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Scottish Opera - Access The Merry Widow

Scottish Opera - Access The Merry Widow

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Theatre Royal Glasgow
Thu 15 May 2025
Opera
2 hours
incl. interval
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Scottish Opera’s accessible afternoon performances make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible – keeping the drama on stage where it belongs!

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Thu 15 May 2025
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours incl. interval
Thu at 15:00
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A lavish Parisian party is a grand occasion for dancing, drinking, and (in)discreet love affairs. But Baron Zeta, the ambassador to the fictional cash-strapped state of Pontevedro, has a slightly more serious matter on his mind. Among his party guests is Hanna Glawari. Hanna is the glamorous Pontevedrian widow who arrived in Paris to enjoy her late husband’s immense fortune. Baron Zeta cannot bear the thought of Pontevedro losing half its national wealth should Hanna marry a Parisian. So, he assigns the charismatic Count Danilo to watch over her heart. But little does he know that they have quite the history...

Scottish Opera - Access The Merry Widow

With Dementia Friendly values at their core, these shortened performances are open to all. Performed by a full cast and orchestra, they also feature a presenter to introduce the story, characters and music from the opera. There are wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help. There is also a smaller capacity to allow everyone space, and brighter lighting levels in the auditorium, giving you the flexibility and freedom to move about as required.

Sung in English with English supertitles and narration

What to expect from Scottish Opera’s Access Performances

Audio description available

Shortened running times, including a 30 minute interval

Afternoon start times for easier travel

A presenter to introduce the story and characters, with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and cast

Additional front of house staff on hand to welcome you

Doors open 45 minutes before the start – so there’s lots of time to get settled in

Wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help if you want to transfer

Brighter lighting levels in the auditorium

No need to keep quiet or sit still; you can come in and out of the auditorium during the show

Lower capacity to allow everyone extra space

Quiet areas available to take a break

Enjoy tea and cake in the café beforehand!

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. Theatre Royal Glasgow is cashless in Box Office, all our bars, kiosks and for merchandise.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Cloakroom - Coats & small bags (Coin operated)
Membership Benefits - 10% off drinks

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Thu 15 May 2025
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours incl. interval
Thu at 15:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
Join ATG+, the UK's best live entertainment membership

With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
Join today

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