GLASGOW SHOWS at TRONGATE 103

PROMENADE | running time 60 mins

Promenade is one of Sharmanka’s two main shows. It’s popular with audiences of all ages and features a wide selection of kinetic sculptures including most recent works by Eduard Bersudsky made in Scotland. Much loved Titanic, Master and Margarita, Time of Rats and The Loom are all featured in the Promenade. The show’s finale is the Travelling Circus - one of the three exquisite collections of small scale kinemats, featuring a synchronised microcosm of mystical mechanical creatures.


For full age recommendation info and details about audience movement and access during shows please see details below.

PRIVATE / GROUP BOOKING


In addition to the regular shows, we are continuing to offer the option of booking a private show of your own! To book an exclusive access to Sharmanka with the best viewing experience - please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/sharmankagroups.



CHILDREN POLICY / AGE RECOMMENDATIONS


Sharmanka has welcomed audiences of all ages for over 30 years now, with majority of younger audiences responding very positively to our shows. A lot of the children are fascinated and mesmerised by the experience. Below are our recommendations, based on our experience with the younger audience, however we cannot guarantee a specific reaction and encourage to have a look around our website and the trailers above to see some of the images and video footage of Sharmanka’s work in action, so you know what to expect and to help you determine suitability.


Promenade and Journey shows are not recommended for children under the age of 4. This is due to dark lighting and intermittently loud soundtrack.


Wheels Of Life show is not recommended for children under the age of 12.  This is due to ‘darker' themes & atmosphere of the show, as well as dark lighting and intermittently loud soundtrack.


If your child becomes unsettled to an extent that it disturbs other audiences’ experience, there is calm, brightly lit space available just outside our gallery to allow your child to recover before returning to the show.


Push Buggies / Prams are not allowed during the show. They can be left at the reception.



ACCESS DURING SHOWS


Trongate 103 and our venue is fully accessible. Sharmanka’s space (on the 1st floor accessible by lift) is all on one level, however we have a limited space in our theatre so please advise if your party includes wheelchair users.


Journey (30mins) the audience is required to move around the space following the action for the first 15 minutes. Some seating is available throughout the space. Last 15 minutes of the show is seated.


Promenade (60mins) the audience is required to move around the space following the action for the first 40 minutes. Some seating is available throughout the space. Last 15 minutes of the show is seated.


Wheels Of Life (60mins) first 15 minutes of the show is seated. After that the audience is required to move around the space following the action for 30 minutes. Some seating is available throughout the space. Last 15 minutes of the show is also seated.


Please note that all timings are approximate.











JOURNEY | running time 30 mins

Journey is a perfect introduction to Sharmanka’s world. It’s a short show featuring a few of the most popular kinetic sculptures, including the iconic Titanic (part of Glasgow Museums collection) as well as some of Eduard Bersudsky’s latest and most dynamic works. One of the highlights is The Loom - a large scale kinetic sculpture commissioned by An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris. Journey is very popular with our young audiences and adults alike.


For full age recommendation info and details about audience movement and access during shows please see details below.

WHEELS OF LIFE | running time 60 mins

Wheels of Life is a special show which features some of the earliest and most exquisite work created by Eduard Bersudsky in Russia including the gem of our collection - Wooden Kinemats which were created in the Soviet Union era. The show also includes a selection of some of the recent works. Wheels OF Life darker atmosphere and themes and are more suitable for our adult audiences and not recommended for most children.


For full age recommendation info and details about audience movement and access during shows please see details below.

The best way to experience Sharmanka’s visually rich world is to come and see one of the shows in Glasgow! Each show features a selection of uniquely crafted kinetic artworks, enhanced by synchronised soundtracks and bespoke lighting designs. Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible mechanical choreography, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. 


There are three shows to choose from. Check our the trailers and read the descriptions to help you decide which one you want to come to see first!