Glasgow is bisected by the winding River Clyde, covered in green spaces and dappled with historical points of interest. Scotland’s largest city, it has strong industrial roots but, in more recent years, has become known for its iconic music scene; there are few better places in the UK for gigs, concerts and music festivals. Glasgow is a hub of creative activity, with many notable actors hailing from its parts: Peter Capaldi, James McAvoy, and John Barrowman to name just a few. Glasgow theatre is equally significant. The city features two of the UK’s top regional venues: the Theatre Royal and King’s Theatre. The grand old Theatre Royal Glasgow homes two resident companies: Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. King’s Theatre owes its stunning design to theatre architect Frank Matcham. Both venues host a programme of touring shows, plays, comedy and children’s theatre.