Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Top choice theatre in Merchant City

This extraordinary mechanical theatre is located at the Trongate 103 arts centre. The amazing creativity of Eduard Bersudsky, a Russian sculptor and mechanic, now resident in Scotland, has created a series of large, wondrous figures sculpted from bits of scrap and elaborate carvings. Set to haunting music, each figure performs humorous and tragic stories of the human spirit. Great for kids and very moving for adults: inspirational one moment and macabre the next, but always colourful, clever and thought-provoking.

The gallery is open just before performances on Wednesday to Sunday – the sculptures and their stories are fascinating even when not in motion.