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Glasgow has one of the most vibrant entertainment scenes in the UK and has been home to music artists like Paolo Nutini, Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches and Snow Patrol.

The city also has numerous theatres and cinemas to cater to different styles and tastes.


We have world-renowned music venues like the Barrowland Ballroom, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on the University's doorstep and recently we opened the doors of our brand new arena The Hydro.

King Tut's: quite possibly the finest small venue in the world - NME 

You can grab a burger at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow during one of their weekly live events or head to any number of cosy venues peppered throughout the city like Stereo, The Butterfly and The Pig and The 13th Note which are great for enjoying independent music on an evening out with friends.


Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall it situated at the top of Buchanan Street, our very own Style Mile, and has an array of concerts and shows throughout the year.

The Theatre Royal is our city's oldest theatre. It opened in 1867 and is a constant flurry of ballet, opera and shows.

The King's Theatre opened its doors in 1904 and always has a great show on to see, specialising in pantomime at Christmas!


If you're looking for something a little different, The Grosvenor is where you'll find it. Tucked away in Ashton Lane in the West End of Glasgow, it's a great venue for a relaxing afternoon or evening out.

Glasgow Film Theatre is another of the city's independent cinemas. Situated on Rose Street in the city centre, you'll find a mixture of both the latest and classic movies on show. 

Cineworld and the Odeon are both in the city centre and always have the latest movies showing too.

Be sure to show your student card for a discount!

Museums & galleries

Glasgow has more than 20 museums and galleries which are all free of charge. 

The Riverside Museum is our museum of transport, situated on the River Clyde, where you'll find more than 3,000 items on display including trams, vintage cars and trolley buses.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is in the West End of the city. Take some time out on a Sunday afternoon and go for a wander through the 22-themed galleries within.

The Gallery of Modern Art is situated within the city centre, a five minute walk from campus, and is great for a lunch-time browse. You'll find a mix of works along with art and design books available for loan from its library.