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!

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About The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

121 Renfield Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3AX
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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

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

23rd February 2018
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

24th February 2018
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
The Classic Rock Show

The Classic Rock Show

27th February 2018
As testimony to the ever increasing popularity of Classic Rock music, the critically acclaimed 'Classic Rock Show', returns with the 'Guitar Greats – World Tour 2018'
Suggs What A King Cnut - A Life In The Realm Of Madness

Suggs What A King Cnut - A Life In The Realm Of Madness

1st March 2018
Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show, catch him at the Pavilion Theatre with 'Suggs: What A King Cnut - A Life In The Realm Of Madness'!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

2nd March 2018
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

3rd March 2018
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Tour

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Tour

8th March 2018
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: 2017's break out star Katherine Ryan brings her new show Glitter Room to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

15th March 2018
Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure) at the Pavilion!
Pride Of Ireland

Pride Of Ireland

17th March 2018
Come along to this fabulous night of Irish music, fun and laughter, jam packed with the very best of Irish entertainment and starring Ireland’s most dynamic and versatile performers.
Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

22nd March 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Jonathan Pie returns to the stage with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium!
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

23rd March 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Are we spoiled? Come and watch as Ed Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out!
A Vision Of Elvis

A Vision Of Elvis

24th March 2018
A Vision Of Elvis at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 24th March promises a musical experience you will never forget!
Michael, Starring Ben

Michael, Starring Ben

15th September 2018
Michael, starring Ben, is the latest smash hit theatre production from renowned producer James Baker and features the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman!
An Audience With Simon Reeve

An Audience With Simon Reeve

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

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