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!

The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

About The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

121 Renfield Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3AX
01413321846
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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 Theatre 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

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

25th May 2019
Catch the stunning new show from Daniel Sloss, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up comedian when he comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 25th May!
The Guilty Feminist: Live

The Guilty Feminist: Live

29th May 2019
Comedian Deborah Frances-White is taking a special version of her hit podcast The Guilty Feminist on tour, don't miss it when it stops at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on May 29th!
The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

31st May 2019
The UK's no.1 country music tribute show, The Legends of American Country, return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics!
Stewart Francis: Into The Punset

Stewart Francis: Into The Punset

1st June 2019
Canadian comedian Stewart Francis will bring his farewell tour, Into The Punset, to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on June 1st!
Leo Sayer Just a Boy at 70

Leo Sayer Just a Boy at 70

9th June 2019
British music legend Leo Sayer is touring the UK in celebration of his 70th birthday year! Catch him live at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 9th June!
Rally Roon The Rangers

Rally Roon The Rangers

24th July 2019 - 3rd August 2019
From the team that brought you Singin I’m No A Billy I’m A Tim, and Witches Fae Easterhoose comes: Rally Roon The Rangers, the HILARIOUS true blue comedy by Ned Sollid!
A Vision Of Elvis

A Vision Of Elvis

14th September 2019
A Vision Of Elvis at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 14th September promises a musical experience you will never forget!
The Return of Francie & Josie

The Return of Francie & Josie

28th September 2019 - 29th September 2019
Enjoy a trip down memory lane which will have you laughing out loud when The Francie and Josie Show returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on September 28th & 29th!
Ben Elton

Ben Elton

1st October 2019
Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben Elton promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad! Catch him at The Pavilion Theatre on October 1st!
The Magical Adventures Of Pinocchio

The Magical Adventures Of Pinocchio

28th November 2019 - 12th January 2020
Classic family pantomime, The Magical Adventures Of Pinocchio, comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow this festive season featuring an all star cast!

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