The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
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The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket is a concert hall, part of the City Halls and adjoining the grand hall. It was a functioning market until the 1970s.

It has hosted concerts by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It has a flexible capacity of 1000-2000 and is used for jazz and traditional music events, and also by the BBC SSO for more experimental contemporary music events.

Events at this venue

There are 13 events at this location

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Dance Along Trolls

Join Dance HQ for a family-friendly screening of Trolls that will have you dancing in the aisles – literally! Learn all the key dance moves before the movie starts then dance-along and show us your moves in our 'Can't Stop The Feeling' soul train finale. Poppy & Branch will be dancing with you every step of the…

Sat 11 Aug

David O'Doherty: You Have To Laugh

Armed with his reliable keyboard from 1986, quirky, offbeat multi-award winning Irish musician, actor and comedian David O'Doherty presents an exciting repertoire of silly little songs performed on an even sillier little instrument, combined with traditional stand-up. Witness madness in motion.

Mon 15 Oct

£21 / 0141 353 8000

The Encontro Street Band Festival: Opening Party

The Encontro Street Band Festival gets underway in fittingly flamboyant style, with a spectacular programme of carnival bands! Falling somewhere between the coordinates of street party, cabaret-gig and full on carnival experience, the opening party will feature an enticing selection of festival acts – including…

Fri 3 Aug

£12–£8 / 0141 353 8000

Fri 3 Aug

£12 / 0141 353 8000

Tue 7 Aug

£5–£15 / 0141 353 8000

Wed 8 Aug

£5–£15 / 0141 353 8000

…and 4 more dates until 12 Aug

Hip Replacement

The club night where middle age and cutting edge collide – back by popular demand Where did all the discos go?  A common complaint from the Middle Edge. Too old to go out clubbing but too young to go to bed?  We’ve got this.  Since 2010, Hip Replacement has been filling the disco void, running a monthly club where…

Fri 10 Aug

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Investigating Murder: An Evening With Ian Rankin and special guests

Investigating Murder:  An Evening with Ian Rankin and special guests Bestselling author Ian Rankin discusses his new novel In a House of Lies, alongside a panel of experts from forensics to detectives to reveal what really happens in a murder investigation. Ian will be signing copies of his book after the event.

Wed 17 Oct

£15 ticket only or £25 ticket and book / 0141 353 8000


House and techno courtesy of the London-based DJ and producer.

Sat 1 Dec

£15 / 0141 353 8000

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Wed 10 Oct

£17.50 / 0141 353 8000

Ralph McTell

Leola Music Ltd. presents Ralph McTell

Tue 20 Nov

£25 / 0141 353 8000

Show of Hands - 'Joint Venture'

Show of Hands - 'Joint Venture' The Show of Hands line-up of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes looks a little different for their 2018 Joint Venture tour. Miranda and husband Dan are expecting their first baby in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the…

Thu 18 Oct

£28 / 0141 353 8000

Slam 88 with Slam & DJ Pierre

A special celebration of 30 years of Acid House with the scene’s originator, Chicago’s DJ Pierre & Glasgow protagonists Slam. Includes strobe lighting and sub-bass.

Sat 11 Aug

£15 / £18 / £20 / 0141 353 8000

Tea Dance with That Swing Sensation

Dust off your dancing shoes and relive the golden era of dancing to the big band sounds of Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation With more than enough quicksteps, foxtrots, waltzes, and maybe even a wee slosh or two, to satisfy first-timers and veterans alike, Glasgow’s award winning big swing band has been keeping…

Sun 12 Aug

£15–£12 / 0141 353 8000

Tell Us Who We Are, featuring all four Scottish National Youth Performing Arts Companies

Directed by Mary McCluskey & Anna Kenrick Choreographed by Anna Kenrick Music & lyrics by Claire McCue Written by Gary McNair For the first time, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, Scottish Youth Theatre and YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) collaborate to present this…

Tue 7 Aug

£5 + bf / 0141 353 8000

Wed 8 Aug

£5 + bf / 0141 353 8000

Thu 9 Aug

Reviews & features

SNJO plays Coltrane

3 Jul 20074 stars

JAZZ John Coltrane is the most iconic of modern jazz giants, and it was inevitable that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra would get round to honouring the master. Tommy Smith chose the 40th anniversary of his death, and celebrated Trane’s own…

Comments & ratings

3. sheshe21 Oct 2012, 10:17pm Report

want to be able to get previews to what will be on in Glasgow

2. sheshe21 Oct 2012, 10:16pm Report

looking forward to future musicals etc

1. Maggie5028 Feb 2010, 11:35am Report

Looking for tickets for MartinTaylor @The old fruitemarket on 24 June 2010

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