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

About 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.

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Upcoming Events at City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony

20th January 2022

Watch the outstanding Duo Jatekok, Naïri Badal and Adélaïde Panaget, tackle Poulenc's sensational concerto for two pianos at Glasgow's City Halls!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Musique Amérique - CANCELLED

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Musique Amérique - CANCELLED

21st January 2022

Put on your dancing shoes and let your hair down to join the SCO in jazzy, foot-tapping style on both sides of the Atlantic, at City Halls, Glasgow on 21st January!
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This is the Kit with Roddy Woomble

This is the Kit with Roddy Woomble

22nd January 2022

This is The Kit will perform music from their rapturously acclaimed fifth album, Off Off On at City Halls as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan and Daoirí Farrell Trio

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan and Daoirí Farrell Trio

23rd January 2022

Don't miss the first live outing for a new collaboration between multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Karine Polwart and renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan at Celtic Connections 2022!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Mozart, Weber & Widmann

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Mozart, Weber & Widmann

27th January 2022

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's afternoon concerts are back! The first is spearheaded by Artist in Residence, Jörg Widmann at City Halls on 27th January!
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Jim Sutherland & Evolution Orchestra: When Fish Begin to Crawl

Jim Sutherland & Evolution Orchestra: When Fish Begin to Crawl

29th January 2022

Scottish composer, producer, band-leader and all-round musical polymath Jim Sutherland presents When Fish Begin to Crawl, arguably his most ambitious project to date!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Korngold Violin Concerto

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Korngold Violin Concerto

3rd February 2022

Join BBC SSO Violinist, Benjamin Beilman, and Conductor, Antony Hermus, as they take you through the glitz and glamour of Korngold's Violin Concerto!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Grosvenor Plays Liszt

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Grosvenor Plays Liszt

4th February 2022

Electrifying British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev to tackle the breathtakingly virtuosic challenges of Liszt's first piano concerto!
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Nae Plans Extravaganza

Nae Plans Extravaganza

5th February 2022

Adam Sutherland and Hamish Napier host a truly mighty gathering of like-minded dynamic duos, all ready and raring to go for whatever a Nae Plans party might bring!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Petrushka

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Petrushka

17th February 2022

BBC SSO conductor Joana Carneiro takes you through Stravinsky's 1911 ballet, Petrushka at City Halls on 17th February!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner Four

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner Four

24th February 2022

BBC SSO Associate Conductor, Alpesh Chauhan, guides you through the magic of Bruckner's Symphony No.4 at Glasgow City Halls on 24th February!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: A French Adventure with Steven Isserlis

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: A French Adventure with Steven Isserlis

25th February 2022

British cellist extraordinaire Steven Isserlis joins Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev for a sophisticated soirée amid some of France's most irresistible music!
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Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

26th February 2022

Gordon Buchanan will discuss his incredible 30 year career as a wildlife filmmaker at City Halls, Glasgow on Saturday 26th February!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

3rd March 2022

Join the BBC SSO for a World Premiere from Joanna Ward, Melnikov plays Brahms and their Nielsen cycle continues with Chief Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: François Leleux

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: François Leleux

4th March 2022

Flamboyant French oboist and conductor François Leleux gives the world premiere performance of a brand new oboe concerto at City Halls, Glasgow on 4th March!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: The Lark Ascending

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: The Lark Ascending

10th March 2022

Telling the tale of a skylark singing an impossibly exquisite, almost heavenly, song, Rosanne Philippens gives voice to the bird when the BBC SSO perform The Lark Ascending at City Halls!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Seek the Light

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Seek the Light

11th March 2022

The wonders of nature form the inspiration behind Seek the Light, a brand new work by singer/songwriter Karine Polwart and composer/sound designer Pippa Murphy!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Volkov in Venice

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Volkov in Venice

17th March 2022

Transport yourself to Venice with BBC SSO Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov, as he takes you through the works of Rameau, Maderna, Frescobaldi and Haydn!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: America, The Beautiful

