Theatres of Glasgow: 14 famous acts who played The Pavilion Theatre as the venue celebrates its 120th anniversary

The Pavilion Theatre has been at the heart of entertainment in Glasgow for 120 years

The Pavilion Theatre opened its doors in Glasgow on 29 February 1904 having been designed in the French Renaissance style by Bertie Crewe for Thomas Barrasford’s expanding chain of British Music Halls

It wasn't before long that The Pavilion established itself as a leading entertainment venue with the likes of Harry Lauder, Marie Lloyd, Will Fyfe and an unknown Charlie Chaplin performing at the theatre in the early days.

Another key part of The Pavilion's identity is their pantomime traditions which was established in the 1930s and featured many top names from the Scottish variety scene.

Almost every Glaswegian will have attended a show at the Pavilion with these being 14 of the famous acts who have performed at the venue.

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