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

The Bowie Collective - CANCELLED

The Bowie Collective - CANCELLED

20th August 2020

Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie when The Bowie Collective comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Thursday 20th August!
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The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil - CANCELLED

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil - CANCELLED

9th September 2020 - 12th September 2020

Back by popular demand following a completely sold out tour, don't miss legendary piece of Scottish theatre The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil at Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
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The Real Hoosewives - Fae Glesga! - CANCELLED

The Real Hoosewives - Fae Glesga! - CANCELLED

17th September 2020 - 26th September 2020

The smash hit comedy, The Real Hoosewives – Fae Glesga returns to the Pavilion... you've seen the Housewives of Orange County, Beverly Hills and New York City – now it's Glesga’s turn!
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The ELO Tribute Show - CANCELLED

The ELO Tribute Show - CANCELLED

30th September 2020

The ELO Tribute Show, the World's greatest tribute to the music and genius of Jeff Lynne, is coming to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Wednesday 30th September!
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Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour - CANCELLED

Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour - CANCELLED

2nd October 2020

Steeleye Span will embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour this autumn including a night at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on October 2nd!
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Celtic Legends In Conversation - CANCELLED

Celtic Legends In Conversation - CANCELLED

6th October 2020

Don't miss a night of Celtic memories and quality entertainment when Artistes International Management presents 'An Evening with Danny McGrain, Peter Latchford & Frank McGarvey' at the Pavilion!
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Daniel O’Donnell - CANCELLED

Daniel O’Donnell - CANCELLED

9th October 2020

International singing star Daniel O'Donnell returns to Glasgow with his UK tour, catch him at the Pavilion Theatre on Friday 9th October!
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Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour

Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour

14th October 2020

Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power – and the journalists apparently holding them to account, catch him at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on October 14th!
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Money For Nothing: A Tribute To Dire Straits - CANCELLED

Money For Nothing: A Tribute To Dire Straits - CANCELLED

15th October 2020

Money for Nothing are a 'must see' for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan, don't miss them at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on October 15th!
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Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo To Life

Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo To Life

16th October 2020

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 October!
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80’s Live - CANCELLED

80’s Live - CANCELLED

17th October 2020

Travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music for an exciting night out when 80's Live comes to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 17th October!
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An Evening Of Burlesque - CANCELLED

An Evening Of Burlesque - CANCELLED

23rd October 2020

An Evening of Burlesque is back in town with a dazzling new production, don't miss it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 23rd October!
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The Music Of Prince - CANCELLED

The Music Of Prince - CANCELLED

25th October 2020

Formerly known as Purple Rain, come celebrate the life, legacy and The Music of Prince when 'The Music Of Prince' show comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on October 25th!
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An Audience With Roy Keane

An Audience With Roy Keane

28th October 2020

For the first time ever in Glasgow, we bring to you a World Exclusive event with arguably the greatest club captain in the history British football!
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Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley - CANCELLED

Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley - CANCELLED

29th October 2020

Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza! Catch it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Thursday 29th October!
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Thank You For The Music - CANCELLED

Thank You For The Music - CANCELLED

30th October 2020

Smash-hit tribute show, Thank You For The Music, brings all of ABBA's No. 1 hits to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in a production like no other!
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Big Girls Don’t Cry - CANCELLED

Big Girls Don’t Cry - CANCELLED

31st October 2020

Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band at the Glasgow Pavilion Theatre on October 31st!
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

26th November 2020 - 10th January 2021

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow is a truly magical pantomime with a real Christmas feel-good factor!
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Jimeoin - Turn It Up!

Jimeoin - Turn It Up!

5th February 2021

Don't miss an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with Jimeoin!
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Simply ReRed

Simply ReRed

11th March 2021

This world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall's remarkable global career, don't miss Simply ReRed at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!
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Magic Of Motown

Magic Of Motown

12th March 2021

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year at The Pavilion Theatre as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!
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Fastlove - Everything She Wants Tour

Fastlove - Everything She Wants Tour

13th March 2021

The World's largest George Michael celebration FASTLOVE is back with a brand new show for 2021, don't miss it at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 13th March!
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Islands In The Stream - The Music Of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Islands In The Stream - The Music Of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

20th March 2021

Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers when 'Islands in the Stream' comes to the Glasgow Pavilion!
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Lionel: A Tribute To Lionel Richie

Lionel: A Tribute To Lionel Richie

21st March 2021

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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Gordon Smith - Best Of Both Worlds

Gordon Smith - Best Of Both Worlds

25th March 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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Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

27th March 2021

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 March 27th 2021!
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One Night In Dublin

One Night In Dublin

22nd April 2021

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 22nd April!
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Jason Manford: Like Me

Jason Manford: Like Me

23rd April 2021

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 April 23rd 2021!
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The Francie & Josie Sketchbook

The Francie & Josie Sketchbook

1st May 2021 - 2nd May 2021

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 May!
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Milton Jones In Milton: Impossible

Milton Jones In Milton: Impossible

6th May 2021

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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Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine

28th May 2021 - 29th May 2021

Sydney Devine, one of Scotland's most successful and unique performers, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in May!
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Rally Roon The Rangers

Rally Roon The Rangers

15th July 2021 - 31st July 2021

From the team that brought you Singin I’m No A Billy I’m A Tim, and Witches Fae Easterhoose comes: Rally Roon The Rangers, the HILARIOUS true blue comedy by Ned Sollid!
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The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

1st August 2021

The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with their latest sizzling and seductive production!
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Ireland: The Show

Ireland: The Show

8th August 2021

An all-star cast of Ireland's most talented singers and performers bring Ireland: The Show to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 8th August 2021!
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A Vision Of Elvis

A Vision Of Elvis

4th September 2021

A Vision Of Elvis at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 4th September promises a musical experience you will never forget!
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Jethro Tull: The Prog Years

Jethro Tull: The Prog Years

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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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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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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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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