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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

Peter Powers International Hypnotist at the Pavilion

Peter Powers International Hypnotist at the Pavilion

06 March 2015
Come along and give Hypnotism a try as Peter Powers International Hypnotist returns to the Pavilion!
Peter Powers International Hypnotist at the Pavilion

Peter Powers International Hypnotist at the Pavilion

07 March 2015
Come along and give Hypnotism a try as Peter Powers International Hypnotist returns to the Pavilion!
Count Arthur Strong: Somebody Up There Licks Me

Count Arthur Strong: Somebody Up There Licks Me

08 March 2015
Count Arthur Strong gets back to doing what he does best... a show! Catch Somebody Up There Licks Me at the Pavilion!
The Adventures of Sinderella 2

The Adventures of Sinderella 2

11 March 2015 - 21 March 2015
Jim Davidson stars as Buttons in his saucy sequel to the original adult pantomime comedy... Sinderella!
The Chuckle Brothers - Chuckles of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers - Chuckles of Oz

22 March 2015
join the The Chuckle Brothers for this sensational new version of the familiar Wizard of Oz story!
We’ll Meet Again

We’ll Meet Again

25 March 2015
We'll Meet Again is an afternoon show with a tribute to our Armed Forces of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!
The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

26 March 2015
Enjoy 'The Life & Music of Jim Reeves' starring Al Grant at The Pavilion Theatre on March 26th!
Beatlemania

Beatlemania

27 March 2015
The authoritative Beatles live concert show, Beatlemania, is coming to The Pavilion Theatre on March 27th!
The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

28 March 2015
Head to The Pavilion Theatre on March 28th for the The Dolly Parton Story featuring her most celebrated material!
Caitlin Moran Live!

Caitlin Moran Live!

13 April 2015
Caitlin Moran is coming to Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre with her How To Build A Girl Tour on April 13th!
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!