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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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

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

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

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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

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

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.

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Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 13 Sep

£22–£24 / 0844 871 7647

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

Jon Richardson: Nidiot

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

Sun 14 Sep

£20.50 / 0844 871 7647

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

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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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

Musical Theatre Summer School

Go behind the scenes on this five day musical theatre course led by industry professionals. A chance to improve your performance skills or try performing for the first time. Ages 8–16.

Mon 4 Aug

£130 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 5 Aug

£130 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 6 Aug

£130 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Rhythm of the Dance with The Young Irish Tenors

Irish dance at its most thrilling, with beautiful costumes, experienced dancers and high production values.

Sun 31 Aug

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.

Tue 29 Jul

Thu 31 Jul

Sun 3 Aug

Scottish Opera’s Anamchara – Songs of Friendship

Based on themes of friendship, this opera explores the ties that bind people together and features over 100 performers from around the Commonwealth. Written by novelist Alexander McCall Smith and composer Pippa Murphy.

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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