The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

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Contact Information

121 Renfield Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3AX
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01413321846
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Opening Hours

Mondays: 10am - 6pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 6pm
Fridays: 10am - 8.30pm
Sundays: Closed
Tuesdays: 10am - 6pm
Thursdays: 10am - 6pm
Saturdays: 10am - 12am
The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow
About The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

It's great for comedy. It's great for music. It's great for variety. It's great for you! The Pavilion Theatre is Glasgow's favourite variety theatre.

Designed by Bertie Crewe for Thomas Barrasford, the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow opened at the corner of Renfield Street and Renfrew Street, Glasgow on the 29 February, 1904. It was regarded as luxurious for its time with its decor being described by the owners as "pure Louis XV". An electrically operated sliding roof ensured good ventilation.

Performances in the early days were mainly variety, melodrama and pantomime. Many of the leading music hall artistes of the period appeared at the Pavilion, including Marie Lloyd, Little Tich, Harry Lauder, Florrie Forde, Will Fyffe, Sarah Bernhardt and a then unknown Charlie Chaplin.

Since the 1930s, the Pavilion began to host pantomimes with top name stars of the Scottish variety scene, such as Harry Gordon and Dave Willis. In more recent times it has produced plays, such as 'The Sash' and 'The Steamie'.

The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow is now the only privately run theatre in Scotland and one of a few unsubsidised independent theatres left in Britain.

It remains one of the treasures of Glasgow, a genuine variety theatre, showing varied shows with literally something for everyone.

We are literally a 30 second walk from Buchanan Street Bus Station, less than 5 minutes walk from Queen Street Station and Central train stations and Buchanan Street Underground station. Also a number of buses stop right outside our door and there is a taxi rank in Renfield Street right outside.
There is on-street parking around the theatre and a number of multi-story carparks within a very short distance of the theatre, the local area is well served with a number of excellent restaurants and bars.

Upcoming Events at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

03 September 2017
The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Glasgow Pavilion with their latest sizzling and seductive production!
An Audience With Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne

An Audience With Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne

06 October 2017
Get up close and personal to Rangers legend Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne at The Pavilion Theatre on October 6th!
Talon - The Best of the Eagles

Talon - The Best of the Eagles

07 October 2017
The worlds definitive Eagles tribute show, Talon, come to the Glasgow Pavilion Theatre this October!
T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy

15 October 2017
‘Get it On’ when T.Rextasy play all of Bolan's biggest hits this October at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There

20 October 2017
Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys!
The Patsy Cline Show

The Patsy Cline Show

27 October 2017 - 28 October 2017
Enjoy an enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline at The Pavilion Theatre!
Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

29 October 2017
Roy G Hemmings award winning show, Motown & Philadelphia on Tour, comes to the Glasgow Pavilion on October 29th!
Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine

10 November 2017 - 11 November 2017
One of Scotland's most successful and unique performers returns to the Glasgow Pavilion this November!
Gok Wan: Naked & Bearing All

Gok Wan: Naked & Bearing All

16 November 2017
Join Gok Wan at the Glasgow Pavilion for the most honest, campest and naked stage show ever to mince the boards!
The Wizard of Never Woz

The Wizard of Never Woz

30 November 2017 - 14 January 2018
The Wizard of Never Woz at The Pavilion Theatre promises to be the BEST family panto in town!
An Audience With Simon Reeve

An Audience With Simon Reeve

13 October 2018
Join world-famous TV journalist Simon Reeve, as he recount tales from over 15 years of travelling!