The Art School venue and The Vic Bar to reopen before Halloween event

Pic: Natalie Poniatowska

On Monday 22nd October, The Art School venue and beloved Vic Bar of the Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association will reopen its doors to students and the general public, following the second fire of the Mackintosh Building in June. The period of closure was, and continues to be, an ongoing test of the resilience of students, staff and wider community.

Harry Gould, President of the Students’ Association said of the re-opening, “The re-opening of The Art School, particularly to our student community, hopefully will feel like introducing an element of normality back into life at The Glasgow School of Art. As well as students, we really want to be able to provide an lively, open and welcoming space for the local residents, businesses and surrounding communities, who have and still face challenges relating to the fire.”

Vic Bar

The Art School is open to all and strives to create a welcoming and accessible space for folk to enjoy the programme of club nights, events, exhibitions and performances; spend time in the Vic Bar; and enjoy their affordable, varied menu with plenty of vegan and veggie options.

Following the re-opening of The Vic, student life will fully resume with the annual Hallowe’en club night curated by Sgàire Wood, Events Convenor of the Students’ Association.


GarnetHELL: The Art School Hallowe’en
Friday October 26th 11pm – 3am
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow

£8/£7 GSA

The Art School has risen from the ashes and she wants her REVENGE! Battle your way to GARNETHELL for a multi-storey, button-mashing, nightmare fuelling Hallowe’en horror survival extravaganza! Plug in your memory card, save your game and go head to head with international bosses of boogie:

CHIKA (Tokyo)
皚桐 (Glasgow)

In the coming days there will be a full listings announcement of the re-commencing monthly schedule of programming at The Art School. Among the highlights to be announced include a new venue take over by label NUMBERS, a night programmed by new Glasgow collective VAJ Power and their FUSE events. There will also be gig announcements including live shows by Beak, David August and Sunflower Bean.