March 1936: Celebrity Concert, with John McCormack, in Aid of Necessitous Children’s Holiday Camp Fund, at The Paramount, Renfield Street

An advertisement on page fifteen of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 16th of March, 1936, informed readers about the “Sunday

Attraction!” which was to be held in “The Paramount, Renfield Street”, on Sunday the 22nd of March. It was a “Celebrity Concert”,

featuring John McCormack, with ticket prices at: five shillings, seven shillings and sixpence, ten shillings and sixpence, twelve shillings

and sixpence, and twenty-one shillings. Seats could be booked at Paterson’s, Buchanan Street.


The concert’s aim was to raise income for the Necessitous Children’s Holiday Camp Fund.


The Paramount, which opened in December 1934, became a popular venue for a wide range of musical concerts and other events. For

more information about the cinema, please see Bruce Peter, 100 Years of Glasgow’s Amazing Cinemas, 1996, pages 46 to 52.



George Fairfull-Smith, August 2022.