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Ayr Pavilion, Pirate Petes and Playpark

The Pavilion on the Low Green at Ayr beach was opened in 1911 for summer variety shows.

  • 1911-1933 Theatre for summer variety shows.
  • 1930 Alteration: converted to dance hall. Dual use with summer concert party until 1933.
  • 1956 Jazz and rock venue. Powerhouse disco.
  • 1974 Restoration of abandoned stage areas and refurbishment of balcony areas (Ayr Intimate Opera).
  • 1990 Venue used for "Hangar 13" raves but fell into disuse after 3 deaths attributed to drug misuse.
  • 2003 Revived as Pirate Pete's

Next to the pavilion is a large children's play area.

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Old Ayr Pavilion
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Pirate Petes building at the Low Green
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Ayr Beach Playpark
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Ayr Beach and a Dog Walker
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The Pleasure Beach - Painting by William Drummond Bone 1907-1969 shown in Rozelle House
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