City Halls

City Halls is the oldest purpose built performance and meeting space in Glasgow and has underwent an extensive £15 million redevelopment which has enhanced the beauty of the original features whilst maximising and modernising the Halls' excellent multi-purpose facilities.

The meeting rooms and conference spaces within the complex are suitable for hosting from 15 – 400 delegates.

The venue lies right in the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow’s arts and culture quarter.

The Grand Hall is a lavish formal auditorium with world-renowned acoustics, raked seating and balcony. It offers the perfect setting for formal awards ceremonies and presentations. The Grand Hall seats up to 936 delegates and you can rest assured that every one of them will have a good sightline to the stage, whilst sitting in comfort.

The Recital Room is a bright , self contained rectangular room which can host a conference for up to 120 delegates. There is no fixed staging, allowing you to customise the layout to suit your needs. The Recital Room is also a very popular venue for wedding ceromonies and receptions.

The Club Room is also a self-contained rectangular room which is ideal for boardroom meetings for up to 15 people and can host meetings in a theatre style layout for up to 50 delegates. This venue can also accommodate receptions for up to 50 delegates.

The iconic grand staircase and promenade area are also available to host drinks receptions.

This venue is suitable for:

  • Concerts
  • Conferences
  • Standing Receptions
  • Banquets
  • Weddings

Room Information

There are 7 areas available for hire at City Halls:

  • The Grand Hall        (max 936)
  • The Recital Room    (max 120)
  • The Club Room       (max 50)
  • Studio One             (max 150)
  • Studio Two             (max 50)

​Room Name Area (m2)​ Capacity when used as​ ​ ​ ​

​Theatre Banquet​ Reception​ Boardroom​
Grand Hall
Recital Room
​135 ​120 ​80 120​ ​30
Club Room
​71 ​50 ​60 ​15
Candleriggs Bar
Studio One
​145 ​150 ​40
Studio Two ​85 ​50 ​10
​Promenade and Staircase


A full range of quality catering services can be provided by Encore Hospitality Services who have a full, permanent event catering base within the City Halls.


We can supply standard AV equipment, technical, security support and advise on most other event-related services for your event at very competitive rates.

 Glasgow City Halls

City Halls

G1 1NQ

0141 353 8050

To enquire about hiring this venue please call
0141 353 8050 or send an email.

City Halls
City Halls floorplan
City Halls floorplan
City Halls floorplan
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