Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Opened: 1867
Capacity: 1,555 seats


  • The Theatre Royal is the oldest theatre in Glasgow and first opened in 1867. The current building dates from 1879 and is an outstanding example of the work of the architect Charles Phipps. Stunning new foyers were completed in 2014, the improved facilities giving access to a rooftop terrace and including displays on the history of the building and performances.
  • Home to both Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, the theatre is central to the cultural life of the city. It also presents drama (including productions from the National Theatre of Scotland), musicals and comedy.
  • Shows over recent years and forthcoming include Jersey Boys, The Commitments, Scottish Opera’s La Boheme, A Streetcar Named Desire, Scottish Opera’s La Traviata, Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker, The Play That Goes Wrong, Rambert’s Ghost Dances, Mamma Mia.



Opening in summer 2014 the stunning new front of house development at the Theatre Royal will enhance one of the most beautiful auditoriums in the UK. The Theatre Royal is the longest running theatre in Scotland and it is the home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. The Theatre Royal auditorium and bars are available to hire for large scale events or smaller meetings.
Contact the Theatre Royal to find out more on 01413 323321 or by email on /

Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA Scotland

Contact: James Haworth, General Manager

Stage Door: 0141 332 3321

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