Glasgow doesn't just have architecture, fashion and friendly characters to fall in love with; a rich cultural vein runs through our city that gains acclaim from visitors world-wide.
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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office - 0141 353 8000
Glasgow is one of the major cities in all of Europe to enjoy a variety of musical performances and the Royal Concert Hall is an exceptionally good venue in which to do so. Located at the top of Glasgow's 'Style Mile', the Royal Concert hall host a premier programme of classical, folk, country and rock and pop events.
The grand auditorium is rightfully renow
ned internationally for its acoustical distinctions and un-restricted sight-lines from any position. No wonder then such outstanding global musicians regularly perform at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of their world tours.
Past musical maestros have included; Dame Kiri Te Kananwa, Shirely Bassey, Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and BB King. As well as accommodating Cecilia Bartoli and The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Royal Concert hall is a fantastic venue right in the centre of Glasgow.
The King's Theatre Glasgow
Box Office - 0844 871 7627
The King's Theatre is just the place in Glasgow to enjoy an exciting show. One of Glasgow's oldest theatres, the Kings has been delighting audiences since 1904. From then illustrious actors from Laurence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn amongst other have given performances on the King's celebrated stage.
Kid's and adults today can be enthralled by the best productions from London's West End, enchanted but fairy tales and pantos and even top entertainers perform regular stand-up shows at the King's Theatre in Glasgow.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Box Office - 0141 332 6535
The GFT is the spiritual home for the silver screen in Glasgow. Always providing innovative, intriguing cinematic events the Glasgow Film Theatre has been specialising in showcasing spectacular film gems for over sixty years.
If you're looking to see some current releases in a vintage, intimate setting, free from the usual traits of large, characterless multiplexes, GFT is a special experience. There really is something for everyone; one screen even has a grand piano to marvel at before you settle down in comfy, spacious seats. The audiences are appreciative of the great selection of art house movies, obscure and fascinating documentaries and cult classics on offer on the GFT's two screens. Better yet, the GFT is often cheaper than its larger cinema rivals.
For refreshments, the café is just as well stocked with delights as the projection room. Delicious soups, coffee and cakes served up by passionate, friendly and attentive cinema staff.
The Citizens Theatre
Box Office - 0141 429 0022
'The Citz', as it's affectionately referred to, continues to this day to be a theatre with an abundance of character and charm. It is the principal setting in Glasgow for vibrant, visual live theatre. Founded over seventy years ago, The Citizens Theatre maintains its reputation to deliver world-class theatrical performances and new drama.
One of the flagship self-producing theatres in Scotland, The 650 seat The Citizen Theatre is a lovely, intimate venue in which you will experience a perfect Glasgow night out. The interior has lost none of its traditional charm, the seating is comfy and importantly, every production is inspirational. For visitors looking for a real slice of Glasgow culture, The Citz is a must.