The first theatre opened in 1867 and after two fires reopened in September 1895. This began the long and successful association of the Theatre Royal with the best in the world of entertainment. The Theatre Royal presents a wide variety of drama, dance, comedy, opera, musical and children’s theatre. It is home to Scotland’s resident companies, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, and is a unique City Centre venue for conferences, meetings and seminars. The Victorian auditorium and... Read more >>
The first theatre opened in 1867 and after two fires reopened in September 1895. This began the long and successful association of the Theatre Royal with the best in the world of entertainment. The Theatre Royal presents a wide variety of drama, dance, comedy, opera, musical and children’s theatre. It is home to Scotland’s resident companies, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, and is a unique City Centre venue for conferences, meetings and seminars. The Victorian auditorium and stylish contemporary corporate areas provide privacy and flexibility for many occasions. On March 2005 Ambassador Theatre Group took over the management of the Theatre Royal, and continues to present first class entertainment.
Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-on foot (credit cards accepted) multi-storey car park one block from the theatre in Cambridge St. Parking after 6pm costs £1.50 and this charge entitles you to park until 9am the following day. Leave the car park on foot by the Cowcaddens Rd exit, follow Cowcaddens Rd for one block and the Theatre Royal is on your right. If you have an orange or blue badge you can park free of charge for as long as you wish in surrounding Pay & Display spaces. There are other car parks at Dundasvale and Concert Sq. Eastbound on the M8 Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the 1st set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St. At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn right into West George St. Turn 1st left into Douglas St then continue (Blythswood Sq on your right) until you reach Sauchiehall St, having crossed both West Regent St and Bath St. Turn right into Sauchiehall St, then left into Rose St at the beginning of the pedestrianised area. Turn 1st right into Renfrew St then 1st left into Cambridge St. The car park is on your right. Westbound on the M8 Exit at J17. Turn left at the 1st set of traffic lights into West Graham St. Turn right at the major traffic lights into Cowcaddens Rd then first right into Cambridge St. The car park is on your left.
Queen St Leave Queen St station by the Dundas St exit (to your right from high level trains). Walk straight ahead across the taxi rank and into Dundas Lane. Turn right into Buchanan St and follow the pedestrianised area into Sauchiehall St then turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is around 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St.
Central Leave Central station by the main entrance. Turn left into Gordon St then first right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is at the top of Hope St 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit Network Rail's website.
Leave Cowcaddens station & turn right. Walk alongside Cowcaddens Rd for around 200yds & turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is in front of you.
A wide variety of local bus routes stop close to the Theatre Royal. Longer distance services arrive at Buchanan Bus Station. Leave the bus station by the clock and head up Killermont St. Turn right up Hope St and the Theatre Royal is on your right. For timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus info call 0141 423 6600 8.30am- 6pm Mon - Fri and 8.30am- 12.30pm Sat.
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.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7647
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7602
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 0141 332 3321
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Theatre Royal Box Office opens one hour before each performance, sales for that performance only.
For advance sales in person please book at the King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm.
There are two wheelchair spaces and four transfer seats available in the stalls of the Theatre Royal.
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 are two accessible toilets on the ground floor of the Theatre Royal.
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.
Please visit ATG's Creative Learning website here.
Please find out about Theatre Royal Glasgow's Creative Learning Events here.
Please find out about Theatre Royal Glasgow's Work Experience Opportunities here.
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 groups, 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!
See show page for more details about forthcoming workshops and courses.
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 Susannah O'Rourke, 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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