Welcome to The Pavilion. We're a unique venue in Reading offering excellent quality and service. We pride ourselves in taking care over your requirements, and look forward to helping you with your next event! A bit of history for you... The Pavilion opened in Reading in 1929 as a cinema, complete with organist and tea lounge. It closed in 1979, and was used for a while as a snooker hall. Today, The Pavilion offers a wide selection of rooms for conferences, informal events, and meetings.