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 26 events at this location

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Annie Get Your Gun

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Irving Berlin (music)

Irving Berlin's musical, loosely based on the life story of Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley, features Emma Williams as Annie and Jason Donovan as her lover, Frank Butler. Director is Ian Talbot. Donovan does not perform at all dates – see website for details.

Tue 2 Sep

£7.50–£42 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 6 Sep

April in Paris

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Tue 26 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 27 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 28 Aug

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

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

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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

Go Dance

A dance festival showcasing Scotland's dance talent, with performers from tons of community groups, dance schools and colleges.

Tue 17 Jun

£12–£14 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 18 Jun

£12–£14 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 19 Jun

£12–£14 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 21 Jun

Ha Ha Hood

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.

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 13 Sep

£22–£24 / 0844 871 7647

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Jon Richardson: Nidiot

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star.

Sun 14 Sep

£20.50 / 0844 871 7647

Last of the Duty Free

Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor and Neil Stacy are reunited to play out another installment in the TV series.

Mon 7 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 8 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 9 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 12 Jul

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

Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

An exhilarating new production of Lord of the Flies where the action is relocated from deserted island to deserted theatre. Adapted from William Golding's classic book by Bourne and Scott Ambler, with choreography by Scott Ambler,

Wed 11 Jun

Fri 13 Jun

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Fri 12 Sep

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Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • 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.

Mon 15 Sep

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 16 Sep

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 17 Sep

…and 3 more dates until 20 Sep

Private Peaceful

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel about the life of Private Tommo Peaceful in WWI.

Wed 25 Jun

£10–£25 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 26 Jun

£10–£25 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 27 Jun

Sat 28 Jun

£10–£25 / 0844 871 7647

Saturday Night Fever

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.

Thu 25 Sep

Fri 26 Sep

Sat 27 Sep

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Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly

Puccini's famous tale of Cio-Cio San and her abandonment by her dashing American husband, in a revival by Elaine Kidd of the highly successful 2000 production originally directed by David McVicar.

Wed 21 May

Sat 24 May

Tue 27 May

…and 5 more dates until 3 Aug

Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly Unwrapped

A free, hour-long introduction to Puccini's tale of doomed love. Hear highlights from the show, meet the principal characters and find out more about the production in this Unwrapped session.

Singin' in the Rain

Jonathan Church's production of the all-singing, all-dancing 1940s romp.

Tue 12 Aug

£10–£47.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£47.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 8 more dates until 23 Aug

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

What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Tue 9 Sep

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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