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What’s On at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Theatre Royal Glasgow is welcoming a huge range of events in 2023, from theatre to comedy and opera. Most exciting is the arrival of some top West End shows over the summer, including Six, the musical that turns Henry VIII’s Tudor Queens into pop princesses; and classic showbiz musical 42nd Street, starring Samantha Womack and Faye Tozer.

Look ahead to November, and you can also book tickets for Pretty Woman: The Musical, which recently closed in the West End and is now ready to sweep up audiences on a UK tour.

Other Theatre Royal Glasgow events that should be top of your list are the fantastic array of top comedians visiting the city! Big names to enjoy this year include Russell Howard in July, James Acaster in August and Tom Allen in September.

About the Theatre Royal Glasgow

First opening in 1867 as the Royal Colosseum and Opera House, Theatre Royal Glasgow is the city’s oldest theatre and a Grade A listed building. Originally designed by George Bell, the first President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects, the auditorium was redesigned in French Renaissance style by Charles Phipps after a fire in 1879. A second fire broke out in 1895, in which 65 theatregoers and residents of Glasgow died during the ensuing crush. 

After passing through several owners and guises in the 20th century including television studios for ITV, the building became a home for Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. It is also a city centre hub for varied events such as seminars, meetings and conferences. In 2005, ATG took over management of the theatre, ensuring that the Theatre Royal Glasgow would continue to provide first-class entertainment including tours of large West End shows. The building was restored in 2014 so that new, stylish contemporary designs could complement the original Victorian charm.

Frequently Asked Questions

The box office is open in person from 12pm - 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am - 6pm on Saturdays. 

On performance nights, the box office is open from 6pm for ticket collection and same-day sales, and remains open until 8pm. Please note that advance sales for future performances are not available during this period.
Public spaces in the theatre are open up to 90 minutes before a performance begins, and bars begin serving one hour before curtain up. For a more relaxed experienced, arrive early to avoid the queues for venue entry and bars.
There are bars on each level of the theatre auditorium, serving a range of drinks and snacks from one hour before a performance begins, and during the interval. 

Customers can also pre-book an Ambassador Lounge package, for bespoke service, when booking tickets online.

Vanilla Black café at Theatre Royal Glasgow is open during the day for coffee, cakes and other snacks.
A cloakroom is available but it is only for jackets and coats. Bags and luggage cannot be stored. It is best to avoid bringing any items that cannot be held on your lap during the performance.
The theatre is just a five-minute stroll away from Halloumi. This popular Greek-Cypriot Mezze restaurant serves fresh and authentic dishes crafted by their experienced chefs using only the best ingredients. Alternatively, head over to Bloc, located near Glasgow's historic George Square for live music and a unique menu of street eats, including Irn-Bru infused pulled-pork and double-fried Korean-style chicken.
The 5-star Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is less than ten minutes away from the theatre, offering guests luxurious restored bedrooms amongst Georgian architecture - including a restaurant in the building’s former ballroom. For those on a lower budget, Holiday Inn has comfortable rooms in a convenient location just three minutes’ walk away.
The box office team can be contacted for booking queries by phone on 0333 009 6690.

Past Shows At Theatre Royal Glasgow

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