SHARMANKA is one of the most popular and unique attractions in Glasgow. It has been entertaining and enthralling its audiences for over three decades since the original opening in 1989.  Sharmanka features an extensive collection of kinetic (moving) sculptures assembled from found objects, beautiful scrap and exquisitely hand-carved characters.  Each one of these ‘kinemats’ is fused with synchronised soundtrack and bespoke lighting design.


Sharmanka presents a variety of dynamic shows layered with cross-cultural stories and mesmerising visuals loved across all generations.  Whether you’re a Glasgow native or a visitor, this truly unique experience is not to be missed!  For show details, times and to book tickets visit the WHAT’S ON page.


Sharmanka was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) and moved to Scotland in mid-90s.  Eduard 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.


With an extensive record of national and international tours & exhibitions, audiences in many countries have been fascinated by Sharmanka’s magic.

TRONGATE 103 Glasgow G1 5HD Scotland

Friends of Sharmanka is a charity

registered in Scotland No SC023931

It is supported by Creative Scotland.


Very gripping theatre.

The Times

 

Bizarre, hilarious, ghoulish... unmissable.

The Sunday Times

 

Legendary | An icon-painter for our times.

Scotsman

 

Unforgettable experience.

The Herald

 

International genius.

The Saturday Telegraph


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