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Glasgow’s arts, entertainment and music scene is as diverse as it could be. On any given night there are hundreds of events happening including music, sport, and theatre performances. There is always something happening, so if you appreciate good music and culture, plan to spend more than a few nights with us in Glasgow at the Acorn Hotel.

Arts and Entertainment

Top Entertainment Venues include:


They describe themselves as “Mór than just a great bar”, and who are we to argue? One of Glasgow’s most popular entertainment venues is found at the top of Byres Road, and offers an incredible mix of live music, dining, theatre, entertainment and so much more. You may even be staying with us in advance of attending a wedding or corporate event there. A must visit for night owls in Glasgow.


A ticketed event at the Ovo Hydro in Glasgow, usually means the megastars are in town. It has played host to such events as the Commonwealth games, MTV Music Awards and outside of current restrictions can host over 14,000 ticketholders. Upcoming acts in 2022 include John Bishop, Josh Taylor, Texas, Stormzy, Dua Lipa and more. Visit their page for details.


Just 20 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel is one of Glasgow’s most diverse and distinctive venues, SWG3. Located in Finnieston, it offers a mix of creative spaces for work, play, entertainment and more. A popular event includes Bongo’s Bingo, which really cannot be explained, it must be experienced! Up to date information is available on their event page.


Isn’t it amazing to this that this venue is almost 100 years old? This iconic open-air venue which consists of a bandstand and amphitheatre can be found in Kelvingrove Park, just a short hop from the Acorn Hotel.  Many local and visiting bands and choirs can be heard performing there on any given day.

SEC Glasgow City

Scottish Event Campus (SEC) featuring the SEC Centre – 5 interconnected exhibition & meeting spaces, SEC Armadillo and The OVO Hydro.

O2 Academy

A Grade B listed entertainment venue and former cinema, O2 Academy Glasgow is steeping in heritage from live music, cabaret and comedy to club nights.

Football Stadium Tours

Hampden Park is one of Glasgow’s largest and most iconic conference, meetings and event venues.

Bellahouston Park

Bellahouston Park
Offering vast fields, lush gardens, and dozens of facilities for locals and visitors, it also hosts live music events for up to 35,000 people.

Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green (Home to TRNSMT)
Glasgow Green is a 55 hectares/136 acres site and is by far the oldest of the city’s parks.

Small Intimate Venues

Room 2

Room 2
Live gigs, comedy, and live clubs are on the agenda at Room 2. A relatively new venue that opened just before restrictions hit, it’s one of the most popular nighttime venues in Glasgow just now. All current listings are available on the website.

La Cheetah Club

La Cheetah Club
Rated as one of the UK’s top 25 clubs by Mixmag, it has gained a reputation as one of the finest clubs in Glasgow. If electronic music is what your searching for, make sure to stop by La Cheetah Club on your next visit to Glasgow.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Ask most Glaswegian’s to recommend a night time music venue, and we can take a punt that King Tut’s is going to be on the list. So many successful artists have performed here in the past including Radiohead, The Killers, Pulp that it remains popular for good reason.


What do you get if you cross Charles Rennie Mackintosh with live music? The answer is Stereo. You’ll find this beautiful building is home to a cracking club in the city centre of Glasgow. Most definitely worth a visit.

The 13th Note

The 13th Note
Open your mind and experience the wonderful world of the 13th note. Most nights you’ll hear the best of talent performing here from its basement. Also, a wonderful place to enjoy some veggie food beforehand.


Open until 3AM each night, Broadcast offers a full immersion into nonstop music from 19.00. Gigs, clubs and other live events are on the listed on their website.


If you are not sure what exactly you are looking for when it comes to night time entertainment in Glasgow, Platform could be a great find. A superb food and drinks venue, it is also home to a microbrewery and offers live music events and your platform DJ is there to make sure there’s always something going on.

The Garage

The Garage
With 4 levels of entertainment, the garage has weekly club nights and a wide variety of gigs playing on any given night. The venue is located on Sauchiehall Street and is popular with the locals.


One of the smaller venues we’ve listed, Mono has a cool and hip vibe going on. Located in merchant city it oozes charm and has some great gigs lined up for 2022. Upcoming artists include Kristin Hersh, Commoner’s choir and Torres. It’s also worth stopping by the café too.

The Old Hairdresser’s

The Old Hairdresser’s
A packed line up of gigs, short film screenings, and comedy acts are heading to The Old Hairdresser’s this year. Down at Renfield Lane is where you’ll find this venue that fits so well into the nighttime scene in Glasgow.

Nice N Sleazy

Nice N Sleazy
Head down to 421 Sauchiehall Street where anything goes. The clubs’ listings page is a who’s who of acts as diverse as you could imagine, and that’s why people love Nice N Sleazy.


