Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death.

SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ)  was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989.  Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the  city’s hidden treasures.


Unique art and  craft for thought and

entertainment for any age.


Eduard Bersudsky won Creative Scotland Award in 2005


 

Very gripping theatre.

The Times

 

Bizarre, hilarious, ghoulish... unmissable.

The Sunday Times

 

An icon-painter for our times.

Scotsman

 

Unforgettable experience.

The Herald

 

International genius.

The Saturday Telegraph

 

Go see.

The List


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SHARMANKA KINETIC THEATRE

TRONGATE 103 Glasgow G1 5HD Scotland (UK)

Tel: +44 (0)141 5527080

Email: info@sharmanka.com

SHARMANKA KINETIC THEATRE

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For ticket booking & enquiries please email: info@sharmanka.com

  1. Booking strongly advised. Shows often sell out.

  2. Two children aged 4-16 can attend the performances for free with

      each accompanied adult.

  1. Free access to view sculptures in the gallery

     (Wed - Sun / 1pm - 3pm) and in between shows.

  1. Free or discounted performances for Glasgow schools and

     community groups - contact us for details.

  1. First Thursdays of every month live music @ 8 pm

      programmed by John Cavanagh | www.johncavanagh.co.uk

GLASGOW SHOWS AND OPENING TIMES:

Friends of Sharmanka is a charity

registered in Scotland No SC023931

It is supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life

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