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.
To reserve seats please email us on firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Drag-Opticon Show
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
Silent Movie Nights
Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects!
Suggested donation £5
Raqs-opticon - The Mardi Love Showcase
Mardi Love is coming to Glasgow!
In conjunction with her workshop series, Miss Mardi will be performing in the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall with her blend of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance alongside some of Glasgows top performers. Book now to avoid disappointment!
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 email@example.com
October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your suggestions.
The Gorbals Vampire
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
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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For bookings and information please contact:
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
Tel: 0141 553 0840
For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:
Magda Shukis & Alex Brash
Panopticon Curiosity Shop
49 High Street
Tel: 0141 552 4467
E-mail : email@example.com