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

Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

29 April 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Silent Movie Night

Silent Movie Night

03 May 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall proudly presents silent movies with live musical accompaniment and sound effects!
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

13 May 2017
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1917!
The Big Varieté

The Big Varieté

20 May 2017
The Britannia Panopticon showcases the latest oddities of the cabaret scene in The Big Varieté!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

26 May 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

27 May 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
The Britannia Panopticon Comic Mart

The Britannia Panopticon Comic Mart

03 June 2017
The Britannia Panopticon's comic mart is back... featuring even more distributors of comics and geeky paraphernalia!
Laurel and Hardy Movie Night

Laurel and Hardy Movie Night

07 June 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Laurel and Hardy Movie Night returns with a selection of classics!
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

10 June 2017
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1917!
The Big Varieté

The Big Varieté

17 June 2017
The Britannia Panopticon showcases the latest oddities of the cabaret scene in The Big Varieté!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

23 June 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

24 June 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Silent Movie Night

Silent Movie Night

05 July 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall proudly presents silent movies with live musical accompaniment and sound effects!
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

08 July 2017
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1917!
The Big Varieté

The Big Varieté

15 July 2017
The Britannia Panopticon showcases the latest oddities of the cabaret scene in The Big Varieté!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

29 July 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

26 August 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Silent Movie Night

Silent Movie Night

06 September 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall proudly presents silent movies with live musical accompaniment and sound effects!
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

09 September 2017
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1917!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

30 September 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

The 1917 Cine-Variety Show

14 October 2017
The 1917 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1917!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

28 October 2017
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Silent Movie Night

Silent Movie Night

28 October 2017
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall proudly presents silent movies with live musical accompaniment and sound effects!