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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
+44 141 552 7080
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Something Different

Spotted this on the internet before my trip to Glasgow and thought I would check it out. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DanB1988
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Preston, United Kingdom
amazing creations

Some very weird, some very wonderful creations.. and the lighting adds so much to the visuals..a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claona
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 13:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
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+44 141 552 7080
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spotted this on the internet before my trip to Glasgow and thought I would check it out. It's bizarre but enjoyable, really impressive engineering and the weird creations are something you would expect to see in a Bosch painting. It manages to be creepy and...More

Thank DanB1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some very weird, some very wonderful creations.. and the lighting adds so much to the visuals..a MUST SEE in Glasgow!

1  Thank Claona
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Most peculiar and fantastic thing I've ever seen. Equally fun for children and adults I would imagine.

Thank d1dd3
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I went for the 70 minutes show. It was divided to 3 parts and I enjoyed part 3 the most. Part 1 made me wonder what was I doing watching recycled materials moving and clanging against one another (not everyone is so cultured). Part 3...More

Thank Hui O
Reviewed 21 June 2017

One of the best specialty museums I have seen. It is a small apartment's worth of kinetic installations that are melancholic and evocative. The displays take you to a different time and place - for me, it was very Fellini-esque. You would be surprised to...More

Thank saravananmani
Reviewed 18 June 2017

was given tickets as a gift and must say we did enjoy the experience. However, it would probably have been better if I had taken a bit more time to read up about it beforehand as I did get a bit fed up trying to...More

Thank christinedumbarton
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Visiting Sharmanka is like being in a dream world. Enjoy the music, look at the figures, follow the movements, and then get another viewpoint from the shadows cast on the walls. It's strange, scary, amusing, endearing ...

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our guide book recommended it and so we tried it. My husband liked it more than I did and I guess it's very clever just not my thing. It's very different.

Thank Rusby1
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Super friendly staff, knowledgable and genuinely passionate about this outstanding collection of work. It's a mesmerising look into a world where folktale, gothic and macabre surrealism meet political expression and engineering.

1  Thank claire82017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Going to Sharmanka is a fantastic one-of-a-kind experience! Very artistic, but can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. The music and the moving sculptures tell a different kind of story and it's definitely a place worth visiting, maybe more than once. A hidden gem!

Thank Eskulapka
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Rautakallio
15 April 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
16 March 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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