Welcome to the website of the


Britannia Panopticon

the world's oldest surviving

Music Hall! 

Opening Hours


We are open for general viewing Tuesdays to Fridays 12-5pm.




The Drag-Opticon Show


March 24th


The Drag-Opticon Show returns to the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow (the World's oldest surviving Music Hall) on Friday 24th February at 8:00pm with our lovely new host Alana Duvey. Come along and join the fun! Tickets available soon. 




The Tartan Shortbread Tour 2017


March 25th 

1.30 & 3.30pm


Join Harris and Lewis, The Fabulous McTweed Brothers in an afternoon of tartan fun. Special guests The Four Scunners. 
Admission free.

Mark McGowan Live


March 31st


Mark McGowan live at the world's oldest surviving music hall The Britannia Panopticon.

This will be a special seated event with more TBA!


Tickets available here




Little Fire Live


April 1st



Little Fire is launching his new EP 'Origin', at the world's oldest surviving music hall!


Support from Alan Frew and Craig Weir & The Cabalistic Cavalry. Tickets available here



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!

For all you lovers of old theatres, have you heard of "Old Theatres" magazine? Well now you have and it will be available to buy from our little auditorium very soon, so pop by and purchase a copy.



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:

Magda Shukis & Alex Brash

Panopticon Curiosity Shop 

49 High Street


G1 1LX

Tel: 0141 552 4467

E-mail : shop@britanniapanopticon.org

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