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Hidden from view in the city’s Merchant City cultural district and next to our very own City Halls, the Old Fruitmarket has kept all of its period charm, including its lofty vaulted roof, cast iron columns and balcony. Prepare to be stunned by its beauty and unique atmosphere.

This hugely versatile venue can play host to theatre events, jazz concerts, comedy, rock, pop and world music gigs, as well as club nights, ceilidhs, fashion shows and banquets.

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 train

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

By bus

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

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.

Old Fruitmarket

You enter the Old Fruitmarket through the City Halls main entrance on Candleriggs. Wander around the inside of the venue on our virtual tour - you can visit the Old Fruitmarket, Grand Hall, Recital Room and Promenade, all from the comfort of your own home.

Old Fruitmarket


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​​​​​​​​​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 1,066 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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