Sharmanka Glasgow

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Sharmanka – Kinetic theatre

A magical experience for young and old alike, Sharmanka (Russian for hurdy gurdy) Kinetic Theatre is an exhibition of moving sculptures made of intricate figures and pieces of old scrap. Originally from St Petersburg, Sharmanka was brought to Glasgow in 1996 by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky. Some sculptures tell the moving stories of Eduard’s friends and the difficulties they faced in Soviet Russia. Look out for the sculpture based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s brilliant novel, The Master and Margarita.

Short shows lasting 45 minutes take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 15:00 and tickets cost £ 5 (£ 4 concession).

Full shows lasting 1 hour 10 minutes take place on Thursday and Sunday at 19:00 and tickets cost £ 8 (£ 6 concession).

Free access to view the sculptures in the gallery between shows.

There’s also live music on the first Thursday of every month at 20:00.

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Details about this spot



Trongate 103, Glasgow

Telephone number


Opening Times

Wed & Fri 15:00, Thu & Sun 15:00 & 19:00, Sat 15:00


Ticket: £ 5


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)