What's on In Glasgow
Glasgow is proud of its vibrant and diverse performing arts scene, featuring a spectacular array of music, choreography and comedy. The city offers a rich plethora of performances throughout the year and is home to some of Europe's most highly acclaimed performing arts institutions.
For lovers of classical performances and the high arts, the Theatre Royal takes centre stage in Glasgow. From the finest classical masterpieces, courtesy of resident companies Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, to performances from such luminaries as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, this contemporary-styled Victorian theatre offers the very best.
Literally round the corner is the Pavilion Theatre which plays host to a variety of family shows, comedies, musicals and pantomimes. Renowned for its electrifying atmosphere it has played host to the UK's finest performers. Another city centre venue is the Kings Theatre, a much-loved venue of West End and Broadway musicals and classical ballet. It offers the best of Christmas pantomime, featuring many Scottish greats and provides a high profile stage for local amateur groups.
The Citizen's Theatre is internationally recognised for presenting a challenging programme, attracting audiences from far and wide. Hosting resident and touring productions, it houses three theatres in one and offers a truly unique theatre experience. The Tron Theatre is based in the Merchant City area of Glasgow and is easily identified by its 16th century church steeple. It presents a programme of visiting work from Scotland along with home produced shows, music, comedy and children's workshops.
Situated on the city's south side, the Tramway Theatre, is a leading visual and contemporary arts venues in Glasgow, offering unique space including a hidden garden. Equally, visitors can treat themselves to a fantastic evening of entertainment at the Arches, the Jongleurs, the Stand Comedy Club and many other fantastic venues offering live performances on any given night of the week.
It is a rich variety of choice indeed for those who love the arts, whether ballet, comedy or pantomime. Glasgow has something to offer everyone. All of our theatres are easily accessible and reasonably priced, giving you a theatre to suit your pocket and your choice.