Welcome to the website of the
the world's oldest surviving
Due to unforseen circumstances we will not be open on Saturday 10th September. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We will open for general viewing Tuesdays to Fridays 12-5pm from the 5th March.
The Big Varieté
Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm
The second and last Friday of every month we have a showcase of the new oddities of the Glaswegian cabaret scene.
Tickets can be bought here for £7, concessions £5
Things to Come
Ticket can be bought here for £5, Concession £4
As a celebration of the work of H.G. Wells and the 80th anniversary of the cinema release of his film; Things to Come, The Projected Picture Trust will show a restored version of the classic film on a large screen.
The Drag-Opticon Show
Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8.00pm
The name Panopticon was chosen by A. E. Pickard because he wanted to show that you could see everything in his building - "Pan" meaning everything and "Opticon" meaning to see. Well at our Drag-Opticon nights you are going to see EVERY kind of Drag Queen! From comedy to lip-synching, fishy divas to bearded beauties, we are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene.
Tickets can be bought here for £5
Britannia Panopticon Needs a Bar!
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall is finally getting an entertainment/bar license!
However we urgently need your help! In order to get our license we need to completely rebuild the ladies loos and improve the gents loos and we simply do not have enough money to do it. Please, please can you help us? If we don't get these improvements done in the next few weeks, our audience capacity will be reduced from 120 to 50!
An entertainment license means we be able to charge ticket prices rather than relying solely on donations, and the bar will be a huge help in fundrasinig for the conservation project to ensure the future of our little music hall (which is the oldest surviving in the world).
Every pound counts. Thank you so much for supporting us and we hope to see you at our forthcoming events and at our new bar!
To reserve seats please email us on email@example.com or call us on 0141 553 0840. We do not at this time sell tickets on line, you just reserve seats in advance and pay on the door.
Please be aware that it is our policy to hold reservations until 10 mins before the start of the show, at which point they will be passed on to the next people in the walk-up queue.
A dedicated team of volunteers have worked in conjunction with the archiving department of Glasgow University to digitise the scrapbooks of one of the great showmen of Glasgow's history and former owner of the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, A. E. Pickard.
These scrapbooks are now available online for the whole world to view. So go on a take a look into the mind of one of the great characters of Music Hall history, and learn a little bit more about our beloved Britannia Panopticon at the same time.
You can find our Amazon store here.
For bookings and information please contact:
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
Tel: 0141 553 0840
For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:
Magda Shukis & Alex Brash
Panopticon Curiosity Shop
49 High Street
Tel: 0141 552 4467
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org