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King's Theatre Glasgow Glasgow

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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.

Plan your visit

The box office and other public spaces open up to 90 minutes before performances begin, and bars begin serving one hour before the start of a show.
There is no cloakroom at King's Theatre Glasgow, and patrons are advised to bring only small bags into the venue.
A variety of security measures, including bag checks, are in operation at the theatre to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors. Patrons are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid long queues.
Bars are located on each level of the auditorium, serving a range of drinks and snacks from one hour before the start of a show, and during the interval. Theatregoers can upgrade for access to the Ambassador Lounge whilst booking online, or by calling 0844 871 7648.
Independent live music bar and eatery Bloc is a short walk away serving up a mouthwatering menu of burgers and street eats, including regular weekly specials. For theatregoers after European plates, Red Onion on West Campbell Street offers meat, fish and vegetarian options from a pre-theatre or à la carte menu.
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre is a couple of minutes away from King's Theatre on foot, and offers reliable, comfortable budget rooms near Charing Cross station. For visitors wanting to spend a little more, the 4 star Hilton Glasgow is less than ten minutes' walk away.

Help booking tickets

Tickets can be collected from the box office up to 90 minutes before the start of the performance. Please bring the card you booked with and your confirmation email as this will help the box office team find your booking.
The King's Theatre box office is open for ticket collection 90 minutes before curtains up on performance days.
The bookings and box office team can be contacted by phone on 0333 009 6690.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their ticket seller databaseto see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
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