Tron Theatre

Tron Theatre
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–Sat noon–8pm; Sun noon–4pm
  • Pre-theatre times 5–8pm
  • Average price £17 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
  • Website www.tron.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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You don’t need to be seeing a show to pop in to the Tron Bar & Kitchen for a drink and a bite. It’s a stylish spot in the heart of historic Glasgow, with warm wood panelling, soft lighting and cosy red booths. The menu is well thought out and interesting, with a good mixture of simpler fare such as chicken and beef burgers mixed with more substantial mains including a decadent macaroni cheese gratin with white truffle oil, topped with Arran smoked cheddar. The slow-braised shin of beef with Arran mustard mash and red wine jus is tender and beautifully presented. The pre-theatre menu (£14.95 for two courses) offers a similarly impressive selection of dishes. Worth sampling from the new-look bar and kitchen is the house lager called Cherub and Skull ‘Do As Thou Wilt’, inspired by the Hellfire Club who set fire to the original Tron Kirk in 1793.

  • High point: The 'deconstructed' apple crumble with rhubarb purée
  • Low point: Booking a table on show nights is advised
  • Notable dish: Cullen skink gratin with parmesan herb crust
Glasgow Larder

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The menu, although refreshingly small, mainly consists of bar food standards. There are some exceptions and the spiced lentil daal is a tasty wholesome start. The goat’s cheese fritter is meltingly good with a rich fig, apple and chilli chutney on the side. Mains include burgers, a caesar salad, a cheese baguette and a tasty rib eye steak which was a little on the slim and small side. The stand out main is battered haddock and chips. The fish is fresh and well cooked and although, it’s not an unusual sight on a menu, very few places do it this well. Desserts are not terribly exciting, the warm chocolate brownie is very rich and sweet and the tablet ice cream sundae is good but doesn't really exhibit much in the way of cooking skills, despite the fact it was topped with handmade shortbread crumble. Given that there’s a full bar service, there’s a decent range of wines available by the glass.

  • 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: Eclectic mix
  • Live entertainment: Theatre Productions. Jazz once a month and a singer/songwriter night
  • Capacity: 65 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 80 (in the Vicr)
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 17 events at this location

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Alice in Weegieland

Panto fun written by Johnny McKnight.

Fri 1 Dec

£11–£20 (£14–£15; Children £14–£15) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 2 Dec

£11–£20 (£14–£15; Children £14–£15) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 3 Dec

£11–£20 (£14–£15; Children £14–£15) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

All the Things I Lied About

  • 4 stars

A comic exploration of how Katie Bonna became estranged from her father and what she is going to do about it.

Fri 22 Sep

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

Sat 23 Sep

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

At a Stretch

Sharp physical comedy, exciting choreography and breathtaking physical theatre from the Fringe First award-winning Jordan & Skinner. In a big, grey, busy city there's loads of space. You can jump across rooftops and meet new people every day. But the big city can be lonely too and it can be hard to find your place.

Sat 23 Sep

Changing House

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Brothers Karamazov

*Murder, mystery, madness and redemption in Russia's most dysfunctional family. In a society where 'everything is permitted' for a chosen few, what do the iconic Karamazov brothers have to say to the world today? * Richard Crane and Faynia Williams's ground-breaking version of Dostoyevsky's masterpiece, Brothers…

Thu 12 Oct

£8–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 13 Oct

£8–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 14 Oct

£8–£17 (£10–£13; Children £10–£13) / 0141 552 4267

…and 10 more dates until 28 Oct

Christine Bovill

An evening of song with the Glasgow singer-songwriter.

Wed 15 Nov

Victorian Bar

£12 / 0141 552 4267

Thu 16 Nov

Victorian Bar

£12 / 0141 552 4267

Fri 17 Nov

Victorian Bar

£12 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 18 Nov

Victorian Bar

£12 / 0141 552 4267

Glasgow IVC Activity and Social Club

What's so special about joining Glasgow IVC instead of just being a Meetup member? It only costs from £7.50 per annum to join! Meetup pages only show five events at a time. Click on More Meetups at the bottom of the page to see more events. Or simply click on Our Calendar in the left hand column to see all our…

Sat 23 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Pub Night at the Tron Bar

  • 20:00

Wed 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

the Brothers Karamazov

  • 19:45

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 "Old Maiden Aunt Yarns", Studio 99B, Main Street, West Kilbride, KA23…

Tue 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00

Tue 10 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00

Tue 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

Heather

A reclusive childrens writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? A short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.

Tue 26 Sep

£14–£15 (£10–£11; Children £10–£11) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 27 Sep

£14–£15 (£10–£11; Children £10–£11) / 0141 552 4267

One Mississippi

Hard-hitting verbatim play exploring how the impact of childhood experiences shape men's adult lives, and the journey it takes them on. Presented by Bijli, Company in Residence with the National Theatre of Scotland.

Fri 13 Oct

Changing House

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

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 20:00

Sat 14 Oct

Changing House

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

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 20:00

One Mississippi

New and hard-hitting verbatim play that explores how childhood experiences shape men’s adult lives.

Fri 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

Sat 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

Our Fathers

Magnetic North present a play inspired by Father and Son, Edmund Gosse’s Victorian memoir about growing up in an evangelical Christian family.

Wed 1 Nov

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

Thu 2 Nov

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

Fri 3 Nov

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

Sat 4 Nov

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

The Story of the Little Gentleman

Barbro Lindgren's book about the friendship between a man and a dog, adapted for the stage by Catherine Wheels.

Sat 7 Oct

Changing House

£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Striptease/ Out at Sea

A bizarre, politically-charged and hilarious double bill by master of The Theatre of the Absurd, Slavomir Mrożek. In Striptease, two men are periodically instructed to remove an article of clothing by a menacing disembodied being, while in Out At Sea three stranded men try to apply logic to decide which becomes dinner…

Thu 21 Sep

Changing House

£7.50 / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00

Fri 22 Sep

Changing House

£7.50 / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:00

Team Viking

Combining storytelling, comedy and live music, this is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted - a full Viking burial.

Wed 20 Sep

£14–£15 (£10–£11; Children £10–£11) / 0141 552 4267

Thu 21 Sep

£14–£15 (£10–£11; Children £10–£11) / 0141 552 4267

Tinsel Toon

Get into the Christmas spirit with this play directed by Lisa Keenan.

Thu 30 Nov

Changing House

£6–£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Fri 1 Dec

Changing House

£6–£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 2 Dec

Changing House

£6–£8.50 / 0141 552 4267

…and 24 more dates until 31 Dec

Two Man Show

A playful new show from RashDash about gender and masculinity.

Thu 28 Sep

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

Fri 29 Sep

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

Wonder Fools present: The Coolidge Effect

Contemporary piece exploring society's relationship with pornography.

Wed 27 Sep

Changing House

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

Thu 28 Sep

Changing House

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

Fri 29 Sep

Changing House

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

Sat 30 Sep

Changing House

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

Reviews & features

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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