Set amid the art and creativity centre called Trongate 103, this extraordinary mechanical theatre was created in 1989 in St. Petersburg and moved to Glasgow in 1996 by Russian sculptor and mechanic Eduard Bersudsky. It consists of hundreds of small kinetic sculptures nicknamed kinemats by the artist and made out of recycled material. The Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery & Theatre is one of these places, magical and bewitching, where one loves to fall back into childhood.
Every hour, kinemats come alive in an enchanting choreography livened up by lighting and music. The show is at once fun and tragic, telling the story of how man tries to escape the circle of life and death. The Sharmanka has become of the city's hidden gems and will offer you a unique moment of sharing, based on pleasure and emotion. Very recommended as family outing.
Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery & Theatre
Glasgow G1 5HD
+44 141 552 7080