The Grand Pavilion

Matlock Bath

An Edwardian building rescued by the local community and operated by their own charitable company—help us repair, maintain, preserve and restore this amazing building. And enjoy our events!



We're a charity running this venue to repair and maintain it,

while we we apply for lottery funding for full renovation as a theatre and community venue.


To find out more about our programme of live music performances, exhibitions, pantos, plays, musicals and art events at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, simply visit our What’s On page. You can also subscribe to our free emailing list to ensure you never miss an event or special offer. We promise never to sell or give your details to any other organisation. 

Room Rental

If you are interested in renting any of the rooms or spaces at The Grand Pavilion, please email your enquiry, together with your details, requirements and any dates to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can provide you with full event management support, and catering or bar services as required.

Room hire rates are very reasonable with a discount offered to local groups and local community users.

There are a number of rooms now available for hire including the Briddon Room (Lower Ground Floor, used for markets, rehearsals etc), The Grey Room (Top floor), Community Room (Rear Ground Floor, also used by Matlock Bath Pre-School) and Main Hall/Theatre for larger events and shows. We can hold events for anything from a few people to over 600 - we have three bars and are licenced to sell alcohol at our events.


Peak District Lead Mining Museum

The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is situated within The Grand Pavilion.

The Museum houses thousands of items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include hundreds of rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels provide something for the young and the young at heart.

The Museum also run tours to Temple Mine in Matlock Bath. Temple Mine is a working 1920s lead and fluorspar mine, just across the road from the Museum. A guide will take you around the mine, providing an authentic insight into life underground.

The Museum acts as a voluntary Visitor Information Point for Tourist Information. The Museum stocks a wide range of free leaflets for attractions in the area as well as accommodation guides. A variety of tourism books are for sale including walking books, maps and local area guides. The Museum staff will also try their best to help with any queries you may have.

Visit their website here:


Matlock Bath Pre-school

matlock playgroup
The Grand Pavilion is proud to support Matlock Bath Pre-school, who use one of the spaces during weekdays at The Grand Pavilion and welcomes all children from 2-4 years of age. 

They are a small and friendly community based pre-school with highly qualified staff, an excellent reputation and a good Ofsted record,  providing high quality care and education for pre-school aged children in a fun, stimulating and caring environment.

For more information and contact details, please call them on: 07870 525001

Or visit their website here:


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Creating pride in Derbyshire Dales

The Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath was built in 1910 to entertain and shelter tourists; up to 17 excursion trains a day came to Matlock Bath, which has one of the longest station platforms in the region as a result. Read more about the area’s tourism and the building’s heritage.


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