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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:

ÓRAN MÓR

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.

OVO HYDRO

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.

SWG3

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.

KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND

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.

Top Theatres include:

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.

Also worth a mention are the following ever popular venues to browse and see what’s on in Glasgow.

SEC Glasgow City
O2 Academy
Blue Dog
Jinty’s

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.

Festivals to book well in advance:

Glasgow’s Book Festival

6th – 22nd May 2022

Riverside Festival Glasgow

Riverside Festival

2nd to 4th June 2022

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Glasgow Green

8th to 10th July 2022

KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

27th Jul – 13th Aug 2022

World Pipe Band Championship

12 to 13th Aug 2022

More things to see and do in Glasgow

Glasgow Tours

Tours

Glasgow is a city that can easily be discovered by foot, bike, or bus.

Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

Top Attractions

At any time of the day or night, Glasgow offers a wide range of things to do.

Shopping

Shopping

The “Style Mile” Glasgow has some of the most stylish shopping options in the UK.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Countless tours, trips and attractions all dedicated to Mackintosh are available to enjoy in Glasgow city.

Things to do with Kids in Glasgow

Things to do with Kids

We do love to welcome our little visitors; they are the tourists of the future. Many attractions are easily accessible.

FOOD AND DRINK

Food & Drink in Glasgow

On any given night there are hundreds of events happening including music, sport, and theatre performances.

Parks

Glasgow's Park & Gardens

Glasgow has a wonderful selection of public parks in and around the city.

OVO Hydro

CONCERT VENUES IN GLASGOW

The city has one of the most vibrant entertainment scenes in the UK.