Venue Info

Getting to the SECC

Glasgow's international airport is a 15 minute drive from SECC and provides direct access to and from major European and North American cities. The city sits on the nation-wide transport system with fast rail and road access to all the UK's principal cities. Situated just off juntion 19 of the M8 motorway, the SECC is within five minutes drive of the city centre and it has its own railway station and bus terminal linking with Glasgow's excellent public transport system.

From within Glasgow there are a number of options that will bring you to the front door in a matter of minutes.

The venue address is: Exhibition Way Glasgow, Lanarkshire G3 8YW

By Free Shuttle

There will be a free shuttle bus running from the city centre to the SECC. The free bus will collect visitors to The 50+ Show from North Hanover Street at Queens Street Station and will drop them off directly at the East entrance of the SECC. The buses will run from 9.00m to 5.30pm. The free buses will be operated by Stagecoach and the bus is free for all visitors attending the show.

By Road

The SECC is just off Junction 19 of the M8 motorway. from the M8 take the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A8414). Exit at 'SECC West' slip to access our car parking facilities, with space for over 2,500 cars. Parking is 6.00 per car, per visit.

By Train

Exhibition Centre station is SECC's own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Six trains an hour from Central Station (Platform 15) will bring you to Exhibition Centre station in a journey time of just three minutes.

Call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for timetable and price details.

By Bus

First Bus 62 service and Arriva 26 service operate each day, approximately every 10 and 20 minutes respectively, adjacent to the SECC site. These services run from Argyle Street (62) and Finnieston Street, at the Clyde Arc Bridge (26) .

Both services travel to Glasgow City Centre and return, as follows:

First bus 62 service via St Vincent Street, West George Street and Union Street

Arriva 26 service via Broomielaw, Oswald Street and Glasgow Central train station. For further information visit or call 0141 636 3195.

First Bus 100 operate a service from the City Centre to Kelvingrove, via the SECC and Riverside Museum.

By Taxi

There are taxi ranks throughout the city. Main pick-up points include Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central Stations and most large hotels. An average journey from the city centre will cost around 6.00.

By Coach

Coach parking is also available at the SECC. Coach drivers should park as directed by the stewards.

Eating at the SECC

Visitors to The 50+ Show are welcome to bring their own packed lunch and drinks to the show - there will be plenty of areas for you to take a seat and have a rest for a few minutes - you might need it with everything that is going on!

There will be two refreshment points (Deli Marche and Coffee Cart which will be situated at the back of the hall) offering tea and coffee, a selection of sandwiches, pastries and a small choice of hot snacks. In addition the Fish & Chip bar situated in the hall will also be open (times tba).

Otherwise if you fancy spoiling yourselves the SECC provides a range of flexible dining and drinking options for all visitors - whether it's a quick pint and sandwich or a more leisurely a la carte meal.

The Cafe Bar - The Cafe Bar on the main concourse offers speciality coffees, a full range of savoury bread lines, plus a wide range of sweet pastries. Unique hot sandwiches are cooked to order and pastries are baked fresh on site on a daily basis. Wines, bottled and draught beers are also available.

The Gallery Bistro - With a full a la carte menu and daily specials, the Gallery Bistro provides the widest range of dining opportunities at the venue. The restaurant is open daily until 1430hrs for lunch (7.30pm on concert nights) for lighter snacks and more substantial meals. Booking is advisable (call 0141 576 3118 for bookings and daily specials).

Disabled Information

Accessibility - The SECC main building has automatic doors at both East and West entrances. The Conference Centre has widened main entry doors, which a steward will be pleased to open for you. All halls in the main building are situated at ground level, and the upper levels of the Conference Centre, Loch Suite and Seminar Suite are all accessible by lift.

Travel by Train - If travelling by train disembark at Exhibition Centre Station. A lift is available to take you from the train station to street level. A covered walkway then leads from the station exit directly to the East entrance of the main SECC building.

Car Parking - Blue badge holders should use car park 1 or if this is full the West car park, unless otherwise directed by parking stewards. Disabled spaces are available on a first come, first served basis and normal parking rates apply.

Wheelchairs - A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use by visitors on a first come, first served basis. To check availability on the day of your visit, call our Medical Centre on 0141 275 6333.

Hearing Impairments - Public telephones on the concourse of the main building are available for patrons with hearing impairments and SECC Box Office and Main Reception have an induction loop system.

Medical Centre - The well-equipped Medical Centre is located on the concourse of the main building, toward the East entrance. Our highly qualified first aid staff will be pleased to help, or simply answer any queries you may have. First aid staff can be contacted directly at the medical centre, or through any member of our security staff.

Toilets - The SECC has wheelchair accessible toilets situated on the main concourse and in all exhibition/concert halls. Disabled toilets are also situated on all levels of the Clyde Auditorium.

Signing for Visitors with Hearing Difficulties. A Sign Language interepreter will be available for the following presentions:

Sign Language interpreted sessions:


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14.00-14.30 Seminar Theatre 2

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11.00-11.30 Seminar Theatre 2

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