The Arches: Main venue
This club has closed.
If you're wondering where the edgy, arty hipsters of the city spend their time, you'll likely find them here. A cavernous underground mish mash of bars and stages, the Arches offers a renowned theatre programme, including its own cutting-edge festivals (Behaviour, Arches LIVE, and Conflux), plus larger-scale indie shows, a variety of club nights and DJ sets and a host of events somewhere in between.
As of Fri May 15 2015, The Arches is prohibited from trading after midnight.
Reviews & features
The Arches administration: what the venue did for Scotland's arts scene11 Jun 2015
From Behaviour festival to emerging talent showcases, The Arches supported the brave and the new
Yesterday, Scotland's arts scene suffered a major blow, as it was announced that The Arches was to go into administration. The news was somewhat expected but entirely unwelcome, coming on the back of the licensing board's decision to restrict club…
Dark day for the arts in Scotland as The Arches goes into administration10 Jun 2015
The Arches ‘left with no other choice' following licensing board's decision to cut operating hours
No matter how much doomsayers repeated the worst case scenario for the embattled arts venue, it’s still with a sense of shock that The Arches has announced it is to go into administration. The decision follows last month’s curtailment of operating…
The Arches club closure: key clubbers respond19 May 2015
Members of Glasgow's renowned club scene respond to the closure of The Arches as a nightclub
There's nothing more appealing than controversy. You could argue that it goes hand in hand with any club worth its salt. Music, like probably every other artform, began scaring people in authority from ancient Greek times to today with its power to…
The Arches: 21 defining moments18 Oct 2012
The cutting edge venue turns 21 this year - here are some of the stand-out moments in its history
1. Cafe Loco October 1991 First set up as an experiment by Arches founder Andy Arnold to bring theatre to clubbers, Cafe Loco showcased numerous emerging and experimental performers including early sightings of performance company Mischief La…
Underneath The Arches8 Jan 2009
Glasgow’s Arches, as anyone who’s worked there will tell you, is the sort of place that doesn’t so much defy your expectations as consistently confound them. Audiences might marvel at the sort of building that can stage a theatre show, art exhibition…
The Arches1 Oct 2008
From underground electro to avant garde theatre, the Arches offers a creative haven for every taste. David Pollock explains the appeal of this cavernous venue.