SHARMANKA is one of the most popular and unique attractions in Glasgow. It has been entertaining and enthralling audiences for over three decades since its original opening in 1989.

Sharmanka was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) and moved to Scotland in mid-90s. With an extensive record of national and international tours and exhibitions, audiences in many countries have been fascinated by Sharmanka’s magic. Its dynamic shows are layered with cross-cultural stories, full of multi-sensory experience and loved across all generations.

Eduard Bersudsky is the leading artist and co-creator of the Millennium Clock Tower at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) and a recipient of the Creative Scotland award in 2005.

Whether you’re a Glasgow native or a visitor, this truly unique experience will leave you breathless. The amount of detail in the pieces will have you coming back for more! For show details, times and to book tickets visit the WHAT’S ON page.


TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2020 Award Badge
Scottish Tourist Board Visitor Attraction 4 stars
Lonley Planet Top Choice 2021
TimeOut The best of the city

"Unforgettable experience"

The Herald

"Very gripping theatre"

The Times

"Bizarre, hilarious, ghoulish... unmissable"

The Sunday Times

"International genius"

The Saturday Telegraph

"An icon-painter for our times"

The Scotsman

"Go see"

The List