Lids Open Day

Special Event

Various Locations Glasgow

Many buildings will open their piano lids too on Doors Open Day, inc: Pollok house, Mackintosh Queens Cross, St Margarets Episcopal Church, the Lieper Gallery and the Mitchell Library. All ages and abilities, just turn up & play. Piano friendly venues shown with the Glasgow Piano City icon.


Number in the Brochure: 183

Event Times

Full list of participating venues below including dates and times of piano availability:


Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

15th 20th (11am 5pm)

2 original New York Player Pianos George & Henry


G3 Growers

19th & 20th (11am 4pm)

Piano in a Shed just for Doors Open Day.


Garnethill Synagogue

20th (10am 4pm)

Play their organ in a very beautiful contemplative space.


Govanhill Baths

19th & 20th (11am 4pm)

Between tours you can play Eric the Baby Grand piano in the foyer.


Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre

20th (10am 4pm)

Yogi will be making a star appearance on stage.


Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church

19th (10am 4pm)  the Bechstein in the church Hall will be available to play

20th (10am -1pm / 2-4pm ) Play their lovely Steck.grand piano in the church.


The Leiper Gallery

14th 20th (11am 5pm)

Play our lovely Daneman upright piano Bob in creative surroundings.


The Lighthouse

14th 19th (10.30am 5pm) 20th (12pm 5pm)

Play MIng in the main foyer.


Mackintosh Queens Cross 

14th 18th (10am 5pm) 19th 20th (10am 4pm)

Steinway Grand & Broadwood upright.


The Mitchell Library

19th (10am 4pm)

Come & play Parker the Daneman Concert Grand ~ North St entrance.


Pollok House

20th (10.30am 4pm )

Play the lovely Steinway Concert Grand piano in the 1st floor library.


Scotland Street School Museum

15th 20th  (11am 5pm)

Have a tune on Charlotte in the cafe.


St. Margarets Episcopal Church

19th Sep (11am 3.30pm) (times have changed)

Play their dazzling white Hohner grand piano.


Theatre Royal

19th (10am 3pm)

Visit to the newly installed Tampopo  top floor by the outdoor roof terrace !


The White House Inn

15th & 16th / 19th & 20th (10am 4pm)

Play  Sprocket after you stroll along the canal.



Limited Disabled Access



Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): See each location.

On Street Parking Available Charges Apply



Glasgow Piano City

GPC is a small group of people with a common aim:

to encourage and facilitate a renewed appreciation of acoustic pianos in Glasgow and beyond . . .through events and activities that offer people more opportunities to play freely, irrespective of age or ability. This year, thanks to some Big Lottery funding we are offering some free piano tuition.

More and more participating buildings are opening their piano lids during Doors Open Day week and we are even installing pianos in some venues just for this occasion ! We are very happy that over 15 pianos will be available for people to play across the city this year. A grand tour beckons . . .  Enjoy !