The King's, Glasgow is one of Scotland's most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King's... Read more >>
The King's, Glasgow is one of Scotland's most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly. The King's provides Glasgow's flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow's European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King's (Glasgow City Council remains the owner). The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.
The King’s is located at 297 Bath St at the junction of Elmbank St in the western end of Glasgow city centre. It is extremely well served by motorway access, secure parking, trains and buses – all within yards of the theatre.
Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-on-foot (credit cards accepted) multi-storey car park behind the theatre in Elmbank Crescent with access via Elmbank St. Parking after 6pm costs £1 and this charge entitles you to park until 9am the following day. This car park has spaces reserved for people with disabilities.
Northbound on the M8
Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St, then first left into St Vincent St and then second right into Elmbank St. Turn first left into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Southbound on the M8
Take the right hand lane to exit at J18 and follow signs for Charing Cross and Kelvingrove. Staying in the left hand lane turn left into Sauchiehall St and then right into Elmbank St. Turn second right into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Eastbound from A814 Clydeside Expressway
Turn left from the Expressway for M8 (signed Stirling, Edinburgh, Carlisle) but do not join the motorway. Follow the A804 towards Charing Cross, moving towards the middle lane. At the third set of traffic lights turn right into Sauchiehall St and then second right into Elmbank St. Turn right into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Charing Cross station is on the low level line between Queen Street (connections with main line trains and Buchanan Street Underground) and Partick (connection with Underground) stations. Turn right outside the station entrance then right again on reaching Bath Street. The Kings' front door is around one hundred yards on your right. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
Routes 18, 42, 44 & 57 go past the theatre on Bath Street travelling west and along Sauchiehall Street travelling east. For full local timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus information, including fares and ticket information, please call 0141 423 6600 between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday.
Coaches may drop off but not park in front of the theatre. Coach parks are located at High Street (call in advance 0141 552 7276) and Buchanan Bus Station (call in advance 0141 333 3762). Charges apply.
There is an official rank on Sauchiehall Street but taxis can be in short supply around the King's around the beginning and end of performances. You can call for or book a black cab from Glasgow TOA on 0141 429 7070.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7648
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7602
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 0141 240 1300
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
10am – 6pm Mon – Sat (8pm on performance nights)
Counter sales for the evening performance only after 6pm
Please note the Box Office will be CLOSED on Tuesday 18 December
Feel like Royalty for the night with one of our VIP packages for as little as £10 + VAT per guest. Call 0141 352 8202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Arrive Early and Enjoy...
Join us at our brand new bar, The Picture Lounge, Glasgow's newest and most exciting cocktail bar. Open from 6pm on show evenings and during the interval, enjoy a delicious cocktail, a glass of fine wine or perhaps some champagne in the relaxed atmosphere of our newly refurbished Picture Lounge. It's the ideal place to meet friends and mingle before and after the show. Who knows, you may even see the stars of the show! Reserve a table and confirm your name on the manager's guest list call 0141 240 1300 or email email@example.com
There are five wheelchair spaces and three transfer seats available in the stalls of the King’s Theatre. Wheelchair positions are provided in the rear stalls area with level access from Elmbank Street.
We have an infra-red audio enhancement system in the auditorium. Patrons can choose between a headset or a necklace depending on their hearing needs. These are available from Front of House staff in the foyer.. There are two devices available. Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor of the King’s Theatre.
We are a committed and dynamic team who are working hard to bring you activities that help you get the most out of your theatres.
We offer a mix of events from workshops to learn about our productions, backstage tours to find out about what goes on behind the scenes and special events that give you the chance to perform on the stage.
Nearly every week of the year, people of all ages are enjoying a workshop or arts experience with their nursery, school, college or community group, whether you are a school or individual, why not unleash your creative talent and take a look at what’s on offer this season. It's your theatre enjoy it!
To get in touch please contact the Creative Learning Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download your free Cinderella Education Pack.
Mix business with pleasure by taking out Corporate Membership or becoming a Sponsor at The King's and Theatre Royal, Glasgow and brand your company's name - or message - through our theatres, and entertain your clients for pre & interval drinks in our private rooms.
Corporate Membership - from as little as £500
Here are some of the benefits of corporate membership:
For more information please contact Janette McCartney, Development Manager, Glasgow Theatres Ltd, King's Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4JN. Telephone: 0141 240 1300 Email email@example.com
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