Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
By Dania @ 2011-12-03 08:58:33
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall is the oldest surviving music hall in the UK (if not the world- please let me know if you know of an older one). Founded in 1857 on the Trongate in Glasgow, Scotland, the Britannia quickly became famed as being the most popular place of amusement in the city and 1500 people would cram themselves onto wooden benches for every show.
1906 a 16 year old Arthur Stanley Jefferson, better known as Stan Laurel (Laurel & Hardy) made his debut here.