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: America, The Beautiful

18th March 2022

Take a classic American road trip through a travelogue of unforgettable musical landscapes and eras, with brilliant violinist Pekka Kuusisto as your expert guide!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Four

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Four

24th March 2022

The BBC SSO's Michael Sanderling returns to City Halls with Swedish Soprano, Miah Persson, to explore Mahler's Fourth Symphony!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim’s Mozart

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim’s Mozart

25th March 2022

Join Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev and the SCO as they continue their visionary Mozart explorations with a trio of pieces as delectable as they are different!
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Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke

26th March 2022

Dr John Cooper Clarke will bring his 2022 tour to Glasgow's City Halls on 26th March... it's a chance to witness a living legend at the top of his game!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Debussy’s La Mer

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Debussy’s La Mer

31st March 2022

Experience one of the most poetic seascapes ever painted by an orchestra. Allow the BBC SSO's Martyn Brabbins to guide you through the wave of sound that is Debussy's 'La Mer'!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

1st April 2022

Expect a fresh new vision of this much-loved work, as SCO Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev directs from the harpsichord, alongside a stunning quartet of international vocal soloists!
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Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

3rd April 2022

Aldous Harding is known for her charismatic combination of talent, tenacity, and shrewd wit, catch her live at Glasgow's City Halls on 3rd April!
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Andy and the Odd Socks

Andy and the Odd Socks

4th April 2022

The 'greatest kid's band ever', Andy and the Odd Socks, singing about aliens, dinosaurs rapping robots and groovy hoovers comes to Glasgow's City Halls on Monday 4th April!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Colin Plays Grime

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Colin Plays Grime

8th April 2022

Edinburgh's own percussion ace Colin Currie brings the kaleidoscopic Percussion Concerto by Aberdeenshire-raised Helen Grime to City Halls, Glasgow on 8th April!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Ein Heldenleben with Sir Mark Elder

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Ein Heldenleben with Sir Mark Elder

14th April 2022

Sir Mark Elder and Leader, Laura Samuel, bring out the glories of 'Ein Heldenleben' at Glasgow City Halls!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Marin Alsop Conducts Dvořák

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Marin Alsop Conducts Dvořák

21st April 2022

Be swept away for an evening of passionate and glorious melodies as Marin Alsop conducts Dvořák's Seventh at Glasgow's City Halls!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s Sixth

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s Sixth

29th April 2022

Dazzling Portuguese-born conductor Joana Carneiro makes a welcome return for Beethoven's moving tribute to the joys of nature at City Halls, Glasgow on 29th April!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius & Mozart

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius & Mozart

5th May 2022

Join BBC SSO Pianist/Director, Ryan Wigglesworth for an afternoon of Sibelius and Mozart and a World Premiere from Jörg Widmann!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: A Very British Adventure

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: A Very British Adventure

6th May 2022

From Renaissance passion to modern mysticism, discover the richness of some lesser-known British music in this wide-ranging concert conducted by eminent English music expert Andrew Manze.
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Dausgaard Conducts Nielsen - Symphony No.2

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Dausgaard Conducts Nielsen - Symphony No.2

12th May 2022

Enjoy the first of three concerts in the BBC SSO's Nielsen Cycle with Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard that bring it to completion!
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim’s Firebird

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim’s Firebird

13th May 2022

Join the Orchestra for a resplendent close to the spring live concert season as Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev directs Stravinsky at his most lavish and opulent.
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Abel Selaocoe & Nielsen Symphony No.5

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Abel Selaocoe & Nielsen Symphony No.5

15th May 2022

The BBC SSO's Nielsen Cycle continues on Sunday 15th May with the gripping and powerful Fifth Symphony!
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Dausgaard Conducts Nielsen - Symphonies 1 & 4

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Dausgaard Conducts Nielsen - Symphonies 1 & 4

19th May 2022

Watch the BBC SSO's final concert in their Nielsen cycle and Thomas Dausgaard, in his last Glasgow appearance as Chief Conductor!
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Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

21st May 2022

Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman will bring her All Around The World Tour to Glasgow's City Halls on Saturday 21st May!
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The Old Fruitmarket

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