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 11 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The Best of Bowie

Experience iconic Bowie hits and cult classics from his extensive back catalogue, performed by David Bowie’s former producer/bassist Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey. Featuring Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) & all-star band Holy Holy. Bringing the magic of Bowie to life, with an intoxicating mix of adoration…

Sun 18 Apr 2021

£49.50–£32.45 / 0141 353 8000

The Boomtown Rats

Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe are rejoined by bassist Pete Briquette and frontman Bob Geldof as they continue their full Rats reunion.

Wed 4 Nov

£33–£38.50 / 0141 353 8000

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Thu 18 Feb 2021

£28 / 0141 353 8000

Lee Brice

Blame Aunt Henrietta. When you dig into Lee Brice, with its thick grooves, the squalling guitars, the tumbling drums, sheets of steamy B-3 organ and wide open vocals, the two time CMA/ACM/Grammy Song of the Year nominee takes listeners to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night. For a man known for raucous live…

Tue 22 Jun 2021

£23.50 / 0141 353 8000

Mario Biondi

Warm and contemporary soul from the singer born in Catania, Italy.

Sat 31 Oct

£35 / 0141 353 8000

Ruby Wax: Frazzled 'A Guide To Mindfulness'

Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.” She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose…

Tue 20 Oct

Cancelled / 0141 353 8000

Scotty McCreery

“I’ve lived a lot of life since my last record,” says Scotty McCreery. “I moved out on my own, I travelled across the country and the world, I got engaged, I was dropped by my label, I was even robbed at gunpoint. So I really wanted this album to show who Scotty is at 24, what’s going on in my life, and I think we…

Mon 5 Oct

£25.85 / 0141 353 8000

Wed 5 May 2021

£25.85 / 0141 353 8000

The Steve Hillage Band

Rock ensemble led by Steve Hillage.

Sun 4 Oct

Cancelled / 0141 353 8000


Indie rock from the Nottingham combo.

Wed 17 Feb 2021

£30.93 / 0141 353 8000

Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey present The Best of Bowie

David Bowie’s former producer/ bassist Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey get ready to launch their new Bowie project ‘The Best Of Bowie’ featuring long time fan and friend Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory plus the all star Holy Holy band in April 2021. The band will perform iconic hits and cult classics from Bowie’s…

Sun 18 Apr 2021

£32.45 / 0141 353 8000

Welcome To Night Vale

This event has been rescheduled from 7 May 2020, all original tickets remain valid. For more information please find our FAQs here. Welcome to Night Vale says “Greetings live show attendees! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we are postponing our UK/Europe tour scheduled for May. But we are pleased to announce new dates…

Tue 23 Mar 2021

£27.50–£60 / 0141 353 8000

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…

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