Tramway

Tramway
25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
  • Box office 0845 330 3501
  • Opening times Building open: Tue–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm; Exhibitions open: Tue–Fri noon–5pm; Sat & Sun noon–6pm; closed Mon.
  • Website www.tramway.org
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Tramway

A mixed-arts venue comprising two galleries, two theatres and studio space, along with a cafe and Hidden Garden, Tramway favours experimental and genre-bending theatre and dance productions and world-class art exhibitions. With its ample space and well-respected name, Tramway also works in partnership with many outside organisation, including the ARIKA and Sonica festivals and, in 2015, it will act as host venue for the Turner Prize.

Events at this venue

There are 34 events at this location

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Architecture Social Club & Max Cooper: Aether

Part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Design collective Architecture Social Club, in collaboration with musician, producer and scientist Max Cooper, open Sonica with a one-off immersive audiovisual work, Aether. For one night only, Tramway will be hung with thousands of dangling threads pulsing and glimmering with moving points…

Thu 31 Oct

£20/£10 concessions (transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted and My Hero takes on the culture wars in his stand-up.

Wed 13 Nov

£22 / 0845 330 3501

Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 1

Complex ways of understanding our complex times. Maths & Poetics. Gesture & Physics. Collectivist Struggle ">Jay Bernard | boychild | Mijke van der Drift | Denise Ferreira da Silva | James Goodwin | Stefano Harney | Laura Harris | Nathaniel Mackey | Alexander Moll | Fred Moten | Arjuna Neuman | Nat Raha | Nisha…

Wed 20 Nov

Pay what you can (pay on the day at the Arika desk) / 0845 330 3501

Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 2

Complex ways of understanding our complex times. Maths & Poetics. Gesture & Physics. Collectivist Struggle ">Jay Bernard | boychild | Mijke van der Drift | Denise Ferreira da Silva | James Goodwin | Stefano Harney | Laura Harris | Nathaniel Mackey | Alexander Moll | Fred Moten | Arjuna Neuman | Nat Raha | Nisha…

Thu 21 Nov

Pay what you can (pay on the day at the Arika desk) / 0845 330 3501

Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 4

Complex ways of understanding our complex times. Maths & Poetics. Gesture & Physics. Collectivist Struggle ">Jay Bernard | boychild | Mijke van der Drift | Denise Ferreira da Silva | James Goodwin | Stefano Harney | Laura Harris | Nathaniel Mackey | Alexander Moll | Fred Moten | Arjuna Neuman | Nat Raha | Nisha…

Sat 23 Nov

Pay what you can (pay on the day at the Arika desk) / 0845 330 3501

Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 5

Complex ways of understanding our complex times. Maths & Poetics. Gesture & Physics. Collectivist Struggle ">Jay Bernard | boychild | Mijke van der Drift | Denise Ferreira da Silva | James Goodwin | Stefano Harney | Laura Harris | Nathaniel Mackey | Alexander Moll | Fred Moten | Arjuna Neuman | Nat Raha | Nisha…

Sun 24 Nov

Pay what you can (pay on the day at the Arika desk) / 0845 330 3501

Artists’ Moving Image Programme 2019 : Hanging Out

TICKET INFO TBC 'Hanging Out’, this year’s artists' moving image festival, is programmed by artists Emmie McLuskey, Ima-Abasi Okon and Kimberley O’Neill. As part of their ongoing conversation, the programmers have continually returned to what it means to ‘hang outside' typical moving image conventions and social…

Sat 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 330 3501

Sun 17 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 330 3501

BEMIS presents Les Amazones d’Afrique & Special Guests with Celtic Connections in the Community

Tonight’s main performance features the truly awe-inspiring Les Amazones d’Afrique, an all-female supergroup of acclaimed West African singers dedicated to ending women’s inequality and oppression, whose founders include Mariam Doumbia (of Amadou & Mariam) and Angélique Kidjo. “A proud, forceful demonstration of the…

