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

Glasgow City of Music presents: The RCS Junior Conservatoire Choral Showcase

3rd December 2023

The RCS Junior Conservatoire Choral Showcase is a Winter choral spectacular, featuring students from aged 8 – 18 years old who will perform in the Grand Hall of Glasgow City Halls!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - The Shostakovich Piano Concertos

7th December 2023

Sir Mark Elder conducts both of Shostakovich's Piano Concertos in one sparkling concert with pianist Federico Colli and trumpeter Matilda Lloyd.


SCO 23-24: Maxim’s Baroque Inspirations

8th December 2023

Maxim displays his exuberance as both conductor and harpsichordist in Baroque (and Baroque-inspired) music at its most flamboyant!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Afternoon Performance: Muzyka Polska!

14th December 2023

The BBC SSO's 2023/24 Featured Artist, violinist Bomsori Kim and guest conductor Marta Gardolińska explore works by Bacewicz, Szymanowski and Lutosławski!


SCO 2023/24: Beethoven Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti

15th December 2023

Scottish superstar violinist is both soloist and director of Beethoven's majestic Violin Concerto, alongside Mozart's Symphony No. 34!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Christmas at the Movies

17th December 2023

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's glorious 'Christmas at the Movies' concert returns to City Halls on Sunday 17th December!


SCO 23-24: Rhythms of Eastern Europe with Jonian Ilias-Kadesha

12th January 2024

Fiery rhythms, blazing colours, pungent flavours: if you think European music is all about France, Germany and Italy, travel further east to for some of the continent's tastiest offerings!


SCO 2023/24: Maxim plays Mozart and Haydn SCO 50th Birthday Concert

19th January 2024

Join Maxim Emelyanychev to celebrate the very month of the SCO's 50th Anniversary with music explicitly designed to raise a smile!


Teddy Thompson with Sarah Jarosz

20th January 2024

Teddy Thompson sings classic country from the likes of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George Jones and many more at City Halls as part of Celtic Connections 2024!


The Friel Sisters with Liz Doherty and Fiddlesticks

21st January 2024

The Friel Sisters will play a hometown gig at Glasgow's City Halls on Sunday 21st January as part of Celtic Connections 2024!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Volkov Conducts Petrushka

25th January 2024

The BBC SSO's Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov takes you through Stravinsky's colour work, 'Petrushka'!


Lochaber | A Celebration

27th January 2024

Don't miss a spectacular night of entertainment celebrating the incredible musical talent from the Lochaber area at City Halls on January 27th as part of Celtic Connections 2024!


Session A9 with Citadels of the Sun

28th January 2024

Session A9 are celebrating the release of their long awaited CD The Magic Roundabout with a show at City Halls on January 28th as part of Celtic Connections 2024!


Su-a Lee: Dialogues

30th January 2024

Celebrated South Korean born cellist Su-a Lee will perform music from her stunning debut solo album Dialogues at City Halls on January 30th as part of Celtic Connections!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Afternoon Performance: Elgar’s Cello Concerto

1st February 2024

Join the BBC SSO's Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth and cellist Dai Miyata for Elgar's popular Cello Concerto.


SCO 2023/24: Berlioz, Mozart and Ravel with François Leleux

2nd February 2024

François Leleux is joined by celebrated British soprano Carolyn Sampson for rarely heard Berlioz, plus sparkling music by Mozart and Ravel.


Scots Women - Generations o6 Change

3rd February 2024

TMSA are celebrating the original singers, and a newer generation of Scottish female folksingers with a collaborative performance of songs at City Halls on February 3rd!


SCO 2023/24: Great Grumpy Gaboon

11th February 2024

Join the Grumpy Gaboon and friends on this brand-new musical adventure as together they discover the importance of friendship and forgiveness!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2

15th February 2024

Join the BBC SSO, guest conductor Valentina Peleggi and soloist Boris Giltburg for an evening filled with romance and passion. Perfect for Valentine's Day!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5

22nd February 2024

Join the BBC SSO, conductor Tabita Berglund and soloist Truls Mørk for an evening of pulse-raising passion!


SCO 2023/24: Lindberg, Stravinsky and Shostakovich with Maxim & Pekka

23rd February 2024

Two of the SCO's best-loved collaborators, Maxim Emelyanychev and pioneering Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, join forces for a very special 50th anniversary season concert at City Halls!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Bruckner’s Symphony No.9

29th February 2024

Alpesh Chauhan conducts works by Puccini, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner at City Halls as part of BBC SSO's Thursday Night Series!


SCO 2023/24: Beethoven Symphony No 7 with Lorenza Borrani

1st March 2024

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents a concert contrasting Beethoven's boisterous Symphony No 7 with Maderna's kaleidoscopic rethink of Renaissance music.


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

7th March 2024

BBC New Generation Artist Geneva Lewis and conductor Gemma New joins the BBC SSO for Barber's romantic Violin Concerto!


SCO 2023/24: The Four Seasons with Pekka Kuusisto

8th March 2024

Experience a fresh new perspective on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons in a personal interpretation from inspirational violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra!


SCO 2023/24: Time and Tides with Pekka Kuusisto

15th March 2024

Gaze beyond the concert hall to the wonders of the natural world, the endless cycles of deep time, in this elemental programme directed by visionary Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Verdi’s Requiem

21st March 2024

Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth has assembled the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the BBC SSO and a stellar team of solo singers for Verdi's epic 'Requiem'!


SCO 2023/24: The Auld Alliance with Maxim, Karen Cargill and the SCO Chorus

22nd March 2024

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to celebrate the age-old friendship between Scotland and France in the company of Maxim Emelyanychev and superstar Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill!


BBC SSO 2023/24: Afternoon Performance: Rodrigo Guitar Concerto

28th March 2024

Multi-award-winning Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe joins the BBC SSO and conductor Delyana Lazarova for an exciting afternoon concert!


The Residents

2nd April 2024

The iconic renegade cult music and art collective known as The Residents are set to tour the UK in 2024, don't miss them live at City Halls on Tuesday 2nd April!


SCO 2023/24: Music of the Imagination with Tom Adès

12th April 2024

As both composer and conductor, Thomas Adès is one of the most brilliant figures in British music, creating rich, deeply expressive works that inspire the intellect and stir the soul.


BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Hough Plays Rachmaninov

18th April 2024

Pianist Sir Stephen Hough returns to City Halls for Rachmaninov's hugely-popular 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini' under the baton of Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth!


SCO 2023/24: Northern Lights with Joseph Swensen

19th April 2024

Look north for luminous music from Orkney, Denmark and Finland, brought together by SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen!


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.


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'.


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!


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2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3NY

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The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs, Glasgow City Centre G1 1NQ

Prepare to be caught under the spell of Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow's Centre for Music, as soon as you walk through its doors!


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The Shed

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Maggies Rock n Rodeo

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Tron Theatre

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The Tron Theatre has been a familiar landmark in Glasgow's Merchant City area for centuries and a popular cultural venue for over twenty years!


Websters Theatre

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Websters Glasgow is a performing arts theatre, bar and restaurant situated in Glasgow's West End occupying the building of the 19th century former Lansdowne Parish Church.


George Square

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Glee Club Glasgow

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Comedy in Glasgow has a rich history, and Glee Club are proud to bring our newest venue to such a vibrant city!

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