The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro
Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW
  • Telephone 0141 248 3000
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The SSE Hydro

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The SSE Hydro opened in Sep 2013 with a four night run of Rod Stewart. The venues hosts music, comedy, theatre and sporting events, with previous performers including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Andre Rieu and Fleetwood Mac as well as Top Gear Live, Dancing on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. The building has won several awards for its design including the Architectural Excellence Award (Public Building) at The Scottish Property Awards 2014.

The Hydro is approximately one mile from Glasgow city centre with a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue. The Exhibition Centre railway station is a short walk from the SSE Hydro, with trains six times an hour from Glasgow Central.

Events at this venue

There are 69 events at this location

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The 1975

Sweeping indie rock from the Manchester four-piece.

Sun 1 Mar 2020

£32.50–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 17 Dec

£35–£45 / 0141 248 3000

André Rieu

The 'Maestro of the Masses' brings popular tunes from film, musicals, operas and operettas to an arena near you.

Sat 9 May 2020

£45–£125 / 0141 248 3000

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is coming back to the UK in 2020 for a limited number of arena shows. T

Sun 7 Jun 2020

£35–£115 / 0141 248 3000

Bjork

Danceable and upbeat, with interludes that collage tracks with the sounds of ships mooring and setting sail, a foghorn's call and response, sea birds, rain, and a train, Volta, the latest chapter in Björk's shape-shifting career, is another departure for the artist. "It was really different from how I usually work,…

Mon 25 Nov

£50–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 8 Mar 2020

£37.50–£88.50 / 0141 248 3000

Bon Iver

Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana.

Fri 1 May 2020

£36–£46 / 0141 248 3000

C2C: Country to Country

Country music extravaganza featuring some of Nashville's biggest stars. The 2020 lineup includes Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Tanya Tucker and The Cadillac Three.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Times to be confirmed / £39.50–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£39.50–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 15 Mar 2020

£39.50–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Celine Dion

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career. You'll know her mainly from 'My Heart Will Go On.'

Fri 11 Sep 2020

£45–£599 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 12 Sep 2020

£45–£599 / 0141 248 3000

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.

Sat 23 Nov

£29.50–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

Country To Country, Eric Church, The Cadillac Three, Charles Esten

Country to Country; Europe's biggest country music festival is back from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 March 2020. Returning for its eighth year, the festival is set to bring yet another incredible line up to The O2 London, 3Arena Dublin, The SSE Hydro, and venues across Europe. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Website…

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

David Gray

The appropriately named head-bobbling troubadour tours his mature indie pop.

Sat 21 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Fri 4 Dec 2020

£35–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Diana Ross

DIANA ROSS has had a profound influence on American pop culture and is one of the last true superstars. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of…

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Diana Ross

The Motown legend tours the UK.

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Times to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Disney on Ice

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Thu 16 Apr 2020

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 17 Apr 2020

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 18 Apr 2020

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 19 Apr 2020

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Elf: A Christmas Spectacular

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a human raised by elves after he is unknowingly transported back to the North Pole with Santa, who ventures to New York City to find his long-lost father. Starring David Essex as Buddy's father, Tam Ryan as Buddy and Martine McCutcheon as Jovie.

Sat 14 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 15 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.

Tue 24 Nov 2020

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 25 Nov 2020

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

ELVIS In Concert – Live on Screen

The highly acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform The King's most iconic and beloved pop and blues-rock hits to accompany archive recordings and an on-screen video of the man himself.

Fri 29 Nov

£25–£250 / 0141 248 3000

With The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Evanescence & Within Temptation

Formed in the mid-90’s, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winning EVANESCENCE has made an impact on people around the world. The band was integral in establishing a global, critical mass for women in rock. The group’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10. The album sold…

Tue 28 Apr 2020

£35–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Gerry Cinnamon

Acoustic singer-songwriter from Glasgow mixing folk, blues and loop pedals, whose prominence grew substantially thanks to his pro-Indy Referendum anthem 'Hope Over Fear'.

Fri 20 Dec

£23.50–£32.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 21 Dec

£23.50–£32.50 / 0141 248 3000

Ghost

Make-up clad masters of macabre metal specialising in jaunty doom-laden odes to Satan.

