We will reopen for General Viewing Tuesday-Saturday noon - 5pm from the 9th January 2018.
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 music hall.
Unfortunately from now on we will no longer be allowing photography at our evening shows, as we will be engaging the services of a professional photographer to take pictures of our events.
We will still be allowing photography of our daytime shows, with the exception of our junior acts, provided the photographer has completed model release forms from the performers.
Friday Night at the Panopticon
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
Tickets £5/£4 concession
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 on earth did he do that?
Harry Potter beware – there’s a new magic kid in town.
Funny Bones Academy
1pm, 3pm and 5pm
Teaching Kids Comedy!
For the first time at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and as part of the 160th Birthday celebrations of the Britannia Music Hall, we proudly present Funny Bones. Comedy workshops and show for under 18’s to experience and learn about all forms of comedy from clowning to stand-up. Scottish comedians from TV, radio and stage will be providing the workshops culminating in a show on Sunday 11th March 3pm when every funny kid will get their chance to debut on the same stage as Stan Laurel did in 1906. Trophies will be presented to the kids with the Funniest Bones.
3 professors of the art of laughter will teach classes in Clowning & Slapstick, Sketch development, writing & performance and stand-up.
Class timetable & information:
Workshop 1 - Clowning 1pm-2.30pm with Bobbo Roberts
Workshop 2 - Sketch development, writing & performance 3.00pm-4.30pm with Sally Starshine
Workshop 3 - Stand-up 5.00pm-6.30pm with Kavita Bhardwaj
To take part email email@example.com and book your place!
Funny Bones Show
Tickets £5/£4 concession
For the first time at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and as part of the 160th Birthday celebrations of the Britannia Music Hall, we proudly present Funny Bones. Every funny kid in Glasgow will get their chance to debut on the same stage as Stan Laurel did in 1906. The funniest kids in each age category will presented with a Funny Bones Trophy.
Tickets £5/£4 concessions
As part of the Britannia Music Hall 160th anniversary celebrations we bring you the PanoptiGong Show. Encouraging novelty and speciality acts to show off their talents and beat the Gong. The audience will decide who deserves the Gong and who should be awarded with the cash prize.
Interested performers can email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the PanoptiGong application form. Deadline for applications from performers is 12th March 2018.
Silent Comedy Films
March 24th 2pm
May 2nd, July 4th, September 5th, October 31st
Tickets £5 here (accompanied children free)
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.
1918 Cine-Variety Show
April 14th, May 12th, June 16th, July 14th, September 15th, October 13th, November 11th
Shows at 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Pay as you please!
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.
Music Hall Memories
May 26th, June 30th, July 28th, August 25th, September 29th
Shows at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Admission is free, we charge to get out!
Come along to our popular variety shows done in the style of the old time music halls. Featuring comedy sketches, musical numbers, dancing and much more.
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For bookings and information please contact:
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
Tel: 0141 553 0840
For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:
Panopticon Curiosity Shop
49 High Street
Tel: 0141 552 4467
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