Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA

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With nearly 150 years under its belt, the Theatre Royal remains a major player on the Scottish scene, acting as home to both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet. Having under gone many makeovers in its life (including two due to fires), the theatre currently features contemporary furnishings and technology.

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There are 27 events at this location

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Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Mon 3 Nov

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 4 Nov

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 5 Nov

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 8 Nov

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Wed 12 Nov

£20.50 / 0844 871 7647

The Crucible

Scottish Ballet presents Arthur Miller's drama exploring the death and paranoia surrounding the 1692 witch hunts in Salem. Featuring music from the soundtracks of Psycho and Vertigo.

Thu 25 Sep

£20 / 0844 871 7647

Double bill with Ten Poems.

Fri 26 Sep

£20 / 0844 871 7647

Double bill with Ten Poems.

Sat 27 Sep

£20 / 0844 871 7647

Double bill with Ten Poems.

Dangerous Corner

  • Written by: JB Priestley

Life may never be the same again, after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.

Mon 27 Oct

£10–£44.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 28 Oct

£10–£44.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 29 Oct

£10–£44.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

Dead Simple

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Peter James (book)

Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.

Mon 18 May 2015

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 19 May 2015

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 20 May 2015

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

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Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne's balletic adaptation of the magical Tim Burton film.

Wed 19 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 21 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

An Evening of Burlesque

Fresh from 2012's first UK burlesque tour and featuring West End scene stalwarts such as Amber Topaz, the Folly Mixtures, Miss Oo La Lou, Bettsie Bon Bon, AJ James and Kalki Hula Girl.

Thu 13 Nov

£26–£41 / 0844 871 7647

Ha Ha Hood

  • Written by: Ben Langley

The tale of Robin Hood with a comedy twist from writer Ben Langley

Sun 28 Sep

£18–£24 / 0844 871 7647

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)

A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.

Mon 24 Nov

Tue 25 Nov

Wed 26 Nov

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov back to top

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 14 Nov

£26 / 0844 871 7647

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Tue 16 Sep

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 17 Sep

Thu 18 Sep

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 20 Sep

The Producers

Retelling of Mel Brooks' story of theatre producers who get together in a get-rich-quick plot involving Broadway flops.

Mon 15 Jun 2015

£10–£52.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 16 Jun 2015

£10–£52.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 17 Jun 2015

£10–£52.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jun 2015

Rambert: Rooster

Rooster brings the rock'n'roll swagger of the Rolling Stones thrillingly to life in this evocation of the swinging sixties. Transporting you to the coolest nightspot in town, sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women perform virtuoso courtship dances to some of the Stones' most famous tunes.

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£6–£38 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£6–£38 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£6–£38 / 0844 871 7647

Richard Alston Dance Company

Mixed dance programme with works choreographed by Alston and Martin Lawrance.

Tue 11 Nov

£13.50–£23.50 / 0844 871 7647

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Saturday Night Fever

  • Directed by: Ryan McBryde

New stage production of the 70s John Travolta film featuring songs by the Bee Gees. Choreographed by Andrew Wright; directed by Ryan McBride.

Tue 16 Dec

£10–£45 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 17 Dec

£10–£45 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 18 Dec

£10–£45 / 0844 871 7647

…and 12 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation.

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£12.50–£35.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£12.50–£35.50 / 0844 871 7647

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: Il Trovatore

Verdi's Il trovatore is a story of family revenge with more twists and turns than a strand of fallen spaghetti, but it's all tied together with Verdi's powerful music. This revival of the 2001 production features Roland Wood, Anne Mason, Claire Rutter, Gwyn Hughes Jones and Matthew Best, and is directed by Peter Watson…

Thu 7 May 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 9 May 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 12 May 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 17 May 2015

Scottish Opera: Ines de Castro

James MacMillan's Inés de Castro, based on the true story of the 14th century Spanish mistress of the Crown Prince of Portugal, has everything you need in an opera: love, politics, treachery, murder, heads in bags and an exhumed corpse being crowned queen. This production is directed by Olivia Fuchs and conducted by the…

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: Jenufa

Janáček’s Jenůfa is a powerful and brutally unsentimental tale of child murder in a small Czech town, but it manages to take the grimmest subject matter and make it curiously redemptive. Lee Bisset plays the title character, alongside Peter Wedd and Kathryn Harries. Stuart Stratford conducts.

Tue 7 Apr 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

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Scottish Opera: La Cenerentola

Kind and generous Angelina is forced to work for her nasty stepsisters. One day the word comes that Prince Ramiro will be having a spectacular ball; the stepsisters are delighted, but when they get to the ball, who's this mysterious veiled lady? Yes, La Cenerentola is Rossini's non-supernatural take on the Cinderella…

Wed 15 Oct

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 17 Oct

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 19 Oct

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

Scottish Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck's 1762 Orfeo ed Euridice did away with opportunities for empty virtuosity, setting new standards for dramatic integrity in opera writing, and in doing so helped to usher in the age of classical opera. Ashley Page directs this production, with Australian mezzo Caitlin Hulcup donning the breeches as Orfeo. Kenneth…

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Sun 22 Feb 2015

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Sex and the Suburbs

Claire Sweeney stars in – and co-wrote – this comedy musical about an agony aunt who finds it hard to take the advice she is so used to dishing out.

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£19–£38 / 0844 871 7647

Ten Poems

Ten Poems explores themes of lost innocence, childhood nostalgia and death in Dylan Thomas' poems, read by the late Richard Burton. Choreography by Christopher Bruce.

Thu 25 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £21 / 0844 871 7647

Double bill with The Crucible.

Fri 26 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £21 / 0844 871 7647

Double bill with The Crucible.

Sat 27 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £21 / 0844 871 7647

Double bill with The Crucible.

To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Directed by: Timothy Sheader
  • Written by: Christopher Sergel (adapt)

An adaptation of Harper Lee's great book.

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£7.50–£44.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Thu 5 Feb 2015

…and 2 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

Top Hat – The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Written by: lyrics)

Irving Berlin's musical about an American tap dancer, who follows the girl of his dreams across Europe to win her heart. Directed by Matthew White.

Tue 2 Dec

£10–£47.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 7 more dates until 13 Dec

The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Theatre experience with a heavy film noir influence, about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Mon 20 Apr 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 21 Apr 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 22 Apr 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 25 Apr 2015

Reviews & features

Glasgow's Theatre Royal to get £11.5m refit

8 Aug 2012

The building, owned by Scottish Opera, is to be opened up as 'a social hub'

Glasgow’s Theatre Royal will receive a £11.5m refit in a bid to transform the historic theatre space into a world-class venue. The redevelopment of the 19th century building includes plans for a new entrance, foyer and roof garden, as well as new bars…

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