Located in the centre of Glasgow’s West End, this ex-church is now a venue like no other. Drink, dance and dine under stained glass windows and a beautiful mural covered ceiling, which is also one of Scotland’s largest pieces of public art. From comedy festivals and theatre to club nights and live music, there’s something for every taste at Oran Mor. Many of the biggest names in music have played this venue, including Amy Winehouse and Calvin Harris, as well as plenty of up and coming bands from Glasgow’s thriving music scene. If you don’t want to be far from the action, get your visit off to a great start at our nearby Premier Inn.
With up to 600 in the audience on a sold out night, it’s time to plan your visit to Oran Mor.
Oran Mor is a versatile space, which can adapt its seating and layout for different types of events. As you would expect from a busy arts venue, it has plenty of toilets, as well as a cloakroom for coats and small bags.
Although Oran Mor does everything it can to make the venue accessible to all, it is a converted period building. Be sure to contact them in advance if you have any special requirements.
Want to check out a local hit? Head to Oran Mor at midday for the UK’s most successful lunchtime theatre programme. A Play, A Pie and A Pint has a new play running each week and tickets cost less than £15, including food and a drink.
Eating and drinking
If you’re looking for a pre or post-event bite, you won’t be short on choices in and around Oran Mor.
If you fancy a drink before the show, head to the Whisky Bar. It’s one of the West End’s most popular drinking destinations, boasting over 280 malts. Looking for a bite to eat? The John Muir Room À La Carte Menu is available in the bar.
From traditional afternoon teas at The Botanics to contemporary Scottish cooking at Cali Bruich, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds in Glasgow’s West End. If you want to grab a quick drink or two, nearby Hillhead Bookclub has a well stocked bar waiting for you.
Getting to Oran Mor
Situated right in the beating heart of Glasgow’s West End, you’ll find it easy to get to Oran Mor.
Arriving by car? In the evening there’s free parking on the streets. If you don’t find a space, head to the nearby car parks on Great George Street or Lilybank Gardens.
There are plenty of bus routes travelling through Glasgow’s West End. Hop on the 20, 18, 66, 90, 89 or 8 and you’ll be dropped off near Oran Mor.
If you’re travelling to Oran Mor by train, get off at Partick station, and you’ll have a quick 10-minute walk to the venue.