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This towering multiplex is the tallest cinema in the world, offering 18 screens,audio descriptive and subtitled showings and the D-Box experience.

A platform for cutting edge works of art, often showcasing video art, experimental short films, features and documentaries.

Located inside the Forge Shopping Centre, it is smaller than its city centre counterpart, with an old-school cinema feel, and often not as busy.

Bringing the citizens a wealth of cinema not found in the multiplexes, from art house, independent documentaries and cult screenings of old classics.

This West End cinema takes pride in being at the heart of its community, with unique themed screenings, and the only licensed cinema in Glasgow.

Home to Scotland’s biggest cinema screen, larger than a 5-a-side football pitch, the 2D and 3D films will stun you with their sheer size and scope.

Part of the Quay complex, offering 12 screens to see the latest films on, surrounded by a selection of restaurants and the Alea Casino.

An international art space which commissions and produces exciting projects, mostly visual art and performance, occasionally showing films and docs.

The more daring and experimental approaches to theatre can be found here, as the creative forces embrace the most diverse forms of the art.

A platform for cutting edge works of art, contributing to the vitality of Glasgow’s cultural energy through the staging and reading  of experimental works.

An iconic theatre wherein the company perform contemporary updates of classic plays, as well as new work by Scottish playwrights.

The historic building is known for staging musicals, pantomimes, and comedy, but it also offers a wider range of drama from some local theatre troupes.

Recently renovated cultural centre that hosts travelling theatre groups, as well as offering drama workshops and acting classes.

Scotland’s National Theatre of Variety, having played host to comedy, music and drama shows for over 100 years.

Housed in the new Bridge building in Glasgow’s East End, it is a creative hub aiming to use theatre and performing arts to engage a new generation.

An international art space which commissions and produces exciting projects, mostly visual art and performance.

With a focus on Scottish and UK writers, the Tron pushes the envelope with professional productions of exciting and engaging new plays.

The home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, the Royal is one of the oldest and most established performing art spaces in the country.

Glasgow has four main comedy venues: THE STAND, THE STATE BAR, HIGHLIGHT and JONGELEURS.




These are just some of our favourite places, but Glasgow has more to offer. We follow new places on Twitter as we find out about them, and retweet any new openings or special offers, so follow us for the latest updates.



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With over a dozen cinemas and theatre halls within the city centre, you are always able to catch an IMAX matinee, a midnight horror, or indulge in a musical stage extravaganza!