The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

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113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD
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01415530840
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About The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

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.

Upcoming Events at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

20 October 2017
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's variety show!
Ghost Stories From Across the World

Ghost Stories From Across the World

21 October 2017
Come along to The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall for an evening of terrifying ghost stories and horror!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

25 October 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Blood Thursdays

Blood Thursdays

26 October 2017
Every Thursday during the month of October the Britannia Panopticon will be screening a classic horror film!
Fright Night - Kapow Cosplay Burlesque

Fright Night - Kapow Cosplay Burlesque

27 October 2017
KAPOW! proudly presents FRIGHT NIGHT an evening of horror and brilliant burlesque at the Britannia Panopticon!
Silent Movie Screening - The Lodger (1927)

Silent Movie Screening - The Lodger (1927)

28 October 2017
Catch a special Halloween screening of silent movie classic, The Lodger at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall!
Silent Movie Night

Silent Movie Night

28 October 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall proudly presents silent movies with live musical accompaniment by Gladstone's bag!
Haunted Cabaret - Ghost House

Haunted Cabaret - Ghost House

28 October 2017
Join the legendary Billy Bones for his latest fun filled Halloween Spooktacular at the Britannia Panopticon!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

01 November 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Laurel and Hardy Movie Marathon

Laurel and Hardy Movie Marathon

04 November 2017
Enjoy a full day of Laurel and Hardy at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Movie Marathon on November 4th!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

08 November 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

10 November 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

15 November 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

17 November 2017
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's variety show!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

22 November 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

29 November 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

06 December 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

08 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

09 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

10 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

13 December 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

15 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Puss After Dark (ADULTS ONLY) - Panto-Opticon

Puss After Dark (ADULTS ONLY) - Panto-Opticon

15 December 2017
Enjoy all your usual panto fun with added naughtiness with Puss After Dark at The Britannia Panopticon!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

16 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

17 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Pickard’s Picture House

Pickard’s Picture House

20 December 2017
Come and join us in the world's oldest surviving music hall, for a weekly celebration of cinema!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

22 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots

23 December 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!