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Barrowland Ballroom

Built 1934
244 Gallowgate, Glasgow
G4 0TT

​The original Barrowland Ballroom opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow’s city centre and was built by “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver. The front of the building is decorated with a distinctive animated neon sign. The sign is believed to be the biggest of its kind in the UK. In more recent years, the Ballroom has become a major concert venue with a capacity of around 1950 people, known for its acoustics and its sprung dance floor. You are invited for a digital backstage tour, get a look at the dressing room which has hosted so many stars such as Bowie, Biffy Clyro, Oasis, U2, The Stranglers, The Clash, The Smiths, Muse, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand and Texas.

Other Information


Nearest Train and/or Subway: Argyle Street Train Station/Bridgeton Train Station
Parking: Limited on street


Physical Access to Building: Limited Access (only part of the building is fully accessible (e.g. ground floor is wheelchair accessible but other areas are only accessible via stairs – please explain below)


Visit This Building

Booking essential

Tours Sunday @ 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm

Tour duration: 45 minutes