The Art School is a unique centre for visual arts and music, located in Glasgow. The place operates as a charity organisation. The Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association exists since 1908. The spaces, currently known as the Vic Café & Bar were once used as studios, accommodating the textiles and fashion department. The next step of The Art School’s history was the development of the Reid Building which was complete in 2014. The Art School also offers project rooms for hire.
The Art School is located at 20 Scott Street in Glasgow and is easily accessible by transport, including tube, bus, rail, and - of course - car.
By train and tube: the nearest Subway Station is Cowcaddens, only 5 minutes of walking distance away from the Art School. Central Station and Queen Street are only a 10 – 15 minute walk away from the venue.
By bus: if you are riding by bus, the closest bus stop is before Dalhousie Street, serviced by bus routes 15, 17, N6, N18 and N267.
By car: the venue is easily accessible by M8 motorway road 17. Take the W Graham Street and turn onto Scott Street. The Art School will be on your left-hand side.
International: it will take you only 13 minutes via M8 to get to the Art School from Glasgow Airport. Or, you can jump the subway right from the terminal.
Non-resident parking around the Art School is difficult. However, there is an NCPP multi-storey car park located on Cambridge Street with dedicated yellow lines for Blue Badge holders.
Access for people with special needs
There is a lift to each floor and accessible toilets for wheelchairs users. The hall on the first floor has benches on the side where people can sit if they have difficulties standing. The administration of the venue encourages patrons with disabilities to contact them in advance of visiting the venue.