Welcome to the website of the


Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

Opening Hours

We will reopen for General Viewing Tuesday-Saturday noon - 5pm from the 9th January 2018. 




Friday Night at the Panopticon


February 23rd


18+ Only 

A modern twist on traditional variety, featuring local performers. Harking back to the good old days with a bit of everything, from drag to bellydance, comedy to hula-hooping.  




The Drag-Opticon Show


March 2nd

18+ Only 
Alana Duvey and a selection of Glasgow's finest drag queens descend upon the Panopticon once more, bringing you a show that will leave you slain, gagged and shook!




Brain Access


March 8th 7pm

March 17th 2pm & 7pm

Tickets £5/£4 concession

Family Friendly


Brandon Barrett, one of Britain’s best youngest magicians, presents BRAIN ACCESS. A magic show like no other.


Throughout the show Brandon will mix magic with his unique brand of witty repartee.


In 2017 he made various appearances at the Edinburgh fringe and was called an audience favourite. With nearly a decade of experience (he started when he was six) get ready to laugh, be astounded and wonder; how the on earth did he do that?


Harry Potter beware – there’s a new magic kid in town.



Tickets for all our shows are sold through Tickets Scotland, 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
G1 5HD

Tel: 0141 553 0840

E-mail: info@britanniapanopticon.org

For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:

Ellen Timoney

Panopticon Curiosity Shop 

49 High Street


G1 1LX

Tel: 0141 552 4467

E-mail : shop@britanniapanopticon.org

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