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£18.70* / 0845 330 3501

A Citizens Theatre production: Pinocchio

TICKETS FROM CITIZENS THEATRE A Citizens Theatre production in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland From the original story by Carlo Collodi Adapted for the stage by Lu Kemp and Robert Alan Evans Written by  Robert Alan Evans    Follow the mischievous Pinocchio on his journey from wooden…

Sat 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 330 3501

Sun 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 330 3501

Tue 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 330 3501

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2020

Dance International Glasgow 2019

A Festival of International Dance for the City  Featuring Scottish Dance Theatre | Trajal Harrell | Nora Invites Deborah Hay | V/DA | Colette Sadler | Zadie Xa and many, many more… Tramway is thrilled to bring the third edition of its biennial festival DIG: Dance International Glasgow, to the city, a…

Thu 24 Oct

Costs vary, with some events free and unticketed. Visit DIGlasgow.com for details / 0845 330 3501

Fri 25 Oct

Costs vary, with some events free and unticketed. Visit DIGlasgow.com for details / 0845 330 3501

Sat 26 Oct

Costs vary, with some events free and unticketed. Visit DIGlasgow.com for details / 0845 330 3501

DIG: Lucy Suggate & Collaborators | Spirit Compass: Where there is movement there is change

Part of Dance International Glasgow  4.30 -6.30pm Late edition 10 -11pm Please note this live installation takes place in the Studio. Visit this webpage from 22 October for entry times. As we all buckle under the weight of the collapsing system, can we slip through the cracks and re-integrate, repurpose and…

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

DIG: Zadie Xa | Child of Magohalmi and the Echoes of Creation (performance)

Part of Dance International Glasgow  Please note this durational performance will take place in our front gallery at various times between 2 - 6pm. Details will be announced nearer the date of the event. As part of Dance International Glasgow, and on the opening weekend of her solo exhibition, Korean-Canadian artist…

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Ela Orleans (PL/UK) : Night Voyager

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Journey into the unknown with a new work from Glasgow-based Polish singer and composer Ela Orleans.  Set to soaring music that recalls the Cocteau Twins and classic science-fiction movie soundtracks, footage of the 1969 Apollo moon mission is repurposed to retell the…

Thu 7 Nov

£9.90 / £5.50 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Fatoumata Diawara and VILDÁ

Fatoumata Diawara’s 2011 debut LP saw her hailed as a thrilling new standard-bearer of Mali’s celebrated musical traditions. Since then, she’s featured in collaborations with Bobby Womack, Herbie Hancock, Roberto Fonseca and Damon Albarn, plus compatriots Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Toumani Diabaté. 2018’s…

Fri 31 Jan 2020

£22.00* / 0845 330 3501

Heather Lander & Alex Smoke (UK) | Primordial Waters

Part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 ‘an exhibition that you won’t want to miss’ –Inspiring City on Heather Lander’s Nearer Future Two Sonica favourites come together for the first time, as visual artist Heather Lander and musician and composer Alex Smoke present Primordial Waters. Noting how advances in science and…

Thu 31 Oct

£9.90 / £5.50 concession inc booking fee (Transaction fee £1.50 online / £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Fri 1 Nov

£9.90 / £5.50 concession inc booking fee (Transaction fee £1.50 online / £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Hong Kong Exile (CA) : Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

Part of SONICA Glasgow 2019 Musical collective Hong Kong Exile present a unique work in which a trio of classical pianists collaborates, and sometimes competes, in a hybrid of musical composition and live-action computer gaming that redefines the notion of play. An array of supporting machinery and output devices…

Sat 9 Nov

£16.50 / £8.80 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

LIVE DOUBLE BILL: Alex Augier & Alba G.Corral, Jorge Crowe

Part of SONICA Glasgow 2019 Alex Augier (FR) & Alba G. Corral (CAT/ES) | ex(O) A new audiovisual work from Paris-based electronic musician Alex Augier and Alba G. Corral, the Barcelona-based visual artist and coder, ex(O) explores ideas of transmission and broadcast. The audience surrounds a circular screen within…

Fri 1 Nov

£13.20 / £6.60 concession inc booking fee (Transaction fee £1.50 online / £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

