Introducing Dressing Rooms

Dressing Rooms is an intersectional LGBTQ+ social venue. We’re a bit different to most gay bars around town – for starters we don’t call ourselves a gay bar.  We offer an inclusive space for all members of the queer community and their friends.

You can find Dressing Rooms on Parnie Street in Glasgow. We’re part of Glasgow’s queer neighbourhood in Merchant City, just around the corner from Polo Lounge, AXM, and many more amazing LGBTQ+ places.

Come visit us at: 48 Parnie Street, Glasgow, G1 5LS

The building we occupy has a rich and vibrant history. The oldest part of the building was originally constructed in 1593, back when the site was used as a church. Over the years since then, it’s been a police station, a joiners works, and most recently it was the Tron Theatre. Our section of the building was used as backstage and performance spaces within the theatre. We made some big changes when we took over – you can see what we did on the demolition plan opposite.

Our venue is made for dancing, eating, drinking, performing and having fun. We’re a space to let go and be yourself. The venue is split into 4 main areas, each with its own activities. The Cafe/Bar is located on the first floor – for eating, drinking and being happy. Our Events Hall is just next door, for performing, meeting and learning. The Vestry nightclub is on the ground floor, for dancing, drinking, and having a ball. The toilets are also on the ground floor, for taking care of business and waiting on your pals.

Ground Floor Plan

1- Main Entrance 2- Foyer 2.a- Cloak Room 2.b- Quiet Room 2.c- Stairs / Lift 3- Vestry Night Club Entrance 3.a- Club Bar 3.b- Seating Area 3.c- DJ Booth 4- Toilets Entrance 4.a- Standard Cubicle 4.b- Disabled Access Cubicle 4.c- Lowered Service Cubicle 4.d- Changing Facilities 4.e- Seating / Washing Area 5- Staff Entrance 6- Staff Back of House 6.a- Site Office 6.b- Cellar 6.c- Staff Room 6.d- Kitchen 6.e- Storage

First Floor Plan

7- Bar Entrance 7.a- Stairs / Lift 7.b- Standing Area 7.c- Bar Service Area 7.d- Bar 7.e- Banquette Seating 7.f- Social Dining 7.g- Comfy Seating Area 8- Events Hall Entrance 8.a- Main Hall 8.b- Storage 8.c- Dressing Room 8.d- Tech Room

Location Plan

External View

Venue Overview