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Rothesay Pavilion

25 September 2021 (Online)

26 September 2021 (Online)

Argyll & Bute

Voted a top ten favourite Scottish building, Rothesay Pavilion is one of only a few Bauhaus inspired buildings built in the international modernist style in Scotland. Situated on the beautiful island of Bute, within easy commuting distance of Glasgow, it is a unique example of 1930’s seaside architecture. With its impressive cantilevered glass domed café area, deep balconies and sun terrace, the building is clearly visible from the ferry.

The entrance hall, elegant staircase and lift makes a range of new facilities accessible to all; a seafront gallery and exhibition space; studio theatre; ‘45RPM’ a multimedia suite for young people, new café operation, arts and design retail, leased office accommodation and workspace. The main hall encompasses the proscenium stage and a recessed, sprung dance floor that is reckoned to be second in scale to the famous Blackpool Tower ballroom!

The Pavilion restoration is possible due to the commitment and funds from a range of agencies: Argyll and Bute Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Government and The West Coast Foundation.

For any other enquiry (Programming, Venue hire, office rentals, wedding, celebration, exhibition, vacancies or supply) you can reach us here be aware that in the current circumstances it may take us a little longer to respond. Thank you.

Digital Resources

Rothesay Pavilion Project

For the last few months I have had the absolute pleasure to travel and work in Bute for the Rothesay Pavilion project. Meeting the amazing community, exploring the stories about the pavilion and the Island. My film practice and process is to represent the stories connected to the pavilion and the people who live in the Island and share their stories in the Rothesay Pavilion​ when it reopens. Really excited to share this first video trailer - a huge thanks and love to all people who took part so far.

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Key Information

Architect: J.A. Carrick

Building Date: 1938

  • 45 Argyle Street
  • Rothesay, Isle of Bute
  • PA20 0AU