Mon 18 Nov

£38.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 10 Oct 2020

£30–£250 / 0141 248 3000

Grandpa's Great Escape

Stage adaptation of the children's book by David Walliams, which follows Grandpa and Jack's daring escape from the old folk's home and its wicked matron.

Fri 3 Jan 2020

£25–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Gregory Porter

Mainstream jazz and soul from the Grammy-nominated singer and composer.

Wed 13 May 2020

£42.50–£60 / 0141 248 3000

Halestorm

Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania hard rockers fronted by Lzzy Hale.

Sun 24 Nov

£27.50–£28.50 / 0141 248 3000

Halsey

Live music from Halsey.

Sat 7 Mar 2020

£23–£39.50 / 0141 248 3000

Harry Styles

Pop-rock from the One Direction superstar.

Sun 26 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

Immersive monster trucks experience.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£35–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£35–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

The English comedian returns to UK arenas.

Tue 19 Nov

£20–£175 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 20 Nov

£20–£175 / 0141 248 3000

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'You, Up Close and Personal' tour on the road.

Tue 10 Mar 2020

£29.50–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Jim Jefferies: Night Talker

The popular Australian comic returns to the UK with his newest hour.

Thu 12 Dec

£39–£160 / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glen's Guide.

Jonas Brothers

When a musical group sells more than 20 million albums, they must be doing something right… and are usually satisfied to do more of the same. Not true with the Jonas Brothers. At the height of their career, this pop trio phenomenon took a three-year hiatus to refocus their creative energies. The result is an electrifying…

Wed 5 Feb 2020

£37.50–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 8 Mar 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Lana Del Rey

Seductive, self-styled 'Hollywood sadcore' sounds from the pop siren of the moment.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

£30–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Let's Rock!

A big ol' eighties festival featuring the likes of Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Jive Bunny across London and beyond.

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Lewis Capaldi

Indie music from the Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sold out his first arena tour before he released his first album.

Thu 5 Mar 2020

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Lil Juicez Tour

Hello Birmingham! Make sure to rage tonight!

Sun 15 May 2022

£120 / 0141 248 3000

The Lumineers

Colorado roots rock trio with a bit of the Mumfords about them.

Fri 22 Nov

£32.50–£35 / 0141 248 3000

Manilow UK: Glasgow-Platinum

Barry Manilow is coming back to the UK in 2020 for a limited number of arena shows. This is your chance to meet him.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

£39.75–£130.55 / 0141 248 3000

https://www.thessehydro.com/events/detail/barry-manilow

McFly

Pop with a punky edge from the four-piece who have outgrown their boyband roots.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

£45–£80 / 0141 248 3000

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

Musical star Michael Ball and popular tenor Alfie Boe join forces to tour around the UK.

Sat 22 Feb 2020

£40–£80 / 0141 248 3000

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Following a wildly captivating – and completely sold out – North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to the U.S. in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business. Throughout this jaunt, the band will be bringing their fervent live show to familiar cities as well as…

Tue 5 May 2020

£25–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Ozzy Osbourne

The sometime Black Sabbath frontman and rock legend sings songs from his epic career.

Sun 25 Oct 2020

£182.50–£1242.50 / 0141 248 3000

With Judas Priest.

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar and Chris Lowe boards and occasionally on vocals. At the 2009 BRIT Awards, The Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Pet Shop Boys have sold…

Sat 6 Jun 2020

£40–£115 / 0141 248 3000

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Classical music and Clubland, together at last, thanks to the vision of a bona-fide dance music legend. Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics returns for a handful of hotly anticipated UK dates this December. The show sees timeless house tracks performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra, conducted by award-winning conductor…

Sun 8 Dec

£35–£70 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Apr 2020

£30–£60 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Rod Stewart

Gravel-voiced Rod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to. This time round he is promoting his latest studio album Blood Red Roses.

Tue 26 Nov

£55–£150 / 0141 248 3000

Thu 28 Nov

£55–£150 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 30 Nov

£55–£150 / 0141 248 3000

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1 Tour

The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season one bring the glitter and glamour on this UK-wide tour.

