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Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

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#51 of 177 in Nightlife in Glasgow
This spectacular venue can hold 1,525 people standing, 450 cabaret style (plus 300 standing), or 600 theatre style (plus 300 standing). We have bars available throughout the venue, and close by in Merchant City, a whole host of restaurants and cafes exist for a bite to eat before the performance.

During the refurbishment, the stage was moved from one end of the auditorium to the other to allow one common entrance to be created for both the Old Fruitmarket and City Halls. The listed ironmongery and greengrocers’ signs of the original fruitmarket have been retained and refurbished – as its name suggests, up until the 1970s this was where you’d be more likely to find stalls of fruit and vegetables on offer than entertainment.

Adjoining the venue and within this complex are the City Halls, which includes the Grand Hall, an acoustically calibrated 1,036 capacity ‘shoebox’-style performance space dating back to 1841. It’s Glasgow’s oldest purpose-built performance and meeting space, and today home to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
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  • My husband got me tickets for Brittany Howard at The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow so we could make it a weekend trip and what a place to go for a gig! You walk in the doors of what looks like a modern.....  more »
  • I went with my friend to this wonderful, atmospheric concert venue to see Nitin Sawhney, in the Celtic Connections Festival. The concert was fantastic, and the venue perfect, in the converted old...  more »

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