Welcome to the website of the


Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

Opening Hours


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


Upcoming Shows




World of Film International Festival Glasgow


September 29th 7.30pm

September 30th 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

October 1st 12pm, 4pm, 6 pm, 8pm

October 2nd 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm


Film Festival with screenings, live performances, workshops, masterclasses and networking events. 


Details of listings can be found here

Tickets can be bought here




The Magic Circus


October 1st



Roll up, roll up welcome to The Magic Circus! 

Magic Den presents presents The Magic Circus a fun filled circus themed magic show suitable for all the family! 

Tickets can be bought here, full price £5, Concessions £2, kids under 3 get in free!




Laurel and Hardy Movie Night


October 5th



The Sons of the Desert present a selection of classic films starring one of comedy's best-loved duos.


Suggested donation £5



Tickets for all our shows are sold through Tickets Scotland, unless otherwise stated. 

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
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


G1 1LX

Tel: 0141 552 4467

E-mail : shop@britanniapanopticon.org

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