Arts & culture

A city at the heart of art!

A city at the heart of art!

The local arts scene continues to thrive in a city which has hosted – and produced – many greats.

Christo’s Gallery

Christo’s Gallery

Christo’s is based in the West End, specialising in established and emerging Scottish artists and also a wide range of jewellery. The gallery has a number of exhibitions and special events planned for the year.

Citizens Theatre

Citizens Theatre

A mixture of contemporary versions of classic plays and new Scottish drama. They work with writers, directors and companies that have a reputation for producing outstanding work to deliver inspirational live theatre.

City Halls

City Halls

City Halls is Glasgow’s oldest purpose built venue that has been entertaining since 1841. No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to an intimate recital, the sound in the Grand Hall will be breathtaking.

Cyril Gerber Fine Art

Cyril Gerber Fine Art

A small, intimate and informal place for art enthusiasts, collectors and first time buyers to browse through an exciting collection of works and is visited regularly by important British curators and corporate collectors.

Gallery of Modern Art

GoMA

The Gallery of Modern Art is housed in an iconic building in the heart of Glasgow. The gallery collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists from around the world.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a place of beauty, tranquility and contemplation. It aims to demonstrate to all visitors how the plants on display are the air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicine we take.

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Worship of God has been carried out within the walls of Glasgow Cathedral for more than 800 years, admire the historical architecture and one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows to be found in Britain.

Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

The Glasgow Film Festival is an extravaganza of all things celluloid. Around thirty thousand people each year attend over two hundred themed screenings, events and special appearances. Cinema is a Glasgow favourite!

Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow Film Theatre shows to very best of international cinema, classics, documentaries and specially curated seasons all year round. With three screens and a cafe bar, the theatre is the perfect place to enjoy the movies.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Top comedy stars from around the UK and beyond will be coming to entertain you at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. They’ll be complemented by the best of home-grown Scottish talent for a comedy extravaganza.

Glasgow Mackintosh

Glasgow Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect, designer and artist, was one of Scotland’s most influential creative figures. Glasgow Mackintosh lets you plan a great day out while visiting some iconic Mackintosh buildings.

Glasgow Print Studio

Glasgow Print Studio

Glasgow Print Studio stocks a diverse range of original fine art prints. As a showcase for world-class printmaking it exhibits the very best of Scottish and International talent. Visit the Studio in Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art

Of Europe’s leading higher education institutions for education and research in the visual creative disciplines. The building is one of Mackintosh’s soaring masterpieces, with dominates the Renfrew Street skyline.

Holmwood House

Holmwood

Holmwood House has been described as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s finest domestic design. It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper, a local businessman and many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.

House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, café, multipurpose artists studios and magnificent visitor attraction into one unique and inspiring venue.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgows’ rich and varied collection.

Leiper Fine Art

Leiper Fine Art

The Leiper Gallery in the heart of the city centre is a beautifully restored Victorian art gallery showcasing the finest in contemporary Scottish art with a programme of interesting solo and group shows for all to see.

Lemond Gallery

Lemond Gallery

The Lemond Gallery is one of the leading specialists in Scottish contemporary fine art. The gallery can give you a brief overview and background to the development of Scottish art if you would like some advice.

MacGregor Fine Art

MacGregor Fine Art

Macgregor Fine Art is a long established and well known gallery right in the heart of Glasgow. The gallery exhibits a wide range of contemporary artists including some very well known names of Scottish and British art.

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

The windows here are Gothic in character, yet are infused with the Mackintosh spirit, and the floral motifs he affected can be easily recognised, particularly on the tracery of the large western window above the chancel.

Mono

Mono

Mono is a vegan café bar situated in the city centre. You can expect a welcoming environment, quality food and drink with an exciting range of live entertainment, all couched in an ethical and community based context.

Old Fruitmarket

Old Fruitmarket

Hidden from view in the city’s Merchant City cultural district, the Old Fruitmarket has kept all of its period charm, including its lofty vaulted roof. Prepare to be stunned by its beauty and unique atmosphere.

People’s Palace

People's Place

The People’s Palace tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, photographs, and film.

