Britannia Music Hall, Glasgow Panopticon, Historic Building, Photos, Location
Panopticon : Music Hall Glasgow
The Britannia, Trongate, Strathclyde, west of Scotland
22 July 2019
19 Sep 2013
Britannia Panopticon Glasgow
Scottish Theatre Buildings
19th September 2013 – Three Scottish theatres at risk of closure, demolition or redevelopment have been saved, report BBC Scotland today. The advisory body, the Theatres Trust, said the Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow, Edinburgh’s New Victoria/Odeon and the Leith Theatre now have a secure future.
Address: The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 115 Trongate, Glasgow
Contact: 0141 553 0840
Location: Argyle Street, south side of Merchant City
Address: 113-117 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD
The Britannia Music Hall photo from 16 Apr 2011
Historic Music Hall Glasgow
Architects: Thomas Gildard & H.M.McFarlane
Status: Grade A-listed
Photo from 10 Feb 2011
Panopticon – News, Oct 2008
Glasgow’s first cabaret festival to raise cash for Britannia Music Hall restoration. The week-long festival next July will include a mix of theatre, cabaret and burlesque. Organised by Glasgow theatre group Rhymes with Purple.
Panopticon – History
The Britannia Music Hall opened in 1857 and is Britian’s oldest music hall. It was formerly called Campbell’s Music Saloon. In 1903 the Music Hall closed, reopening in 1906 as the Panopticon or Britannia Theatre of Varieties and Panopticon. It became the Tron Cinema after 1922 but in 1927 was again titled Panopticon.
The Britannia closed in 1938 but the exterior – and much of the interior – of the former Music Hall remains. A campaign runs to restore the Britannia Music Hall and it featured in 2003 on the BBC Restoration programme.
Famous Britannia Music Hall performers include comedian Stan Laurel and actor Cary Grant
Architecture in Strathclyde
Buildings/Areas adjacent to the Panoptican Music Hall:-
Merchant City, East End
Glasgow Cross, Alba Town
picture from architect
News Excerpts from 2003 re the Panopticon:
Britannia Music Hall Opens
The Panopticon Theatre Glasgow’s Trongate is one of 60 city buildings opening up for free during Glasgow’s 13th Doors Open Day
Britannia Music Hall Renovation
The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is carrying out renovation on the Music Hall.
Prospect Debate – Panopticon, Glasgow: 21 April 2003
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
photo : David Barbour / BDP
Commonwealth Arena Glasgow
picture from architect
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