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
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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
Fri 29 Sep
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.
- Directed by: Douglas Rintoul
- Written by: Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller's The Crucible, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.
Fantastic Mr Fox
A playful retelling of Roald Dahl's sly tale.
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May
Glasgow Culture Vultures
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 to embrace all art forms if/when events are in Glasgow. Or occasionally in Edinburgh. Moreover, it is to organise and have someone to go with to attend…
How The Other Half Loves
Another satirical dissection of middle-class marital shenanigans from Alan Ayckbourn.
Icons of The 80s - Go West & Cutting Crew
Go West and Cutting Crew are here to service all your 80s nostalgia needs.
- Directed by: Sally Cookson
- Written by: Charlotte Bronte (book)
Sally Cookson directs this bold re-imagining of Charlotte Bronte's novel about a spirited heroine's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms in the face of poverty, injustice and bitter betrayal. A National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic.
Joel Dommett: LIVE
The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.
A Judgement in Stone
Crime drama based on the best-selling novel by Ruth Rendell.
The Kite Runner
- Directed by: Giles Croft
- Written by: Matthew Spangler (adapt)
Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.
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.
- Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
- Written by: lyrics)
The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK.
Thu 7 Dec
The Nutcracker Family Insight
Take a little time out to discover the inspirations behind The Nutcracker's choreography, characters, music and designs. This insight offers the fascinating experience of watching the Company take class on stage and talking to one of the dancers afterwards about their career. Suitable for age 6+.
Sat 6 Jan 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.
Pam Ann: Fly
Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.
The Railway Children
Adapted from E Nesbit's novel The Railway Children tells the story of three children and their mother who move from London to Yorkshire after their father is wrongly imprisoned.
Thu 6 Jul
Richard Alston Dance Company
A mixed programme of works by Alston and his Associate Choreographer, Martin Lawrance. The modern tango of Tangent is set to music by Astor Piazzolla, whilst the dramatic Stronghold has a score by Julia Wolfe. Mazur is danced to live Chopin mazurkas and An Italian In Madrid is inspired by the sonatas of Scarlatti.
Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker
Scottish Ballet's presentation of the enchanting classic, by Peter Darrell.
Sat 6 Jan 2018
Scottish Opera: La bohème
Puccini's tale of young Bohemians in love.
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.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams' classic drama.
Thu 7 Sep
The Sunday Series: Opera in Concert - Le Villi
Le Villi is based on the same legend as the classic ballet Giselle, and this opera-ballet was Puccini’s first stage work. Performed in the middle of our run of La bohème, it shows his familiar lyrical flair. This concert also includes Preludio Sinfonico and Capriccio Sinfonico. Running time approx. 1 hr 45 mins Conductor…
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Directed by: James Macdonald
- Written by: Edward Albee
Rapture Theatre perform the play about marital discontent.
Thu 1 Jun
The Wipers Times
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's play about the WWI newspaper.
Wed 8 Nov
Thu 9 Nov
Reviews & features
Glasgow's Theatre Royal to get £11.5m refit8 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…