Here's how to find the Arches.

General queries: 0141 565 1000 |

The Arches,
253 Argyle Street,
G2 8DL

Box Office Opening times:

Mon-Fri: 9.30am-8pm
Sat: 10am-8pm

N.B. The Box Office and Cafe Bar are open on Sundays when there is an event on in the building – please consult individual events on the What’s On page, or call 0141 565 1000 or email to check.

FAQs and Booking Information

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Where to enter

The main entrance for all arts and corporate events, most gigs, the Box Office and the Cafe Bar is at 253 Argyle Street – underneath Heilanman’s Umbrella at the Central Station south entrance.

The entrance to club events and some large gigs is still at 30 Midland Street.

N.B. Please see individual events pages on the arts, gigs and clubs pages to confirm which entrance to use for this particular event.

How to get here

By Train: Leave Central Station by the south escalator (by Platform 11) onto Argyle St. The Arches is directly opposite. From Queen Street Station, turn right along George Street, left down Buchanan St and then right along Argyle Street.
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By Bus: From Buchanan Bus Station walk all the way down Buchanan Street until you reach Argyle Street and turn right.
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By Underground: Alight at St Enoch and exit at the Argyle Street entrance, turning left onto Argyle Street – the Arches is two minutes away.

By Car: Exit at Junction 19 off the M8 and follow signs for the city centre to get onto Argyle Street. Turn right down James Watt Street at the traffic lights, left at the bottom onto Clyde Street and then left again at the rail bridge up Oswald Street. Turn right along Midland Street for the club entrance or park on Oswald St for the Argyle St entrance which is on the right at the top of Oswald St.

Parking: On-street parking is restricted until after 6pm. There is a Thistle Car Park on the corner of Jamaica St and Howard St.

Customer Access

The Arches strives to be a model of equality and diversity in the content of our programme, the accessibility of our venue and the staff employed within the building.

If you have any queries or requirements that would make it easier for you to attend, please contact us on 0141 565 1035 or

Please read our Access Statement for full details on our facilities and services, including:

level access | accessibile lift | automatic doors | accessible toilets | viewing platforms | queue jump | hearing loop | infra-red system | provision for assistance dogs | strobe lighting & special effects | medical services | large print menus & brochures | front row seats | free tickets for personal assistants

If you have any queries or requirements that would make it easier for you to attend, please contact Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or

Please ask Box Office or Front of House staff for help should you require assistance with any of our facilities.

Where to stay

The Arches can recommend Jurys Inn Glasgow – modern, excellent value for money and centrally located, this is ideal for leisure and business guests alike. Restaurant and bar on site – please mention the Arches for preferential rates.

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Green Policy

As a cultural building and organization, hosting many different events for Glasgow and international audiences, The Arches understands that it has a responsibility to ensure that it achieves, sustains and adapts to good environmental practices in order to reduce any impacts from our operations, and any of our subsequent activities, on the environment. Read our Green Policy.