The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall The World's Oldest Surviving Music Hall in the heart of Glasgow. To find out when we are open please see our website www.britanniapanopticon.org
The Friends of the Britannia Panopticon received charitable recognition in 1999 and has been established to assist the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall trust in its campaign to raise public awareness and ultimately restore this unique and valuable little auditorium.
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Oldest surviving Music Hall 1857-1938 Glasgow

Mission: To conserve the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall.

05/08/2019

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Happy Birthday to our Graphics Guru and Box Office Babe : Becca and our photography princess : Debbie

Abbie Robinson-O'Neill
29/07/2019

Abbie Robinson-O'Neill

So excited to be singing again on Wednesday 🎉 come along and see☺️💖

A closer view of Lawrence ‘Santa’ Dunn.
28/07/2019

A closer view of Lawrence ‘Santa’ Dunn.

28/07/2019

Even the audio gremlins couldn’t stop Abbie from singing.

28/07/2019

Sally Starshine lives up to her name. Backed by an augmented Gladstone's Bag.

28/07/2019
28/07/2019
28/07/2019
26th July 8pm for the Merchant City Festival we have an incredible line up for the Panopticon Comedy Club. Don't miss ou...
16/07/2019

26th July 8pm for the Merchant City Festival we have an incredible line up for the Panopticon Comedy Club. Don't miss out!

Www.universe.com/panopticoncomedy

15/07/2019

Come along and hear your favourite soundtracks, Such as Spirited Away, live at the Panopticon on the 28th of July 2pm with a 15 piece orchestra.
Don't miss this spectacular event
www.universe.com/afternoonatthemovies

Join us today for our mad hatter's tea party! From 1 till 4pm. We have plenty of jam tarts and games so don't miss out!
13/07/2019

Join us today for our mad hatter's tea party! From 1 till 4pm. We have plenty of jam tarts and games so don't miss out!

Sunday 28th of July 2pm, come along for a spectacular event as Gladstone's Bag play music from your favourite films such...
09/07/2019

Sunday 28th of July 2pm, come along for a spectacular event as Gladstone's Bag play music from your favourite films such as James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Greatest Showman, Spirited away and much more, live at the Panopticon!
Get your tickets now!
www.universe.com/afternoonatthemovies

To celebrate PRIDE, our booby Lady has been given a sparkly rainbow make over! Limited edition stickers to help fundrais...
07/07/2019

To celebrate PRIDE, our booby Lady has been given a sparkly rainbow make over! Limited edition stickers to help fundraise for LGBTQ youth! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧

This is why we can't have nice things. 😒
05/07/2019

This is why we can't have nice things. 😒

Join in on the fun and belt out your favourite ABBA songs on the 30th of August 7pm for our Mamma Mia sing-along!Tickets...
05/07/2019
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Join in on the fun and belt out your favourite ABBA songs on the 30th of August 7pm for our Mamma Mia sing-along!
Tickets are already selling, so grab them quickly!
www.universe.com/mammamiasingalong

Here we go again! 🎤🎉

03/07/2019
03/07/2019
Thank you to the wonderful comedians that took part in Friday Night's Comedy Club and our lovely audience !Comedy Club r...
02/07/2019

Thank you to the wonderful comedians that took part in Friday Night's Comedy Club and our lovely audience !

Comedy Club returns with another fantastic Line up in July 26th!
Grab your tickets at
https://www.universe.com/events/the-panopticon-comedy-club-tickets-9SVNM3

Thank you to the wonderful comedians that took part in Friday Night's Comedy Club and our lovely audience !

Comedy Club returns with another fantastic Line up in July 26th!
Grab your tickets at
https://www.universe.com/events/the-panopticon-comedy-club-tickets-9SVNM3

02/07/2019
29/06/2019

To today’s artistes Break a leg.

28/06/2019

Lovely friends and followers. Can you spare a few hours for Panopticon? We are looking for volunteers to do regular shifts on Fridays and Saturdays during the day from noon -5pm to help meet and greet the public, clean, fundraise etc. If you would like to come and join us, please get in touch via messenger or pop in and see us.

25/06/2019

Pianist required! We are looking for someone to help play piano for our Music Hall Memories show on Saturday 29th 1.30 and 3.30pm.
Please contact us if available.

Being a cat is not a requirement but it is a plus. 🤣

23/06/2019
Come and join us for magical afternoon. Today we have the Midsummer Witch Market running from 12-5pm, so come along and ...
22/06/2019

Come and join us for magical afternoon. Today we have the Midsummer Witch Market running from 12-5pm, so come along and find some magical delights.

June 28th 8pm 'The Panopticon Comedy Club' returns with Glasgow's finest comedians that will have you rolling with laugh...
21/06/2019

June 28th 8pm 'The Panopticon Comedy Club' returns with Glasgow's finest comedians that will have you rolling with laughter at the venue where Stan Laurel made his comedic debut.
Grab your tickets now!!
Www.universe.com/panopticoncomedy
Don't forget we have our special Unicorn Martinis available at the bar, so come along and give it a try!!

