If you have secured a venue already, you will know where you are performing.  If you do not have a venue, here are some places that regularly host WEF events, and you can approach them directly.

Regular Venues 

  • BREL, Ashton Lane  – adult rock music, singer-songwriters, jazz, world music. (Ruth McIntosh 0141 342 4966 - brelmanager@googlemail.com 
  • COLLEGE OF PIPING, 16 Otago Street. Nice small modern hall (100).  Small scale concerts.  Contact : Fraser McInnes (0141 334 3587).
  • COTTIERS, 93 Hyndland Street. 160 seat theatre. Contact Pete Sneddon, theatre manager.  pete.sneddon@scenengineering.com or 0141 248 8330
  • WEBSTERS THEATRE (formerly Lansdowne Church)   Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge (see Cottiers for contact).  Good, well-equipped theatre space.
  • DWA STUDIOS, (Dance With Attitude), 1120 South Street, Whiteinch – Karen Pasi 0141 581 3401.  Lively dance space with café.  All dance styles. Wonderful tapas bar.  
  • HILLHEAD LIBRARY – talks, exhibitions, poetry, authors, children’s events.   Contact Janice Currie at Glasgow City Council on 0141 276 1617.  Also other local libraries (Maryhill, Whiteinch, Partick etc.)
  • HILTON GROSVENOR HOTEL, 1 Grosvenor Terrace including Bobar. (0141 339 8811)
  • KIBBLE PALACE, Botanic Gardens.  Contact General Manager    Ewen Donaldson (0141 276 1614)
  • KELVINGROVE ART GALLERIES - Contact Andy Cudden or Gordon Fergusson, Glasgow Life 0141 276 9561  
  • CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH church, Queen’s Cross – Lovely atmospheric church for concerts, talks, dance. New concert grand piano!   Also with small hall.  Contact Dylan Paterson (0141 946 6600).  
  • MITCHELL Theatre, North Street, G3 7DN  0141 287 2999.
  • ORAN MOR, top of Byres Road – all music: folk, jazz, world, blues. Also theatre. Contact Oran Mor events dept on 0141 357 6200 for enquiries.  Creon Brock for Venue (downstairs) cap 450 standing. 290 seated.  
  • St MARY’S CATHEDRAL, 300 Great Western Road, G4 9JB at Kelvinbridge.  Splendid church with strong musical programme.   Contact Dr Frikki Walker, Head of Music (0141 339 6691)
  • The STAND Comedy Club, 333 Woodlands Road, (Edinburgh HQ: 0131 558 7373)
  • SWG3.  Brilliant multi-purpose building next railway arches and Expressway in G3.  Gallery, performance space. Host to bands, comedy, club nights, poetry.   Contact Mutley  mutley@swg3.tv 
  • KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND. Now open for business.  Contact Lorraine Wilson at Glasgow Life.  0141 287 4350 or speak to Michael Dale

 

 

University of Glasgow 

  • CONCERT HALL, University of Glasgow, University Avenue.  (Anne Cumberland at Music Dept 0141 330 4092) 
  • GLASGOW UNIVERSITY CHAPEL, University Avenue.  (Chaplaincy Centre 0141 330 4160) 
  • GLASGOW UNIVERSITY UNION, 32 University Avenue.  Contact  Gemma Higgins 0141 339 8697.  Closed Sundays.
  • HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY and Museum:  quality University collections in refurbished gallery suitable for small events eg: classical music.  (0141 330 4221 or 330 5431)
  • QUEEN MARGARET UNION, University Gardens. Good space for bands, 800 capacity standing. Good lighting and PA rig.  (Alice Talloner 0141 339 9784) 
  • GILMOREHILL G12 (University theatre) – closed down in winter 2010. Unfortunately not available.   

 

 

Churches and Church Halls 

  • HILLHEAD BAPTIST CHURCH, Cresswell Street – well-used local church and hall but currently closed for rebuilding work.
  • HYNDLAND PARISH, 81 Hyndland Road  (Contact Rod Dickson: hpcbookings@gmail.com)
  • KELVINSIDE HILLHEAD, Observatory Road / Saltoun Street   Inez McIntyre, Halls Convener 0141 942 5143
  • KELVIN STEVENSON Memorial Church, Belmont Street
  • PARTICK TRINITY Church, 20 Lawrence Street, G11.  (0141 576 7149)
  • PARTICK SOUTH, 259 Dumbarton Road  (0141 339 8816)
  • St BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL, 69 Hyndland Road  (0141 334 1401)
  • St Luke’s - GREEK Orthodox Cathedral of St Luke’s, 27 Dundonald Road  (0141 339 7368)
  • St PETER’S R C Church, 46 Hyndland Street  (0141 357 5772)
  • St SILAS Church, 69 Park Road, Woodlands (0141 337 2276)
  • St SIMON’s, 33 Partick Bridge Str, G11 6PQ. (0141 339 7618) 
  • SOUTH PARK Church, 69 Dumbarton Road (0141 579 5561)
  • WELLINGTON Church, 77 University Avenue, opp University main gates - 0141 339 0454

 

 

