Barras Art And Design Centre

Barras Art And Design Centre

About Barras Art And Design Centre

54 Calton Entry, Glasgow East End G40 2SB
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Barras Art and Design (BAaD) is a venue, a studio, a retail space and a creative hub - bringing an eclectic mix of creative talents under one roof. It is a unique building in Glasgow with a spectacular covered courtyard with glazed roof supported on pink steel arches that fits a variety of requirements.

As an events venue it has a range of functions from drama classes and plays, bands, club, football and games nights, exhibitions, fashion and gallery shows as well as banquets and guest talks.

Barras Art and Design is located at Calton Entry just behind the famous Glasgow Barrowlands and it's only a 5 minutes walk from Argyle St in the city centre of Glasgow. The venue has its own events listing, but is also available for private hire.


A’Challtainn (pronounced A Cawl Tain, Gaelic for Calton, meaning “the hazel wood”) is a restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of BAaD at the Barras. Serving the finest Scottish fish and shellfish, alongside carefully crafted meat and vegetarian dishes.

The fish and shellfish used at A’Challtain is sourced with the team from Glasgow’s famous Fish Plaice in Saltmarket, using their expert knowledge to ensure the best offerings from the sea reach diners plates.

The Courtyard

The courtyard is the focal point at Barras Art and Design this space is light and welcoming. The large open space lends itself well to showcase a wide variety of internal and external events. Reinforcing Glasgow's position as one of Europe's most exciting cities, A’Challtainn brings something truly unique and special to the table; a thoroughly contemporary venue dedicated to Glasgow's rich culinary landscape, with roots embedded in the city's rich history.

The BAaD courtyard will be a busy addition to Glasgow event calendar featuring amongst others vintage markets, art exhibitions, pop up shops, large scale events, street food markets, music gigs, theatre productions and craft fairs.

The Outdoor Yard

The Outdoor Yard at BAaD2 has a number of containers and space which are perfect for outdoor and semi outdoor events. Whatever the Glasgow weather the yard is perfect for eating, drinking and shopping. A creative space for creative ideas this space can be hired as part of the main space at BAaD or independently. Get in touch to discuss your event.

Markets & Shops

The space at BAaD is complimented by a variety of independent shops and co-working spaces. This small community includes a record label and shop, upholsterer, publishers, dressmaker and craft workshop. The shops are an integral part of the Courtyard space and the public are encouraged to take time to explore the spaces. Some shops join BAaD on a pop up basis whereas some are becoming more permanent features, creating an every changing hive of activity and creativity. If you wish to apply for a shop space get in touch to discuss.

Upcoming Events at Barras Art And Design Centre

Make your own Christmas PJ Bottoms!

Make your own Christmas PJ Bottoms!

13th December 2018
Looking for something fun to do this December? Or do you want to have the BEST present for someone? Join Bearly Ginger for this fun 3 hours class and take home your very own Christmas PJ bottoms!
Make your own Christmas Stocking!

Make your own Christmas Stocking!

14th December 2018
Make your own Christmas Stocking as a beautiful customised gift (or as treat for yourself!) Santa Clause will love it - guaranteed! And it will last for years to come!
BAaD Style Market

BAaD Style Market

16th December 2018
The BAaD Style Market features a whole host of cool creatives and stylish stalls under the large fully heated atrium, there is no better place to be on a Sunday!
The Big BAaD Christmas Market

The Big BAaD Christmas Market

16th December 2018
On December 16th, BAaD Presents the ultimate Christmas Market featuring some of the best festive stalls Scotland has to offer!
Frozen Sing-A-Long: Christmas Special

Frozen Sing-A-Long: Christmas Special

22nd December 2018
BAaD have added a Christmas screening of Sing-A-Long Frozen to their pop up cinema schedule to celebrate Christmas 2018 in style!

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