The Clyde Auditorium is often called simply the Clyde or The Armadillo. It is one of the best-known venues in Europe and a symbol of the modern Glasgow. A wide range of performances is held there – from concerts and theatre works to auditions for such tremendously popular shows, as Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor. It took two years to build The Clyde Auditorium, but the result astonished everybody. The venue has got 3,000 seating capacity.
The Clyde Auditorium is located on Finnieston Street in Glasgow. The location is easy to get to from any part of the city.
By train and tube: The nearest rail station to The Clyde Auditorium is Exhibition Centre on Minerva Street. You can reach the Auditorium from Glasgow Central station. If you decide to go by tube, head to St Enoch Station.
By bus: Take 63 bus routes from the city centre. You may also take First 100 Riversider.
By car: If you are driving from Paisley, first, go north-west. Then, turn to M8. At junction 25, turn to A739, then A814, Clydeside Expressway and, finally, Finnieston Street.
International: A taxi drive from Glasgow International to The Clyde Auditorium Airport by taxi will take you about 10 minutes. You may also take bus service 500 and head via M8.
There is a multi-storey car park on Stobcross Road. It has got spaces for disabled parking on Levels 0-4. On-street disabled parking is not available.
Access for people with special needs
The Clyde Auditorium is highly accessible for those with mobility difficulties. The venue has got a standard lift right at the entrance. There are also disabled toilets. Unfortunately, the venue doesn’t offer Braille print for the visually impaired. However, it does provide materials in large print. The Clyde Auditorium has got infrared loop systems for the hearing impaired.