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
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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

Celtic - The Musical

Celtic - The Musical

5th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years (performed by a live band), Celtic - The Musical tells the amazing story of this legendary club.
A Vision Of Elvis

A Vision Of Elvis

30th September 2018
A Vision Of Elvis at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 30th September promises a musical experience you will never forget!
Totally Tina

Totally Tina

2nd October 2018
Re-creating the look and feel of Ms Turner at her best, Totally Tina at the Pavilion Theatre is one spectacular show!
The Fureys - 40th Anniversary Tour

The Fureys - 40th Anniversary Tour

3rd October 2018
A Fureys concert is always a night to remember, book your tickets for their 40th Anniversary Show at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Wednesday 3rd October!
Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley

Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley

4th October 2018
Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza! Catch it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Thursday 4th October!
Killer Queen

Killer Queen

5th October 2018
Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live! Catch them at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 5th October!
The Return of Francie & Josie

The Return of Francie & Josie

6th October 2018
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 Saturday 6th October!
Gordon Smith - Best Of Both Worlds

Gordon Smith - Best Of Both Worlds

8th October 2018
Hailed as one of the world’s most accurate mediums this is your chance to join Gordon Smith for an evening of mediumship at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

9th October 2018
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!
Quadrophenia, The Album

Quadrophenia, The Album

11th October 2018
Catch 8-piece band, The Goldhawks deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash-hit concept album, ‘Quadrophenia’ at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
Talon - The Best of the Eagles

Talon - The Best of the Eagles

12th October 2018
The worlds definitive Eagles tribute show, Talon, return by popular demand to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 12th October!
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!
Witches Fae Easterhoose

Witches Fae Easterhoose

18th October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Des Dillon, writer of Singin I’m No A Billy I’m A Tim, brings his HILARIOUS smash hit dark comedy, Witches Fae Easterhoose to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy

28th October 2018
‘Get it On’ when T.Rextasy play all of Bolan's biggest hits this October at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
Jason Manford

Jason Manford

2nd November 2018
Delivered with amiable charm and captivating wit, Jason Manford's Muddle Class is a show not to be missed, catch it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 2nd November!
Joe Longthorne: 50th Anniversary Tour

Joe Longthorne: 50th Anniversary Tour

3rd November 2018
TV and Recording star Joe Longthorne returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 3rd November as part of his 50th Anniversary tour!
Levison Wood: Journeys Through The Badlands And Beyond

Levison Wood: Journeys Through The Badlands And Beyond

4th November 2018
In his second adventure-filled live show at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow, Levison Wood will share tales from his most recent journeys across some of the most perilous danger zones on earth!
Suggs What A King Cnut - A Life In The Realm Of Madness

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

7th November 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'!
Abba Reunion

Abba Reunion

8th November 2018
Catch Abba Reunion, the most authentic and requested Abba tribute show in the world today, when it comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on November 8th!
Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine

9th November 2018 - 10th November 2018
Sydney Devine, one of Scotland's most successful and unique performers, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow this November!
Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

11th November 2018
Roy G Hemmings award winning show, Motown & Philadelphia on Tour, comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 11th November!
The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella

The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella

29th November 2018 - 13th January 2019
Classic family pantomime, The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella, comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow this festive season featuring an all star cast!
Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin: Result!

8th February 2019
Don't miss an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with Jimeoin!
Little Fix

Little Fix

10th February 2019
The UK’s official number 1 Little Mix Tribute Band, Little Fix, will play the Glasgow Pavilion on Sunday 10th February!
Michael, Starring Ben

Michael, Starring Ben

10th March 2019
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!
Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness

Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness

12th March 2019
Join Ben Fogle at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for his uplifting and exciting show, when he’ll be sharing his stories of the wilderness!
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!
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!

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