Trafalgar Entertainment acquires first Scottish venue

4th April 2023 | Jack Oliver

Trafalgar Entertainment (TE) has acquired Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre, the group’s first Scottish Venue.

The 1449-capacity theatre on Renfield Street is one of Scotland’s oldest and will join TE’s Trafalgar Theatres division’s portfolio alongside venues including the West End’s Trafalgar Theatre itself, Australia’s Theatre Royal Sydney, and 12 regional UK sites.

Since opening in 1904, the venue has played host to comedy, music, entertainment, and traditional pantomime for over a century. A variety of entertainers have performed at the venue, including Charlie Chaplin, Marie Lloyd and Harry Lauder, Glasgow legends Billy Connolly, The Krankies, and Lulu as well as comedians Jason Manford, Sara Pascoe, and John Bishop.

Helen Enright, CEO of Trafalgar Theatres, said: “Glasgow is a vibrant, energetic city and The Pavilion Theatre has earned its place in the city’s entertainment landscape.  We are committed to building on that success – continuing to do what the Pavilion does best, maintaining the legacy of one of Glasgow’s best-loved and best-supported pantomimes, increasing the number of shows presented, investing in the building, growing audiences and ensuring a successful future for this beautiful, iconic theatre.”

As part of the changes, the venue’s general manager Iain Gordon, who has held the role since 1984, will step down. 


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