are going to get the cast together and rehearse the Panto ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’, film it and make it available to view online via YouTube on Christmas Eve. So, it is time to get the popcorn in and get all the family around the telly on Christmas Eve and get involved in the panto.
To help us do this, we are launching a Crowd Funding page soon and hope everyone can help us to pay the cast, crew and staff and we are sure we can create a bit of Pavilion Panto magic to your living room this Christmas. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for more information soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Utter gutted , so will the group be , this is the 1st panto we have missed in 23 years, but totally understand for the safety of all . Best wishes for you and Your staff and see you all next Xmas for a fantastic panto xo
I was disappointed reading it was cancelled, as we have went every years so over 15 years, but I actually can't wait to watch the panto in Xmas eve, won't be the same but I'm sure there will be plenty chanting and booing from our living rooms, can you make it a payable link which I'm sure with so many things cancelled people would be happy to pay i know i will!
Gutted for you all! So sad that this virus is still going to have an impact in Jan 2021! 😘💔
Great idea, Iain & Pav. I will look forward to your Hogmanay show as a change from the usual tv fare. Well done.
Sad news 😢 our family look forward to seeing the production on our telly & donating, many folk won't have the same Christmas traditions this year but hopefully embrace new ones & stay safe 🙏 😀 xx
So so sad and this is the reality of covid as the traditions as we grew up with is now broken! But this is a fab idea about recording this to watch from your own sofa! What a great idea! Well done for lovely communication as always! Such sad news but it’s probs the best decision! Stay safe and stay strong team pavilion x
So so sad to hear this but done with the best intentions to keep staff and punters all safe !!!!! It's been a rough and very tough year for everyone and I hope you are all as safe as you can be and I wish you all the best for the remainder of this year which is a pure washout now ....... I will be there as always next year supporting The Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow as I danced in the pantomime in 1983 with Tiger Tim, Christian, Sheila Grier, Ray Jeffries and the rest of the cast all those years ago. I love the Pavilion as all it has are fantastic and amazing memories for a wee girl who at the time was 12 .... Good Luck to all of you and sending you all lots of love and we will see you all next year with lots of one liners, banter and good times. Big hugs to you all ❤🧡💛💙💙💜🌈🌈 xxxxxx I look forward to the Christmas Eve performance and your correspondence has been amazing so thank you all for that. Stay safe and look after each other 😘🎉🎊🌈❤🧡💛💚💙💜🌲🌲 xxxxxx
Great idea for the panto we are all better being safe I hope to be back at the pavilion in the future
Such sad news but the best decision really for the safety of everyone involved and the audiences. We love our day out in between Christmas and New Year and we'll be gutted we can't go but I would not be stepping foot in a theatre this year sorry. We'll be watching on Christmas eve and hopefully be back for Cinderella in 2021 😊
So sad but what a great idea. I’m sure many will enjoy this experience and I for one will be happy to donate to your fund.
Thanks for the early update, just received our email, as much as it's disappointing, the most important thing is everyone remains safe, we'll look forward to next year instead ❤
Terrible that by December we are still going to be in this nightmare. Panto should have been able to go ahead . We have to get back to normal living
What a shame. My Father-in-Law is bad with Alzheimer’s and taking him along to the Panto at the Pavillion put one of the biggest smiles on his face we have seen for a long time. He is beyond coming now but the Pavillion Panto will always be special! ❤️
Gutted but it is the responsible thing to do. Look forward to the panto next year and other shows when covid allows us to. Stay Safe Everyone x
Gutted but definitely the right decision, stay safe everyone and see you all next year, will defo put to the crowd funding x
Sad as it's the highlight of the year for the kids and adults! But safety first at all costs! Will forward when we can all come Back!!
