Glasgow – Arts and Culture

Things to see and do

If you are looking to soak up a bit of Glaswegian culture and clubbing and pubbing isn't your thing, don't worry - in Glasgow live entertainment is alive and well at Scotland's urban centers.

Oot in Glasgow at the Stand Comedy Club
Regular monthly gay stand up comedy club on the second Wednesday of the month .

Operating as a cafe, bar, music & arts venue they have quickly established themselves as an integral part of the cultural landscape of Glasgow, a city alive with creativity - "at laid-back Stereo the mood is Bohemian and refreshingly non-corporate, always something to be applauded in a city centre where so many of the eating out possibilities are clones or chains.”

Tron Theatre
A cultural landmark with a stylish bar and restaurant. The Tron has been a familiar landmark in Glasgow's Merchant City area for centuries and a popular cultural venue for over twenty years.

Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art is regarded as Mackintosh's architectural masterpiece where he gives full expression to his architectural ideals. Guided tours of the building take place throughout the year.

Glasgow Women’s Library
The Library contains books, music and artwork by and about women as well as the Lesbian Archive and Information Centre.

Tramway’s airy brick-lined spaces open great opportunities to the artist bold enough to exploit them. And even after the refurbishment, the building has an energizing rough-and-ready industrial atmosphere, perfectly suited to the program of innovative artists from Scotland and beyond. A must see are the Hidden Gardens which are a peaceful haven one day and a thriving centre of activity the next. The Gardens never fail to delight and surprise.

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse is a tall and thin gallery occupying what was once a warehouse at the back of the old printing office for the Glasgow Herald. It might seem strangely situated down a narrow alleyway off Buchanan Street, but the building has a prestigious claim to fame. It was designed by a young draughtsman by the name of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Appropriately, the Lighthouse pays tribute to Glasgow's most famous architect with a permanent exhibition on the third floor.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
The city's most prestigious venue, offering an exciting variety of performances and events throughout the year.

Clyde Auditorium
The Clyde Auditorium is more than just a fantastic, purpose-built venue; it's been described as Glasgow's most iconic building and its stylish curves are a landmark sight in the city. Affectionately known as 'the Armadillo', it charms conference delegates and visitors with its unique style and practical, comfortable facilities.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
The Hunterian Art Gallery is home to one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland, and incorporates one of Glasgow's most popular tourist attractions, The Mackintosh House.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
One of the finest civic collections in Europe is housed within this Glasgow landmark . Here you can explore collections that include everything from fine and decorative arts to archaeology and the natural world.

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering a thought-provoking program of temporary exhibitions and workshops.

Glasgow Film Theatre
Art house movies in beautiful, post art-deco surroundings .

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