Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA
  • Box office 0844 871 7647
  • General enquiries 0844 871 7627
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–late.
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm (10am–8pm on performance nights); closed Sun.
  • Website www.atgtickets.com/venues/…
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Theatre Royal

Photo: Luigi di Pasquale

With nearly 150 years under its belt, the oldest theatre in Glasgow remains a major player on the Scottish scene, acting as home to both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet. In 2013–14 the Heritage Lottery fund made it possible for the theatre to undergo a major renovation. It reopened in December 2014 with completely redesigned foyers, a new box office, improved bars, more toilets and a roof terrace, plus a dramatically modernist foyer building by Glasgow architects Page\Park. The theatre now contains an interactive exhibit outlining its history and a cafe, Vanilla Black at the Theatre, which is open all day.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Open since: 1867

Events at this venue

There are 32 events at this location

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Agatha Christie's Love From a Stranger

Lucy Bailey's new adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story 'Philomel Cottage'.

Tue 26 Jun 2018

£15.90–£42.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 27 Jun 2018

£15.90–£42.90 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 28 Jun 2018

£15.90–£42.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jun 2018

Ariadne aux Naxos Pre Show Talk

Ariadne aux Naxos Pre Show Talk at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 24 Mar 2018

0844 871 7647

Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Thu 28 Sep

£23.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 29 Sep

£23.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 30 Sep

£23.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

The Case of the Frightened Lady

Adaptation of Edgar Wallace's best selling thriller, by the Classic Thriller Company.

Tue 8 May 2018

£14.90–£39.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 9 May 2018

£14.90–£39.90 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 10 May 2018

£14.90–£39.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 12 May 2018

Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Sat 25 Nov

£23.65–£104.15 / 0844 871 7647

With Carly Paoli.

Flight Pre Show Talk

Flight Pre Show Talk at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 24 Feb 2018

0844 871 7647

Glasgow Culture Vultures

(Please do not make a request to join if you have no intention of attending anything, as inactive members are sometimes removed and invited to rejoin.) The purpose of this group is to try and bring people together who have an interest in the arts, particularly of classical vocal music, opera and the visual arts. I hope…

Thu 26 Oct

£5.38 / 0844 871 7647

La Traviata (Unwrapped)

  • 18:00

Mon 26 Mar 2018

£5.38 / 0844 871 7647

Ariadne Auf Naxos (Scottish Opera Unwrapped)

  • 18:00

Wed 2 May 2018

£5.38 / 0844 871 7647

Eugene Onegin (Opera Unwrapped)

  • 18:00

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Patrick Marber (adapt)

Ivo van Hove directs Henrik Ibsen's portrait of a marriage in crisis.

Mon 15 Jan 2018

£14.40–£35.90 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£14.40–£35.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£14.40–£35.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

How The Other Half Loves

Another satirical dissection of middle-class marital shenanigans from Alan Ayckbourn.

Mon 18 Sep

£15.40–£38.90 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 19 Sep

£15.40–£38.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 20 Sep

£15.40–£38.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 23 Sep

Icons of The 80s - Go West & Cutting Crew

Go West and Cutting Crew are here to service all your 80s nostalgia needs.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£39.20 / 0844 871 7647

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Sun 24 Sep

£22.65 / 0844 871 7647

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

Mon 11 Sep

£12–£45 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 12 Sep

£12–£45 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 13 Sep

£12–£45 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 16 Sep

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 24 Nov

£33.83 / 0844 871 7647

Mamma Mia!

  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson (music & lyrics), Bjorn Ulvaeus (music & lyrics)

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK.

Tue 5 Dec

£21.40–£73.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 6 Dec

£21.40–£73.90 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 7 Dec

£21.40–£73.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 19 more dates until 30 Dec

Of Mice and Men

Set in 1930s California, Steinbeck epitomises the angst of the American Dream through two migrant workers, looking for a better life in a land they think is made of milk and honey.

