Welcome to the website of the

 

Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

Opening Hours

 

We are open for free general viewing Tuesday-Saturday noon - 5pm. Please note that we do not at this time have disabled access. 

 

We have an exhibition of ephemera, a merchandise stall with postcards, greetings cards, bags, mugs, tee-shirts etc and of course our friendly staff will be available to regail with tales and the history of the worlds oldest surviving music hall.

 

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The Drag-Opticon Show

 

September 7th

Doors open 7.30pm
Show starts 8pm
18+ Only 
 
Drag-Opticon is a monthly live variety/cabaret show with a drag twist. All acts are some of the best and creative local Drag Queens and Kings. Previous performances have included live music, singing, dancing, stand-up, puppetry, a lot of lip syncing and even the saw being played as a musical instrument!
 

 

This Friday it's the Panopticon Comedy Club! So grab  your tickets and watch Glasgow's most outrageous comedians help raise money for the Panopticon and perform on the same stage that Stan Laurel Made his debut

 

Tickets are only £5

 

Tickets available here

 

– stop press – MURDER AT BRITANNIA PANOPTICON!

Magician, Walford Bodie, murdered- stop – recently returned from China with the powerful, mystical statue of the three wise monkeys - stop -Detectives needed to solve the mystery before the murderer returns to unleash the power of the statue - stop - or mankind will never; see, hear or speak no evil - stop - or anything else ever again.

Find the clues, solve the puzzles, unravel the mystery and win the prize. Can you solve the mystery before the time runs out?

Includes illusions created by The Art of Illusion.  

Suitable for groups of between five and thirty people. You will have one hour to solve the mystery. Licensed bar is available.

Suitable for all ages. Bookings after 9pm for over 18’s only

Additional dates and times are available on request.

 

for more information check our mystery room page : Mystery Room

 

TICKETS

 

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

Help Britannia Panopticon get heating!

 

We are running a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so we can install a three-phase electricity supply which will allow us to get heating! 

 

Please give whatever you can and share this campaign with your friends!

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
Glasgow
G1 5HD
 

Tel: 0141 553 0840
 

E-mail: info@britanniapanopticon.org

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