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Contact Information

121 Renfield Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3AX
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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

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!
The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga: Wee Fat Glesga Wedding

The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga: Wee Fat Glesga Wedding

03 February 2016 - 13 February 2016
You've met the Real Hoosewives fae Glesga before, now join them in another stand alone hilarious fun filled adventure!
The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

18 February 2016
Direct from Ireland sell out show, The Legends of American Country Show, comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

23 February 2016
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups!
Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In

Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In

25 February 2016
Catch comedian Ed Byrne at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on tour with his new show 'Outside, Looking In'!
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

03 March 2016
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time!
The Fureys

The Fureys

19 March 2016
Catch Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on March 19th!
The Patsy Cline Show

The Patsy Cline Show

15 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Enjoy an enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline at The Pavilion Theatre!