Music, entertainment, theatre – the bandstand is no longer only found along promenades. Developed as a focal point for communal areas such as parks and gardens, where people gathered for leisure, some original bandstands are still in regular use. But as well as replicating traditional styles, the bandstand today can be created as an outdoor performance space to suit any type of area, from school grounds to high streets.
The Broxap product range includes the Ascot Bandstand, which was inspired by a commission to create a pavilion which complemented a new modern grandstand at the famous racecourse. An octagonal deck and roof reflects the iconic traditional bandstand shape, enhanced by sleek columns and a simple balustrade as well as decorative spandrels and topped with a distinctive finial. The prestigious design not only recognises the rich history of the bandstand, but its tasteful finish is a perfect match to any contemporary surroundings.
The Isle of Wight Bandstand takes on a more ornate appearance although features toughened glass screens to act as a windbreak. Products such as the Burslem Bandstand and Bury Bandstand aim to replicate heritage styles while utilising modern UK manufacturing processes. Or for a more contemporary twist, our Rotundas follow the general shape of a bandstand topped with a tensile waterproof fabric canopy. Alternatively the Seville Canopy incorporates a curved mono-pitch roof structure to ensure performers stay dry and protected, whilst opening up the stage area so the audience can enjoy an unobstructed view.
The range truly spans the conventional to the extraordinary in terms of style but each product continues to deliver durability and longevity. And whether a bandstand is required as a traditional platform for entertainment or presentations, or is being used as a shelter, exhibition space or meeting point, every Broxap product can be tailored to accommodate specific site needs.