LIVE DOUBLE BILL: Lo Kindre & Alba G. Corral, Shoeg

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Lo Kindre (UK) & Alba G. Corral (CAT/ES) - Live A/V As Lo Kindre, the Glasgow-based, Irish-born musician Daniel Magee (winner of the 2018 SAMAs Electronic Music Award) makes dubby, cavernous music with an almost palpable sense of space to it, from its deep throbbing…

Sat 9 Nov

£13.20 / £6.60 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

LIVE DOUBLE BILL | Robbie Thomson & SUE ZUKI, Push 1 stop and Wiklow

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Robbie Thomson a monstrous insect is glimpsed fleetingly, in flashes of light – is it inert or alive, hovering or scuttling directly towards the viewer? The ominous industrial-techno soundtrack uses samples taken from a livestreaming chatroom whose content, like the audio the…

Fri 8 Nov

£13.20 / £6.60 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

LIVE TRIPLE BILL: Line Katcho, Klara Lewis, Elías Merino& Tadej Droljc

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Line Katcho (QC/CA) - Immortelle ‘superb, nuanced and mastered’ – Le Devoir Montréal’s Line Katcho makes work that addresses endurance and upheaval. At times of flux, what continuities can be maintained? Lithe, skittering, glitchy electronica, flecked with the half-heard…

Fri 8 Nov

£16.50 / £8.80 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

LIVE TRIPLE BILL: Myriam Boucher, Kathy Hinde, Sabina Covarrubias

Part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Myriam Boucher (QC/CA) -Phases  ‘evocative … brings its audience close to something akin to feeling many emotions all at once’ – The Link Hailing from Montréal, Myriam Boucher is a video and sound artist working with both classical modes of composition and scientific research. In…

Sat 2 Nov

£13.20 / £6.60 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

The Lost Elves

Festive production from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland about a group of elves crash-landing in Glasgow, and their journey back to the North Pole to help Santa finish making presents in time for Christmas. Suitable for ages 3–6.

Fri 13 Dec

£9 (Family £8) / 0845 330 3501

Sat 14 Dec

Sold out / 0845 330 3501

Sun 15 Dec

£9 (Family £8) / 0845 330 3501

…and 10 more dates until 29 Dec

Michela Pelusio (IT) : SpaceTime Helix

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 Saturday 2 November, 4pm ">‘interactive creations that bend space, light, matter, and sound into malleable immersive environments’ – MUTEK Scientific research suggests that strings, vibrating at the quantum level, form the fundamental structure of our universe. Italy’s…

Sat 2 Nov

£9.90 / £5.50 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

Brecht’s classic master and servant comedy is given a gender-switched adaptation by Denise Mina, award-winning crime novelist and playwright.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 330 3501

Thu 26 Mar 2020

£15–£25 (Students £12–£22; Children £10) / 0845 330 3501

Fri 27 Mar 2020

£18–£28 (Students £15–£25; Children £12.50) / 0845 330 3501

…and 10 more dates until 11 Apr 2020

NIC Kay: pushit!!

Part of Dance International Glasgow  UK PREMIERE This durational performance begins at a location outside Tramway - details to be announced  Can resistance be choreographed? This is the question that drives pushit!!, a site-responsive performance by the New York–based artist NIC Kay.  pushit!!, is a…

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Dance International Glasgow .

Nick Cave: Until

An installation by the American artist and dancer, creator of the Soundsuits, ornate figurative sculptures that can be worn.

Thu 24 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 29 more dates until 24 Nov

Pinocchio

Much loved children’s classic Pinocchio comes to life this Christmas! Sponsored by Urban Union

Sat 7 Dec

£12.50 (Children £9) / 0845 330 3501

Mon 9 Dec

£12.50 (Children £9) / 0845 330 3501

Tue 10 Dec

£15–£24.50 (Students £12–£21.50; Children £9–£16.50; Family £14–£20.50) / 0845 330 3501

…and 18 more dates until 4 Jan 2020

Pinocchio Relaxed Performance

This performance of Pinocchio is aimed at audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with an autistic spectrum disorder or sensory or communication disorder and their families.

