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

Event times

There are 30 events at this location

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And Then There Were None

  • Directed by: Joe Harmston
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, one of the author's best-selling thrillers is performed – a tale of murder on a remote island.

Mon 19 Oct

£10–£35.25 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 20 Oct

£10–£35.25 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 21 Oct

£10–£35.25 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 24 Oct

Burnistoun: Live and For Real

The whole gang heads to the city centre including McGregor and Toshan the quality polis, Jolly Boy John, deceased ice cream brothers Paul and Walter and even the stubborn voice recognition lift who doesn't understand Scottish. For Real.

Thu 27 Aug

£15–£27 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 28 Aug

£15–£27 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 29 Aug

£15–£27 / 0844 871 7647

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Sat 12 Sep

£13.50–£28.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 13 Sep

£13.50–£28.50 / 0844 871 7647

East Is East

  • Directed by: Sam Yates
  • Written by: Ayub Khan Din

Jane Horrocks stars in this new production of Ayub Khan Din's tale of growing up in multiracial England.

Mon 10 Aug

£10–£36.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 11 Aug

£10–£36.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 12 Aug

£10–£36.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Wed 11 Nov

£21–£36 / 0844 871 7647

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An Evening of Burlesque

Cabaret spectacular featuring fan dancing fantasies, foxy 40s WAF sirens, bubblegum blowing baseball babes and cheesecake pin-ups.

Thu 12 Nov

£25–£40 / 0844 871 7647

Frozen Sing-a-long

  • 2013
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

Sing 'Let It Go' at the top of your lungs without getting into fisticuffs. Dress as your favourite character and don't worry if you aren't word perfect – the lyrics appear on screen. Warm hugs all round.

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Directed by: Lucy Bailey
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

The Bunbury Company of Players present their take on Wilde's witty masterpiece.

Tue 24 Nov

£10–£37.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 28 Nov

Inala

  • 4 stars

A mix of Western ballet and traditional Zulu song and dance with live music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Thu 16 Jul

£15–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 17 Jul

£15–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 18 Jul

£15–£39.50 / 0844 871 7647

An Inspector Calls

This adaptation of JB Priestley's detective thriller focuses on the themes of common responsibility and the importance of community.

Tue 3 Nov

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

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Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Tue 8 Dec

£16.50–£65.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 9 Dec

£15–£66.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 10 Dec

…and 18 more dates until 3 Jan 2016

The Last Tango

Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly Superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as the pair prepare to dance in their final ever show. Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become Strictly Come Dancing favourites, UK…

Tue 1 Dec

£12.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 2 Dec

£12.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 3 Dec

…and 2 more dates until 5 Dec

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 13 Nov

£27–£42 / 0844 871 7647

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne completes his trio of Tchaikovsky-scored ballets with the story of Aurora's century-long slumber.

Tue 17 Nov

Wed 18 Nov

…and 2 more dates until 21 Nov

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Sun 1 Nov

£18–£20 / 0844 871 7647

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Pam Ann: Fly

Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.

Sun 29 Nov

£22–£40 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

Scottish Ballet's festive production of the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale, set to the unmistakable score penned by Prokofiev, which is performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Tue 12 Jan 2016

£9–£33 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 13 Jan 2016

£9–£33 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 14 Jan 2016

£8–£27 / 0844 871 7647

£9–£33 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 16 Jan 2016

Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Another chance to see Scottish Ballet's contemporary take on the Prokofiev ballet with Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor bringing a fresh twist to the classic tragedy.

Tue 4 Aug

£9.50–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 5 Aug

£9.50–£32 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Scottish Opera: Ariodante

Ginevra, the somewhat improbably-named daughter of the King of Scotland, is in love with Ariodante, but the jealous Polinesso succeeds in persuading Ariodante that he himself is Ginevra's true love. Then it gets complicated. Handel's 1735 opera is one of his best-loved works, with a fine breeches role in Ariodante, here…

Tue 16 Feb 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 18 Feb 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 20 Feb 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: Ariodante Unwrapped

Designed especially for those who've seldom or never been to an opera before, this free, hour-long session introduces you to some of the themes and characters.

Wed 17 Feb 2016

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Scottish Opera: Carmen

Bizet's Carmen has everything you want from an opera: tunes, drama, sex, violence and hordes of sizzling gypsies. Director Benjamin Davies revives the 1999 co-production with Welsh National Opera, bringing in Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte (who was 13 at the time of that original production) as the titular…

Wed 7 Oct

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 9 Oct

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 11 Oct

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 17 Oct

Scottish Opera: Carmen Unwrapped

Designed especially for those who've seldom or never been to an opera before, this free, hour-long session introduces you to some of the themes and characters.

Wed 14 Oct

Free / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: Rusalka

Dvořák's 1901 opera tells the tale of Rusalka, a water nymph who is seduced and then callously abandoned by a prince, and whose response is to turn into a spirit of death that lures men to their doom in the lake, which is admittedly more enterprising than curling up on the sofa and binge-watching Grey's Anatomy. Anne…

Tue 5 Apr 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 7 Apr 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 9 Apr 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Scottish Opera: Rusalka Unwrapped

Designed especially for those who've seldom or never been to an opera before, this free, hour-long session introduces you to some of the themes and characters.

Fri 8 Apr 2016

Scottish Opera: The Devil Inside

A new opera from writer Louise Welsh and composer Stuart MacRae, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's story The Bottle Imp. James finds a magical bottle that can grant his heart's desire, with certain conditions; he uses it to get all he ever dreamed of, but it all begins to go wrong. Rachel Kelly, Nicholas Sharratt and…

Sat 23 Jan 2016

£15–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 26 Jan 2016

£15–£29.50 / 0844 871 7647

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Scottish Opera: The Mikado

'Besides, I don't see how a man can cut off his own head.' 'A man might try.' 'Even if you only succeeded in cutting it half off, that would be something.' If Oscar Wilde had written the screenplay for Saw, it still wouldn't have been as good as Gilbert & Sullivan's subversive masterpiece, the funniest comedy about…

Thu 5 May 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 7 May 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sun 8 May 2016

£10.50–£76.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 14 May 2016

Scottish Opera: The Mikado Unwrapped

Designed especially for those who've seldom or never been to an opera before, this free, hour-long session introduces you to some of the themes and characters.

Wed 11 May 2016

Wee Cinderella

Scottish Ballet's Cinderella, specially adapted for younger audiences. The show is performed by the company's dancers with live music from the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Fri 15 Jan 2016

£11 / 0844 871 7647

West Coast

Expect some good vibrations to be radiating from the stage at this show by the popular Beach Boys tribute act.

Sun 25 Oct

£25 / 0844 871 7647

Westcoast – Music of The Beach Boys

A show full of California Girls, Good Vibrations and Beach Boys classics.

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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