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. 


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 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.

The Drag-Opticon Show


March 24th


The Drag-Opticon Show returns to the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow (the World's oldest surviving Music Hall) on Friday 24th February at 8:00pm with our lovely new host Alana Duvey. Come along and join the fun! Tickets available soon. 

The Tartan Shortbread Tour 2017


March 25th 

1.30 & 3.30pm


Join Harris and Lewis, The Fabulous McTweed Brothers in an afternoon of tartan fun. Special guests The Four Scunners. 
Admission free.

Mark McGowan Live


March 31st


Mark McGowan live at the world's oldest surviving music hall The Britannia Panopticon.

This will be a special seated event with more TBA!


Tickets available here

Little Fire Live


April 1st



Little Fire is launching his new EP 'Origin', at the world's oldest surviving music hall!


Support from Alan Frew and Craig Weir & The Cabalistic Cavalry. Tickets available here

1917 Cine-Variety Show


April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, September 9th, October 14th

Shows at 1.30 & 3.30pm


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

Admission free.

The Raqs-Opticon Show with Deb Rubin


April 14th 



Join Sarasvati Tribal for an evening of performances from local, national and international talent, headlined by the one and only Deb Rubin! Held in the world's oldest surviving Victorian music hall, Glasgow's Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, is once again our wonderful venue for the Show.

Doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30pm. Tickets, priced £16, are available to buy online here.

We cannot guarantee there'll be any tickets on the door, so you're best to book well in advance!

Mother Goose: A Panto-Opticon Eggs-travaganza


April 15th & 16th



Following the sell-out success of Aladdin in December, The Panto-opticon is back with the eggs-travagant tale of Mother Goose this Easter. Tickets can be bought on-line for the 15th here and the 16th here

The Big Variety


15th April



The variete is back! A show full of surprises, music, dancing, cabaret and much more . . .

Have fun and help save the oldest surviving Music Hall in the world! Tickets available soon. 

The Merchants of Magic


April 22nd, July 22nd

1.30 & 3.30pm


Another magic cabaret from The Merchants of Magic. Come and see award-winning magicians who will amaze, astound and make you laugh. Tickets available soon. 

Music Hall Memories


April 29th, May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, August 26th, September 30th, October 28th

Shows at 1.30 & 3.30pm


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!

Silent Movie Night


May 3rd, July 5th, September 6th, October 28th



Silent movies with live musical accompaniment by Gladstone's bag! Tickets can be bought from Tickets Scotland here

Comic Mart

June 3rd, September 2nd



The comic mart is back! Come see our fabulous array of vendors selling memorabilia, comics, figurines and collectibles. 

Laurel and Hardy film night


June 7th



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


Admission is free. 

Come back soon to check for updates or email

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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


For the Britannia Panopticon Charity Shop please contact:

Magda Shukis & Alex Brash

Panopticon Curiosity Shop 

49 High Street


G1 1LX

Tel: 0141 552 4467

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