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Please note the Britannia Panopticon will not be open for general viewing while "Porridge in the Morning" is on.
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Welcome to the website of the Britannia Panopticon - the world's oldest surviving music hall!
Founded in 1857 on the Trongate in Glasgow, Scotland, the Britannia quickly became famed as being the most popular place of amusement in the city and 1500 people would cram themselves onto wooden benches for every show. The audience gained itself a reputation for "leaving no turn unstoned" and over the years the stage saw performances by such greats as Dan Leno, Harry Lauder, Marie Loftus, Charles Coburn, Harry Champion, W. F. Frame and of course, the debut of a sixteen year old Stan Laurel in 1906.
At the turn of the millennium, the music hall was rediscovered and a team of dedicated volunteers continue to work towards the goal of ultimately restoring this unique and valuable little auditorium. We have regular viewings, exhibitions, film nights and traditional music halls shows all as part of our fundraising activities. The hall itself makes for a fantastic venue for photo shoots, lectures, comedy, filming and photography. If you wish to hire the Britannia Panopticon, details are only a click away!
In the mean time, browse round our site, see What's on, Find Out where we are and then come and discover the Britannia Panopticon for yourself!
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