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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

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Because you walk around the room as the exhibits are activated there is a limited number of tickets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Washington UK
Amazing Experience is almost beyond words!!

My friend and I visited the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre in Glasgow. It showcases moveable sculptures... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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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...more
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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 weeks ago

Because you walk around the room as the exhibits are activated there is a limited number of tickets for each performance. We booked in advance and there was probably only about 12 other people there. Russian artist Eduard Bersudsky has created these amazing moving sculptures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

My friend and I visited the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre in Glasgow. It showcases moveable sculptures created by Russian artist Eduard Bersudsky who now resides in Glasgow. His magical structures are a combination of craved figures and old metal scrap that perform in incredible choreography to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this. It was a really unusual experience! The show was really good and made me laugh. There was part of me just thinking what sort of mind thought this up! Worth visiting though.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Can argue about the good/bad/scary/etc. but the the idea itself is so totally out of the box. It is weird and stunning at the same time. Unique experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Really good evening. Light & interesting entertainment. Very different. Staff were brilliant and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We were able to get tickets on sight for a Wed 5pm show. Didn't exactly know what we were seeing prior, but it was interesting and no regrets. Some younger children were there and they were okay for first few exhibitions, but got bored and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

If you have seen the Millenium Clock at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, you will have some idea of what to expect. The artists at Sharmanka also had a leading role in that. We attended a 5 pm show, which involves walking from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilC466
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I saw the travelling show of this at An Tobar in Tobermory a few years ago and it has stayed with me since then. It is a visual feast. If you like quirky, visually and intellectually different...then this is for you! If you like traditional...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

this is one of the most wonderful experiences of my life! go and watch! it worths a ticket price of £30! they are giving it tooo cheap to us. amazing amazing experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maz M
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Got to say this was a brilliant exhibition of what was a very talented artist. It was like going into a magical toyshop when the exhibits were turned on and started moving to the music. A truely inspirational example of how someone with so little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 21, 2018|
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Response from Chimpy D | Reviewed this property |
There are seats in some parts, cant say too much without spoiling the show
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
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Kemi, Finland
4 nights in Glasgow (24 Replies)
Hello This is part of my England/Scotland trip and i posted a full itinerary in here tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g186216-i15-k832… But since i didn't receive any comments on Glasgow part i thought i should write a more detailed version and post it in here. I will be in Glasgow for 4 nights at the end of June (17.6-21.6) and would appreciate if someone could help me with my itinerary. I will be travelling with my girlfriend (age: 27 and 28) and we don't have a a car so we need to rely on...More
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Response frommadscotsman115|
Not all Museums are in the West End which which from your Hotel would take about 30 mins to walk, not an unpleasant experience if the weather is fine as you could walk through Kelvingrove Park passing some fine Victorian Architecture at Park Circus, Subway just round the corner from your hotel takes you there in around 8 mins. Kelvingrove Museum, Huntarian and Riverside are all here. Glasgow Cathedral, St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life, Provands Lordship ( oldest house in Glasgow) and...More