Top cultural things to do in Glasgow

The Glasgow School of Art is where you’ll find many of the artists of tomorrow experimenting and exhibiting; many students host the guided tours of the building – designed by celebrated Glaswegian artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh – and the city itself, telling its past and present story with infectious enthusiasm.

Consult the fantastic GRID art map, which lists all the major and small museums and galleries in Glasgow, and also tells you what’s on where.

One place definitely worth checking out is Glasgow’s Tramway, which hosted the Turner Prize in 2015. Here you can catch ballet, performance, dance and film.

Trongate 103 is a 6-storey Edwardian building in Glasgow full of different creative organisations that holds funky arts and culture nights on the first Thursday of every month.

Living most of his life in Glasgow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Britain’s chief proponent of art nouveau in the late 19th- and early 20th-century. The architect’s masterpiece was the Glasgow School of Art. Details about how to visit, plus where to see his other works, can be found on the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society website.

One of Scotland’s oldest theatres is in the city, Theatre Royal Glasgow, stages performances by Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, as well as musicals and plays.

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