City Halls

City Halls, Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space, has been entertaining visitors since 1841 and is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics!

City Halls

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No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in the Grand Hall will be breathtaking. The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics.

The elegant and spectacular Hall provides the focus for Glasgow's Centre for Music. Dating from as far back as 1841, it is the city's oldest, but most well loved, purpose built performance and meeting space.

This exciting music complex also houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities. As a hub of creativity, a jam-packed programme of public workshops and classes has already benefited everyone from babies, toddlers and school groups to amateur and professional musicians.

Upcoming Events at City Halls

SCO 2023/24: Ravel Piano Concerto with Steven Osborne

26th April 2024

Edinburgh-based international piano virtuoso Steven Osborne is just the musician to convey Ravels Piano Concerto's exquisite wit and sparkle!


SCO 2023/24: The Lark Ascending with Andrew Manze

3rd May 2024

Vaughan Williams's captivating The Lark Ascending is one of the country's most cherished pieces, and violinist and conductor Andrew Manze is an authority on the composer's music.



4th May 2024 - 5th May 2024

Tectonics, the BBC SSO's festival of new and experimental music, returns to City Halls and Old Fruitmarket on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May!


Kelly Jones

7th May 2024

Stereophonics' frontman Kelly Jones will perform two hour long, intimate concerts at City Halls on Tuesday 7th May in support of his new solo album Inevitable Incredible!


SCO 2023/24: Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the SCO Chorus

10th May 2024

Maxim Emelyanychev brings the SCO's 50th anniversary Season to a spectacular, choral conclusion with some of the grandest music created by one of the composers he loves the most: Felix Mendelssohn.


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Dvořák’s New World Symphony

16th May 2024

Join the BBC SSO for Dvořák's much-loved symphony 'from the New World'.


Bearsden Choir - Pärt, Swann, Puccini

19th May 2024

The Bearsden Choir are delighted to return to City Halls on Sunday 19th May to celebrate their 55th Season!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Sibelius Violin Concerto

23rd May 2024

The BBC SSO's Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth closes the season with a spellbinding concert with our 2023/24 Featured Artist, the phenomenal Bomsori Kim!


An Evening with Mary Beard

9th July 2024

Unmask the Roman emperors with renowned classicist and historian Mary Beard. Go beyond the myths & scandals to explore their lives, challenges and legacies!


NYOS Summer Concert

13th July 2024

NYOS is the flagship classical ensemble formed of over 100 of the most gifted young orchestral players from across Scotland, join them at City Halls for their Summer Concert!


Pops at the Phil: The Golden Age of Radio and Early Television

13th October 2024

Take a trip down memory lane to relive the light music classics of the day featuring the music that made the programmes and the programmes that made the music!


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The Old Fruitmarket

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