Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre
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Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre


Restored to its former glory, this charming open-air venue is situated in the West End of the city in the picturesque Kelvingrove Park, adjacent to the Glasgow University Campus and close to the renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Kelvinhall.


The Bandstand is programmed by Glasgow Life and hosts concerts, family days, film nights and festival programming during an extensive Summer programme. For more up to date information on scheduled events and concerts, please like the Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre page on Facebook. 

Built in 1924, The Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre is the only original bandstand left in Glasgow. In 1999 the building was closed due to its state of disrepair.  Restoration was undertaken by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life, between 2012 and 2014.  The venue opened in May 2014, and was one of three venues to host the Festival 2014 Cultural Programme that accompanied the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The restoration of the Bandstand was made possible by funding from Architectural Heritage Fund, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Landfill Communities Fund, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, and William Grant and Sons. 

The Bandstand is programmed by Glasgow Life.  The venue regularly hosts concerts and cultural events. This venue is also available to hire.​​​

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