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 18 events at this location

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Dead Simple

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Peter James (book)

Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.

Mon 18 May

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 19 May

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 20 May

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 23 May

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

Go Dance

A dance festival showcasing Scotland's dance talent, with performers from community groups, dance schools and colleges.

Tue 26 May

£12–£15.90 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 27 May

£12–£15.90 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 28 May

£12–£15.90 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

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 back to top

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

Judy: The Judy Garland Story

  • Directed by: Arlene Phillips

The life, music, highs and lows of Judy Garland's life are explored in this musical show following her life from the golden Technicolor MGM years to later-in-life concert performances.

Tue 2 Jun

£10–£44.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 3 Jun

£10–£44.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 6 Jun

Pam Ann: Fly

Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.

Sun 29 Nov

£28 / 0844 871 7647

Perform Academies

Weekly classes for aspiring performers aged 8–17. The workshops are led by the in-house gteam and cover acting, singing and dancing.

Sat 20 Jun

£80 / 0844 871 7647

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Adam Meggido
  • Written by: J.M.Barrie

A drama society set out to put on the best darn production of Peter Pan the world has seen, but – as the title suggestions – the best laid plans of mice and men will insist in going aft agley.

Tue 14 Apr

£17.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 15 Apr

£10–£36.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 18 Apr back to top

The Producers

  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Written by: lyrics)

Retelling of Mel Brooks' story of theatre producers who get together in a get-rich-quick plot involving Broadway flops. Te show stars comedian Jason Manford as Leo Bloom and choreographer and TV personality Louie Spence as Carmen Ghia.

Mon 15 Jun

£10–£52.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 16 Jun

£10–£52.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 17 Jun

£10–£52.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jun

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: Il Trovatore

Verdi's Il trovatore is a story of family revenge with more twists and turns than a strand of fallen spaghetti, but it's all tied together with Verdi's powerful music. This revival of the 2001 production features Roland Wood, Anne Mason, Claire Rutter, Gwyn Hughes Jones and Matthew Best, and is directed by Peter Watson…

Thu 7 May

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 9 May

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 12 May

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

…and 2 more dates until 17 May

Scottish Opera: Jenufa

Janáček’s Jenůfa is a powerful and brutally unsentimental tale of child murder in a small Czech town, but it manages to take the grimmest subject matter and make it curiously redemptive. Lee Bisset plays the title character, alongside Peter Wedd and Kathryn Harries. Stuart Stratford conducts.

Tue 7 Apr

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 9 Apr

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 11 Apr

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Twelve Angry Men

  • Directed by: Christopher Haydon
  • Written by: Henry Fonda

A jury must decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his father in this depiction of the tense 1957 film that starred Henry Fonda.

Mon 22 Jun

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 23 Jun

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 24 Jun

£11–£45.50 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun

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

The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Theatre experience with a heavy film noir influence, about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Mon 20 Apr

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 21 Apr

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 22 Apr

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

…and 3 more dates until 25 Apr

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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