Events March 2019



March 1st

Doors Open 7.30

Show starts 8pm

18+ Only

Tickets here


Monthly live Drag cabaret/variety show performed in and contributing to the charity conservation of the World's oldest surviving Music Hall, the Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow.

18+ (high possibility of adult themes and content of an offensive nature!)



March 8th

Doors open 7pm
Quiz Starts at 8pm


Tickets here


BE PREPARED you POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS to test your knowledge on one of the worlds greatest animation studios.  Can your team GO THE DISTANCE and go from ZERO TO HERO to win. Then BE OUR GUEST and HI HO down to the worlds oldest surviving music hall and test your knowledge for your chance to grab Cash prizes and much more. I mean who disnae love a bit of Disney.

Hosted by Auntie Effie plus Special Guest Performances. Fully Licensed Bar available.


Easter / Ostara Witchy Market at the Britannia Panopticon


March 9th & 10th

Noon - 5pm

Free entry


Get ready for a Magical WEEKEND at the Britannia Panopticon!

Let's celebrate Easter/Ostara at Glasgow's returning WITCH MARKET, for an Entire Weekend, and make a toast for the Spring by drinking our Witchy Themed cocktails at the bar! 

Find everything you need for your Easter Decorations or the Ostara ritual preparations, Ornaments, self-care, and all the occult witchy supplies your heart desires!

Candles, Incenses, Crystals, Ritual Baths, Books, Mystery Boxes, Curiosities, Herbs, Magical Oils, and much, much more.

Get your Witchy mood on, wear your flower crown and cloaks, and let's get going!!!

If you are a Trader and you would like a Stall, please let us know and we will check availability.

(Traders only) Contact us here:

Brain Access


March 16th


Tickets here


“The Scottish Young Magician Of The Year” is back! Brandon Barrett will impress you with his magic while making you laugh.

Brandon brings you his show Brain Access, a show that will make you think in new ways. Throughout the show Brandon will access your mind using Subliminal forces, physiology and word play techniques.

Mixing comedy, mind reading, hypnosis demonstrations. Brandon brings you his show Brain Access.

The things in this show are not just impossible they are improbable beyond belief. 

Animation Festival


March 17th

Doors open 1.30pm

Show starts 2pm

Adults £5

Kids £2.50


The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall presents a spectacular showcase of classic cartoons from the golden age of Animation. There will be an amazing collection of lost treasures from all the best animators such as Walt Disney, Max Fleischer, and many more! There will be all your cartoon favourites from Mickey Mouse to Superman. Bring the kids and family because this screening is fun for all ages. We’ll serve Popcorn and Candy just like Gran and Grandpa enjoyed as a kid. Whether you are a child at heart or a fan of classic animation we hope to see you there!

Socks: Roll Up! at Britannia Music Hall for Glasgow Comedy Fest!


March 22nd


Tickets here 


Britannia Music Hall Special

Comedy Magic Variety & a Bit On The SideShow in the unique environs of Glasgow's beautifully preserved Victorian Music Hall & Museum Of Comedy

The Bath Comedy Festival Best Joke Award 2018 Winning Socks return with a new comedy hour in a circusesque style.

The Award Winning Socks are back with an hour of fire-breathing, tightrope-walking, juggling, magic and burlesque. Probably. New show, circus & music hall stylee. Did we mention we won an award? (Bath Comedy Festival Best Joke Award 2018. You heard)

Silent Movies


March 23rd


Tickets £7/£5 here


Gladstone's Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era with music and sound effects, featuring the most famous silent clowns:- Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Fatty Arbuckle and Laurel & Hardy. Don't miss this opportunity to experience these films the way audiences first saw them in this venue which first featured the "cinematograph" in 1896. With live musical accompaniment and sound effects by the fabulous Gladstone’s Bag - what better way to watch them than in the very music hall where Stan Laurel’s career began.

Jolly Mixtures


March 24th


Tickets £5/£4 here

A Jolly mixture of comedy cabaret, classic comedy sketches & songs, performed by the dashing talented volunteers, fundraising for the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall.

Boaby Bishop's Big Sunday Banger
March 24th
5pm & 7pm
Tickets £5/£3 here 

Glasgow’s own Prince of Patter, Bobby Bishop brings his own unique presentation style to the Britannia Panopticon for one night only! Bobby Bishop’s Big Sunday Banger promises a quiz show jam-packed with music, sketches and prizes.

It’s a quiz! It’s a revue! It’s something new for you..!

All profits to the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust.


Comedy Club


March 29th

Doors open 7.30pm
Show starts 8pm

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!

Funny Bones


March 30th

Saturday 30 March 
11am & 1pm & 3pm
Free - donations encouraged


The Funny Bones Academy 2019 has been set up by The Friends of Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust (SCIO) in association with the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and sponsors, Exchange Communications, to encourage kids to find their funny bones.

3 professors of the art of laughter, Bobbo Roberts, Stewart Fraserand Kavita Bhardwaj, will teach classes in Clowning & Slapstick, Sketch development & performance and stand-up.

These classes are available free to young people aged between 7 – 17 years old. Please leave a donation if you can afford to.

Parents – you will also have an opportunity to take part in these classes.


Parents/guardians are required to stay for the full class with their child.

Dress warmly as The Britannia Panopticon is a historic building with no heating.

All bookings must be made via Britannia Panopticon Music Hall or by emailing

Cinderella: Gagging for a Ball


March 30th


Tickets here


Following the sell out success of Aladdin After Dark, Puss After Dark: This Time its Purr-sonal and Jack Off The Beanstalk, PANTO AFTER DARK returns with a special one night only event for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival - Cinderella: Gagging for a Ball.

Come and experience all your usual panto frolics with added naughtiness and meet poor Cinderella, her father Baron Von Hard, her evil ugly step sisters and loyal friend Buttons and find out if with the help of her Fairy Godmother she can discover why everyone says the prince has the best balls in the kingdom.


Contains strong language, flashing lights and a couple of bangs. 

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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. 

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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