Must see entertainment in Glasgow

  • Top Choice
    King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

    One of the city’s premier live-music pub venues, hosting bands every night of the week. A staple of the local scene, and a real Glasgow highlight.

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    Top Choice
    Glasgow Film Theatre

    This much-loved three-screener off Sauchiehall St shows art-house cinema and classics.

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    Occupying a former tram depot, this buzzy cultural centre has performance and exhibition spaces as well as a popular cafe. It's a real Southside community…

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    Citizens' Theatre

    South of the Clyde, this is one of the top theatres in Scotland. It's well worth trying to catch a performance here. A major redevelopment was about to…

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    Hug & Pint

    With bands almost daily in the downstairs space, this comfortable local is a great destination. It would be anyway for its excellent atmosphere, highly…

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    A spectacular modern building to keep the adjacent 'Armadillo' company, the Hydro amphitheatre is a phenomenally popular venue for big-name concerts and…

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    Rangers FC

    One of Glasgow's big two football clubs, Rangers play in blue and traditionally represent the Protestant, pro-Union side of the divide. They recently…

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    St Luke's & the Winged Ox

    By the Barras market area, this repurposed church – stained glass and organ still in situ – is a fantastic spot hosting live music every weekend,…

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    Celtic FC

    Playing in green and white hoops, Celtic are one of Glasgow's big two football clubs and traditionally represent the Catholic side of the divide. There…

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    Tron Theatre

    Tron Theatre, located in the James Adam–designed Tron Kirk, fronted by an elaborate bell tower, stages contemporary Scottish and international…

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    Barrowland Ballroom

    A down-at-heel but exceptional old dancehall above the Barras market catering for some of the larger acts that visit the city. It's one of Scotland's most…

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    13th Note Café

    Cosy basement venue with small independent bands as well as weekend DJs and regular comedy and theatre performances. At street level the pleasant cafe…

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    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    A feast of classical music is showcased at this concert hall, the modern home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. There are also regular pop, folk…

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    Tickets Scotland

    For concerts, a useful booking centre is Tickets Scotland, in the Argyle St tunnel. Its website is a good place to browse upcoming gigs; there's a printed…

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    Centre for Contemporary Arts

    This is a chic venue making terrific use of space and light. It showcases the visual and performing arts, including movies, talks and galleries. There's a…

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    City Halls

    In the heart of Merchant City, there are regular performances in this beautiful rectangular auditorium by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish…

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    Clyde Auditorium

    Also known as the Armadillo because of its bizarre shape, the Clyde adjoins the SEC Centre auditorium, and caters for big national and international acts.

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    In the bowels of Central station, this is an atmospheric venue for regular concerts by touring acts, particularly of the rock and metal varieties.

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    Old Fruitmarket

    In central Merchant City, this former market, a spectacular vaulted space, has concerts, both classical and rock.

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    Theatre Royal

    Proudly sporting an eye-catching modern facelift, Glasgow's oldest theatre is the home of Scottish Opera.