Entertainment in Glasgow
Located on the North bank of the River Clyde, the SECC is the largest integrated exhibition and conference centre in the UK, and is Scotland's national venue for public events. A more recent addition to the SECC is the Clyde Auditorium, designed by renowned architect Norman Foster. Because of the sweeping curves of the building it has been nicknamed 'The Armadillo' by Glaswegians.
Ashton Lane is bursting at the seams with bars, shops and restaurants, and is located just off Byres Road in Glasgow's fashionable West End. It boasts the famous Ubiquitous Chip restaurant, serving up award-winning Scottish cuisine. Jinty McGinty's is a traditional Irish pub that lives up to its reputation for warm hospitality and live music. And there is also the recently refurbished Grosvenor Cinema with its Loft Bar.
The Arches in Glasgow is a multi-purpose venue, offering amongst other things a nightclub, a theatre, a bar and exhibition spaces. Situated off Argyle Street under Central Station, The Arches has hosted events for several Glasgow festivals, including Celtic Connections and Glasgay.
Royal Concert Hall
The Royal Concert Hall is conveniently located to the North of the city centre, adjacent to the Buchanan Street bus station and at the top of Buchanan Street, one of Glasgow's main shopping streets. It offers regular performances across the full range of classical, world music and popular concerts.