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 April 18th - December  18th.


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.










Due to the the building being rather chilly during the winter, Sarasvati Tribal's belly dance classes have moved to Dance Glasgow at 37 Ruthven Lane (just off Byers Road at Hillhead station). 


Please visit for info on prices and times.


Laura & her merry band of dancers will be joining us for our first Pantomime since 1938 with ALLADIN!



Swing dance classes are now held every Tuesday round the corner at Avant Garde, at 7pm, class costs £5 

Aladdin: A Panto-Opticon Spectacular


10th December 2pm & 7.30pm

11th December 2pm

17th December 2pm & 7.30pm

18th December 2pm


The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall is putting on it's first panto since it closed down in 1938! Come join us for a magical performance of a beloved classic, Aladdin!

Tickets can be bought from Tickets Scotland, full price £5.00, concession £2.50

Aladdin After Dark


16th December 8pm


The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall is putting on it's first panto since it closed down in 1938! For one night only we are putting on a strictly over 18's performance of the classic Aladdin. 

Please bring ID as proof of age as not only will this performance be rather blue, there will be a bar. 

Tickets can be bought from Tickets Scotland for £7

Music Hall Memories


Our Music Hall shows are done for the year, but will return in 2017!

Laurel and Hardy Movie Night


Our Laurel and Hardy nights are finished for the year, but will return in 2017! Watch this space for more details!

The Drag-Opticon Show


Our drag shows are finished for the year, but will return in 2017. 

The Big Varieté


Our Big Variety shows are finished for the year, but will return in 2017! 

The 1916 Cine-Variety Show


The Cine-Variety Show is finished for this year but will return in 2017. 

Merchants of Magic


 The Merchants of Magic shall return in 2017!

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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