Tron Theatre Bar & Kitchen

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Tron Theatre Bar & Kitchen
63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
  • Box office 0141 552 4267
  • General enquiries 0141 552 8587
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–midnight; Mon 10am–6pm, later for shows.
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 11am–6pm; Mon 10am–6pm (later on show nights)
  • Food served Mon noon–6pm; Tue–Sat noon–8pm; Sun noon–4pm
  • Pre-theatre times 5–8pm
  • Pre-theatre price £15.45
  • Website www.tronbarandkitchen.co.uk
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An intimate restaurant experience housed in one of Glasgow's most distinctive creative spaces.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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For a bar housed in a theatre, the Tron Bar & Kitchen manages to pull off a food offering worthy of most restaurants. Located in one of Glasgow’s more creative quarters, the theatre itself is a marvel of traditional and contemporary design following a late 1990s extension. The bar is worth a visit even without a ticket for a show. For a start, there’s an intriguing house lager, Cherub and Skull ‘Do As Thou Wilt’, inspired by the group who burned down the original Tron in 1793, and there are 24 wines by the glass. The food also mixes traditional and contemporary, with typical pub comforts such as burgers and fish and chips appearing alongside bolder Mexican-themed mains and even monthly tasting menus focused on the likes of shellfish or game. Small plates for sharing are every bit as good – including a sensational red pepper and coconut dahl – and prove the perfect start to a night at the theatre, or the bar.

The List's rating
7.4

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Kevin Scott visited Tron Theatre Bar & Kitchen on 21 February 2018
  • High point: A table full of small plates
  • Low point: Not booking on show nights could lead to disappointment
  • Notable dish: Red pepper & coconut dahl
  • Average price: £5 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: 80, 65 seated
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: rock / pop / indie classics
  • Live entertainment: Theatre Productions. Jazz once a month and a singer/songwriter night
  • Capacity: 65 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 80 (in the Vic Bar)
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 24
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 17 events at this location

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Ballyturk

A world is out there, imagined within the four walls of a room inhabited by two men. Will they ever escape to see it in reality? 'How can I talk about Ballyturk knowing that it's only ever inside and nowhere else?' Ballyturk is Enda Walsh's moving meditation on the brevity of our existence - a mundane village with…

Thu 4 Oct

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 5 Oct

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 6 Oct

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

…and 10 more dates until 20 Oct

DollyWould

Oh look, 2016 Fringe First winners SH!T THEATRE again. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again? No, it's a show about Dolly Parton. We f*cking love her. Following the award-winning sell-out hit Letters to Windsor House - which was named one of Time…

Thu 25 Oct

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 26 Oct

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 27 Oct

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

The Drift

National Theatre of Scotland and the Tron Theatre present a preview of The Drift by Hannah Lavery with the Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights as part of Black History Month. The Drift, by writer and performer Hannah Lavery, is fresh from its appearance at the National Theatre of Scotland's Just Start Here…

Sat 6 Oct

Changing House

£11–£12 (£9–£10; Children £9–£10) / 0141 552 4267

Forgotten

Forgotten Written by Pat Kinevane A unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Forgotten has been a huge international success for Fishamble during the past decade. It is a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland. Pat Kinevane’s haunting performance…

Thu 20 Sep

£16–£17 (£12–£13; Children £12–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Glasgow Knit 'n Stitch

Welcome to the Glasgow Knit 'n Stitch Group. We sit, we knit, we crochet, we stitch, we spin, we chat, we laugh, we eat & drink in venues all over Glasgow. Why not check out our Pages link to find out more about us? Membership: FREE. Sponsored by https://oldmaidenaunt.com/

Tue 28 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 11 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 20 Nov

The Last Witch

"Plenty women are withered to dust at my age. Dead in damp graves. But I'm as full of juice as an autumn bramble." A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Could Janet Horne really cure beasts, summon the wind and charm fish out of the…

Tue 30 Oct

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 31 Oct

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 1 Nov

£14–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

…and 2 more dates until 3 Nov

Like Animals

A chimp using sign language. A dolphin trying to speak English. A parrot saying 'Be good, see you tomorrow. love you' and a woman spending a lifetime proving it's not a trick. Inspired by the true stories of research scientists working to communicate with animals and performed by a real couple, Like Animals is a funny and…

Fri 19 Oct

Changing House

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 20 Oct

Changing House

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Mammy Goose

Traditional panto fun written by Johnny McKnight.

