Glasgow has many great event venues, playing host to music concerts, comedy shows, arts festivals and much more besides. Here we list a selection of these great venues along with links that take you directly to a list of forthcoming events in and around Glasgow. So if you're staying in Glasgow why not plan ahead and take advantage of the fact that you're staying in such a great city with so much going on!
The SSE Hydro - The SSE Hydro plays host to national and international music mega stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events.With a seated capacity of 12,000, The SSE Hydro augments the SECC’s existing facilities and stages around 140 events every year. Attracting an audience of over 1 million visitors each year, the venue is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top three arenas globally, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2 arena. Since opening in September 2013, The SSE Hydro has staged the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony and the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The SECC campus as a whole and was also a key venue for The 2014 Commonwealth Games
The SECC - The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is the perfect location for any event. It's superbly situated in Glasgow, Scotland's largest and most exciting city. The Centre provides a wide range of conference and exhibition facilities. See our dedicated website on the Glasgow Home page for all you need to know about finding accommodation for the SECC!
Glasgow Barrowland - Voted second best small venue in Europe, Best Venue in Great Britain from a Radio 1 poll of over 60 bands. This is a rock/pop venue with a capacity of 1900, all standing - Glasgow Barrowland
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - King Tut's - “Quite possibly the finest small venue in the world” - NME. Since its inception in 1990, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has been at the forefront of the Scottish live music scene and continues to be one of the most celebrated venues in the world. King Tut’s is an integral part of Glasgow’s thriving grassroots music scene as well as bringing the most exciting new talent from across the globe to the city. Playing a gig at this three hundred capacity venue has become a seminal point in the career of an impressive array of artists leading NME to hail King Tut’s in 2007 as ‘quite possibly the finest small venue in the world’, and Radio One to name it ‘UK’s Best Live Venue’ three years in a row.
The Pavillion Theatre - The Pavilion Theatre is now the only privately run theatre in Scotland and one of a few unsubsidised independent theatres left in Britain.
Glasgow Concert Halls - Glasgow’s top quality live music venues come together to offer you an excellent mix of classical, world music and popular entertainment. No matter what your taste in music, from Elgar to Elvis, we’re sure to have something which appeals! Located in the heart of the city, the already well-established Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls and Old Fruitmarket are multi-purpose venues each with their own charms and individual qualities. Each venue has everything you need for the perfect night out, including a range of fantastic bars and eateries, in which you can savour the cultural atmosphere.
The Tron Theatre - The Tron has been a familiar landmark in Glasgow's Merchant City area for centuries and a popular cultural venue for over twenty years. The theatre is situated at 63 Trongate, just a few yards from Glasgow Cross, and is easily identified by the unmistakable 16th Century church steeple. Following completion of a £5 million redevelopment in 1999, the Tron has emerged as a stunning collection of historical buildings juxtaposed with stylish new spaces designed by leading Scottish Architects RMJM.