The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

The Britannia Music Hall (The Panopticon) in Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland is the oldest surviving music hall in the world.

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About The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD
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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

23rd February 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

2nd March 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
Brain Access

Brain Access

8th March 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Brandon Barrett, one of Britain’s best youngest magicians, presents BRAIN ACCESS - A magic show like no other at The Britannia Panopticon!
Funny Bones Academy

Funny Bones Academy

10th March 2018
For the first time at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and as part of the 160th Birthday celebrations of the Britannia Music Hall, we proudly present Funny Bones!
Funny Bones Graduation Show

Funny Bones Graduation Show

11th March 2018
Every funny kid in Glasgow will get their chance to debut on the same stage as Stan Laurel did in 1906 at the Funny Bones Graduation Show!
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

14th March 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Catch all your favourite vintage cartoons on the big screen at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Wacky Wednesday screenings!
PanoptiGong Show

PanoptiGong Show

16th March 2018
The Britannia Panopticon are celebrating their 160th anniversary and as part of festivities they're hosting the PanoptiGong Show, where novelty and speciality acts can show off their talents!
Brain Access

Brain Access

17th March 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Brandon Barrett, one of Britain’s best youngest magicians, presents BRAIN ACCESS - A magic show like no other at The Britannia Panopticon!
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

21st March 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Catch all your favourite vintage cartoons on the big screen at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Wacky Wednesday screenings!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

23rd March 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Silent Comedy Films

Silent Comedy Films

24th March 2018
Gladstone’s Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era, with music and sound effects at The Britannia Panopticon!
Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

4th April 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Laurel and Hardy Movie Night returns with a selection of classics!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

6th April 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
The Laurel and Hardy Quiz Night

The Laurel and Hardy Quiz Night

14th April 2018
Test your knowledge of one of comedy's best loved double acts at The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Laurel and Hardy Quiz Night!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

14th April 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

27th April 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Silent Comedy Films

Silent Comedy Films

2nd May 2018
Gladstone’s Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era, with music and sound effects at The Britannia Panopticon!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

4th May 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

12th May 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

25th May 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

26th May 2018
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

1st June 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

6th June 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Laurel and Hardy Movie Night returns with a selection of classics!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

16th June 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

29th June 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

30th June 2018
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Silent Comedy Films

Silent Comedy Films

4th July 2018
Gladstone’s Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era, with music and sound effects at The Britannia Panopticon!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

6th July 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

14th July 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

27th July 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

28th July 2018
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

1st August 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Laurel and Hardy Movie Night returns with a selection of classics!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

3rd August 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

25th August 2018
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

31st August 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Silent Comedy Films

Silent Comedy Films

5th September 2018
Gladstone’s Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era, with music and sound effects at The Britannia Panopticon!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

7th September 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

15th September 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

28th September 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Music Hall Memories

Music Hall Memories

29th September 2018
Enjoy some old time music hall shows and get a taste of the entertainment of the day at The Britannia Panopticon!
Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

Laurel and Hardy Film Screening

3rd October 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall's Laurel and Hardy Movie Night returns with a selection of classics!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

5th October 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

13th October 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

26th October 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!
Silent Comedy Films

Silent Comedy Films

31st October 2018
Gladstone’s Bag present a programme of comedy films from the silent era, with music and sound effects at The Britannia Panopticon!
The Drag-Opticon Show

The Drag-Opticon Show

2nd November 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall are proud to present to you the best of the flourishing Glasgow drag scene with The Drag-Opticon Show!
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

The 1918 Cine-Variety Show

11th November 2018
The 1918 Cine-Variety Show at The Britannia Panopticon recreates historic music hall shows from during 1918!
Friday Night at The Panopticon

Friday Night at The Panopticon

30th November 2018
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's regular Friday night variety show!

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