Welcome to the website of the


Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

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.



Charlie Chaplin Look-Alike Competition


September 6th



At the height of his career, everyone was doing imitations of Charlie Chaplin. We even had a competition for best imitation in here back in the day! Now, on the anniversary of the original contest, we're going to be holding a competition once again. So come along with your false moustaches and tramp outfits and have a go at imitating one of comedy's greatest stars.

Glasgow's Great War


September 12th


Shows twice a day at 1:30 & 3:30pm


From 2014-2018 Britannia Panopticon is providing regular shows, exhibitions and events to commemorate the centenary of one of the most harrowing wars in world history.


Featuring demonstrations by WW1 re-enactors, recruitment songs, comedy sketches, silent films and newsreels shown in the Britannia Panopticon during the First World War.


If you have a WWI based show, number or particular interest and want to get involved, please email info@britanniapanopticon.org

Music Hall Memories


  September 26th
1:30 & 3:30pm


Come along to our popular variety shows done in the style of the old time music halls. Featuring comedy sketches, musical numbers, dancing and much more. Admission is free, we charge to get out!

Glasgow Doors Open Day and Built Heritage Week

Tuesday 15th - Sunday 20th September

Open 11am - 5pm

For more information about other historic buildings in this week long program of events please go to www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com

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. 

Contact Us

For bookings and information please contact: 

Judith Bowers

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
1st Floor

117 Trongate 
G1 5HD

Tel: +44 141 553 0840
E-mail: judith@britanniapanopticon.org


For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:

Magda Shukis & Alex Brash

Panopticon Curiosity Shop 

49 High Street


G1 1LX


Tel: +44 141 552 4467

E-mail : shop@britanniapanopticon.org

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