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Tickets and Events in Glasgow: things to know before you go

Not sure where you’ll find the best musicals? Looking to find an art show at the cutting edge of modernity? We’ve answered all the most commonly asked questions about tickets and events near you to make your choice an easy one:

What is there to see at a circus?

A trip to the circus is guaranteed fun for all the family. This traditional form of travelling entertainment has been around for over 250 years, offering everything from acrobats, jugglers and musicians to trapeze artists, clowns and illusionists. Book your seat – you’ll only need the edge of it - for tightrope walking, gymnastic tumbling and balancing acts. You’ll also get a kick out of the sideshow entertainers as they take over the ring.

If you’re in Glasgow, enjoy an evening with a view from the Grandstand Seating at Big Kid Circus at Intu Braehead, or watch the Magnificent Top Hat celebratory performance at Zippos Circus.

What should I expect at a festival in Glasgow?

Expect to have a lot of fun. Scottish crowds are renowned the world over for being some of the most passionate in the world, so if you’re attending a music event in Glasgow, get ready to bounce. Oh, and learn the lyrics to Flower of Scotland before you go!

Of course, Glasgow is about more than just music festivals. Some of our favourites celebrate the best of the city’s top restaurants and bars, including:

  • Join the True OriGINS Scottish Gin Festival at The Briggait to enjoy live music, Scottish street food and masterclasses from producers and distillers.
  • Find out all about the world of cheese at Cheese Fest UK at the SECC, with live demos and traditional market stalls serving up a ton of nibbly treats. Celebrating 30 years of Wallace and Gromit, Cheese Fest UK is a great place to take the kids, with model making, film screenings and many other activities to keep them entertained.

What are the best things to do in Glasgow?

There’s too much to choose from! Glasgow’s art scene and restaurant culture put the city into the ‘must-visit’ category, but even if you’re local you may find some inspiration below.

  • Visit an exhibition. The SECC is Scotland's largest exhibition centre and hosts a ton of family-friendly events. With so much to see in this vast exhibition space, plan your day wisely as you'll find the hours just fly by.
  • Catch a festival. Great for experiencing new foods and drinks, watching demonstrations, and seeing experts share their knowledge. The fun festival atmosphere will also get you on your feet and dancing when the live music begins.
  • Attend a sporting event. The Old Firm is one of the biggest footballing fixtures in the world, but if you’re not a football fan, there’s plenty of other events celebrating the best sporting talent. From pro wrestling to pole vaulting, join the crowds for an exciting time in the stands.  

What's there to do in Glasgow at night?

Whatever takes your fancy! Flying acrobats? Check. Dinner and a movie? Check again. Glasgow’s home to everything from ballet to basketball, as well as the world’s tallest cinema. So there's plenty to fill an evening out on the town.

  • Enjoy a comedy night. Pack in the punchlines with a bumper line-up of established comedians alongside the hottest new acts on the local circuit.
  • Go out for dinner. With many great places to eat out in Glasgow, you'll be spoilt for choice.
  • See a music event. Nothing beats the incredible feeling of watching live music.

Visit the circus. Take a ringside seat to watch thrilling and daring entertainment up close.