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Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space has been entertaining visitors since 1841. No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in our Grand Hall will be breath-taking.

The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics and our elegant and spectacular Hall is also home to the Scottish Music Centre. This exciting music complex houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities.

Getting here


All of our venues are easy to find and highly accessible, whether you travel by plane, train or automobile – or even on foot! We are situated right in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

By car


On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left.

By bus


Many local service buses pass close by the venue, either along Trongate or Glassford Street. Most are operated by First Bus.

By train


Queen Street and Central Stations are a ten-minute walk from the venue.

By subway


The nearest subway station is St Enoch, a ten minute walk from the venue

Seating plans


Seating plans for Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and City Halls are available to view below. These seating plans may change for individual events.

Pick your own seat is available for events with reserved seating. Any alterations to the layouts below will be available to view when booking your tickets. If you have any further queries about seating plans please contact the box office by email or by calling 0141 353 8000.

Grand Hall Stalls
Grand Hall Balcony

Virtual tour


Your chance to wander round the inside of City Halls. Visit our Grand Hall, Recital Room and Promenade - all from the comfort of your own home.

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About


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​After years of wear and tear, the venue closed in 2003 for an extensive £15 million refurbishment, re-opening to great acclaim in 2006. As a hub of creativity, a jam-packed programme of public workshops and classes has already benefited everyone from babies, toddlers and school groups to amateur and professional musicians.

Our resident orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, adds to the hive of activity, as we host its continuing series of events and performances. City Halls also provides a regular Glasgow performance base for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Ensemble.

The Grand Hall is a traditional style auditorium with raked seating and a balcony. It accommodates up to 1,036 people, although the largest audience was an enormous 3,500 back in 1843. The stage can accommodate an orchestra of over 90 and there are choir seats for 110. Many famous names have appeared here over the years, including Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Billy Connolly and Dr David Livingstone.

During the refurbishment, the windows of the venue, which had been blocked off for more than 50 years, were uncovered allowing light to flood into the auditorium.

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