Welcome to the website of the

 

Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

Opening Hours
 

 

We will open for general viewing Tuesdays to Fridays 12-5pm from the 5th March. 

 

Upcoming Shows

 

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The Rainbow Show

 

August 19th 

Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:00pm

 

A happy and colourful show to celebrate life. 
Drag, music, burlesque and much more...

 

Tickets can be purchased here & are £7, Concession £5

 

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120 Years of Cinema

 

August 25th 

Noon til 8pm

 

We are celebrating the 120th anniversary of film being shown in this building! There will be old film footage, live musical entertainment and antique film artifacts on display.

 

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The Big Varieté

 

August 26th

September 16th & 30th

October 14th & 28th

 

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. 

 

Suggested donation £7, concessions £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!

 

https://www.gofundme.com/299n5gsc

TICKETS

 

To reserve seats please email us on info@britanniapanopticon.org 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.

For all you lovers of old theatres, have you heard of "Old Theatres" magazine? Well now you have and it will be available to buy from our little auditorium very soon, so pop by and purchase a copy.

 

 

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.

Visit Britannia's profile on Pinterest.

Don't forget, "Glasgow's Lost Theatre - the Story of the Britannia Music Hall"  written by Judith Bowers with Foreword by Michael Grade and published by Birlinn is for sale now for £12.99 from Amazon, Waterstone's, our shop at 49 High Street. 

You can find our Amazon store here.

Contact Us

For bookings and information please contact: 
 

Judith Bowers

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
1st Floor

117 Trongate
Glasgow
G1 5HD
 

Tel: 0141 553 0840
 

E-mail: info@britanniapanopticon.org
 

For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:
 

Magda Shukis & Alex Brash

Panopticon Curiosity Shop 

49 High Street

Glasgow

G1 1LX
 

Tel: 0141 552 4467
 

E-mail : shop@britanniapanopticon.org

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