Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society

The glorious days of Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre

Theatreland in Glasgow

 

 

Glasgow at one time had the grand total of  32 Theatres in the City.  Some of these buildings survive to this day as a working Theatre, others have been redeveloped and the building can still be viewed to this day, while others have been demolished.  I will list the theatres on this page to the best of my knowledge.

Glasgow Theatres surviving as a fully working Theatre.

The Citizens Theatre - Built in 1878

The King's Theatre - Built in 1904, Grade B Listed.

The Pavilion Theatre - Built 1904, Grade B Listed

The Theatre Royal, Hope Street - Built in 1867, as the Royal Coliseum.  Grade A Listed.  Futher rebuilds after fire were in 1880 and 1895.

The Tron Theatre formerly The Tron Church Built in 1795.  Fully working Theatre from 1982.

 

Glasgow Theatre Buildings which still survive.

The Athenaeum, Buchanan Street.  Built in 1893.  Grade A listed - Disused.

Britannia Music Hall. Trongate.  Built in 1860.  Grade A Listed.  Currently in refurbishment programme.

Granada, Duke Street.  Built in 1934 for Cine Variety - Disused.

Odeon (Paramount), Renfield Street.  Built in 1934 for Cine Variety.  Derelict

Olympia, Orr Street.  Built in 1911 for Variety and reopened in 1936 as a Cinema. - Disused.

Zoo, Hippodrome, Circus and Grand Variety Theatre, New City Road.  Built 1911,  Now a Snooker Hall.


Glasgow Theatres Demolished.

D is date Theatre was Demolished.

Alexandra Built 1898

Alhambra (1912 - 1969) D 1970

Olympia, Bridgeton (1910) D 1984

Cambridge Music Hall (1909)

Casino (1911)

Coliseum (1905 - 1960s.) D 2009

Empire Palace (1897 - 1963) D 1963

Folly - no details

Gaiety Music Hall (1896 - 1960s) D 1960s

Grand Theatre (1867 - 1915) D 1918

Grand Theatre, Cowcaddens (1881 - 1959)

Hippodrome (1902 -) D 1978

Lyceum (1898 - 1940s) D after 1940

Scotia Music Hall/Metropole (1862 - 1961) D 1961

Empress/New Metropole ( 1913 - 1983  ) D 1983

Oxford (1911 - ) D unknown

Palace (1870 - 1919) D 1972

Queens/Star/Shakespeare (1878 - 1952) D Unknown

Royal Coliseum (1836 - ) D Unknown

Royalty (1870 - 1953) D 1960

Savoy (1912 - ) D 1973