The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

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!

The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

About The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

121 Renfield Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3AX
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Designed by Bertie Crewe for Thomas Barrasford, the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow 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 Theatre 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 Glasgow 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.

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Upcoming Events at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo To Life

Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo To Life

24th September 2021

Fresh from his smash hit global Netflix release, BAFTA nomination and No. 1 trending entertainment show, Mo Gilligan is back with a brand new show, catch him at The Pavilion Glasgow in September 2021!
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Philly Philly Wang Wang

Philly Philly Wang Wang

25th September 2021

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil 'Philly Philly Wang Wang' Wang is back on tour with his newest show!
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Jethro Tull: The Prog Year - CANCELLED

Jethro Tull: The Prog Year - CANCELLED

28th September 2021

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull Band will bring 'The Prog Years' tour to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Tuesday 28th September 2021!
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Craig Hill: Pumped!

Craig Hill: Pumped!

1st October 2021

Get pumped and get partying again as Craig Hill, Scotland's favourite kilty treasure, comes to the Pavilion Theatre for the first time with his brand new show Pumped!
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Katherine Ryan: Missus

Katherine Ryan: Missus

7th October 2021

Canadian comic Katherine Ryan has announced her new tour 'Missus' for 2021, catch her live at The Pavilion Theatre on 7th October!
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Talon - The Best of the Eagles

Talon - The Best of the Eagles

9th October 2021

The World's definitive Eagles tribute show, Talon, return by popular demand to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 9th October 2021!
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T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy

10th October 2021

'Get it On' when T.Rextasy play all of Bolan's biggest hits on Sunday 10th October 2021 at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
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John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

25th October 2021

John Lydon is touring the UK to coincide with the publication of his new book, the brilliant, funny and insightful 'I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right' catch him at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
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The Stylistics

The Stylistics

28th October 2021

Direct from Philadelphia, don't miss one of the most legendary soul groups of all time, The Stylistics live at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 28th October!
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Totally Tina

Totally Tina

29th October 2021

Re-creating the look and feel of Ms Turner at her best, Totally Tina at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow is one spectacular show!
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Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth

8th November 2021

Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie and Savages vocalist and solo artist Jehnny Beth have announced a live show at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Monday 8th November!
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Gordon Smith - Best Of Both Worlds

Gordon Smith - Best Of Both Worlds

11th November 2021

Hailed as one of the world's most accurate mediums this is your chance to join Gordon Smith for an evening of mediumship at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
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The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

14th November 2021

The UK's no.1 country music tribute show, The Legends of American Country, return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics!
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Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest - CANCELLED

Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest - CANCELLED

18th November 2021

Join Ed Byrne at the Glasgow Pavilion as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children!
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The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella

The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella

1st December 2021 - 16th January 2022

Classic family pantomime, The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella, comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in December 2021 featuring an all star cast!
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John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now

John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now

3rd February 2022

Comedy superstar John Bishop will bring his brand-new, highly anticipated Right Here, Right Now' World Tour to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 3rd February 2022!
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Jason Fox: Life At The Limit

Jason Fox: Life At The Limit

9th February 2022

Jason Fox will bring to the Glasgow Pavilion stage the remarkable story of his daring exploits in a distinguished career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces!
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Jason Manford: Like Me

Jason Manford: Like Me

10th February 2022

It's been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show, but now he's back with 'Like Me', catch him at Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 10th February 2022!
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Jimeoin - Turn It Up!

Jimeoin - Turn It Up!

12th February 2022

Don't miss an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with Jimeoin!
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Milton Jones In Milton: Impossible

Milton Jones In Milton: Impossible

16th February 2022

Milton Jones reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo!
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A Vision Of Elvis

A Vision Of Elvis

11th March 2022

A Vision Of Elvis at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 11th March promises a musical experience you will never forget!
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Lionel: A Tribute To Lionel Richie

Lionel: A Tribute To Lionel Richie

13th March 2022

Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores, don't miss it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
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One Night In Dublin

One Night In Dublin

17th March 2022

The Wild Murphys promise one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Thursday 17th March!
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Nish Kumar - Control

Nish Kumar - Control

18th March 2022

Control is a new show from the host of the Mash Report and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty Comedians of the 21st Century, Nish Kumar! Catch him live at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 18th March!
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Jurassic Live

Jurassic Live

19th March 2022 - 20th March 2022

Jurassic Live is a roarsome new experience, millions of years in the making and the closest you'll ever come to real dinosaurs! Don't miss it at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in March!
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Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me!

Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me!

26th March 2022

Count Arthur Strong returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 26th March 2022 with his twentieth anniversary tour, And This Is Me!
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The Fureys

The Fureys

2nd April 2022

Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for another night to remember on Saturday 2nd April!
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Baker & Harris: Backstage Pass

Baker & Harris: Backstage Pass

8th April 2022

Bob Harris & Danny Baker have unparalleled experience of witnessing the great names of modern music up close... join them as they spill the beans at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 8th April!
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Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

9th April 2022

Iain Stirling is taking his 'extremely funny' comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, don't miss him at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on 9th April 2022!
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Ireland: The Show

Ireland: The Show

15th May 2022

An all-star cast of Ireland's most talented singers and performers bring Ireland: The Show to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 15th May!
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Animals and Friends: The Farewell Tour

Animals and Friends: The Farewell Tour

21st May 2022

Don't miss a night of nostalgia when the Animals bring their farewell tour to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 21st May 2022!
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The Francie & Josie Sketchbook

The Francie & Josie Sketchbook

11th June 2022 - 12th June 2022

Enjoy a trip down memory lane which will have you laughing out loud when The Francie and Josie Sketchbook comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in June!
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The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

7th September 2022

The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with their latest sizzling and seductive production!
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Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour

Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour

7th October 2022

Steeleye Span will embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour this autumn including a night at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 7th October!
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