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Established in 1990 by concert promoter and Big Stuff himself, Donald MacLeod, the Cathouse started life on Brown Street in Glasgow where it grew in popularity from 1990 - 1995. In 1995 it moved up to Union Street, a more central location and, more importantly, a larger capacity venue that was long overdue to allow the club to grow it's supply to meet the demand of an ever-increasing rock and alternative lifestyle fan base.

No other club in Glasgow, perhaps even Scotland, can boast such a dedicated, timeless following as The Cathouse. For 16 years a consistent and unique relationship has existed between the club and its customers, the venue and its gig goers. It has hosted too many live acts to mention (Pearl jam, Oasis, QOTSA, fall out boy to name but a few) and it really is the trademark destination for those who live a rock n roll lifestyle and appreciate any opt-out alternative aesthetic with their club culture.

2006 saw the infamous Scottish club and live-music venue finally receive some recognition, seeing off stiff competition to scoop SLTNŐs "Night Club of the year 2006" and collecting a full house of awards for Donald MacLeod's multi award winning, Glasgow based company, CPL Entertainment Group.

Looking to the future The Cathouse continues to push the boundaries renegading fantastic new club nights, hot new live acts and guest DJs to feed the demanding appetites of our ever increasing regulars.

We hope to see you in there for a Jack or two!

Getting there

By train

From Glasgow Central Station - Get directions from here

From Glasgow Queen Street Station - Get directions from here

The nearest subway station is St Enochs - Get directions from here

By bus

Glasgow's main bus station is Buchanan Bus Station - Get directions from here


There is limited on-street parking available on most of the surrounding streets where you can park in a designated parking bay or on a single yellow line at no cost after 6pm.

The nearest car park is located on Howard Street - Get directions from here


There is a black hackney taxi rank directly outside the club.

Nearby hotels

On a budget:

Euro Hostel
318 Clyde St
G1 4NR
Tel: 0141 222 2828

Middle of the road:

Jury's Inn
80 Jamaica Street
G1 4QG
Tel: 0141 314 4800

Treat yourself:

Radisson SAS
301 Argyle Street
G2 8DL
Tel: 0141 204 3333

Cathouse Rock Club, 15 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB

Venue: 0141 248 6606
Head Office: 0141 572 1120

Venue Managers

Kirsty Smith (
Andrew Leonard (

Tech. Manager

Mark Boyle (

Venue hire booking enquiries

Senga (
Duncan (

Tel: 0141 572 1120


Technical Info

  • GIG HALL Capacity: 330 people
  • Load In: Via front door, up stairs to level 1 gig hall
  • Stage: 24ft x 20ft (17ft) / Height: 2ft
  • Clearance: 9ft above stage
  • Flying Points: There are NO usable flying points in the venue for touring equipment
  • Backdrops: Can be put on the back wall of the stage if suitable. (*Please note that fire certificates will be asked for before a backdrop is put up*)
  • Power:
    Sound - No additional power after house equipment
    Lights - No additional power after house equipment
  • Front of House positions
    Sound: Centre location at the rear of the hall in raised DJ booth Lights: Situated on the left of the sound desk House spots: No space for follow spots touring or otherwise
    Stage Barrier: We have a free standing MOJO type barrier

Disabled Access
Unfortunately due to the layout of the building and access points we are unable to accommodate wheel chair users.

Sound Equipment

PA Spec:

  • Logic System CS Loudspeaker System
  • 8 x CS101 3 Way Mid Hi
  • 8 x CS215 Bass Enclosure
  • 4 x CS118 Sub Enclosure

Microphone List:

  • To Follow

Front of House:

  • Yamaha P2500 40ch Mixer
  • Klark Teknik DN360 31 band Eq
  • Yamaha Rev 500
  • Yamaha Pro 3
  • TC Electronics M1
  • TC Electronics D2
  • Drawmer Gates 6ch
  • Rane Compressors 6ch

Monitor System:

  • Yamaha P2500 32ch Mixer
  • BSS FCS-966 Opal 31 Band Eq 4ch
  • Yamaha Q2031 Eq 2ch
  • 4 x LE type Bi Amp Monitors
  • 4 x Logic Systems CS 115 Monitors
  • 1 x Logic Systems Drum Fill 2 x 15 & Co Axial 12


  • 24 Par cans (2 x 6 at back of the stage and 2 x 6 front light)
  • Zero 88 Ellara lighting desk

Production Office
A production office is available for exclusive use of the promoter throughout the day. There are plenty of power points available as well as WiFi and Ethernet sockets for internet access and a phone. Additional Info: You will find a copy of phone numbers for anything from backline services to local music stores on the production office wall, along with menu's and details of all the local restaurants and take-away food places.

Dressing Rooms:
1 X Large, 1 X Small. More rooms can be made available if requested in advance. This must be arranged in advance with the venue managers. The Main dressing room is located at the back of the venue hall through a fire exit door. The Second dressing room is located downstairs in the staff corridor. Additional security can be arranged in advance.

1 X Shower located in Main Band Room. *Please note that any damages caused to the dressing rooms will be charged to the promoter once a full assessment of damage has been taken.* Wi-Fi network available in small dressing room and production office. Towels: Venue provides at a small cost.

WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE OUTSIDE CATERING. There are a number of restaurants, takeaways, sandwich/ coffee shops in the local area as well as a Somerfield store at the top of the road. We have a folder with all the carry out menus, please ask the venue manager for this on arrival (if not already in production office).

Parking is on Union street outside of the venue. There is landline power available for one bus. (16 Amp Cee Form Single Phase). The landline power is not available overnight.

Show Times

  • Doors 7.00pm (Earlier opening possible with prior arrangement)

STRICT CURFEW EVERY FRIDAY AND FOR ALL OVER 14's SHOWS of 10.00pm (Venue is a club Thursday through Sunday, your co-operation in observing this curfew is appreciated)

STRICT CURFEW ANY SUN - THURS OVER 18's SHOW of 10.30pm (Venue is a club Thursday through Sunday, your co-operation in observing this curfew is appreciated)

UNDER 16's
If the promoter has made arrangements with the venue manager for a U18'S show then any U16’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. This must be stated on all tickets and advertising.

Box Office
At present we do not have box office facilities for the sale of tickets. We can however sell online via We are looking into the possibility of running a box office from the venue and will inform you of any changes as and when we can. On the night of your event our cash desk is available for your staff to sell tickets or run the guest list from.

Aftershow Facilities
Facilities are available however any aftershow must be arranged in advance with venue. If the bands would like to stay in for the club night they are more than welcome and we will ensure adequate security is available. Arrangements for the bands can also be made at the Garage and Tunnel clubs if required.

18+ Gigs
Strictly over 18's please bring ID, Management Reserve All Rights.

14+ Gigs
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, please bring ID, Management Reserve All Rights.

Location and Local Facilities
The Cathouse is situated in the same block as Glasgow Central station; see google maps reference for map. Cathouse Google Map Link.

Our preferred in-house lighting and load crew are the Whatever Crew, please call Jason Mcswan on 07900 854 253 to arrange crew for your event. Or e-mail:

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