City Halls

SCO 2023/24: Great Grumpy Gaboon

 SCO 2023/24: Great Grumpy Gaboon
£6 - £12, Family ticket £30
Box office telephone
Dates and times
11th Feb 2024
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Gordon Bragg Conductor

Corrina Campbell Story and illustration 

JAY CAPPERAULD The Great Grumpy Gaboon (World Premiere, SCO Commission)

Listen very carefully,

Can you hear a sad tune?

Those are the moans and the groans

of The Great Grumpy Gaboon!

Have you ever felt grumpy? That is exactly how the poor Gaboon feels – really, REALLY grumpy! While the Gaboon’s friends try everything to figure out what’s wrong, none of them realise that a musical mischief-maker is lurking in the shadows of the orchestra who holds the key to the Gaboon’s mood.

Join the Grumpy Gaboon and friends on this brand-new musical adventure as together they discover the importance of friendship and forgiveness.

These relaxed concerts are ideal for children aged four to eight and their grown-ups and provide an opportunity to hear live music in an informal environment. 

Sun 11 Feb, 2pm City Halls, Glasgow

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £30

Booking Information

A 12% booking fee is included in the ticket price, as advertised. At check-out this fee will be shown separately for receipt purposes and to ensure the face value of your ticket is correct. Prices are subject to change. Prices may vary on the night of a show. Transactions fees may vary depending on event.

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

Transaction Charges apply as follows

Online up to £1.50
Phone up to £1.75
Counter/ In Person: Free

Tickets Booking Line:
0141 353 8000.
Lines open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). Please check opening hours over any Bank Holiday period.

To view the full Ticket Purchase Policy please click here

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on level 2 next to the Gents toilet, adjacent to the Candleriggs Bar and on Level 5 next to the Club Room.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 

Hearing loop

There is a hearing assistance system. The system is infrared.

A deposit is required for the sound enhancement system.

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities next to the cloakroom on level 2. One in the ladies toilet and an adjacent additional area in our first aid room.

Baby feeding

Available on request


The cloakroom is located on the 1st floor next to the toilets. There is a £1 charge (only open for events or where a client has requested the facility)


On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey. 

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance.

Free wifi

There is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with City Halls Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

The meeting rooms and conference spaces within the complex are suitable for hosting from 15 – 400 delegates. Visit the City Halls' venue hire web page to find out more.