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

The 2017 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

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 15 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

The Elusive Tree Ensemble

The Elusive Tree Ensemble are a collective of Scotland's finest up-and-coming jazz musicians, showcasing exciting talent in performance and composition. This 6-piece ensemble explores the full spectrum of sound, demonstrating what The Herald called 'a superb variety of moods, energy levels, grooves and arrangement…

Sun 30 Jul

Victorian Bar

£10 / 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 29 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Pub Night at Tron

  • 20:00

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 4 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00

Tue 18 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00

Tue 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 4267

Tuesday Night at the Tron

  • 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 10 Oct

Helen Reeves Band

Helen Reeves, always regarded as one of the very best songwriters and country singers around is back at the Seven Song Club to play us her amazing songs.

Fri 28 Jul

Victorian Bar

£7–£8 / 0141 552 4267

The Lying Kind

Anthony Neilson's farce about two policemen with a painful duty to perform.

Thu 6 Jul

£7–£16 (£8–£12; Children £8–£12) / 0141 552 4267

Fri 7 Jul

£7–£16 (£8–£12; Children £8–£12) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 8 Jul

£7–£16 (£8–£12; Children £8–£12) / 0141 552 4267

…and 10 more dates until 22 Jul

Ma Bit

A bittersweet legacy, a dastardly family, and a company of downtrodden workers this theatre is facing the wrecking ball if the heirs get their way. Powerless against them, Caron finds support from unlikely places, and one of the family gets to prove he's not as rotten as the rest Witness the dynamism and passion of 40…

Sat 29 Jul

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 0141 552 4267

Spangled Cabaret 7

This is a special Spangled Cabaret Seven Song Club. Instead of 3 sets of 7 songs there will be 7 performers performing 3 unique 'turns' of magic, dance, song, burlesque and bizarrely beautiful entertainments for our delectation.

Fri 30 Jun

Victorian Bar

£7–£8 / 0141 552 4267

  • 20:30

Tall Tales

Little Imaginations. Big adventures Give your little one the chance to explore, discover and experiment through a range of sensory experiences. A fun filled storytelling session brought to life using props, movement, music, percussion and creative play - all carefully designed to stimulate the senses. Workshops help…

Sat 29 Jul

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

  • 11:30

Tall Tales

Little Imaginations. Big adventures Give your little one the chance to explore, discover and experiment through a range of sensory experiences. A fun filled storytelling session brought to life using props, movement, music, percussion and creative play - all carefully designed to stimulate the senses. Workshops help…

Sat 29 Jul

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:30

Tall Tales

Little Imaginations. Big adventures Give your little one the chance to explore, discover and experiment through a range of sensory experiences. A fun filled storytelling session brought to life using props, movement, music, percussion and creative play - all carefully designed to stimulate the senses. Workshops help…

Sun 30 Jul

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:30

Therese Martin Band

Widely regarded as one of the finest female vocalists around, ***Therese Martin*** brings her band to the Seven Song Club. Expect melody, passion and a driving high energy performance that makes this a night not to be missed. Special guests are the wonderful ***Fenella***.

Fri 30 Jun

Victorian Bar

£7–£8 / 0141 552 4267

Tiny Tales

Little Imaginations. Big adventures Give your little one the chance to explore, discover and experiment through a range of sensory experiences. A fun filled storytelling session brought to life using props, movement, music, percussion and creative play - all carefully designed to stimulate the senses. Workshops help…

Sat 29 Jul

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:30

Tiny Tales

Little Imaginations. Big adventures Give your little one the chance to explore, discover and experiment through a range of sensory experiences. A fun filled storytelling session brought to life using props, movement, music, percussion and creative play - all carefully designed to stimulate the senses. Workshops help…

Sun 30 Jul

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

  • 13:30

Tiny Tales

Little Imaginations. Big adventures Give your little one the chance to explore, discover and experiment through a range of sensory experiences. A fun filled storytelling session brought to life using props, movement, music, percussion and creative play - all carefully designed to stimulate the senses. Workshops help…

Sat 29 Jul

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

  • 13:30

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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