On Buchanan Street, this interesting building was designed by architect John James Burnet, who had studied in Paris for two years and also made a study tour of Italy to study Baroque architecture. The name “Atheneum” can be seen carved in stone above the entrance. This was a purpose-built drama school!
If you visit the interior that is now used as a bar/restaurant you can see hints of the original purpose in the architecture. The theatre school itself now exists as the “New Athenaeum” in the Royal Conservatoire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_James_Burnet.
Some interior photos can be viewed at http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/oldath.html)
You can also see the Athenaeum theatre in Nelson Mandela Square just round the corner on the same block, where they studied English French German and Italian – http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Glasgow/AthenaeumGlasgow.htm
Here is a link to some recent teaching methods that have European links that have been happening at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the RSAMD) : VSR 2003 (rcs.ac.uk)
End of Walk
At this point you are not far from the Buchanan Street Subway Station – there is an entrance in the middle of Buchanan Street. You can return to the Kelvinbridge Subway station from here and to near the start of our walk.