Britannia Music Hall, Glasgow Panopticon, Historic Building Photos, Argyle Street Location

Panopticon : Britannia Music Hall Glasgow

The Britannia, Trongate, Strathclyde, west of Scotland

22 July 2019

Glasgow Panopticon – Britannia Music Hall

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

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
Trongate building photograph © Adrian Welch

Historic Music Hall Glasgow

Architects: Thomas Gildard & H.M.McFarlane

Status: Grade A-listed

Photo from 10 Feb 2011

The Britannia Music Hall Glasgow
Trongate building photo © Adrian Welch

Oct 2008

The Britannia Music Hall in Glasgow

Panopticon News

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.

Britannia Panopticon
Panopticon image © Adrian Welch

Panopticon History

The Britannia Music Hall opened in 1857 and is Britain’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.

This venue closed in 1938 but the exterior – and much of the interior – of the former Music Hall remains. A campaign runs to restore this historic Glasgow building and it featured in 2003 on the BBC Restoration programme.

Britannia Music Hall
Panopticon photo © Adrian Welch

Famous performers at this Trongate music venue include comedian Stan Laurel and American actor Cary Grant.

Architecture in Strathclyde

Buildings/Areas adjacent to the Panoptican Music Hall, on the south east side of the city centre:-

Trongate, Glasgow

Merchant City, East End

Tron Theatre

Glasgow Cross, Alba Town

Candleriggs Market

News Excerpts from 2003 re the Panopticon:

Panopticon Theatre Building Opens
The Panopticon Theatre Glasgow’s Trongate is one of 60 city buildings opening up for free during Glasgow’s 13th Doors Open Day.

Historic Trongate Building Renovation
The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT)is carrying out renovation on this famous Glaswegian Music Hall property.

The Prospect Debate took place at the Panopticon, Glasgow, on 21 April 2003. Sir Charles Jencks was the main guest, and talked a little about iconic architecture. He stated there is no point fighting iconic architecture and that we should just accept and understand it as concomitant with globalisation.

Merchant City Buildings

Merchant City

Glasgow Merchant City Architectural Designs – property close by

Trongate 103, Argyle Street
Trongate 103

Glasgow Cross, Alba Town
Glasgow Cross

Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, G1 5ES
Tontine Building

Merchant City Properties – recent Strathclyde architecture selection from this website:

Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, G1 1UH, Merchant City
Trades Hall

Candleriggs Square Apartments, Merchant City
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City

Ingram Square Flats, centre of the Merchant City
Ingram Square Flats

City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, 100 Candleriggs, Merchant City
City Halls, Merchant City

Hutchesons Hospital, 158 Ingram St, G1 1EJ
Hutchesons Hospital

Italian Centre, 7 John Street, G1 1HP – north side of Ingram Street
Italian Centre

Prospect Debate on Iconic Buildings
Speakers incl Charles Jencks
Venue: Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buchanan Wharf Glasgow Office Development
Students Loans Company HQ at Buchanan Wharf
photo courtesy of Drum Property Group
Buchanan Wharf Glasgow Office Development

New Allander Leisure Centre
Design: Holmes Miller
Allander Leisure Centre Bearsden, Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice
Allander Leisure Centre Building in Bearsden

Riverside Museum, north side of the River Clyde, southwest of the city centre
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Riverside Museum Glasgow

Burrell Collection, Pollok, southwest of the city centre
Burrell Museum

Glasgow Armadillo

Kelvingrove Gallery

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