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Welcome to Websters, a hidden gem in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

Formerly the Lansdowne Parish Church, this A-listed Gothic Revival Church was originally built by John Honeyman in 1863 and featured stained glass windows by Alf Webster, for whom the theatre is named.

It now hosts a fully equipped 182 seat theatre, a 55 seat playhouse, a cosy bar and snug and two outside seating areas.

What's On at Websters  Upcoming Shows

Kris Drever In Concert October 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Fright Night October 24, 2019 7:30 pm
The Gap October 24, 2019 7:30 pm
The Cooncil October 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads November 5, 2019 7:30 pm
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads November 6, 2019 7:30 pm
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads November 7, 2019 7:30 pm
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads November 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Kris Drever In Concert October 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Boki November 2, 2019 7:30 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner November 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Fright Night October 24, 2019 7:30 pm
The Gap October 24, 2019 7:30 pm
The Cooncil October 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Fright Night October 25, 2019 7:30 pm

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Fancy a show?  Our Theatre

Our Theatre is an intimate 182 seat intimate performance venue with a deep stage, backstage crossover, wings and dressing rooms to the sides.

Websters Theatre is the newest theatre in Glasgow and has rapidly gained popularity since opening in 2014. Situated on busy Great Western Road next to Kelvinbridge Underground Station it is extremely accessible and visible to the passing public making it an attractive venue for hire by theatre companies and other forms of stage performance.

To See or Not to See?  Our Playhouse

Websters is fortunate in having not just a 182 seat theatre but a smaller versatile studio space with a capacity of 60 persons called the Playhouse.

The Playhouse is ideal for small plays, cabaret, singer-songwriters as well as being a community space for classes and a room for private hire. ceilidhs and celebrations. It has its own ‘piano bar’ with a range of draught beers and spirits all housed within a small piano. The room also has a small PA and offers lighting options for performance

Fancy a tipple?  Our Bar

Websters Bar is the hub of the venue open daily Wednesday to Sunday and when shows are on.

Its main feature is a mirrored gantry created from the historic fittings from an early twentieth century apothecary further along Great Western Road. The decor also reflects other features from the historic church itself - decoration uncovered in the building and stained glass inspired by the designer Alf Webster. The main bar has a small adjoining Snug and there are coal fires burning in the winter months. There is a great selection of beers. Wines and cheeses are a speciality.

Putting on a performance?  Theatre & Event Hire

Websters is a self-funding venue that survives on the strength of its patronage and you can help support the theatre!

The Theatre and Playhouse are available for hire and the busy calendar demonstrates the demand that exists for a facility of this kind at such a prominent and accessible Glasgow West End location. The winter Pantomime has been a feature for the past five years and customers can enjoy a night out at Websters throughout the most popular periods which tend to be September to December and March to June. The theatre is also popular with theatre and music schools in January, February, July and August.

What Our Customers are Saying  Recent Reviews

Christopher Gaul
Christopher Gaul
06:43 12 Oct 19
in an old church so a very cool setting with a great use of old pews, drinks took a while, french martini and a gin bramble but must admit well worth the wait, both were delicious ps 80s tunes were a touch lol. This is a theatre but the bar is open as normal so well worth a visit.read more
Alex Low
Alex Low
06:33 02 Oct 19
Went there for a training course. Nice conversion of an old church. Staff were friendly and helpful and food was nice.
Lynn Robertson
Lynn Robertson
16:00 22 Jun 19
First visit there and to see the PMOS fabulous production of Chicago. Auditorium seating could have been more comfortable, leg room the main issue. That apart, nice intimate setting. Bar area nice and well staffed, but a bit overpriced. I am sure this will become a more popular venue for amateurs to stage their productions, as the price to stage shows in the larger Glasgow theatres is becoming cost prohibitive. A second visit is scheduled for Sunday as the show was sensational.read more
Ann Tew
Ann Tew
16:54 14 Jun 19
Love this hidden gem, great atmosphere, reasonable prices and location is perfect for us ❤️
Paul Keeney
Paul Keeney
11:57 11 Jun 19
Cracking intimate venue with bar and restaurant attached. Great area in Glasgow for a night out
Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
18:25 31 Mar 19
First time there and the service was excellent. Beer and food both tasted great. Happy days.
James McEwan
James McEwan
16:10 17 Feb 19
Nice place for lunch. Friendly staff. Soup was nice but quite cold. Sandwich was nice. Good prices.
Charlie Notman
Charlie Notman
17:27 11 Feb 19
Didn't manage to visit the theatre but visited the snug/bar area. Nice little bar, not too busy on a Friday night but cosy with an open fire, drinks priced slightly high (£5.50 for a pint) but feasible reasonable for the area (West Glasgow). Would love to go back and see the theatre inside the church.read more
Phil Burton
Phil Burton
15:40 26 Jan 19
Love this place! Large open real log fires, loads of nooks and crannies to explore from its previous use as a church.Great selection of beers and the food menu looks decent too.Websters is firmly pinned on our Saturday session route now.Dog friendly too 🤗read more
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