Meet Jack, Stan’s Mini Me. Jack drew the winning raffle tickets at last night’s Laurel and Hardy film night. He didn’t e...
20/06/2019

Meet Jack, Stan’s Mini Me. Jack drew the winning raffle tickets at last night’s Laurel and Hardy film night. He didn’t even draw his own ticket.
A big thank you from all of us at the Panopticon.

20/06/2019
20/06/2019
Alana Duvey
18/06/2019
Alana Duvey

Alana Duvey

The Drag-Opticon Show returns to the iconic The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow on Friday 5th July for our PRIDE SPECIAL!

We have a fabulous variety of acts in store with some making their debut and some old favourites.

Doors open at 19:30 for the show starting at 20:00.

Be sure to get your tickets fast as this event sells out quick! Tickets are available here: https://www.universe.com/events/the-drag-opticon-show-tickets-YQW4TF?ref=universe-discover

18+ (it’s a drag show so please be aware that there may be a possibility flashing lights/images and adult themes/offensive content)

Our Bar will be open noon - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday this week.Escape the 21st Century into a world of vintage films and c...
16/06/2019

Our Bar will be open noon - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday this week.
Escape the 21st Century into a world of vintage films and cartoons, board games, displays of costume and artifacts from the Victorian era in the unique ambiance of the Panopticon. You are welcome to bring your lunch or take-away.
This weeks special cocktail is our own invention, Unicorn Martini. All ages are welcome. Bring ID if you look under 25 and want to buy at the bar.

16/06/2019

Happy Birthday Stan Laurel!! 🎉🎂🤣

Born this day 1890! Laurel made his stage debut here at the Panopticon when he was just 16 years old!
Come join us on Wednesday at 7pm for Laurel and Hardy films!

https://www.facebook.com/events/577307046065400/

Come along this afternoon for the food and drink bazaar. So much delicious food and drink to choose from! This finishes ...
15/06/2019

Come along this afternoon for the food and drink bazaar. So much delicious food and drink to choose from! This finishes at 5, so don't miss out!!

Our hard working dedicated volunteers have created this wonderful wooden cut out of Stan Laurel for our entrance. Pop al...
14/06/2019

Our hard working dedicated volunteers have created this wonderful wooden cut out of Stan Laurel for our entrance. Pop along and see him when you visit. Don't forget you can also come along for a drink, our bar is open from 12. 🥂🍻

11/06/2019

The Denton Deviants return to the Panopticon to present a shadowcast performance of Little Shop of Horrors! Don't miss it!

19th/20th July 7:30pm £8
Grab your tickets now!
https://www.universe.com/littleshopofhorrors
😍🌷🎉

Just two weeks until our Midsummer Méliès afternoon! Come join us on the 23rd of June at 1:30pm & 3:30pm for a magical  ...
09/06/2019

Just two weeks until our Midsummer Méliès afternoon!
Come join us on the 23rd of June at 1:30pm & 3:30pm for a magical afternoon of movies and celebrate the pioneer of science fiction films, such as Trip to the Moon, The impossible voyage, George Méliès, featuring a live musical orchestra.🌝

suitable for all ages
Tickets are £7 & £5

https://www.universe.com/midsummermelies

Address

113-117 Trongate
Glasgow
G1 5HD

113-117 Trongate Glasgow G1 5HD Remember that entrance to most of our shows is via the New Wynd, the small lane between T.J.Hughes and Mitchell's Amusement Arcade. Nearest train stations are Argyle Street and High Street, but if you don't mind a 10 minute walk, Central Station & Queen Street Station are also conveniently close by. Buses: First Bus 62, 61 & 64 stop right outside Britannia Panopticon. Car parking is also available at the St. Enoch Centre, Kings Street, Glasshouse on Glassford Street and the NCP carpark on Albion Street. Subway - The nearest Subway station is St. Enoch. When you come out of the St Enoch Underground station onto Argyle Street, turn right and walk in a straight line towards Glasgow Cross. We are just beyond T.J.Hughes

General information

The Britannia Music Hall (The Panopticon) in Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland is the oldest surviving music hall in the world. Built in 1857 by Thomas Gildard and H. M. McFarlane, it has hosted some of the biggest names on the Music hall circuit. In 1906 Stan Laurel made his first stage appearance there on amateur night. In that same year A. E. Pickard bought the building and changed its name to the Panopticon. He also undertook some major works, installing a freak show, a roof top carnival and a waxworks. He also excavated the basement and installed an indoor zoo. The Panopticon was one of the first buildings in Glasgow become powered by electricity and one of the first cinemas in Scotland. It closed in 1938 when it was sold to a tailors and converted to a workshop. It is currently being conserved by a trust who regularly perform traditional shows in the auditorium. It is now protected as a category A listed building.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

01415530840

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