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About the King's Theatre Glasgow
King’s Theatre Glasgow opened in 1904, intended to be a sister venue for the city’s Theatre Royal. Renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham designed the venue with Art Nouveau and Baroque influences, and it was heralded as one of his most brilliant theatre designs.
The King’s Theatre hosted the Royal Variety Performance in 1977, during which Dolly Parton and The Jackson Five both performed. It was later a main venue when Glasgow was named European City of Culture in 1990. The King's is perhaps best-known however for its annual pantomime, which has featured Scottish greats such as Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan and Jack Milroy. The theatre also supports Glasgow’s flourishing amateur theatre groups, packing in appreciative audiences throughout the year.
A traditional building that is recognised as one of the country’s top touring venues, Ambassador Theatre Group took over management of the King’s Theatre in 2002, upholding the presentation of first-class musicals, pantomime, dance and drama.