Mon 16 Dec

£15 (Children £9) / 0845 330 3501

Scottish Dance Theatre & Emanual Gat: The Circle

Part of Dance international Glasgow See both this show and Scottish Dance Theatre's Looping: Scotland overdub for just £22/£13 by booking a Double Bill ticket> Scottish Dance Theatre returns to DIG with their latest work, a commission by internationally acclaimed choreographer Emanuel Gat.  Responding to Gat's…

Fri 25 Oct

£12/£5 | £22/£13 double ticket with The Circle (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Part of Dance International Glasgow.

Sat 26 Oct

£12/£5 | £22/£13 double ticket with The Circle (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

Part of Dance International Glasgow.

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti with Afsana Khan, Jackie Shave & Sukhvinder Singh "Pinky" and support

An artist of myriad musical passions and polymath virtuosity, Scottish-born guitarist, composer, improviser and ensemble leader Simon Thacker believes that, “Ancient classical, folk and spiritual forms… inspire as examples of how musical ideas and genres gestate, mutate and gain layers of cultural wealth.” Here, he…

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£22.00* / 0845 330 3501

Super Market Christmas

Christmas market featuring wares from designers, creators and small retailers, alongside various festive activities.

Sat 14 Dec

£1 / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:30 – 19:00

Verdensteatret (NO) : Hannah

Thu 7 November, 7pm and 9pm Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019 ‘… something both noisy and quiet, in contact with the infinite…’ – Klassekampen For three decades, Oslo-based collective Verdensteatret have worked to integrate new technology into their performances. Following appearances at the Brooklyn…

Thu 7 Nov

£16.50 / £8.80 conc (Transaction fees £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) / 0845 330 3501

We Are In Time

A unique theatre production about a transplanted heart. Prepare for a contemporary piece with music, words and songs.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Standard £20 /Under-26 £12.50 /Student £10/ Unemployed - £7/ Under-16s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)/ Carers FREE (when accompanying a… / 0845 330 3501

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Standard £20 /Under-26 £12.50 /Student £10/ Unemployed - £7/ Under-16s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)/ Carers FREE (when accompanying a… / 0845 330 3501

Zadie Xa: Child of Magohalmi and the Echos of Creation, 2019

Work from the Korean-Canadian artist, creating a sub-aquatic environment inspired by Korean creation myths.

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sun 27 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Tue 29 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

…and 41 more dates until 15 Dec

Reviews & features

Claire Barclay gets ambitious with Yield Point

26 Jan 2017

Artist set to take on Tramway's vast gallery space with huge, new installation

Claire Barclay is thinking big. As we speak, three people in her studio are manhandling an immense piece of stitched together canvas, part of a work for her new show, and she is trying not to laugh as she watches them. But when you take on Tramway 2 as…

Glasgow’s Tramway among winners at 2010 GaGA Awards

4 Feb 2011

National Theatre of Scotland also win at Glasgow audience development awards

Thursday’s GaGAs 2010 highlighted some of the outstanding achievements of Scottish cultural organisations over the past year. The awards are part of organisers Culture Sparks’ ongoing endeavour to encourage intelligence and innovation throughout…

Down under - Glasgow's South Side

10 Sep 2009

The West End might shout louder and jangle its designer bracelets more ostentatiously, but for its many residents, the gigantic, sprawling mass of the South Side is the true heart of Glasgow. As many local historians and geographers have observed…

Alexandre Perrigot

3 Jul 2007

Interview

Rosie Lesso For this exhibition in Glasgow you will be creating a full-scale replica of Elvis’ house, Graceland. Why did you choose to recreate his house in particular? Alexandre Perigot The first time I came to Glasgow by plane I landed in…

Nightshade

3 Jul 20074 stars

STRIPTEASE ART In these days of ubiquitous sexploitation advertising and cinematic ‘torture porn’, striptease can seem like an almost quaint activity. Such, indeed, is the thesis of one of the striptease artists in Nightshade, the latest show to be…

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