Open Days

 

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall is open to the general public for viewing noon - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday (except when an event is programmed for that day) from January 10th onwards. Entry is free, we just ask you to please leave a donation on your way out. 

 

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.

TICKETS

 

Tickets for all our events are sold through Tickets Scotland, unless otherwise stated. 

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.

Blood Thursdays

 

October 19th - Hint: The original zombie movie

October 26th - Hint: A hellish pregnancy

7pm

16+ only, 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult

 

Every Thursday in October we will be having a mystery screening of a  classic horror movie.  Pay as you please. 

Friday Night at the Panopticon

 

October 20th,

November 17th

8pm

18+ Only

 

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's new variety show. 

An evening of true variety show harking back to the good old days of variety with music, comedy, novelty and more!

Tickets £7 / £5 Concession available online here!

Ghost Stories From Around The World

 

October 21st

7pm

16+ only, 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult

 

An evening of terrifying ghost stories, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine!
 
Tickets £5, available on the door or online here.

Pickard's Picture House

 

October 25th

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

December 6th, 13th, 20th

Doors open 6.30pm, screening 7pm

Family friendly

 

Do you love movies? Do you have a favourite film that never gets shown on TV or in the cinema? Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema, complete with usherettes, a concession stand, and a bar!
 
We will be showing classics, cult movies, musicals (complete with sing-alongs and audience participation). The movies that you want to see, in a unique venue, unlike any modern multiplex - 'mon down!
 
Want a clue? 

"Hey Slim? Slim? I gotta go home. I forgot something."
"What did you forget?"
"I forgot to stay there."
 
Pay what you feel.

Kapow! Cosplay Burlesque Presents - Fright Night!

 

October 27th

8pm

18+ Only 

 

Too long the KAPOW! underworld has slept, unstirring in the darkness. But soon it wakes! Read these words!
"Klaatu Barada Nikto!" Did you read that out loud? GROOVY! 

 

KAPOW! proudly presents FRIGHT NIGHT an evening of horror and bloody brilliant burlesque! All NEW acts! All NEW themes! 

Enjoy the beautiful venue lending its historical, hallowed hall for a campy spooky spectacular! KAPOW! will have its usual raffle and best-dressed dance off. Are you ready?

Tickets £6.00 available through Tickets Scotland here, or on the door.

Haunted Cabaret - Ghost House

 

October 28th

1.30pm & 3.30pm

Family friendly

 

Join the legendary Billy Bones for his latest fun filled Halloween Spooktacular!

Almost live from the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, an hour of frightful fun for all the family. Prize for best costume. 

Shows at 1.20pm and 3.30pm, doors open 30 minutes before the show starts. 

Admission free, although we do ask you to please leave a donation on your way out. 

Might not be suitable for very small children.

Silent Movie Screening - The Lodger (1927)

 

October 28th

7pm

Family friendly

 

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

 

A Hitchcock classic with live musical accompaniment from Gladstone's Bag. 

 

Tickets can be bought here

Laurel and Hardy Movie Marathon

 

November 4th

11am - 9pm

Family friendly

 

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

 

11.00am Another Fine Mess
11.30am Saps at Sea
1.00pm You're Darn Tootin'
1.20pm Fra Diavolo
3.00pm Chickens Come Home
3.30pm The Flying Deuces
5.00pm The Hoose-Gow
5.20pm Jitterbugs
7.00pm Night Owls
7.20pm Sons of the Desert
8.40pm The Live Ghost
 
Please note that these are only approximate times for each screening.


Admission is free, although we do ask that you leave a donation of your way out. 

Please arrive in plenty of time as there is limited space, and it is first-come first-served.

The Drag-Opticon Show

 

November 10th

8pm

18+ Only

 

Drag-Opticon is back in the stunning Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow. Doors open at 19:30 for the show starting at 20:00.

Alana Duvey will be bringing a spectacular lineup of queens to leave you gagged, slain and shook.

Keep your eyes peeled here for updates on performers etc.

 

Tickets are available online here

1917 Cine-Variety Show

 

November 11th

Shows at 1.30 & 3.30pm

Family friendly

 

One hundred years down the line, we are recreating 1917 historic music hall shows, featuring demonstrations by re-enactors, recruitment songs, comedy sketches, silent films and newsreels shown in the Britannia Panopticon during 1917.

If you have a vintage act or particular interest and want to get involved, please email info@britanniapanopticon.org


Admission free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panto-Opticon - Puss in Boots!

 

December

Friday 8th 7pm

Saturday 9th 2pm

Saturday 9th 7pm

Sunday 10th 2pm

Saturday 16th 2pm

Saturday 16th 7pm

Sunday 17th 2pm

Friday 22nd 7pm

Saturday 23rd 2pm

Saturday 23rd 7pm

Family friendly

 

The land of Panoptica is in peril from the evil Giant Blunderbore and his assistant Demon Moonshade and Tom has returned home to inherit his father’s estate before the evil giant steals it.

 

Could Tom’s cat hold the key to solving all of Panoptica’s problems? Will Harry ever find out what happened to his lost love Kitty? Could the princess Felicia ever fall in love with a commoner like Tom and will her parents Queen Euphemia and King Richard  allow it?

 

Join us this Christmas at The Britannia Panopticon – The World’s Oldest Surviving Music Hall for this Purr-fect family adventure to find out.

 

Performances run on selected dates from 8th to 23rd December. Tickets priced at £7 for Adults and £5 for Concessions.  Tickets can be bought here, or click on the date you want above! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panto-Opticon: Puss in Boots After Dark!

 

December Friday 15th

8pm

18+ Only

 

This one-off performance is 18+ as it is adults only. All your usual panto fun with added naughtiness!

 

The land of Panoptica is in peril from the evil Giant Blunderbore and his assistant Demon Moonshade and Tom has returned home to inherit his father’s estate before the evil giant steals it.

 

Could Tom’s cat hold the key to solving all of Panoptica’s problems? Will Harry ever find out what happened to his lost love Kitty? Could the princess Felicia ever fall in love with a commoner like Tom and will her parents Queen Euphemia and King Richard allow it?

 

Join us this Christmas at The Britannia Panopticon – The World’s Oldest Surviving Music Hall for this Purr-fect adults-only adventure to find out!

 

Tickets £7 can be bought online here!

Music Hall Memories

 

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. 
 

Admission is free, we charge to get out!

 

Our music hall shows are done for 2017, but will return in 2018!

Come back soon to check for updates or email info@britanniapanopticon.org

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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. 

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Contact Us

For bookings and information please contact: 
 

Judith Bowers

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
1st Floor

117 Trongate
Glasgow
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

Glasgow

G1 1LX
 

Tel: 0141 552 4467
 

E-mail : shop@britanniapanopticon.org

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