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Pavilion Theatre
Designed by Edwardian theatre architect, Bertie Crewe and completed in 1904, The Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow exemplifies 20th century grandeur and opulence and has strived into the 21st century as the city’s only surviving variety theatre. The Pavilion has retained its music hall traditions, showcasing a scintillating repertoire of comics from the music hall era including Freddie Starr, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck amongst others complimented by a series of emerging and existing comedians from the alternative comedy circuit such as Paddy McGuinness, Ed Byrne and Dylan Moran.

The Pavilion Theatre holds a capacity of 1449 seats and its exquisite interior is certainly something to marvel at, featuring highly decorative Rococo plasterwork across the proscenium arch and boxes, terrazzo flooring, rich mahogany wood finishing and magnificently restored period features that resonate the lavish décor of a Louis XV chateau. As a long-established purveyor of pantomime since the 1930s, this much-loved theatre venue continues to contribute largely to Glasgow's vibrant pantomime season each Christmas and New Year and vies with the King's Theatre in staging the finest panto in town.

Situated in Renfield Street in the very heart of Glasgow's entertainment district, The Pavilion Theatre is a distinguished feature in Glasgow's imposing architectural collection of buildings and is noted for its refreshing terracotta façade, cleaned and restored to its former glory. The theatre is entirely self-financed and remarkably generates all its revenue from ticket sales, performers and production companies hiring the venue.

Those in search for an alternative evening of music-hall variety and tickling-fun, The Pavilion's will more than satisfy your criteria through its exhilarating programme of comedy, musical comedies and tribute bands will certainly enthral you in every sense. From smash-hit shows from Brendan O'Carroll to the supernatural spells of hypnotist 'Peter Powers', this ever-popular theatre serves an eclectic showcase of variety performances and will continue to do so in years to come. For tickets and information for performances, please visit