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. 




Wacky Wednesdays


March 21st



Family friendly


Appearing on our big screen, a selection of Merrie Melodies, Looney Toons and all of your favourite vintage cartoons including Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Popeye, Bugs Bunny and some you have never seen before. 




Friday Night at the Panopticon


March 23rd

£7/£5 concession

18+ Only 


As part of the Glasgow International Comedy festival our March 23rd show will be all about comedy! Watch this space for performer announcements. 




Silent Comedy Films


March 24th 2pm

Tickets £5 here (accompanied children free)

Family friendly


Gladstone’s Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era, with music and sound effects, featuring “comedy kids” – Jackie Coogan, Our Gang etc., in the oldest surviving music hall in the world. Also starring Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Oliver Hardy. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience these films the way audiences first saw them over 100 years ago and in a venue which first featured the “cinematograph” in 1896. 



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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