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Cinema and comedy

Cinema and comedy in the city

Cinema and comedy in the city

Looking to plan a fun evening out? From independents to big brands, Glasgow is home to many cinemas and comedy clubs to entertain audiences.

Cinema city

  • Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) - The annual GFF programmes world and UK premieres, documentaries, talks and more each spring. 2024's event takes place from 28 February - 10 March. The festival makes its home in the Art Deco Glasgow Film Theatre, with screenings also taking place across the city in various venues. Visit
  • Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) - Scotland's original independent cinema offers an amazing year-round programme. See everything from foreign to home-grown, independent to classic in this beautiful old cinema. Visit
  • Grosvenor Picture House - Recently refurbished, the Grosvenor is a boutique cinema set in the pretty Ashton Lane in the west end. Visit
  • Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) - Presenting radical and independent screenings on an ad-hoc basis. Visit
  • Everyman Cinema - Based in Princes Square, enjoy the latest releases in luxurious armchairs with food and drinks brought directly to your table. Visit
  • Vue Cinema - Kick back in comfort at the Vue Cinema in St. Enoch Centre. Visit
  • Cineworld - The tallest cinema in the world, Cineworld in the city centre shows the biggest blockbusters across their 18 screens. Visit
  • IMAX - Based at the Science Centre, the largest cinema screen in Scotland offers a fully immersive experience. Visit
  • Odeon Luxe - The Odeon Luxe at The Quay beside the River Clyde is home to 12 luxury screens, each kitted out with recliner seats. Visit

Comedy in the city

  • Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) - Running for 20 years, the GICF brings amazing UK and international talent to perform in venues across the city for 2 weeks each March. 2024's festival takes place from 13 - 31 March. Visit
  • The Stand - This famous basement club in the west end offers entertainment 7 days a week. Visit
  • The Glee Club - Both big name and local comedians take to the stage in this city centre venue. Visit
  • Crossmylaff at Glad Café - This monthly comedy evening always attracts a great selection of comedians. Visit
  • The Comedy Cabaret - Showcasing a variety of stand-up styles in every performance, the team were the first to give to paid work to Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges. See Glasgow's line-up at

Article last updated: January 2024

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