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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
About The Pavilion Theatre

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 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 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

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

06 September 2015
The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Glasgow Pavilion with their latest sizzling and seductive production!
The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

11 September 2015
The Johnny Cash Roadshow at the Glasgow Pavilion is a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener!
Best of Jukebox Memories

Best of Jukebox Memories

16 September 2015 - 19 September 2015
The Best of Jukebox Memories at The Pavilion Theatre is a nostalgic night out you won't want to miss!
Billy & Tim and The Wee Glesga Ghost

Billy & Tim and The Wee Glesga Ghost

23 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
Billy & Tim and The Wee Glesga Ghost is the Hilarious sequel to Singin I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim at Glasgow Pavilion
Shawn Klush - The Elvis World Tour

Shawn Klush - The Elvis World Tour

01 October 2015
Direct from the USA, the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand!
Talon - The Best of the Eagles

Talon - The Best of the Eagles

02 October 2015
The worlds definitive Eagles tribute show, Talon, come to the Glasgow Pavilion Theatre this October!
Donovan

Donovan

03 October 2015
Legendary singer, Donovan, kicks off his latest tour in his hometown of Glasgow at the Pavilion Theatre!
The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga: Wee Fat Glesga Wedding

The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga: Wee Fat Glesga Wedding

07 October 2015 - 17 October 2015
You've met the Real Hoosewives fae Glesga before, now join them in another stand alone hilarious fun filled adventure!
The Return of Francie & Josie

The Return of Francie & Josie

11 October 2015
Catch The Return of Francie & Josie a tribute to the legends of Scottish comedy at The Glasgow Pavilion this autumn!
Gordon Smith - Beyond Belief

Gordon Smith - Beyond Belief

19 October 2015
Hailed as one of the world's most accurate mediums this is your chance to join Gordon for an evening of mediumship!
Roy Orbison and Friends with Barry Steele

Roy Orbison and Friends with Barry Steele

23 October 2015
Barry Steele will bring the life and character of Roy Orbison back to centre stage at The Pavillion Theatre!
That’ll Be The Day

That’ll Be The Day

24 October 2015
Prepare for a nostalgia party extravaganza as the legendary That'll Be The Day celebrates an incredible 30 years!
Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

01 November 2015
Roy G Hemmings award winning show, Motown & Philadelphia on Tour, comes to the Glasgow Pavilion on November 1st!
All Star 60’s Show

All Star 60’s Show

04 November 2015
Catch Gerry & the Pacemakers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, Badfinger and The Troggs in the All Star 60’s Show!
Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine

06 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
One of Scotland's most successful and unique performers returns to the Glasgow Pavilion this November!
The Drifters

The Drifters

08 November 2015
The Drifters come to the Glasgow Pavilion with The Rebranded Tour 2015 this November!
The Apollo Players: The King & I

The Apollo Players: The King & I

11 November 2015 - 14 November 2015
The Apollo Players presents Rogers and Hammerstein's The King & I this November at The Pavilion Theatre!
‘Get it On’ with T.Rextasy

‘Get it On’ with T.Rextasy

15 November 2015
‘Get it On’ when T.Rextasy play all of Bolan's biggest hits this November at the Glasgow Pavilion!
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

25 November 2015 - 17 January 2016
The Pavilion Theatre's panto Santa Claus Is Coming To Town promises a truly magical story with a real Christmas feel!