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 Guilty Feminist: Live With Deborah Frances-White - CANCELLED

The Guilty Feminist: Live With Deborah Frances-White - CANCELLED

24th May 2020
Comedian Deborah Frances-White is taking a special version of her hit podcast The Guilty Feminist on tour, don't miss it when it stops at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on May 24th!
Resisting Wokeness: An Evening With Andrew Doyle And Douglas Murray Hosted By Ashley Frawley - POSTPONED

Resisting Wokeness: An Evening With Andrew Doyle And Douglas Murray Hosted By Ashley Frawley - POSTPONED

4th June 2020
Join Andrew Doyle & Douglas Murray as they consider how to resist the rise of the woke mindset, and discuss the challenges it presents to individual liberty, intellectual diversity and free speech.
One Night In Dublin - RESCHEDULED DATE

One Night In Dublin - RESCHEDULED DATE

6th September 2020
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 Sunday 6th September!
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil - RESCHEDULED DATE

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
The Real Hoosewives - Fae Glesga!

The Real Hoosewives - Fae Glesga!

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!
The ELO Tribute Show - RESCHEDULED DATE

The ELO Tribute Show - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour

Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour

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!
Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour - RESCHEDULED DATE

Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
The Legends of American Country Show - RESCHEDULED DATE

The Legends of American Country Show - RESCHEDULED DATE

18th October 2020
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!
The Music Of Prince - RESCHEDULED DATE

The Music Of Prince - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
An Audience With Roy Keane - RESCHEDULED DATE

An Audience With Roy Keane - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley

Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley

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!
Thank You For The Music

Thank You For The Music

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!
Big Girls Don’t Cry

Big Girls Don’t Cry

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!
Totally Tina

Totally Tina

1st November 2020
Re-creating the look and feel of Ms Turner at her best, Totally Tina at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow is one spectacular show!
John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

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

5th November 2020
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!
Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine

6th November 2020 - 7th November 2020
Sydney Devine, one of Scotland's most successful and unique performers, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow this November!
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!
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!
Simply ReRed - RESCHEDULED DATE

Simply ReRed - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
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!
Lionel: A Tribute To Lionel Richie - RESCHEDULED DATE

Lionel: A Tribute To Lionel Richie - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards - RESCHEDULED DATE

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards - RESCHEDULED DATE

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!
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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