The World's Oldest Surviving Music Hall
The World's Oldest Surviving Music Hall

Welcome to the website of the


Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 


 Laurel and Hardy movie nights


July 1st


The Sons of the Desert present regular screenings of the movies of the much-loved comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.

The Golden Age of the Xylophone


July 4th



Britannia Panopticon's Musical Director Gilmour Macleod is joined by percussionist Ian Munro for an afternoon of ragtime music for piano and xylophone featuring music by Scott Joplin, George Botsford and xylophone masters Harry Breuer and George Hamilton Green.

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.

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


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

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