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City Halls

Mitchell Library, Theatre Collection

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City Halls

Glasgow City Halls in Candleriggs opened in 1841. There were five separate halls, including the Grand Hall, which originally had a capacity of 3,500. The halls were a popular venue for a wide range of events, including concerts, recitals, dances, lectures and political and social meetings.

Well-known personalities such as Charles Dickens, William Thackeray and David Livingstone made appearances at the halls, as did entertainers such as the popular Victorian tenor, Durward Lely, featured here.

Reference: Mitchell Library, Theatre Collection

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries and Archives

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