The Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath
Restoration Café
Events at
The Pavilion


A venue for any occasion

Room hire

If your looking for a quirky venue or events space that is just over 30 minutes away from the M1 Motorway, is ideally situated in a beautiful but vibrant village in Derbyshire, and with excellent public transport links to the neighbouring cities of Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester, then look no further than The Grand Pavilion. We have a range of flexible rooms available for hire and a fully operational community cafe that can cater or any event.

Restoration Café

Our Restoration Café is a celebration of the hard work, fundraising efforts and many volunteer hours that have gone into bringing The Grand Pavilion back into use.

In its previous life our café was used as a bustling tourist information centre, but when the office was relocated this impressive room sat empty for many years. Our charity immediately saw its potential and set to work transforming it into todays café.


We have an exciting variety of Comedy, Music, Dance, Community and Theatre events planned for 2023.

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Welcome to The Grand Pavilion in the beautiful village of Matlock Bath! 

Perfectly positioned on the edge of a World Heritage Site and The Peak District National Park, our slightly shabby Edwardian exterior belies the activity and passion within. We are the largest performing arts space in the Derbyshire Dales, providing wider access to cultural events to both tourists and to the surrounding rural communities.

Since 1910, this building has served locals and tourists alike. In fact, in 2010, it was our local community that formed a charity to save this extraordinary building, and is still run and operated as a charity today. Our aim is to restore the The Grand Pavilion to its former position as a thriving destination for locals & tourists – to futureproof the building as a community-focussed, sustainable hub for appreciating the arts and our stunning natural environment in the Derbyshire Dales.

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picture of the pavilion and south parade


Upcoming Events

isy suttie

The Pav can never be defeated!

“It’s such a fantastic building, bursting with history and dancefloor secrets. I’ve probably danced a total of 1000 hours in that place, and to me it’s the hub of the community.”

ISY SUTTIE, Actor and Comedian