Fri 8 May 2020

£35–£65 / 0141 248 3000

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2020

Stage show featuring stars RuPaul's Drag Race, including Michelle Visage, Asia O’Hara, Detox, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly and the soon to be announced winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Fri 8 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Santana

Carlos Santana has been reinventing and reshaping the landscape of the known universe's musical culture for close to four decades. A visionary artist with no regards for genre boundaries, Carlos' fluid sound long ago laid claim to the concept of "world music" before the term ever surfaced on pop culture radar. Having…

Thu 26 Mar 2020

£35–£99 / 0141 248 3000

The Script

Mainstream indie pop in the vein of Snow Patrol and Maroon 5 from The Voice judge Danny O'Donoghue. They are currently touring with their latest album Sunset & Full Moons.

Thu 12 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Simple Minds

The Scotrock stalwarts, who have sold more than 60 million records worldwide, make the rounds again to premiere the new studio album, Walk Between Worlds.

Sat 25 Apr 2020

£35–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Simply Red

After a host of farewell tours, Hucknall and his pseudo-soul crew band together again for their Reformed! 30th anniversary tour.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

£55–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Slipknot

The controversial masked American heavy metal shock-rockers with a typically uncompromising live set of blood, snot and tears.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£130.50–£153.50 / 0141 248 3000

The Steamie

Tony Roper's comedy-drama comes to the SSE Hydro in a production designed specifically for the venue, which follows the lives of 1950s Glasgow women Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they get their washing done before the Hogmanay bells.

Fri 27 Dec

£22.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 28 Dec

£22.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Dec

£22.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

Stepback!

The ultimate 90s concert, featuring performances from Peter Andre, 5ive, S Club, BoyzLife, B*Witched, Blazin’ Squad, Booty Luv, Big Brovaz and East 17.

Sun 17 Nov

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Free / 0141 248 3000

Stereophonics

Welsh four-piece.

Wed 11 Mar 2020

£32.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Steve Martin & Martin Short

The comedy legends bring their Funniest Show In Town At The Moment tour across the pond.

Mon 9 Mar 2020

£45–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour

Dance extravaganza bringing the Strictly spectacle from screen to stage, with audiences deciding which couple will win the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£35–£95 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£35–£95 / 0141 248 3000

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas – Live in Concert

A screening of Tim Burton and Henry Selick's classic animated film with live accompaniment featuring Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, Catherine O'Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

Mon 2 Dec

£37.50–£350 / 0141 248 3000

With Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara and Ken Page performing live.

Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear

The award-winning comedian and host of The Daily Show returns to the UK with his new show.

Fri 20 Mar 2020

£31–£100 / 0141 248 3000

Unibet Premier League Darts

The huge popularity of the Premier League has seen the event grow from the UK & Ireland's top arenas, to visiting both the Netherlands and Germany in recent years. Michael van Gerwen won a third successive Premier League title as he claimed glory in the 2018 Play-Offs, defeating World Champion Rob Cross in the…

Thu 7 May 2020

£25–£274.80 / 0141 248 3000

We Love the 90s

Over a dozen pop acts from the 1990s unite for a UK tour of retro music.

Thu 19 Dec

£27.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

With Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base, Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, SNAP!, Whigfield, Haddaway, Dr. Alban, Culture Beat, C+C Music Factory, Cappella, Rednex, DJ Sash!, Robin S., La Bouche and Alice DJ.

Whitesnake, Foreigner, Europe

**WHITESNAKE ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN 2019!!! **Mega platinum WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock 'n' roll band founded and formed by DEEP PURPLE singer DAVID COVERDALE are proud to announce their first shows of the 2019 "FLESH & BLOOD" World Tour, which will feature songs from the new studio record to be released…

Thu 4 Jun 2020

£115 / 0141 248 3000

The Who

The union jack clad British rockers known for anthems including 'Who Are You' and 'I Can See for Miles' return to the stage. The Who were formed in 1964 by singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They've sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 Top 40…

Mon 23 Mar 2020

£65–£125 / 0141 248 3000

WWE Live – Wrestlemania Revenge

The ultimate in 'sports entertainment' as the real deal WWE superstars of US wrestling bring the pain to the UK.

Sun 3 May 2020

£35–£395 / 0141 248 3000

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