Sad news but what an amazing idea to watch it on Christmas Eve at home might be worth doing online tickets to cover costs etc I’m sure lots of people would be happy to donate or as someone else mentioned maybe a payable link - that’s my Christmas Eve sorted ⛄️
Safety comes first to people should be able to see the pantos next year
Such sad news that the pantomime had to be cancelled but what a great idea and that we can still see the pantomime at home but won't be the same
So sad but we will see you all next year! And will be watching on TV too xxc
Gutted panto not going to go ahead fingers crossed it can go ahead next year
Sad that you are cancelling but robabky the wisest decision, love your positive attitude and will look out for the crowd funding. Excited for Christmas Eve 🎅
Yip we’ve already got tickets as we go 2 this 1 every yr as part of my big boy’s birthday treat! 🎭👏🏻👀 such a shame 4 this lovely theatre & it’s staff that covid has had such an impact on everything! 😢 but hopefully 2021 will b a much better yr 4 all these much loved places.... x🙏🏻x
Going to book on link can you tell me what dates are 2 for 1 we always make it the 2nd January family day out . We will definitely be having popcorn while watching you all on Christmas eve . Be safe xx
Gutted but will definitely be booking with the link for next year we luv our same seats every year,and also looking forward to Xmas Eve and will definitely be donating.
We have analysing how the theatre would look under social distancing requirements and these are the seating layouts that we could potentially use.
Which distance would you feel safe in returning to the theatre?
Safe distancing at 2 meters, this has 276 people in the theatre.
Safe distancing at 1.25 meters, this has 455 people in the theatre.
Safe distancing at 1 meter, this has 690 people in the theatre.
We are still a long way away from reopening but your response to this will give us some indication of how you would feel returning to the theatre.
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Wasn’t much by way of social distancing or even masks being worn at the snooker final last night which took place in a theatre!
Hope you can find a solution to the seating problem, with restricted amounts of people, masks and 2 metre distance. Missing the theatre, but still want to feel safe. Good luck
1 meter would be fine for me and 1 act shows with a recommendation patrons go to the bathroom before they come will help limit this as an issue. Early and staggered entry with temperature checks and organised exit process. You can run a lot of shows on 600-odd capacity. Let’s get some small scale theatre going and begin to rebuild our devastated industry!
I think if it’s the 1 meter the toilets would be an issue having that many people in and allowing people to safely use the toilets wouldn’t work I work in a pub and were only allowed 2 people in the pub at a time and it’s been stressful following this rule can u imagine having 600 people to get into the toilets and clean in between use I would defo love to see u guys back especially in time for xmas however think it would need to be with a bit less people to begin with x
2 metres with face-mask. The real issue you have is toilet ques. This means you would have too increase your interval times too ensure everyone gets too use the loos. Plus will everyone be two metres apart waiting in the queues also. Really hope you guys get summit sorted soon. But I don’t think theatre shows will go ahead until next year.
I personally would be ok with one metre. Or one or two seats between each group. So if there is a group from one extended family then group them together. Or if 2 or 3 book then miss a seat or 2 then fill in the next seats n so on
Been on a 4 hour flight with no social distancing. Mask worn right enough. If masks are worn I’m so sure you could opt for the one metre set up shown.
As long as there is an empty seat in between each party I think that would be the way to go (and masks) not sure how that works out modelling wise?
Was at pics Thursday 2 seats gap between groups felt totally safe
I think 1m distancing sounds best but the tunnel jas proved effective everywhere its been used we shud b safe going through it x
If u can reduce to 1 meter and have the right procedures in place, I would feel safe. It’s a terrible shame for the theatre industry
At the moment, with spikes in cases, I would say 2m, and if there were larger family group bookings I would certainly want to be 2m away from them. 1.25m if it was small groups if 2 or 3 beside me.
I would happily return to the theatre with no restrictions therefore 1m not a problem.
I love the Panto. I’d be more than happy go with the 1 metre distance and I have spoken with many of my friends and they all think the same. If pubs, restaurants and cinemas can open then so can theatres. See you November/December/January🙏🏽👌🏽
Hope it’s not too long guys crazy you can sit on an airplane for longer than a show at the Pavilion 😳 your theatre has always been totally spotless I would feel more confident sitting there
2 metres. Sorry but i wouldn’t feel comfortable in a room with so many people Just now anyway 😊
Probably 2 metre, could you possibly do a temperature check on entering?
1 metre, if u can sit on a flight for 4 hours u can do the same in a theatre. With masks obviously.