Piping Live

Piping Live

Organised by Glasgow Life, Piping Live is a week long celebration of piping culture with everything from traditional Piobaireachd to contemporary bands all lined up to represent the international world of Piping.

Pollok House

Pollok House

The interiors of Pollok House are fabulous and visitors will be delighted by the furnishings, silverware and amazing collection of paintings here. It is hard to believe it is only a few miles away from the city centre.

Provand’s Lordship

Provand's Lordship

Provand’s Lordship, which was built in 1471, is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. Beautifully preserved, the “auld hoose” is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century Scottish furniture.

Refugee Week

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is one of most exciting and vibrant events in Scotland’s cultural calendar. The festival is central to work in helping refugees rebuild their lives and raising awareness of refugee experiences and issues.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

Roger Billcliffe Gallery

Roger Bilcliffe Gallery

The Roger Billcliffe Gallery is Scotland’s largest private art gallery, occupying five floors of an early 19th century building in the heart of Glasgow. It exhibits the best in contemporary Scottish painting with changing shows.

Scotland Art

Scotland Art

Discover the best of Scotland’s original art at ScotlandArt.com’s gallery. With an exciting programme of events, performances, artists’ talks and cocktail evenings, there will be something to capture any art-lover’s interest.

Scotland Street School Museum

_Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow. As a museum it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th to the 20th century.

Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera

Scotland’s national opera company and the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland. It presents mainstage productions from a wide range of composers and in a range of periods, languages and styles.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life

St Mungos

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. The displays, artefacts and stunning works of art explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and time.

The Baby Grand

The Baby Grand

The Baby Grand is a well known and respected restaurant and classic piano bar, often referred to as a Glasgow institution due to its excellent reputation spanning over 30 years and dedication to keeping classic jazz alive.

The Burrell Collection

Burrell Collection

Housed in an award-winning museum in Pollok Country Park, The Burrell Collection is one of the greatest art collections in the world. The collection consists of more than 9,000 objects but will be closed until 2020.

The Glasgow Art Club

The Glasgow Art Club

Located in the heart of city, The Glasgow Art Club is the private members club with a difference. Steeped in culture and heritage, the club has been a meeting place for generations of the city’s most innovative and creative inhabitants.

The Glasgow Gallery

The Glasgow Gallery

The Glasgow Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that exhibits a mixed range of original work from leading Scottish artists, it also sells a selection of applied art including ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery.

The Hill House

Hill House

Overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation. It’s a visually arresting mix of, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and Japonisme architecture and design.

The Hunterian

The Hunterian

The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the world and its collections have been recognised as a Collection of National Significance. It is one of Scotland’s most important cultural assets.

The King’s Theatre

The King's Theatre

The King’s Theatre is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s centre for design and architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue. It acts as a beacon for the creative industries and promotes design and architecture through a programme of events.

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses

This gallery sells exclusive and original artwork from The Nine Muses. Visit the online gallery and view new artwork by Scotland’s leading contemporary artists. Contact the gallery for a private viewing.

The Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre

For over 100 years, The Pavilion Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Scotland but has stayed close to it roots producing and providing a traditional venue for comedy, music and all other areas of entertainment.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal presents a wide variety of drama, dance, comedy, opera and musical theatre. It is home to Scotland’s resident companies, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, and is a unique city centre venue for conferences.

Thistle Gallery

Thistle Gallery

Thistle Gallery is an approachable ‘neighbourhood gallery’ in the West End, featuring an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. Find out about the artists and stories behind exhibitions.

Tramway

Tramway

Tramway is an international art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects. Its vision is to inspire and add to our understanding of today’s world by connecting audiences and artists.

Tron Theatre

Tron Theatre

Housing three performance spaces, rehearsal space, offices, a dedicated Tron Participation workshop space and Tron Bar & Kitchen, the building is a vibrant creative hub, that bustles with activity year-round.

University of Glasgow Tours

University of Glasgow Tours

The University of Glasgow Tours will take you on a fascinating journey around some of the university’s most significant spots. Founded in 1451, the university is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world.