Educational establishments 

  • GLASGOW KELVIN COLLEGE, 27 Broomhill Avenue and 19 Hatfield Drive (0141 357 3969)
  • Cleveden Secondary School facilities
  • GLASGOW ACADEMY, Colebrooke Street, off GWR at Kelvinbridge (0141 334 8558) 
  • HIGH SCHOOL OF GLASGOW, 637 Crow Road, (0141 959 1154)
  • Hillhead High School 
  • Hyndland Secondary School, incl. Lecture Theatre
  • NORTH KELVIN COLLEGE, west end campus, Hotspur Street  0141 630 5166. 
  • KELVINSIDE ACADEMY, 33 Kirklee Road (Gilchrist Hall)  (357 3376)
  • Hillhead Primary School, Gibson Street / Otago Street

 

Bars and Licensed premises

  • DRAM!, 232 Woodlands Road, G3 6ND (0141 332 1622) 
  • JINTY McGUINTY’s, Ashton Lane. Acoustic venue. (0141 339 0747). 
  • The LANSDOWNE BAR, 7a Lansdowne Crescent, (0141 334 4653)
  • The LISMORE, 206 Dumbarton Road.  Folk music incl outdoors at weekends during WEF . (0141 576 0102)
  • MUNRO’S, 185 Great Western Road.  Regular acoustic venue: (0141 332 0972). 
  • The THREE JUDGES, 141 Dumbarton Road, Partick Cross.  Jazz.  (337 3055) 
  • UBIQUITOUS Chip, Ashton Lane : can offer a variety of spaces within a multifaceted building to suit various events.
  • HILLHEAD BOOKCLUB, 17 Vinicombe Street  (576 1700)
  • The RECORD FACTORY, 16 Byres Road,  G11 5RD (0141 334 8888)
  • SIEMPRE Bicycle Café, 162 Dumbarton Road, G11 6XE (0141 334 2385)  Contact Charlotte Caldow - charlotte@siemprebicyclecafe.com

 

Miscellaneous 

  • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, 2 Park Circus, G3.  Refurbished hall with seats for 80.  Good for talks or very small scale performance.   Building shared with Goethe Institut.  (Phone 0141 331 4080).
  • BOTANIC GARDENS, Great Western Road.  Contact General Manager Ewen Donaldson  (0141 276 1614)
  • CALTON BINGO Club, 201 Dumbarton Road  (0141 339 8812)
  • The COACH HOUSE, Belmont Lane.  (0141 334 6888)
  • COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALL, 292 Maryhill Road, 0141 331 7676  (Jackie)    Large hall upstairs, Seats 300 on raked seating with stage. 
  • The HIDDEN LANE, off 1103 Argyle Street – (0141 564 1363)
  • Hyndland Bowling Club, Queensborough Gardens  (0141 339 4766)
  • Novar Drive Community Hall
  • NORTHCOTE HALL, 4 Victoria Circus, Dowanhill (Scout Hall)
  • PARTICK ANNEXE, 9a Stewartville Street – lively local community centre. Two small halls.  (0141 357 6747).
  • PARTICK BURGH HALLS, 9 Burgh Hall Street, off Dumbarton Road.  City Council owned and controlled.  (0141 287 5919) or Neil Kennedy 07876 478738.
  • PARTICK LIBRARY, 305 Dumbarton Road (0141 352 4119)
  • MANSFIELD GALLERY, 5 Hyndland Street   (0141 342 4124)
  • RIVERSIDE MUSEUM, Partick (Contact Glasgow Life  0141 287 9867)
  • The TALL SHIP, Finnieston.  Unusual venue on the river behind Riverside Museum.  Very nice room suitable for music, ceilidhs.  0141 222 2513 or 0141 357 3699
  • MONTGOMERY’S CAFE, 9 Radnor Street (357 1666)
  • Willowbank Bowling Club, 36 Dowanside Road G12 9DW.
  • HUGHENDEN RUGBY CLUB: major refurbishment of pavilion to incorporate refurbished rooms (one seats 80, one about 100.)  Music.  Licensed bars.  Café Source Too.  Contact Tom Laurie 0141 959 4025 
  • WESTERN BATHS, Cranworth Street, G12  -  0141 576 0294 
  • WEST OF SCOTLAND CRICKET GROUND, Peel Street : licensed bar plus performing space.  Seats 90-100.  Also possible use of outdoor areas.   Contact: Alistair McPhee 0141 276 9911 
  • WOODEND TENNIS CLUB, 30 Chamberlain Road, G13 1QE – regular acoustic music nights. (soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk)

 

 

Also outside (open-air) venues eg:

  • CHILDREN’S GARDEN, Botanic Gardens
  • HOLYROOD PLEASURE GARDENS 
  • HUGHENDEN SPORTS CLUB
  • KELVINGROVE PARK 
  • VINICOMBE STREET - pedestrianised piazza
  • MANSFIELD PARK, off Dumbarton Road, Partick
  • STATION PARK, Hyndland Road

 

For more info or potential contacts please speak to Michael Dale, Festival Director 0141 341 0844 or email info@westendfestival.co.uk