1M and everyone that can wear a mask should wear a mask apart from those on stage. Masks should be sent out free with ticket, disposed of on the way out and antibacterial wipe collected on the way in to wipe arm rests if req xx
Thank you for all your great comments. A lot of this was also in our thinking but we really wanted to get opinion from a cross section of our audience. All comments welcome as at times it is hard to think of this from all points of view. Currently, we have in place temperature checking security gates, screens in bars and box office, have fully bio fogged the theatre, automatic hand sanitiser stations, social distancing signage mats and awaiting delivery of the first sanitising tunnel in Scotland, air and surface virus neutralisers and we are putting in place automatic soap dispensers, automatic taps and changed hand driers to paper towel dispensers. We are working as hard as we can to keep up with the best technology possible and we are also looking at high quality portable toilets that self-clean for outside the theatre. These sound tacky but are very high tech.. we will keep you posted as things progress.
Unfortunately due to the fact that you have to squeeze by people to get to the inner seats and then squeeze by to get out to rest rooms I won't feel safe in a theatre or cinema for a long time. I wish you well though and hope when you do open it all goes well for you
This is such a logistical nightmare for you. I think your survey approach is excellent. However, squeezing past other people sitting in the row would put me off I’m afraid. Even with masks and two metre distancing.
1 meter with a mask as a compulsory measure. I can’t see why you guys are different from a pub etc who are aloud to open their doors and who are very clearly not following guidelines. We need to support our theatres as they will eventually die out of not open soon. If people don’t wish to come then fair enough again it’s up to each individual!! I personally should have no issue coming with a 1 meter rule wearing a mask.
It's such a shame and so difficult. Possibly 2 metre but then there's the issue with getting past people to get in and out of rows and queuing for bathroom etc. Could there also be an option of possibly streaming productions where people could pay a subscription or pay per view kind of thing. Not sure of the logistics of that but perhaps it could run in conjunction with the social distance in theare. X
Possibly workable at 1.5 metre . Leaving centre seats vacant. Plus entering your row at nearest side aisle. Toilets may be problematic Tho' supermarkets seem to have solved the problem. Good luck with your plans....we all want to enjoy live theatre again 👌👍
Do a virtual one. We can’t not have the Pavilion Panto. Christmas just won’t be the same 😭😭😭
Most pantomimes have been cancelled until next year
So sad we love Panto at the Pavillion.
I was going Next march to see Fastlove and it's been cancelled!!
Sharon Junner I got ticket's at Xmas for Nikki to see Rupaul was meant to go in April it got changed to end of August got e-mail last week it's been cancelled to next May now xx
No no no my Christmas starts with the panto...
Is this years pantomime cancelled x
Sharon looks like it will be cancelled
I pay for tickets and a meal as part of my family's Christmas. 24 of us going .
Gail Speirs Kerrie Millan Browning Taylor Speirs Jennifer Entwistle doesnt look like panto this year...oh no it isn’t lol
Shannonlouise McShane 🎭
Very sad love the pavilion panto x
I really hope not but if it has to be cancelled this year then I will definitely have my front row seats next year . Good luck all at the Pavillion x
Will be sad if its cancelled..we come every year, buy our tickets as soon as they come out and look forward to it but I'm thinking this year might be the last year my oldest grandson will come so will be extra sad if its cancelled..but even more so for all the people of the pavillion,,they must be tearing their hair out 😒
Been a Christmas tradition for three generations 😐 if it’s cancelled we all be gutted 😐 but we will support the Pavilion however we can 👍🏻
The pavillion glasgow is the pantomime cancelled
How very sad .
Can you do a live virtual panto? Let everyone buy access to different nights?
Oh I hope. Not I got my whole family tickets. For panto
Sad to hear that i love the Pavilion since i was a child i am now 61
Such a shame🙁
It is fair to say that we are slightly disappointed by yesterday’s announcement by Creative Scotland of the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.
20 venues in Scotland have been hand picked out of the so called elite 121 Regularly Funded Organisations.
The list below is details of the amounts received on the 1st April as part of their regular annual funding and the amount awarded from the Emergency Relief Fund. It certainly opens your eyes to just how unfair this system is and is similar in terms of education where the poor off in society seem to suffer most and are certainly treated unfairly.
I won’t say any more as I am sure it is clear and have asked questions direct to Iain Munro of Creative Scotland and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture. If you would like to see the questions we have put to Creative Scotland, you can see these here: www.paviliontheatre.co.uk/questions-for-creative-scotland/
As ever, we welcome all comments at this time.
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Surprise Surprise - the Citizens is on the list!!! Despite being closed for refurbishment!!! 😤😤😤 I've emailed by MP and MSP (Nicola Sturgeon) and await their response!!!
