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Theatres and Halls, Past and Present, in Glasgow, Scotland

Also see Edinburgh Theatres - Clydebank Theatres

Mitchell Theatre and Library Kings Theatre Theatre Royal Hope Street Theatre Royal Dunlop Street Citizens Theatre Whitebait Music Hall City Hall Prince's Theatre Royal Concert Hall Pavilion Theatre Empire Theatre / Gaiety Theatre Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Shakespeare Singing Saloon. Scotia Music Hall and Metropole Theatre Minerva Hall Alhambra Theatre and Waterloo Rooms Star Music Hall, Arthur Lloyd's Shakespeare Music Hall, New Star Theatre of Varieties, People's Palace of Amusements West End Playhouse / Empress Theatre / Falcon Theatre / New Metropole Theatre, 217 St. Georges Road Trades Hall, Glassford Street Theatre Royal Queen Street Milton Colosseum, Cowcaddens Cross, Glasgow - Later - The Prince of Wales Theatre / The Grand Theatre / New Grand Picture House Coliseum Theatre New Bedford / The Academy

Click the yellow highlights on the map, or links below, to see the relevant Theatres

 

Academy- Still in Use
Alexandra Music Hall

Alexandra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre
Alston Street Playhouse
The Athenaeum / Athenaeum Theatre
Royal Colosseum Theatre and Opera House - Still in Theatrical Use
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
Brown's Music Hall
Choral Hall
Citizens Theatre - Still in Theatrical Use
City Hall - Still in Use
City Theatre
Coliseum Theatre
Curtain Theatre
Empire Theatre, Sauchiehall Street
Empress Theatre
Falcon Theatre

Gaiety Theatre, Sauchiehall Street

Gaiety Theatre, Argyle Street
Globe Theatre, Calton
Grand Theatre, Cowcaddens Cross
Greendyke Hall
Hengler's Circus
Her Majesty's Theatre
Kings Theatre - Still in Theatrical Use
Lyceum Theatre
Lyric Theatre
Metropole Theatre
Milton Colosseum, Cowcaddens Cross
Mitchell Theatre and Library - Still in Theatrical Use
Minerva Hall
Mumford's
New Bedford - Still in Use
New Metropole Theatre
New Olympia, New City Road
New Star Theatre of Varieties
Oddfellows' Music Saloon
Olympia Theatre of Varieties - Regenerated - Now in community / commercial use
Palace Theatre, Gorbals
Park Theatre
Parry`s Theatre
Pavilion Theatre - Still in Theatrical Use
People's Palace of Amusements
Prince's Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre, Cowcaddens Cross
Pringle`s Picture Palace
Queen's Theatre, Watson Street
Queen's Theatre Greendyke Street, Glasgow Green
Royal Albert Music Hall
Royal Concert Hall - Still in Theatrical Use
Royal Princess's Theatre
Royalty Theatre
Savoy Theatre
Savoy Picture House
Scotia Music Hall
Scottish Zoo and Variety Circus, and Glasgow Hippodrome
Sir Walter Scott Saloon
Star Music Hall
Shakespeare Music Hall
Shakespeare Singing Saloon and Here
Theatre Royal Adelphi
Theatre Royal, Hope Street - Still in Theatrical Use
Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street
Theatre Royal, Queen Street
The Jupiter
Tivoli Theatre, Argyle Street
Trades Hall, Glassford Street - Still in Use
Victoria Music Hall, Argyle Street
Waverley Music Hall
West End Playhouse
Whitebait Music Hall

Singing Saloons and Music Halls in the Saltmarket

Horatio Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's father, and Arthur Lloyd himself performed here many times.

See this Extract from Horatio lloyd's autobiography at the Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street

Even more information on Glasgow's Theatres and cinemas can be found here...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Arthur Lloyd in Glasgow - Cutting from the Era Almanack of 1874 - Courtesy Jennifer Carnell.

Above - Mr. Arthur Lloyd in Glasgow - Glasgow News, September 29, 1878. - Courtesy Jennifer Carnell.

"Popular Concerts. - A little nonsense, according to the old adage, is relished by the wisest people, and if Washington Irving may be believed, there is no social companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and the laughter abundant. It is generally considered that nonsense ought to be administered sparingly, by infinitesimal doses, as it were; but the audience at the City Hall on Saturday evening showed that larger proportions did not altogether disagree with the public digestion. They were promised 'two hours genuine fun,' and they got them; for Mr.Arthur Lloyd, the versatile son of our veteran comedian, was there in great force, accompanied by a party whose native drollery was calculated to set any table in a roar. The effect of the performance was not wholly what Goldsmith described as 'the loud laugh that speaks the vacant mind.' It was rather that happy ebullition of merriment which braces the vital power, enlivens the spirits, and makes a man better disposed towards his fellows than he was before. A healthy exuberance of animal spirits was apparent all through, and the outward mirth afforded indubitable evidence of inward satisfaction. We are free to confess that the members of Mr. Arthur Lloyd's party are about the funniest people we have seen for a long time, and that their sallies of humour were met by those frank manifestations of delight so unmistakably dear to every public performer." - Glasgow News, September 29, 1878.

Text and image from an article entitled 'Series of Character Sketches, No. 35.' published in 'The Quiz' of August 9th 1894. - Courtesy Iain Wotherspoon.MR. ARTHUR LLOYD (as every Glaswegian knows) is a son of the late well-known "Old Lloyd" (the comedian of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Theatres for sixty years). Arthur Lloyd came into prominence many years ago, when quite a youth he made an immense sensation as a comedian and vocalist at the Old Whitebait Varieties. Since then his name has become renowned as author, composer, comedian, and vocalist. He is also a dramatic author, and for the last ten years has devoted his time more to Theatres than Variety Halls. He travels with a drama of his own called "Ballyvogan," in which be plays an old Scotchman, which has been pronounced by public and press a remarkable creation. He commenced a tour with this on August 26, at the Rotunda Theatre, Liverpool, and is booked in all the best Theatres of the United Kingdom. Arthur Lloyd has just returned from nine months tour of the States and Canada where he has been most enthusiastically received, and returns in the fall of 1895. He travelled with a musical comedy of his own called "Our Party" assisted by a company including his clever son and daughter Mr. Harry King Lloyd and Miss Annie King Lloyd. Mr. Arthur Lloyd was at the Britannia this week, and on Monday night was awarded quite an ovation-the applause and cheers lasting quite a minute. This is Mr. Lloyd's only music hall engagement this year - the rest of' his time being devoted to theatres.

Text and image from an article entitled 'Series of Character Sketches, No. 35.' published in 'The Quiz' of August 9th 1894. - Courtesy Iain Wotherspoon.