Open Days

 

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall will be open to the general public for viewing noon - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday (except when a show or other event is programmed for that day) from April 18th - November 1st.

 

Exhibition of ephemera, merchandise stall with postcards, greetings cards, bags, mugs, tee-shirts etc and of course, a chance to have a good look at this remakable survivor from the Victorian era.

Our friendly staff will be available to regail with tales and the history of the worlds oldest music hall.

 

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.

Unfortunately from now on we will no longer be allowing photography at our evening shows, as we will be engaging the services of a professional photographer to take pictures of our events.


We will still be allowing photography of our daytime shows, with the exception of our junior acts, provided the photographer has completed model release forms from the performers.

Shimmer and Shine

By the Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret

 

July 29th 

Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm

 

Be prepared for our 'Shimmer and Shine Show' it is saucy sexy and silly...as students past and present of the Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret bring burlesque back to its' spritual Scottish home - The Britannia Panopticon. 

 

Suitable for 18+ with a sense of humour. 

 

Suggested donation £7, Concessions £5

 

Music Hall Memories

 

July 30th, August 27th, September 24th, October 29th

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!

Laurel and Hardy Movie Night

 

August 3rd, October 5th

7pm

 

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

 

Suggested donation £5

Oran Mor Gets Moist

 

August 4th

Doors 7.30pm

Show starts 8.00pm

Over 18s

Tickets for sale here at £10, Concessions £8

World class variety show fresh from Seattle's Moisture Festival.


The Stars of Seattle's world famous Moisture Festival will entertain, astound, thrill and amuse with their own special, international brand of vaudeville, variety, comedy and burlesque. 


Starring: Freddy and Evelyn Kenton, The Velone Sisters, Godfrey Daniels, Hacki and Moeppi Ginda, Caela Bailey, Ron W. Bailey, Armitage Shanks, Sandy Neale, Baby Gramps, Fyodor Karamazov with special guest stars from the Scottish circus, cabaret and burlesque circuit. 


This is a fundraiser for the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

 

The Oran Mor Whisky Bar will be open until 3am. The Whisky Bar is one of the west end’s most popular destinations, boasting over 280 malts. And you’re always guaranteed a traditional warm Scottish welcome in this cultural meeting place.

If you fancy a bite to eat our John Muir Room menu is available in the bar. Relax in its informal setting, ideal for breakfast, a bite of lunch, or dinner.

The Great American Vaudeville Show

 

August 5th

Doors 7.30pm

Show starts 8.00pm

Over 16s

 

Tickets for sale here at £10, Concessions £8

World class Vaudeville show from Seattle's Moisture Festival in the World’s Oldest Surviving Music Hall. Some of the regular stars of Britannia Panopticon will be appearing with: Ginda, Caela Bailey, Ron W. Bailey, Armitage Shanks, Sandy Neale, Baby Gramps, Fyodor Karamazov


This is a fundraiser for the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

Make 'Em Laugh - School for Clowns

 

August 6th

Doors 2.00pm


All ages
Under 14s Free

 

Tickets for sale here at £6, Concessions £4

Hilarious clowning and antics from Moisture Festivals funniest.


Family comedy variety show and clown school! World class clowning and antics from Europe and America with Godfrey Daniels, Hacki & Moeppi Ginda, and special guest, Bobbo Roberts from the Roberts family circus.


This is a fundraiser for the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

The Great American Vaudeville Show

 

August 6th

Doors 7.30pm
Show starts 8.00pm


Over 16s
 

Tickets for sale here at £10, Concessions £8

World class Vaudeville show from Seattle's Moisture Festival in the World’s Oldest Surviving Music Hall.

 

Some of the regular stars of Britannia Panopticon will be appearing with: Ginda, Caela Bailey, Ron W. Bailey, Armitage Shanks, Sandy Neale, Baby Gramps, Fyodor Karamazov


This is a fundraiser for the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

The Briggait's Merchant City Festival Finale - A Variety Circus Bash

 

August 7th

Doors 7.30pm
Show starts 8.00pm


Over 18s

Tickets for sale here at £12, Concessions £9


For One Night Only! A circus Variety show and an Aerial Spectacular.


Featuring the best aerial acts from both sides of the Atlantic.


Some of the most thrilling, beautiful and astounding aerial artistes from Seattle's Moisture Festival join Glasgow's very own Aerial Edge in an edifying circus variety show - a grand finish to the Merchant City Festival. 

Starring: The Velone Sisters, Aerial Edge and special guests – Hacki & Moeppi Ginda, Freddy & Evelyne Kenton, Godfrey Daniels, Caela Bailey, Armitage Shanks, Baby Gramps, Fyodor Karamazov.

 

This is a fundraiser for the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

The Drag-Opticon Show

 

August 12th

September 2nd & 23rd

October 7th & 21st

Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8.00pm

 

The name Panopticon was chosen by A. E. Pickard because he wanted to show that you could see everything in his building - "Pan" meaning everything and "Opticon" meaning to see. Well at our Drag-Opticon nights you are going to see EVERY kind of Drag Queen! From comedy to lip-synching, fishy divas to bearded beauties, we are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene. 

 

Suggested Donation £5

The 1916 Cine-Variety Show

 

September 10th, October 8th, November 12th

1.30 & 3.30pm

 

One hundred years down the line, we are recreating 1916 historic music hall shows, featuring demonstrations by re-enactors, recruitment songs, comedy sketches, silent films and newsreels shown in the Britannia Panopticon during 1916.

 

If you have a vintage act or particular interest and want to get involved, please email info@britanniapanopticon.org

 

Admission free.

The Big Varieté

 

August 19th & 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

Comic Mart

 

September 3rd

12-5pm

 

The comic mart is back! Featuring distributors of comics and geeky paraphernalia, as well as showcasing local comic writers and artists.

 

We will also be having a cosplay competition at 3pm, with fabulous prizes to be won!

A list of vendors will be posted nearer the time, if you want to get a table please email us at info@britanniapanopticon.o
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Silent Movie Nights

 

September 7th

7pm

 

Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects!

 

The films will include:-
Dough and Dynamite (Chaplin)
Mabel's New Hero aka Fatty and the Bathing Beauties (Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand)
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (Douglas Fairbanks)
Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (Mack Sennett and the Keystone Kops)

 

​Suggested donation £5

Blood Thursdays

 

October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

7pm

 

After the popularity of this event last year we have decided to bring Blood Thursdays back. Every Thursday evening during the month of October we will be showing a vintage horror movie, the cheesier the better. We have not yet decided which films we are going to show, so we are accepting suggestions from you lovely lot! Email us on info@britanniapanopticon.org to give us your suggestions.

The Gorbals Vampire

 

October 12th

7pm

 

Suggested donation £8, Concession £6

 

Glasgow's own vampire legend - of an iron toothed |Nosferatu haunting the Southern Necropolis - comes to dramatic life in this storytelling show by playwright/performer Marty Ross (21st Century Poe last halloween at Britannia). A vampire-mad boy discovers the sinister truth of the legend. "Marty Ross has perfected storytelling." - TV Bomb

Hallowe'en Silent Movie

The Man Who Laughs

 

October 29th

7pm

 

As is tradition we will be screening a silent horror movie for halloween with live musical accompaniment and sound effects! This year we will be showing the expressionist classic 'The Man Who Laughs'.

 

Gwynplaine is the son of a nobleman who angered king James II. With his face surgically disfigured into a permanent grin as punishment for his father's crimes, Gwynplaine makes his living as a freakshow performer. That is, until the fateful day he catches the eye of James II's successor, Queen Anne.

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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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