Surge Festival 2014 Perch Glasgow

The Arches and Surge Festival

Surge Festival 2014 Perch Glasgow

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Jul 2014 | 9.15pm | ADVANCE TICKETS FROM ARCHES BOX OFFICE: Adults £8 | Children & Concessions £6 | Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £22 | (under-5s free of charge, but still require a ticket)

A highlight of the opening weekend of Festival 2014 and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and SURGE Festival, Perch will take place in Glasgow (Scotland) and Campinas (Brazil), with a window to Sydney (Australia).

Welcome to Perch, a carnival that celebrates our dreams and fears of flying…and falling.  An aerial and street theatre spectacle, Perch involves over 200 performers, including Scotland’s leading street, circus and aerial artists, a mass community choir, emerging and community performers and a live video link-up to Brazil.  The Senior Orchestra of The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland will be playing a new score composed by Stephen Deazley.

Part of SURGE Festival 19th July – 3rd August 2014.


Ticketing and entry information

Box Office Information

Tickets can be purchased in advance from:


By phone:  0141 565 1000

In person:  The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL

Opening times:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm | Sat:  10am-8pm

Please call 0141 565 1000 or email to check.

The Box Office will be open on Sun 20th July 10am – 7pm.

Event Box Office on Rottenrow Gardens Opening Information:

Sat 19th & Sun 20th July from 7.30pm – 10.30pm.

We strongly advise you to buy tickets in advance to avoid queuing.

No credit cards accepted at the Rottenrow Gardens event box office:  cash only.

Ticket Prices:

Advance Tickets from The Arches: Adults:  £8 | Children and Concessions:  £6

Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children):  £22

(under 5s free of charge but still require a ticket)

Tickets at the event box office on Rottenrow Gardens: Adults:  £9 | Children and Concessions:  £7 | Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children):  £26

Concessions: children 5 – 12 years old | Senior Citizen 65 years old or over | Disabled customers who meet the requirements for proof of disability (with 1 free carer ticket where required)| Students in full time education (student ID required).

To avoid queues please buy your tickets in advance!

Entry Information

  • Entry to Perch is from George Street/ Montrose Street.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • No alcohol or glass bottles allowed on site.
  • A large print version of the show script can be collected from the box office fast track window.  Please note that the performance is not wordy and is mainly an audio and visual feast.
  • Guide dogs and other assistance dogs allowed.

Audio Description of Performance

Perch will be audio described on Sun 20th July.  For further information and to book, please contact The Arches box office above.

Access Information

  • Due to the nature of the performance being a street theatre show, there is no viewing platform, as the audience will be moving around with the performers.  Wheelchair users should note that there is a steep gradient up Montrose Street to the performance area, however ushers will be available to assist should this be required.  Please enquire at box office fast track queue on arrival or contact Karen below to organize in advance.
  • There is a wheelchair accessible toilet on site.
  • There are 2 parking bays for disabled people in the NCP car park on George Street/ Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1RS.
  • To avoid queues please purchase tickets in advance, details above.

Getting Here

Perch is located in Rottenrow Gardens, Glasgow city centre, G1 1RS.  You will find the box office and entry point on Montrose Street, entering via George Street.  Please leave your car at home if you can, as there are many public transport links next to Rottenrow Gardens.

By Underground

Buchanan Street Underground station is a 10 minute walk from Rottenrow Gardens.

By Train

Queen Street train station is a 5 minute walk from Rottenrow Gardens.  Check for train times.

By Bus

Rottenrow Gardens is in Glasgow city centre and therefore near many of the main bus routes, please check for bus times and routes.  Buchanan Street Bus Station is a 10 minute walk from Rottenrow Gardens.

By Car

From M8, exit at junction 15 at Glasgow Cross, Dennistoun, Royal Infirmary and branch 2nd left, then turn left onto unnamed road.  At traffic signals turn right onto the A8, which leads to Castle Street.  Follow Castle Street until you reach George Street.  Turn right onto George Street then 2nd right onto Montrose Street if requiring access to the NCP car park.


There is an NCP car park on George Street/ Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1RS.  There are also parking bays on George Square and in the Merchant City.


Please check for options in Glasgow.

For enquiries please contact:  Karen Veitch | | 0141 559 4925