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

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

19th January 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 January 19th!
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!
Nish Kumar - It’s In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves

Nish Kumar - It’s In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves

9th February 2019
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! Catch it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 9th February!
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!
Big Girls Don’t Cry

Big Girls Don’t Cry

28th February 2019
Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band at the Glasgow Pavilion Theatre on February 28th!
Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

6th March 2019
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 Theatre!
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!
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!
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!
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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Popular Events

Glasgow Girls
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Dippy On Tour: Glasgow
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Chris Smither and special guest The Suitcase Junket
Celtic Connections 2019: Chris Smithers showcases work from his eighteenth record Call Me Lucky with special guest appearance from Matt Lorenz (The Suitcase Junket).
War Horse
The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse, will come to Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo from 15th January - 2nd February 2019!
Scotland from the Sky
Enjoy a bird's eye view of your favourite bits of Scotland when the 'Scotland from the Sky' exhibition arrives at Glasgow Cathedral!

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