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~ EVENT VENUES ~

In 1990, Glasgow was bestowed the title of ‘European City of Culture’ Fast forward to 2008 and Glasgow was named as ‘a UNESCO City of Music’. Since then, the city has become something of a magnet for musicians and artists from all genres of music.

It’s investment in, and innovation around all things cultural means that it continually attracts great talent that it is more than happy to share.

Top Entertainment Venues include:

People love to visit here as it really does offer a great nights entertainment all under the one roof. If you are looking for food, music and a bar all under the same roof with an exceptional atmosphere, it’s all here.

Bookings are back with a bang at the Ovo Hydro in 2022 as so many superb acts have been lined up to play here. Current names due to headline include Brian Adams, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, Westlife and Florence and the Machine!

As a venue SWG3 is Coolness personified. It’s almost impossible for you not to find a gig or performance to suit your tastes. For more info go to their webs page and get planning your nights out in Glasgow.

At last, we can all look forward to Summer Nights at the Iconic Kelvingrove Bandstand. The summer nights programme kicks off with Suzanne Vega on July 30th and ends with Edwyn Collins performing on August 15th, with many other superb acts due to play in between.

Scottish Event Campus (SEC) featuring the SEC Centre – 5 interconnected exhibition & meeting spaces, SEC Armadillo and The OVO Hydro.

A Grade B listed entertainment venue and former cinema, O2 Academy Glasgow is steeping in heritage from live music, cabaret and comedy to club nights.

Hampden Park Glasgow is one of largest and most iconic conference in Glasgow, meetings and event venues.

Bellahouston Park
Bellahouston Park is a lovely spot to spend time in when in Glasgow. With 169 acres to explore and discover, you’ll enjoy many of the facilities.

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Glasgow Green (Home to TRNSMT)
How amazing to think Glasgow Green, located on the east side of Glasgow and covering 136 acres is one of the city’s oldest parks?

SMALL INTIMATE VENUES

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Room 2
One of Glasgow’s newest night time venues, Room 2 has established itself as one of the hottest venues in town. It can easily attract quality international and national acts for Room 2 Dance and Room 2 Live.

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La Cheetah Club
La Cheetah Club is currently on the bucket list of places to visit in Glasgow for many people. This intimate venue really does host some of the best in the business. It has already been voted as one of the top 25 Clubs in the UK.

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King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Former alumni of this venue include The Killers, Radiohead and Pulp. Need we say more? It’s a solid choice for night time venues in Glasgow and will not disappoint.

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Stereo
Another Renfield Lane institution, the building was designed by Glasgow’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh. You’ll find a nice vibe here as patrons are entertained and fed all under one roof.

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The 13th Note
Not always for the faint hearted the 13th Note is all about enjoying sounds, usually punk or acoustic sets, at basement level! Great veggie food is available to buy.

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Broadcast
Calling all night owls, this venue is for you. Open until 3AM, every night, its energy is captivating and contagious. Most gigs run from 19.00 to 22.15, and from 23.00 to 03.00hrs the club operates.

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Platform
Described as “a vibrant events venue and hospitality brand in the heart of Glasgow city centre” Platform is a little more chilled out than other venues and has some great street food and craft beer to enjoy under the same roof.

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The Garage
The Garage packs a lot into its 4 levels of entertainment on Sauchiehall Street. It has 6 rooms open for gigs and club nights. The schedule may vary, check out the listings online.

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Mono
One of the smaller night time venues listed, it is perfectly formed and has a loyal customer base! If you want exposure to new and interested artists, and enjoy some great vegan food, head to Mono.

The Old Hairdresser’s
Chock a block with events lined up for the next few months, The Old Hairdressers offers a mixed bag of acts to entertain and delight including stand-up comics, short film screenings and gigs. Located at Renfield Lane it’s very easy to get to from any McQuade properties.

Nice N Sleazy
Everyone loves the name and the venue that is ‘Nice N Sleazy’. We just know it as a great place to go to on 421 Sauchiehall Street. For a no nonsense night of fun, it’s an excellent choice for you and your party to visit.

Jinty McGuinty’s
Established in 1991 in Glasgow and continues to be one of the most popular bars in the city.

COMEDY CLUBS

Open 7 nights a week for comedy and is the only full-time comedy club in Glasgow. Located in the west end of the city, weekend nights are premium and tend to book up quickly due to limited space.

