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Britannia Panopticon is the worlds oldest surviving music hall. It opened in 1857 above a pub called the Britannia Vaults and it served the working classes who made Glasgow the Industrial Capital of the World. For over 80 years Britannia...more
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Took my almost 90 year old dad there for a show. He had such Happy memories of being there as a child with his parents. The ‘staff’ actors were all so friendly and welcoming and made my dad feel like a VIP. Great memories and...More
Had a problem locating the building at first but eventually found it. Work is ongoing to restore the building which has suffered from fire and general ageing! While we were there a black and white film showing old Glasgow and the Clyde was running. There...More
In its current state, I’m surprised the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall is even open for business. It’s quite run down and isn’t in a good state of repair. Apparently this was the venue where Stan Laurel made his debut
I found this venue fascinating. It's supported by a group of volunteers who are bringing this Victorian music hall back to life. There's still a lot of work to do but that's part of its charm. It's very small, intimate and atmospheric. The staff I...More
We were in Glasgow visiting friends when we saw the 'Open Doors' booklet. My wife picked out the Britannia Panoptican Music Hall for a visit as we saw it ages ago on the 'Restoration' TV programme. We found the whole place extremely interesting and the...More
Thanks to Glasgow Doors Open for this lovely surprise !
The exterior has been lovingly restored but please go inside. It's a 'work in progress' to be honest but the atmosphere is special and there was wonderful memorabilia on display.In the past, not only a...More
Had done tour many years ago on doors open day and returned this weekend on doors open day. Still very much a building in need of tic but a lot has been done in intervening years to make building wind and watertight and it is...More