Surge Festival

Surge Festival returns to Glasgow as part of the Merchant City Festival and Festival 2018 with a host of spectacular street theatre!

Surge Festival

About Surge Festival

Scotland’s leading developer of street arts, Surge, presents a line-up of extraordinary and memorable street theatre acts, let loose on the public throughout the Merchant City Festival weekend.

Surge runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. We work with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience.

This year’s annual Surge Festival brings new Scottish work and cutting edge international performances to the streets of Glasgow, including a band on bicycles, apocalyptic horsemen and a demonic puppet baby!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Surge Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Theatre Events you might like...

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven
The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven
18th January 2019
University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Glasgow West End
Award-winning playwright, poet, translator and performer Jo Clifford returns to Glasgow with her unique perspective on the story of Jesus.
The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets
The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets
19th January 2019
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow West End
Meet a Magic Horse that takes you wherever in the world that you wish to go at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Daniel Sloss: X
Daniel Sloss: X
19th January 2019
The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Catch the stunning new show from Daniel Sloss, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up comedian when he comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on January 19th!
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Dance Events you might like...

Tango Bar
Tango Bar
16th January 2019
Blackfriars, Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow's longest running Argentine Tango club night is held every Wednesday evening downstairs at Blackfriars in the Merchant City!
Weekly Jive Class with Rock n Roll Revolution
Weekly Jive Class with Rock n Roll Revolution
17th January 2019
Kirkintilloch Miners Welfare & Social Club, Kirkintilloch
Join Rock n Roll Revolution for their weekly Jive Classes on Thursdays at Kirkintilloch Miners, beginners and experienced dancers always welcome!
Pachanga Glasgow
Pachanga Glasgow
19th January 2019
Strathclyde University Union, Glasgow City Centre
Head to Strathclyde Union for an amazing evening dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and other Latin Rhythms when Pachanga Glasgow returns!
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Days Out Events you might like...

City Centre Walking Tour
City Centre Walking Tour
19th January 2019
George Square, Glasgow City Centre
This is a 2.5-3 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!
GPS Hunts: Spy Mission Treasure Hunt!
GPS Hunts: Spy Mission Treasure Hunt!
19th January 2019
NA, Glasgow City Centre
On the 19th January GPShunts, the UK’s premiere GPS Interactive Adventure Game is coming to Glasgow with their Spy Mission Treasure Hunt!
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow
22nd Jan 2019 - 6th May 2019
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Toddler Crafts
Toddler Crafts
16th January 2019
Make Do & Grow, Glasgow South Side
Every Wednesday morning between 10 and 11am, join Make Do and Grow for their Toddler Crafts session where wee ones will take part in a basic craft activity, using scrap materials!
Bounce and Rhyme
Bounce and Rhyme
16th January 2019
NA, Various Locations Glasgow
Bounce and Rhyme are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children Two or under held weekly in several Glasgow Libraries!
Toddlers Tales
Toddlers Tales
16th January 2019
NA, Various Locations Glasgow
Toddlers Tales are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children aged 3-5 held weekly across several Glasgow Libraries!
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Music Events you might like...

Chamber Music at The Drake - January Concert
Chamber Music at The Drake - January Concert
16th January 2019
The Drake Bar, Glasgow West End
The Drake Ensemble present their next Chamber Music in the Round event, held in the intimate surroundings of The Drake Bar, on January 16th!
Mango Jam Session - Open Mic Night
Mango Jam Session - Open Mic Night
16th January 2019
MANGO, Glasgow City Centre
Come along and join the fun every Wednesday night from 10pm at MANGO's weekly Open Mic Night!
Bounce and Rhyme
Bounce and Rhyme
16th January 2019
NA, Various Locations Glasgow
Bounce and Rhyme are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children Two or under held weekly in several Glasgow Libraries!
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Mini Store Hunters
Mini Store Hunters
1st February 2019
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow South Side
2 to 5 year olds and their grown ups can come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday and Friday of each month!
Castlemilk Explorers
Castlemilk Explorers
2nd February 2019
Castlemilk Park, Glasgow South Side
Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment!
Mini Store Hunters
Mini Store Hunters
4th February 2019
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow South Side
2 to 5 year olds and their grown ups can come and explore the stores, handle objects and get creative on the first Monday and Friday of each month!
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Strictly Kids in aid of STV Appeal Workshop & Auditions
Strictly Kids in aid of STV Children's Appeal are seeking young dancers to join our Strictly Kids Scotland Squad, they're hosting auditions at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel on the 9th & 10th February!
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