Whether you’re simply visiting the city, or a true Glaswegian, you won’t fail to be caught up in the magic of Scotland’s premier music venue, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as it proudly looks down Buchanan Street over the city.
Come in and enjoy a range of quality music ñ from classical to folk, world, country, rock and pop. There really is something for everyone in our appealing programme of events!
Our prestigious venue has a whole range of exciting spaces for every occasion and our 2,475 seat auditorium has played host to many amazing cultural events.
You’ve got a killer Hall here
Nigel Kennedy, Violinist
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is the main venue for Celtic Connections, the world’s largest winter music festival and is the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. We were also proud to be chosen to stage the 2007 World Irish Dancing Championships.
It’s not all about music though, and we want your entire visit to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to be special. Make the most of your experience and take a wander through our gallery space and gift shop, or sample the delicious menu in the Green Room Restaurant and Café Bar.
The Hall maintains a standard of excellence, and traditions, that I remember fondly from the St Andrew’s Halls
Stewart MacKay, regular Concert Hall attender
Did you know?
- In October 1962 the world-renowned St Andrew’s Halls were destroyed by a fire, and as a result Glasgow was without a dedicated concert hall for around 30 years
- A brown-field site in the heart of Glasgow was identified for a replacement concert hall to link in with the redevelopment of Sauchiehall and Buchanan Streets
- The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall opened in 1990, the year that the city was made European City of Culture
- The Hall was proclaimed to be “Glasgow’s Hall for Glasgow’s people” by the then Lord Provost when it opened ñ this has continued to be true ever since, welcoming locals and visitors from all around the world
- We’re highly flexible and our venue is ideal for a range of uses including music events, exhibitions, meetings and conferences
- Annually we play host to 400 concerts and over 1,000 corporate events
- We’re situated at the crossroads between two of the busiest shopping streets in Scotland
- Our own International Classical Season aims to bring the world’s best musicians to the Concert Hall stage and stars have included The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov, Cecilia Bartoli, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and many, many more
- Artists who have appeared here as part of national tours include Will Young, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and BB King. These stars all add to the growing international reputation of our Hall