Mon 26 Feb 2018

£15.90–£40.40 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£15.90–£40.40 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£15.90–£40.40 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 3 Mar 2018

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Tue 21 Nov

£29.25 / 0844 871 7647

Richard Alston Dance Company

The acclaimed dance company presents a triple bill of works to include Chacony, Martin Lawrence's Tangent and Richard Alston's Gypsy Mixture.

Thu 23 Nov

£16.90–£24.90 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Ballet: Stravinsky

Ballets to music by Igor Stravinsky, The Fairy's Kiss by Kenneth MacMillan and Christopher Hampson's The Rite of Spring performed by just three dancers.

Fri 6 Oct

£11–£31.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 7 Oct

£11–£31.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet's presentation of the enchanting classic, by Peter Darrell.

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£5.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£5.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Experience a fantastical adventure with a little girl called Clara, as she drifts off to sleep on Christmas Eve. She meets her Prince, is…

Thu 4 Jan 2018

£9.50–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 5 Jan 2018

£9.50–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£9.50–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 5 more dates until 13 Jan 2018

Scottish Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

Following his five-star Rusalka in 2016, director and designer Antony McDonald is back with a new production. In a large country house, two troupes of performers collide in an unfortunate double booking. Opera comes up against burlesque, and high ideals against a more ‘carefree’ approach… This playful opera is bursting…

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 24 Mar 2018

0844 871 7647

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Mon 26 Mar 2018

£5 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 28 Mar 2018

0844 871 7647

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: Eugene Onegin

Subscriptions priority on sale – Mon 10 Apr visit Theatre Royal box office or call 0844 871 7647 to book Scottish Opera Friends priority on sale – Mon 24 Apr visit Theatre Royal box office or call 0844 871 7467 to book General on sale – Mon 1 May 9am for online sales, 10am for phone sales and at venue box office…

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 29 Apr 2018

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 2 May 2018

£5 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 5 May 2018

Scottish Opera: Flight

Jonathan Dove’s life-affirming comedy flies north for its Scottish premiere. This unanimously acclaimed production is reimagined by director Stephen Barlow and the 2015 creative team with all the feel-good flair that garnered them rave reviews. Inspired by the story of a refugee who was stranded for years in Paris Charles…

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£5 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 24 Feb 2018

0844 871 7647

£12.50–£80.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: La Traviata

A new production of Verdi's classic tale. La Traviata tells the story of Violetta, who hopes to escape life as an escort after falling in love with Alfredo.

Thu 19 Oct

£14.40–£84.40 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 22 Oct

£14.40–£84.40 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 24 Oct

£10 / 0844 871 7647

…and 6 more dates until 2 Dec

The Snowman

The festive tale of a flying snowman.

Wed 15 Nov

£22–£48.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 16 Nov

£22–£48.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 17 Nov

£22–£48.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

The Snowman

  • Directed by: Bill Alexander
  • Written by: lyrics)

Bill Alexander directs a musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs's children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend, with music and lyrics by Howard Blake and choreography by Robert North.

Wed 15 Nov

£22–£42 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 16 Nov

£22–£42 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 17 Nov

£22–£42 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

Strangers on a Train

A stage adaptation of Highsmith's novel, made famous by Hitchcock's 1950 film.

Mon 22 Jan 2018

£14–£44 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£14–£44 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£14–£44 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams' classic drama.

Tue 5 Sep

£19.90–£30.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 6 Sep

£19.90–£30.90 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 7 Sep

£19.90–£30.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 9 Sep

A Streetcar Named Desire Pre Show Talk

A Streetcar Named Desire Pre Show Talk at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Wed 6 Sep

0844 871 7647

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Glenn Close stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Mon 28 May 2018

£18–£59.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 29 May 2018

£18–£59.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 30 May 2018

£18–£59.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 2 Jun 2018

Tap Factory

A mixed programme of contemporary dance styles including urban, tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Mon 25 Sep

£17.65–£37.90 / 0844 871 7647

The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's play about the WWI newspaper.

Tue 7 Nov

£14.40–£34.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 8 Nov

£14.40–£34.90 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 9 Nov

£14.40–£34.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

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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