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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
+44 141 552 7080
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A must see if visiting Glasgow

This is my second time visiting and both times I have had a great visit . If you have not been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cats68
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Unique, one off best for adults

A great independent museum that focuses on the art and your own interpretation. Each piece tells a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jade87_Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
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Permanent exhibition of Eduard Bersudsky's amazing kinetic sculptures. Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm, Adults£6, conc £4, children age 4-11 - free. There are additional shows during high tourist season and school hols - please check our website for details. Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking by e-mail is essential
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103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
City Centre
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+44 141 552 7080
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my second time visiting and both times I have had a great visit . If you have not been it’s well worth the visit if you are looking for something to do . What a mind behind these inventions. It’s amazing seeing them...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great independent museum that focuses on the art and your own interpretation. Each piece tells a different story. Its small and can fit about 20 people comfortably, we joined a group of about 15. Its short about an hour or so. Would recommend for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sharmanka gave me an impressionist a living art exhibition more than a theatre. Each mechanical sculpture performing its own show, one after another. Some accordingly to the name and the story behind and some seemed to be a bit random. Or it could just be...More

Thank Iwona J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Might put off young kids and probably more of interest to teens and older. Fascinating creations some with very interesting back story.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A very worthy visit, we went to a 60 minute show at this theatre and could not be more impressed by the artistry there

Thank Rūta R
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Pro tips: Arrive early to avoid disappointment! There is no sign for the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre on the street (only 103 Trongate) Tickets are cash only The animatronic shows start PROMPTLY at the advertised times, with doors locked. What a beautifully haunting treasure trove. There...More

Thank oldshellhead
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Like nothing else on show in Glasgow quite simply a unique experience that must be seen to be believed.

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Tatyana J, Owner at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks! We love Wallace and Gromit!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I love art, machines, the weird, the macabre, things that evoke laughter and wonder. This place and the pieces within absolutely smash in every area. They are fascinating in their own right, and even more so when you read the story and influences behind each...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A great place e to visit for something different and to admire. Painstaking work by a man who never gave up against the odds .

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Have taken many overseas visitors to Sharmanka and no matter what background or age group, they all love it. Fabulous.

Thank FelixLanton
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Jen Drysdale
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Chimpy D | Reviewed this property |
There are seats in some parts, cant say too much without spoiling the show
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Rautakallio
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Tatyana J | Property representative |
70minute show is just too long for under12 attention span
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Jayne6053
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Tatyana J | Property representative |
No sorry for inconvinience You ca use hundreds of pic we uploaded on Flickr
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