Open Days


Britannia Panopticon Music Hall will be open to the general public for viewing noon - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday (except when a show or other event is programmed for that day) from January 10th onwards. 


Exhibition of ephemera, merchandise stall with postcards, greetings cards, bags, mugs, tee-shirts etc and of course, a chance to have a good look at this remakable survivor from the Victorian era.

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 Big Variety


21st January



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!

Line up:
John Celestus
Jack Squat
The Great Prof.Cogsworth
Miss Hell's Belle
En Pointe
Tootsie Annie

Tickets available from Tickets Scotland here £7, Concessions £5

The Drag-Opticon Show


27th January


With our new host Alana Duvey taking over the reigns from John Celestus after the queens wore him out, her first show will be Friday 27th January 2017.

We have our licensed bar now so come drink, be merry, whoop and holler. We encourage it!

Doors open at 19:30 for 20:00 start. Remember to wrap up warm if it's a cold night!


Tickets available from Tickets Scotland here £7, Concessions £5

Manic Regressive


January 28th, March 18th and 25th



Award winning stand up comedian JD Brown brings his new show - Manic Regressive - to the Panopticon for 2017. A show of laughter and tales from a manic childhood. Tickets available from Tickets Scotland here

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! 

1917 Cine-Variety Show


May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August date TBC, 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.

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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