The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is at the end of Buchanan Street, the large pedestrian shopping street of Glasgow. It is part of a group of concert halls with the City Halls and Old Fruitmarket. Built in the late 80s, and opened in 1990. It was the year when Glasgow was European capital of culture. The building would replace St Andre's Hall, which had been destroyed by fire in the 60s. The city suffered the closure of many factories, had high unemployment. Opening a palace dedicated to the arts as well as being the European Capital of Culture, gave the city a boost to become more dynamic. Built around a shopping center and a new bus station. The largest room can host 250 people, there are other smaller rooms. The Scottish royal orchestra plays here. Also some guest artists, classical or pop, such as Celine Dion and Johnny Cash.
The Pavilion Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in Glasgow. It is in the north of the old town, at the end of Buchanan Street and right next to what is now the city's national theater. As there are many theaters and cinemas in the area, the neighborhood was given the nickname of Theatreland. The theater first opened in 1904 as a music hall. Not much has changed in its outward appearance but obviously the sound and the lights have been fully modernized inside. The theater was designed by Bertie Crew and was heavily criticized for being too expensive at the time. It even had an open-air section! Many stars of the 20's performed at the theater, including well-known performers such as Sarah Bernhardt and Charlie Chaplin. It is now a private theater, the only one in Scotland, which makes it a very popular venue for musicals. They are obviously all in English and tickets can be booked online. It is definitely worth a visit.