Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Aka the Barrowlands, it is a dance hall and large music venue in Glasgow. It was built in 1934 by Maggie McIver aka the "Barras Queen". The name Barrowland is from the Glasgow Barrowland market. The building does have street-level halls used as markets. There is a large hall above. The ballroom has a capacity of 1,900 standing.

The ballroom is known for acoustics, and for its sprung dance floor. Barrowlands 2 is part of the Barrowlands Ballroom. It is used as a bar and as a venue for smaller events.

Barrowlands has been the locale for several movies and TV shows. Films in which it was used include The Legend of Barry Thomson, God Help The Girl, and The Field of Blood, a British crime TV series.

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Sight Name: Barrowland Ballroom
Sight Location: Glasgow, Scotland (See walking tours in Glasgow)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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