This comedy club is located inside the north rotunda at entertainment quay, adjacent to the SEC Hydro, Glasgow. They operate a great comedy dinner show and alumni from their early days include Alan Carr and John Bishop, not bad! Disabled access at the venue.

Another comedy club relieved to be back open as we emerge from the restrictions of Covid 19, it’s located in Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Hilarious stand-up comedians perform every weekend a wide range of beverages are available to pre-book at the Glee bar.

BINGO HALLS & CASINOS

Carlton Bingo Partick

A warm Glaswegian welcome is waiting for you at this Bingo Hall, located only minutes from our property at Partick Cross. Enjoy an afternoon or evening Bingo session any day of the week. #supportingsafegambling

Buzz Bingo Possilpark

At Buzz Bingo in Possil Park, whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned Bingo enthusiast, there’s a variety of sessions for everyone to take part in including traditional paper cards, electronic sessions, and more. #supportingsafegambling

Grosvenor Casino Riverboat / Merchant City

Ideal for groups of all kinds, whether friends, families, or a night out with colleagues, Grosvenor Casino caters for enthusiastic patrons looking for a venue to enjoy card games, slot machines, and more. #supportingsafegambling

Alea Casino

You’ll find more than just gaming at this casino. It’s a multi-story entertainment venue on Springfield Quay, Glasgow that will keep you entertained for hours. Move from gaming to dining and a cocktail masterclass at your own pace. #supportingsafegambling

Genting Casino Glasgow

Visit Genting Casino Glasgow if you are looking for a fun gaming destination. It’s intimate setting, superior hospitality, and varied entertainment choices make them the ideal choice for a memorable night. #supportingsafegambling

Grosvenor Casino Riverboat / Merchant City

Add some fun to your Glasgow getaway by checking out Grosvenor Casino Merchant City, located in the heart of the city centre. It’s an enjoyable and thrilling night for friends, groups and work colleagues looking for something a little different. #supportingsafegambling

Mecca Bingo

Explore the charm of Mecca Bingo at Glasgow’s Paisley Road and Springfield Quay—a venue celebrated for its friendly atmosphere, and delicious food, all available at a pocket-friendly price. Doors open from 11 am to midnight on weekdays and extend the excitement until 1:30 am on weekends. Whether you prefer paper or electronic screens, the choice is yours, and any credits earned from Bingo can be conveniently transferred to slot machines or used for on-site food and beverages.

THEATRES AND CINEMAS

As the original Citizens Theatre undergoes a major redevelopment, the Citizens Theatre is found presenting some shows at Tramway, found just off Pollokshaws Road. The theatre stepped in history and regularly presents an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern theatre productions.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Kings Theatre is THE home of Musical Theatre in Glasgow due to the incredible amount of musical theatre classics lined up for 2022. Advance booking is recommended for shows such as, Hairspray, Joseph & the Amazing Colour Dreamcoat, and Dreamgirls, all in the diary for 2022.

Home to the Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, the Theatre Royal is a chance to see the arts in one of the most beloved venues in Glasgow.

Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street

Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street – the tallest cinema in the world. Home to 4DX, SuperScreen, VIP and Starbucks.

ODEON

See the latest films in style at ODEON Luxe Glasgow Quay Cinema.

Vue Enoch Centre

Vue Enoch Centre in Glasgow city centre is the ultimate cinema experience.

The Grosvenor Picture Theatre

Refurbished and restored cinema showing largely mainstream films plus unusual events and cafe patio.

Check out our What’s On page for an up to date list of things happening in Glasgow.

MORE THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN GLASGOW

Tours

Glasgow is a city that can easily be discovered by foot, bike, or bus.

Top Attractions

At any time of the day or night, Glasgow offers a wide range of things to do.

Shopping

The “Style Mile” Glasgow has some of the most stylish shopping options in the UK.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Countless tours, trips and attractions all dedicated to Mackintosh are available to enjoy in Glasgow city.

Things to do with Kids

We do love to welcome our little visitors; they are the tourists of the future. Many attractions are easily accessible.

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Food & Drink in Glasgow

On any given night there are hundreds of events happening including music, sport, and theatre performances.

Outdoor Activities

Glasgow has an excellent selection of outdoor activities in and around the city.

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Your essential guide to all the latest events, festivals, gigs in Glasgow and more.