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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

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

The room is filled with these scrap metal contraptions, of tiny figures and dancing animals, which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Visual engineering

An impressive area filled with wonderful sculptures by Eduard Bersudsky. Be sure to go to one of... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Edinburgh, 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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  • Average3%
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103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 552 7080
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room is filled with these scrap metal contraptions, of tiny figures and dancing animals, which move in choreography to haunting music. It's certainly unlike something I'd ever seen before and worth the visit.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

An impressive area filled with wonderful sculptures by Eduard Bersudsky. Be sure to go to one of the performances and arrive early so you have time to read up on the artists and the sculptures. A visual and musical experience which is worth a visit....More

Thank rosepink2016
Reviewed September 18, 2017

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 September 1, 2017

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 July 22, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank d1dd3
Reviewed July 2, 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 June 20, 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 June 18, 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 June 12, 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 May 23, 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
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April 14, 2017|
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Response from Tatyana J | Property representative |
70minute show is just too long for under12 attention span
March 16, 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