Discover Glasgow Glasgow Theatres


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.

  • Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)

    12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB

    Glasgow Film Theatre GFT is regarded as one of the country’s finest independent cinemas, critically acclaimed by leading players and directors in the specialist movie industry. This specialist cinema plays a central role to Glasgow’s cultural programme, showcasing an average of 450 screenings annually in two of its movie theatres. What is special about the GFT is that movie aficionados have the rare opportunity to view a wide selection of alternative and world film that would not otherwise be available on TV and mainstream movie theatres.
  • Kings Theatre

    335 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN

    Kings Theatre Undoubtedly one of the most significant theatres in Scotland and since September 2002, The Ambassador Theatre Group took over this former municipal theatre, previously owned by Glasgow City Council. The Theatre opened its doors to the public in 1904 and was designed by one of the UK’s leading theatre architects of the time, Frank Matcham.

  • Pavilion Theatre

    121 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AX

    Pavilion Theatre With its strikingly stunning terra cotta façade, The Pavilion Theatre was designed by one of Britain’s renowned theatre architects of the time, Bertie Crewe in 1904. The Pavilion is undoubtedly one of Glasgow’s finest Edwardian Theatres with a capacity of 1800 seats, a lavishly sumptuous interior with exquisite period features adorning this remarkable venue.
  • Tramway

    25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE

    Tramway Theatre One of the leading venues for contemporary visual and performing arts venues in Europe. The Tramway's unique space allows artists, visitors, directors and producers to create visually attractive and imaginative productions. Situated in the south side of the city on Albert Drive. There are many ways to get to the Tramway Theatre including various buses and other public transport links. On street parking is available although it can be busy when there are performances taking place.
  • Theatre Royal

    282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA

    Theatre Royal Now run by the Ambassador Theatre Group since 2002, The Theatre Royal Glasgow has always had a special place in the hearts of theatregoers, not only in Glasgow but throughout Scotland. Acoustically it is among the finest in the country and every word spoken or sung on the stage can be heard clearly in all parts of the bell shaped auditorium.
  • Tron Theatre

    63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB

    Tron Theatre The Tron Steeple and Kirk that houses the present day Tron Theatre has played an integral part to Glasgow’s cultural fabric for almost 500 years and over the course of its colourful history, it has served as an important place of worship, a place of execution, a meeting hall, a market place, a police station and its current use as one of Glasgow’s leading theatres.

  • Citizens Theatre

    119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS

    Citizens Theatre Located at the site of the former Royal Princess Theatre (built in 1878) in Glasgow’s Gorbals district, The Citizens Theatre Company relocated from the Athenaeum in Buchanan Street in 1945 to this Victorian Glasgow Theatre and leased the building for 10 years.
  • The Royal Concert Hall

    2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY

    Citizens Theatre Completed in 1990 when Glasgow was awarded European City of Culture, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is internationally renowned and stages a plethora of stage productions, concerts and celebrity guest appearances.