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. 







Stop press!




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

Moulin Rouge


November 10th

Doors open 7.30pm

Show starts 8pm

Tickets £5 here



The Panopticon Picturehouse presents 'Moulin Rouge' the 2001 classic starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

A young Englishman in the Paris of 1899, becomes infatuated with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she has been promised by the manager to a Duke in return for funding his next production. As the young lovers meet in secret, Satine's wedding day draws closer but she hides a fatal secret from both Christian and the Duke.

Armistice Day

November 11th

Free Admission


Commemorating the end of the Great War

1914 - 1918

Doors open at 1pm

with display and demonstration of military items between

1pm and 5pm


2pm - Concert featuring the music of James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters with popular songs and choruses from the great war.


4pm - A performance of  'Armistice' by Thoren Ferguson as part of  'Play for Peace.' A Global concert for Co-operation followed by music hall acts.


7pm - 'The Battle of the Somme'

The classic film made in 1916 featuring live music from Gladstone's Bag.

Ghost Stories From Around the World

November 16th


£7, concessions £5

Tickets here

Family Friendly but may contain some horror


Due to the last sold out show Ghost Stories Returns once more! Join us at the world's oldest music hall on the 16th of November for evening of ghostly tales.

There will be storytelling, dramatisations and music.

Victorian Christmas Fayre & Santa's Grotto


November 25th

Noon to 5pm

Entry free

Santa's Grotto £5


Visit our Victorian Christmas Fayre and get into the festive spirit. Stalls with gifts, Christmas decorations, gift wrapping service and Santa's Grotto. 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop


November 25th

Noon (sold out) & 2.15pm (sold out)

Tickets £45


Join us again this year for a festive afternoon making a fab Christmas wreath for your door, with drinks, nibbles and all materials provided. A great chance to meet new people, learn a new skill and get in the festive spirit!

Not only will you be having a fun festive day out, you will also be making a contribution to the upkeep of this beautiful building as £15 from every ticket sold will be donated to the venue. The Panopticon will also be holding their Christmas fayre that day with plenty of gift ideas to be had from local businesses’. 

Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret with Polly Hoops Troupe Fundraise


November 25th


Tickets here 

Wild Cabaret, 18 Candleriggs


Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret & Polly’s Hoop Troupe’s Student Showcase Fundraiser for the Britannia Panopticon

Brace yourselves for a night of glitter filled, hip swivelling sass at the award winning Wild Cabaret as students of the Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret and Polly’’s Hoop Troupe present a show filled with burlesque frolics and hula hooping honeys in aid of the Britannia Panopticon.

A night of comedy with: Weegie Hink Ae That?


November 30th 


Tickets here


Weegie Hink Ae That? Are a Glasgow based sketch group created and founded by Gregor Mackay, Conor Hardie, Jack Jarvis Gouther and Elliot Hannigan.

For one night only 'Weegie Hink Ae That?' are putting on their own show on the 30th of November, to help raise funds for the Panopticon! This promises to be a night of fantastic good old Glasgow entertainment from songs about Scotrail to Scotch Pies!

Santa's Grotto


December 1st & 15th

Noon to 5pm

£5 to meet Santa


Come along to a winter wonderland in the world's oldest surviving music hall! Meet Santa Claus and his elves and receive a lovingly handcrafted wooden toy.

Snow Queens


December 7th


Tickets here

£7 until 30th November

£10 1st December onwards


Wrap up warm and join The Vesta Girls and Special Guests as they take you through a winter wonderland of comedy and music with some of your favourite winter hits . This really is a show like snow other to get you in the festive mood and discover the glamour and beauty of winter .

A Muppet Christmas Carol


December 9th


Family friendly

Tickets here 


The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

The Panopticon Comedy Club


December 13th

Doors open 7.30pm

Show starts 8pm

18+ only

Tickets here


Join us for an evening of Glasgow's finest comedians at the venue where Stan Laurel made his stage debut. Laugh til the tears run down your legs!

The Drag-Opticon Show


December 14th

Tickets here

Doors open 7.30pm
Show starts 8pm
18+ Only 
Alana Duvey presents some of Glasgow's finest drag queens!

Jack off the Beanstalk : ADULT PANTO


December 21st (sold out) & 22nd

Door/Bar open : 7pm 
Show starts : 8pm 

Tickets £10 ( includes Hot Candy Apple)


Fancy a fabulously naughty Panto this year?

You'll see Jack erect his HUGE stalk to the delight of fairy Starshine who goes weak at the knees at the sight of a big one.

Dame Effie is cock a hoop at the idea of meeting something giant too! Jack Off The Beanstalk, yes you read that right, get your wrists limbered up for the audience participation, things could get messy, but always in the best possible taste, well, maybe!

Get your tickets quick as disappointment could lead to an anticlimax, and one of those always leaves you flaccid, isn't that right boys!

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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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