Welcome to the website of the


Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

Opening Hours


We are open for general viewing Tuesday-Saturday noon - 5pm. 


1918 Cine-Variety Show


June 16th

Shows at 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Pay as you please!

Family friendly


One hundred years down the line, we are recreating historic music hall shows, featuring demonstrations by re-enactors, recruitment songs, comedy sketches, silent films and newsreels shown in the Britannia Panopticon during 1918.




Quizney Night


June 21st

Doors open 7pm

Quiz starts 8pm

Tickets available here

18+ only


BE PREPARED you POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS to test your knowledge on one of the worlds greatest animation studios. Can your team GO THE DISTANCE and go from ZERO TO HERO to win? Then BE OUR GUEST and HI HO down to the worlds oldest surviving music hall and test your knowledge for your chance to grab Cash prizes and much more. I mean who disnae love a bit of Disney? Hosted by Auntie Effie. Prizes for the best Disney inspired outfit!





Keep Calm and Scary On


June 23rd


£7/£5 concessions available here

18+ Only


The Victorian Seance parlour comes back to life with Stagetime Promotions' Magician of the Year 2017 Ash Pryce. Hear a very personal story as Ash delves into his childhood and his Grandfather's introduction to the spooky world of Spiritualism.

But its not all calm sailing as the gates of hell are ripped open with a geneuine recording of an alleged possession leading into a gory trance state and recreation of the classic Victorian Spirit Cabinet. 

A truly engaging and unsettling experience, this is one of the few shows in the UK to regularly feature the Spirit Cabinet made famous in magic by Paul Daniels and Derren Brown.



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

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