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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre,Glasgow Information
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a unique tourist attraction in Glasgow, situated in the creative hub at Trongate103. Sharmanka make kinetic sculptures and present them to audiences as a mechanical ballet - in which dancing shadows and expressive soundtracks accompany the movement of machines made from old industrial scrap and intricately carved wooden figures. Sharmanka (Russian for hurdy-gurdy) can be described as a theatre of moving sculptures by Eduard Bersudsky. It was founded in St. Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences across Europe have been fascinated by its magic and since relocating to Glasgow in 1996, it has gained a reputation as one of the city's hidden treasures.

Sharmanka was also a leading force in the creation of the iconic and much-loved Millennium Clock for the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre,Glasgow Address
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
First Floor
Trongate 103
G1 5HD
Map and Directions
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre,Glasgow Telephone No.
0141 552 7080
Performances of Sharmanka at 103 Trongate run on:
Short Shows (45 minutes): 3pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Full Shows (1 hour 10 minutes): 7pm Thursday and Sunday
Short Shows (45 minutes) £5 / concessions £4
Full Shows (1 hour 10 minutes) £8 / concessions £6

Free access to view sculptures in the gallery between shows
Live music on the first Thursday of every month at 8pm.