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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

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Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Address: 103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
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+44 141 552 7080
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13:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:30 - 19:00
Wed - Sun 13:00 - 15:00
Thu 18:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Permanent exhibition of Eduard Bersudsky's amazing kinetic sculptures....

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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very atmospheric and engaging - moving works set to lights and music with each one telling a small tale - like mechanical moving stories - good fun - and kids really liked

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
LadyDollis
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London, England
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very atmospheric and engaging - moving works set to lights and music with each one telling a small tale - like mechanical moving stories - good fun - and kids really liked

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a really interesting time visiting the theatre, hearing about its origins, speaking to the director and experiencing the show. Truly worth experiencing

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Thank Tony M
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

What an amazing place! The Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a little gem, right in the centre of Glasgow. What a clever person/people thought of making all these pieces of art out of old junk. All the models are motorised and move, accompanied by music and lights. The 40 minute show is well worth a visit, on the first floor at... More 

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Thank June M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre this afternoon with our 5 year old daughter. The performances of these amazing models were absolutely captivating. We weren't sure whether our daughter would managed to stay focussed for the full 45 minutes but she totally loved it. The show is great for all ages as our group ranged from 5-65 and we were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was expecting something fantastic but left doubtful and unsure about the whole thing. These nice items are interesting but I felt stuck in that room and did not enjoy to have to stand and to stare at the objects moving.

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Thank Caroline M
Tatyana J, Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this review

Actually, visitors are walking from one kinemat to another for 20 min only - for the rest of the show everybody sits. And even for these 20 minutes we offer the light chairs for those who has problem standing for so long. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Originating in St Petersburg in Russia, this amazing show, comprising animated sculptures accompanied by lights and music, has been resident in Glasgow since 1996. It is hard to describe but is spellbinding and I would rate it as unmissable for every visitor to the centre of Glasgow.We only saw the 45 minute afternoon performance but shall certainly return for the... More 

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Resistencia, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This artwork is unlike anything you could imagine-all the words used in the professional reviews are spot on-grotesque, surreal, etc. I'm not a big fan of art but really enjoyed this variation on the usual gallery. Go for the show, otherwise you won't understand what's going on as well.

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Thank Becky K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews and thought this sounded interesting, something different. It was at that! Fascinating creations, intriguing and mesmerising. Truly unique. Highly recommended.

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Thank CatYoung28
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you like quirky stuff and mechanical toys this place is for you. We went to the 3 pm show. There were 9 of us in the audience – 3 men and 6 women so it's not just a guy thing! It’s a very theatrical production of these amazing machines with lights and music. The machines don’t do all their... More 

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Milngavie Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is called a theater but it is much, much more. It is a show if you have the time.It is a display of animate works. It depicts elves, dwarfs and combines them in moving sculptures. These displays amaze and entertain at the same time. They are the work of a kinetic artist. The museum part is free, the afternoon... More 

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