Glasgow Green

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Venue Type & Location


Site Name: Glasgow Green
Location: Glasgow
County: Lanark
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: East of Saltmarket. For a current map, Click Here.

  • Performance Space Description: A large park in which fairs, etc. took place. Further information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:

  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.

  • See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).

    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Glasgow Green

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Female Kafir Exhibition 1

    Events at Glasgow Green

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Variety 9 July 1849 - 14 July 1849 Glasgow, Lanark Female Kafir

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Glasgow City Council Website. 09/14/2008 (

      "Glasgow Green

      The Green is by far the oldest of the city's parks. It is situated within walking distance of the city centre east of the Saltmarket. It is currently undergoing a renaissance with major investment through the Lottery Heritage Fund providing a catalyst for the redevelopment of the local neighbourhood.

      It has extensive open spaces, modern play facilities, vast winter gardens and historic People's Palace which allow the park to cater for all age groups whatever the weather. [...]"
    • Glasgow Story Website. 09/14/2008 (

      "Glasgow Green looking east from the Justiciary Courts buildings, 1904. The River Clyde (crossed by the St Andrew's Footbridge) is on the far right and the Nelson Monument (erected 1806) in the centre distance, behind the Doulton Fountain (erected 1890).

      The Green covered 136 acres by 1904. Traditionally, it was used for grazing cattle and washing and bleaching clothes, and it was the site of the annual Glasgow Fair. In 1746 Prince Charles Edward Stuart reviewed his Jacobite troops on the Green, and it remained the most favoured location in the city for army and militia parades and exercises, as well as for political and religious meetings and demonstrations. In the 1820s, however, the first carriage roads and footpaths were built as the old common land was laid out as a public park. Statues, drinking fountains, children's playgrounds and other features, were added during the 19th century. The Fair moved to Vinegar Hill in 1871." (Search 'Glasgow Green')