Jinty McGuinty’s was established in 1991 in Glasgow and continues to be one of the most popular bars in the city.

Comedy Clubs

The Stand Comedy Club

Open 7 nights a week for comedy and is the only full-time comedy club in Glasgow. Located in the west end of the city, weekend nights are premium and tend to book up quickly due to limited space.

The Rotunda Comedy Club

This comedy club is located inside the north rotunda at entertainment quay, adjacent to the SEC Hydro, Glasgow. They operate a great comedy dinner show and alumni from their early days include Alan Carr and John Bishop, not bad! Disabled access at the venue.

The Glee Comedy Club

Another comedy club relieved to be back open as we emerge from the restrictions of Covid 19, it’s located in Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Hilarious stand-up comedians perform every weekend a wide range of beverages are available to pre-book at the Glee bar.

Bingo Halls & Casinos

Carlton Bingo Partick

Affectionately known as “the friendliest Bingo in Glasgow” you’ll find the venue for a great night of entertainment, just 100 yards west of Partrick Cross. Fondly referred to as “Glasgow’s friendliest Bingo,” a visit here promises an evening of delightful entertainment, conveniently situated just 100 yards west of Partick Cross #supportingsafegambling

Buzz Bingo Possilpark

Open from 11:30am to 11:pm Midweek, and up to 1:00am at weekends, you’ll always find time to catch a game of Bingo here. You’ll find them in Possil Park Glasgow, and there’s food and drink available to enjoy without having to leave the venue. #supportingsafegambling

Grosvenor Casino Riverboat / Merchant City

You’ll find it hard to find a better location than here if you are looking for a city centre Casino. Down by the River Clyde, the Grosvenor Casino Riverboat offers popular card games including Blackjack, Poker as well as slot machines and roulette. Open from 12:00 noon to 6:00am daily. #supportingsafegambling

Alea Casino

Not just a casino but a multi storey entertainment venue located on Springfield Quay, Glasgow. Here you can combine a cocktail masterclass with gaming and dining all in one visit. The possibilities are endless. #supportingsafegambling

Genting Casino Sauchiehall Street

Located at 506/516 Sauchiehall Street, Genting Casino is right in the heart of Glasgow’s buzzing nightlife. Open from noon to 6am daily, it’s one to consider if you are looking for the ultimate gaming experience, with a wide variety of games to choose from incl Baccarat, Poker, and slot machines. #supportingsafegambling

Grosvenor Casino Riverboat / Merchant City

Looking to add some fun and excitement to your stay in Glasgow? We suggest a visit to Grosvenor Casino Merchant City, where thrilling card games and lively entertainment await every day during the week. #supportingsafegambling

If you think you know Bingo think again! Bongo Bingo brings the game to a whole new level with dance offs, ridiculous prizes and endless laughs. A night out like no other.

Located on Paisley Road and Springfield Quay Glasgow, Mecca Bingo is a venue well known and loved by all for its great atmosphere, live entertainment, tasty food, all available to enjoy in one value at an affordable cost. Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to midnight and Friday – Sunday from 11am until 1:30am, choose to play using paper or electronic screens. Any credits given from Bingo are also transferable to slot machines or food and beverage onsite.

Theatres and Cinemas

Citizens Theatre

As the original Citizens Theatre undergoes a major redevelopment, the Citizens Theatre is found presenting some shows at Tramway, found just off Pollokshaws Road. The theatre stepped in history and regularly presents an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern theatre productions.

Plays host to top stars and shows including the best of Musical Theatre, seasonal pantomime, and international comedians. Plan your visit well in advance to a show here, they sell out fast! Big shows such as The Book of Mormon, Hairspray and Alan Carr are set to tread the boards in 2022.

The Theatre Royal

This beautiful building is the oldest theatre in Glasgow. It is now known as the home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Productions of all genres here including Ballet, Opera and Musical Theatre. Stay at the Acorn Hotel and savour a night at the Opera or Ballet in Glasgow.

Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street

Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street – the tallest cinema in the world. Home to 4DX, SuperScreen, VIP and Starbucks.


See the latest films in style at ODEON Luxe Glasgow Quay Cinema.


Vue Enoch Centre in Glasgow city centre is the ultimate cinema experience.

Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre on Renfield Street, Glasgow is always a “go-to” when looking for some of the best shows in town. Open since 1904, Scottish legends including Billy Connolly and Lulu have played here.

Grosvenor Picture Theatre

Refurbished and restored cinema showing largely mainstream films plus unusual events and cafe patio.

Websters Theatre, Bar & Playhouse

Websters Theatre, Bar & Playhouse is a gem in the crown of Glasgow’s late-night venues in the heart of the West End at 416 Great Western Road.

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