Open Days


We are open for free general viewing Tuesday-Saturday noon - 5pm. Please note that we do not at this time have disabled access. 


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 surviving 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.



Tickets for all our shows are sold through Universe, unless otherwise stated. 







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Magician, Walford Bodie, murdered- stop – recently returned from China with the powerful, mystical statue of the three wise monkeys - stop -Detectives needed to solve the mystery before the murderer returns to unleash the power of the statue - stop - or mankind will never; see, hear or speak no evil - stop - or anything else ever again.

Find the clues, solve the puzzles, unravel the mystery and win the prize. Can you solve the mystery before the time runs out?


Includes illusions created by Chris de Rosa.  


Suitable for groups of between five and thirty people.You will have one hour to solve the mystery. Licensed bar is available.


Suitable for all ages. Bookings after 9pm for over 18’s only


Additional dates and times are available on request.


For more information check our mystery room page : Mystery Room

The Life Story of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – a one-man play by Robin Cairns


September 20th, 21st, 22nd at 7.30pm

September 23rd at 3pm

Tickets here 

18+ Only


The rise to fame of the Dennistoun lad who became the most radical architect in Europe. How he and his wife defied the conventions of the day, how flowers were thrown at their feet in Vienna. And the truth of why Mackintosh left Glasgow aged 45 – never once to return.

Friday Night at the Panopticon


September 28th

Doors 7.30pm

Show starts 8pm

£7/£5 concession

18+ Only 


Featuring songs and performances based on your favourite Broadway and West End shows.


The Vesta Girls: Auntie Effie and Sally Starshine


Special Guest performances from Baby Jane, Ian Young, Lola Fierce and CJ Banks

Plus of course our Handsome Hoofers

Music Hall Memories


September 29th

Shows at 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Admission is free, we charge to get out!

Family friendly


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. 

Laurel and Hardy Film Screening


October 3rd 

Doors open 6.30pm

Show starts 7pm

Pay as you please!

Family friendly


The Sons of the Desert present Laurel and Hardy classics screened in the very auditorium where Stan Laurel made his stage debut.

The Drag-Opticon Show


October 5th,  October 6th, November 2nd, December 14th

Tickets here

Doors open 7.30pm
Show starts 8pm
18+ Only 
Drag-Opticon is a monthly live variety/cabaret show with a drag twist. All acts are some of the best and creative local Drag Queens and Kings. Previous performances have included live music, singing, dancing, stand-up, puppetry, a lot of lip syncing and even the saw being played as a musical instrument!

Cabinet: A Victorian Seance


October 12th


18+ Only

Tickets here


You are invited to a séance where, with the aid of a Davenports Spirt Cabinet, Professor Novak and Elizabeth the psychic takes us on a fearful and dark journey to Victorian times, and attempt to look behind the veil and communicate with those souls that have left us. 
Tonight could be the night that we succeed. 

Please join the gathering. 

A Victorian ghost story. Not for the faint hearted.

1918 Cine-Variety Show


October 13th, November 11th

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.

Ghost Stories From Around the World

October 20th



​18+ Only

Tickets here


A selection of ghost stories from around the world performed on the stage of the most haunted music hall in Scotland. 

Our Pride in Our Prejudice of Zombies


October 27th


Tickets here 

18+ Only


Round up your companions, pull up the horse and cart and step back in time to the 1800s. A time of foxtrots, waltzing, tea at noon, petticoats and zombies. Zombies?

That’s correct folks, this is not your average ball. There will be dancing, there will be entertainment but there will also be looming peril from the presence of the living dead.

Scare Scotland’s Halloween ball returns for 2018 with a Jane Austen twist. Prizes for best dressed, endless entertainment and dancing galore.

The Hands of Orlac (1924)


October 31st

Doors open 6.30pm

Show starts 7pm

Tickets here


After losing his hands in an accident, a world-famous pianist receives transplanted hands that once belonged to a murderer. With live music and sound effects from Gladstone's Bag! 

Shiraz (1928)

November 7th

Doors open 6.30pm

Show starts 7pm

Tickets £5 here

Family Friendly


Gladstone's Bag presents silent Indian movie Shiraz with live music and sound effects. 

featuring sitar, tabla and violins


A man (Himansu Rai) tries to rescue his kidnapped sister after a prince enslaves her.

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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


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