Glasgow East End: Area Guide
Glasgow’s most exciting cultural development in recent years, Trongate 103 is a new arts and creativity centre which houses some of the city’s finest talents. Housing the likes of the Glasgow Print Studio, and Transmission, it also acts as a public viewing space and offers classes to encourage more to get involved in the arts.
103 Trongate, www.trongate103.com
Once a ballroom where your grandparents would go for a waltz, the Barrowland is now a cramped, sweaty and loud music venue where many Glaswegians have lost their gig virginity. It consistently wins both acclaimed awards and bands’ praise for being one of the UK’s best music venues.
Gallowgate, 0141 552 4601
An innovative theatre space that aims to produce almost all of its own shows, the Citizens also gets involved in the local community, providing acting classes and writing workshops for youngsters in the area. A new production of Othello starts a run mid-October, with a satirical panto version of Cinderella planned for Christmas.
119 Gorbals Street, 0141 429 0022