Tue 27 Nov

£12–£23 (£15–£18; Children £15–£18) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 28 Nov

£12–£23 (£15–£18; Children £15–£18) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 29 Nov

£12–£23 (£15–£18; Children £15–£18) / 0141 552 4267

…and 32 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

My Friend Selma

"When I was 8 years old, my dad set up a charity to help people in danger escape the war in a place called Bosnia. He brought fifty of them over here on big coaches. We moved into an old boarding school with these refugees, to help them settle in. We lived there for four months. It was brilliant - there was a playground…

Fri 12 Oct

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 13 Oct

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Nests

Written by "remarkable" (Scotsman) Xana Marwick. 'You've chosen to take yourself away from things but me, I'm invisible.' A frightened, starving boy and his only friend, a crow, encounter a man on the edge of society trying to forget his past. Their meeting begins a surreal journey where magical realism meets…

Thu 13 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 14 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 15 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Remember December

A play for ages 3–8 about Flora, who forgot to write her letter to Santa.

Fri 30 Nov

Changing House

£6.50–£9 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 1 Dec

Changing House

£6.50–£9 / 0141 552 4267

Sun 2 Dec

Changing House

£6.50–£9 / 0141 552 4267

…and 23 more dates until 31 Dec

Scotties

A play that celebrates the languages of Scotland and Ireland, focusing on a young Glaswegian boy whose soul is awoken by the story of ten young Irish boys who died in a Scottish bothy fire in 1937.

Thu 13 Sep

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 14 Sep

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 15 Sep

£9–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Silent

Silent Written by Pat Kinevane ‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’, Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all – including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful roduction for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award in 2016. Note: Contains adult themes…

Fri 21 Sep

£16–£17 (£12–£13; Children £12–£13) / 0141 552 4267

South Bend

In 2006 Martin McCormick flies across the Atlantic to be reunited with a woman he had fallen passionately in love with, a Californian Girl. But shes changed. Completely. Shes in Indiana now, with her step-mum who hates the British. Almost as soon as hes arrived hes on the road again, penniless and desperate to get home to…

Wed 19 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 20 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 21 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 22 Sep

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

*A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it's OK not to be OK. * Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be, but she doesn't want…

Thu 25 Oct

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 26 Oct

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 27 Oct

Changing House

£11 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 552 4267

Theatre: Elision

If you had a door, would you share it or would you keep it to yourself? Imagine you are floating far away from everyone and you are not on an inflatable lilo, but on a door. You are not warm, you are freezing cold, and you are with someone who is really important to you. Would you share the door or would you keep it to…

Thu 8 Nov

Victorian Bar

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Underneath

Underneath Written by Pat Kinevane Sticks and stones didn’t break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper? This stunning play, winner of the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award in 2016 and The Scotsman Fringe First Award in 2015, is a blackly…

Sat 22 Sep

£16–£17 (£12–£13; Children £12–£13) / 0141 552 4267

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17 Apr 2018

Classy cafés for impressive lunching with a large side order of art

Glasgow is a city packed full of museums, galleries and arts venues, and with this huge array of attractions comes a great selection of places to eat and drink. From restaurants in beloved Glaswegian landmarks that feeds the hungry masses, to smaller…

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

Christmas Food Q&A: Mark McKenzie – Tron Bar & Kitchen

25 Nov 2015

Executive chef Mark McKenzie explains why Japanese Wagyu black beef is on his Christmas wishlist

For an unusual twist I’d recommend replacing your festive turkey with a chicken – they’re a great price this time of year and you can be guaranteed they’ll be really really succulent. I’d stuff the chicken with wild mushroom, pork and sage and wrap the…

Tron Theatre announces Autumn / Winter programme

30 Jul 2015

Featuring a rich mix of original productions and adaptations of classic texts

Drama, darkness, science, comedy... Tron Theatre left nothing behind when preparing the Autumn / Winter 2015 programme, which aims to keep with the tradition of 'breathing new life into classic plays', the company says. The most anticipated acts…

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