Platform is the arts centre at the heart of The Bridge located in Easterhouse. We connect local communities with high calibre artists, offering a year round programme of theatre, gigs, exhibitions, workshops and events.

Located in the East End of Glasgow (minutes from Glasgow Fort) we are extremely accessible, well served by bus and train, and we have a spacious free car park.

We share the building with Glasgow Life swimming pool and library, and have a contemporary café bar which is open late on performance nights and is the perfect place to socialise, relax or work.

(photo credit: Euan Robertson)

LOCAL LINKS

Platform’s Local Links scheme offers big discounts to those living in one of the postcodes below. Once you become a member, you can enjoy a show for as little as £4. All you have to do is get in touch with Platform to sign up – membership is completely FREE.

Eligible postcodes are: G1 1, G1 5, G4 0, G31 1-5, G32 0, G32 6 – 9, G33 1 – 6, G34 0, G34 9, G40 1-4, G69 6 – 8, G71 7

Not in one of these postcodes? You are eligible for a concession if you are under 16, an OAP, unemployed or a student.

(photo credit: Euan Robertson)

SUMMER ACTIVITY AT PLATFORM

Starcatchers & Curious Seed present MAMABABAME

Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness an exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown-ups.

Sat 10 Jun, 11.30am & 2.30pm. Sun 11 Jun - 10am

Age 18 months–3 years

£8.50 (£5 conc, £4 Local Links)

 

Platform and Creation Station present TO THE RESCUE?

Creation Station will grace the Platform auditorium with their unique, off-kilter style in To The Rescue? A light-hearted look at solving problems, asking questions and starting revolutions, expect something colourful, exciting, funny and probably life changing!

Mon 26 Jun, 7pm (45 mins)

All ages

Free, but ticketed, please book

 

MUSIC CLASSES

Fancy learning to play an instrument? We run weekly Keyboard, Fiddle, Guitar and Drums classes for juniors and adults.

The new 15 week block of classes run Aug 28 – Dec 14 2017 and cost £97.50/£75 (Local Links) per block. Affordable payment plans are available, please contact Platform to discuss

 

PLAY CAFÉ

Bring your wee ones along and enjoy some fun theatre, dance, music and arts activities. Once you have finished your fun make your way to our café for some lunch and socialising!

Every Wed, 10.30am–12.30pm

Age 0–4 years

Free, open to everyone in Local Links postcodes. Please book in advance

 

ART FACTORY

Visual arts and crafts drop in studio for adults who wish to learn to draw, paint or make things. With no experience required, an artist is on hand to offer help and advice and guide you all the way.

Every Tues, 1–4pm

Age 16+

Free, drop in

 

WEE ARTS CLUB A playful and creative art session that gives young artists the chance to draw, paint, make and get messy!

Every Sat, 11am–12pm

Age 4–7 years

£3

 

BIG ARTS CLUB Ideal for older kids looking to learn and gain more insight into techniques to perfect their creative skills.

Every Sat, 12–1.30pm

Age 8–11 years

£3

 

NU GENERATION

Our weekly arts group challenges teenagers to make artwork that represents their interests, exploring identity and what it’s like to be a teenager in 2017. Expect to see some emoji sculptures!

Every Tues, 5–7pm Last session 27 Jun

Age 11+

Free, drop in

 

CREATION STATION

Weekly drama workshop for 8–11 year olds interested in performing, fun and creativity!

Every Mon 6–7.15pm

Age 8–11 years

 

LAB STATION

Weekly drama workshop for 12 – 16 year olds open to all regardless of experience, with regular performance opportunities.

Every Mon 7.30–9pm

Age 12–16 years

Autumn dates run Aug 28 – Dec 14 2017. £75 per block

 

PLATFORM YOUNG COMPANY

Offering a pathway from youth theatre to the industry, the Platform Young Company has created and staged a number of performances over the last two years. Open to everyone aged 16–25 years regardless of experience.

Every Sat

Age 16–25 years

Places are available for all of the above drama workshops – please email matt@platform-online.co.uk to arrange a free taster session

 

SUMMER CAMP

Enjoy 4 days of guaranteed fun with artists at Platform's summer arts camp where you can take part in music, drama, arts and dance each day. Kids will create something new to showcase at the Bridge Family Festival Day on Sun 30 July.

Tues 25 - Fri 28 Jul, 10am-3pm

Age 8-12 years

Free, but ticketed - please book

 

BRIDGE FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY

The big Family Festival day at The Bridge is back! Come and join the summer festivities! Enjoy live music, children’s activities, carnival drummers, sports tasters, swimming pool party, community stalls and a Made in Easterhouse market with homemade arts & crafts, food and clothes. A great day out!

Sun 30 Jul, 12–4pm

All ages Free entry

Tues 25 – Fri 28 Jul, 10am–3pm Age 8–12 years Free, but ticketed – please book

CONTACT US

Book tickets and sign up to our mailing list via our website and follow us on social media for updates, events and offers. Enjoy free WiFi when visiting Platform.

 

Platform

The Bridge

1000 Westerhouse Road

G34 9JW

0141 276 9696 (Option 1 for Box Office)

Platform-online.co.uk

info@platformonline.co.uk

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram - @platformglasgow

Modified 6/7/2017 by Louise Tye