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
01413321846
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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.

Upcoming Events at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow

Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest

Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest

14th February 2020
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!
Jukebox Memories

Jukebox Memories

15th February 2020
Don't miss a fantastic musical adventure when Jukebox Memories returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a Valentine's Special on February 15th!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

21st February 2020
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

22nd February 2020
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

28th February 2020
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

29th February 2020
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

6th March 2020
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

Peter Powers - International Hypnotist

7th March 2020
Peter Powers, one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today, returns to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow with a run of shows in February and March!
Kevin Bloody Wilson

Kevin Bloody Wilson

8th March 2020
Don't miss Kevin Bloody Wilson in his highly anticipated return to the UK – with his Brand New Christmas Album – on his global ALMOST AWESOME Tour!
Grado’s Big Family Wrestling Bash

Grado’s Big Family Wrestling Bash

14th March 2020
Don't miss an all star Wrestling extravaganza when Grado's Big Family Wrestling Bash comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 14th March!
The Fureys

The Fureys

15th March 2020
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for another night to remember on Sunday 15th March!
Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

18th March 2020
Expect all of your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances and more when Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, brings his new show to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on March 18th!
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

30th April 2020 - 9th May 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!
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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