Theatregoers will not be disappointed with Glasgow's vibrant theatre scene and the selection of great theatres, old and new, that play host to an exciting array of stage performances all year round. The Kings and The Pavilion both date from the early Edwardian period and have showcased variety shows, musicals and comedy for over a century. The Pavilion is one of the UK's last bastions of variety theatres and has preserved its music hall traditions.
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Glasgow's Theatres are not only entertainment establishments; they represent architectural excellence with stunning facades and opulent interiors. A captivating and exciting plethora of theatrical performances are staged every month of the year, from Ballet to Comedy, to Opera, to Symphonies and Pantomime. Dates, bookings and information for specific performances are available at the Box Offices of each venue.
Glasgow's Showpiece, The Royal Concert Hall stands majestically at the top of Buchanan Street and plays host to internationally renowned orchestras such as The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Moscow State Orchestra, to name but a few. The biggest event of all to stage at the Concert Hall is the highly successful Celtic Connections, celebrating Celtic music and arts. This festival takes place every January and draws in thousands of visitors to the city every year.
Other interesting Glasgow theatres include The Tron, set in one of Glasgow's oldest landmarks, The Old Tron Church and Steeple dating back to the 16th Century. This theatre stages a melange of genres ranging from folk music to amateur dramatics and plays and provides conference facilities and meeting rooms for corporate events and private functions.
When visiting Glasgow, shows and performances are well advertised and easy to book, however, it is strongly recommended to reserve seats in advance to avoid disspointment. Should you wish to arrange a leisure or theatre break in Glasgow, an extensive list of accommodation is featured in this site with secure online booking facilities. Please find information of the main theatres in Glasgow City Centre listed below with contact details. You will be impressed with the diversity of performances that this cosmopolitan city has to offer.