The ‘Cultural elite’ are getting their cut. Time we gave money to yourselves and the Gaity Ayr as the last examples of this kind! If this was supporting architecture, would they be denying funding to unique buildings in favour of buildings only for the great and good?
Many theatres throughout Scotand are not centrally funded and rely on their footfall for shows to help keep them going
So unfair that so many fine establishments have been overlooked. Platform is on my doorstep and I don't grudge them a penny but Pavilion is part of our city's heritage. Hx
the Citizens is closed due to refurbishment
So sorry the show was cancelled for March 2021, thank you for the prompt refund of the money paid. Good luck for the future. 😪
An Lanntair that went bust and left small businesses out of pocket while it re-established under a slightly different trading name!
BAD NEWS for professional performers from EQUITY in an email received today! In brief: OLIVER DOWDEN (Secretary Of State For Digital/Culture/Media/Sport) has confirmed that a full re-opening of LIVE PERFORMANCE will NOT be happening until 2021 with no further updates on the present decision (in respect of indoor performances) until NOVEMBER at the earliest! This means no Panto or Christmas season this year. SEE EMAIL BELOW: 😞 'Last Wednesday Oliver Dowden confirmed that a full re-opening of live performance will not happen until 2021, with no further updates until November. This is devastating for panto, the wider theatre industry and for all those who work on productions made financially unviable by socially distanced audiences. It has emerged that only £2 million of the arts rescue package has been allocated to freelancers, meaning less than 0.2% of a £1.57 billion fund will directly support workers. With the £1 million committed to the Benevolent Fund by Equity exhausted in just a few months, this is both derisory and troubling. On Friday Boris Johnson announced that the anticipated re-opening of indoor live performance was postponed – the day before indoor shows had been set to begin again. This eleventh-hour decision came as a significant blow for many of our members working across variety and performance who had hoped/ to start earning again in August...'
You have been providing the entertainment that the people want for years and not the artsy fartsy crap that the people in charge of the purse strings call entertainment.
Could you not get a petition started to force the government to give you funds?
Absolutely appalled at this and I cannot for the life of me understand why you haven’t been given an award or grant. Shocking!
It’s such a shame. It’s always been that if your face fits and the work is not too commercial then your quoted. Light entertainment isn’t quoted yet it’s enjoyed by millions and usually your first foray into theatre. Such a shame.
Oh please God, shocking, the fire now this.. Love the Pavilion.. You will hopefully get through this 🤞🤞❤️
Absolutely disgusting, I am appalled and cannot understand their reasoning for omitting you.
Pavilion This will ruin you no Grant means no show’s 2021
Gutted for you...been a big part of my life and all my family...hopefully youz will get any help possible ❤x
Thank you for all your kind comments, just to be clear we are not having a go at the Scottish Government or the SNP and would appreciate not making this into a political debate. At the Pavilion, we really have no political input or thoughts and only ask for fair treatment for all, nothing more nothing less. So if possible please lets not drag this into gutter politics as it really has no place at the Pavilion.
Shame on them your thearte is the ❤ of Glasgow variety.
Absolutely shocking after what you already had come thru before Covid 😡
This is outrageous but nothing surprises me anymore . Hoping you guys will bounce back bigger and better as you do such a great job entertaining all ages x
Shocking stuff I have had some great nights at the pavilion. Fingers crossed you can get through this.
aw thats not right !!! we love the pavilion x proper old school family entertainment! for all ages x theres a magic inside the pavilion you dont gey anywhere else.
Something is deffo not right there. You would have thought with everything you have been through over the last year and more, you would have at least got something to help you out
These are the bits of the Corona Busters video that you shouldn’t see but we couldn’t resist.
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Jessica Boyle 🤣🤣🤣
This really made me laugh 😂😂
Get this booked
Fantastic !!!! 😂 Cant wait till you reopen ... Stay safe x
Hilarious hope you get to open soon 😊😊xx
What are they like 😂😂
Since it opened in 1904, the Pavilion has stayed close to it roots producing and providing a traditional venue for Comedy, Music, Variety and all other areas of Entertainment.
Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s Theatreland, the Pavilion is one of the oldest theatres in Scotland but is well equipped to produce the best in entertainment in the 21st century.
There is something for everyone at the Pavilion, come and see!
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121 Renfield Street,
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