Theatre Royal


Opened in 1867, the Theatre Royal is the oldest theatre in Glasgow and longest running in Scotland. Featuring a beautiful Victorian auditorium, the theatre went through two fires before the turn of the century. STV took over ownership of the theatre in 1957, converting the space into three television studios. In 1974 the theatre was sold to Scottish Opera, ending STV’s attachment with the venue. The theatre had played an important role in transforming the entertainment industry in Scotland, and returned to its original purpose as a performance space. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented first class entertainment covering all genres, including opera, ballet, drama, comedy and musicals.

Previously at Theatre Royal

18 - 22 June 2019

5 - 9 September 2017

6 - 10 September 2016

1 - 5 September 2015

Location & Contact

Theatre Royal Glasgow,
Hope Street
G2 3QA

Getting There

By car
There is a multi-storey car park one block from the theatre in Cambridge St. Parking. Arriving after 18.00 costs £2.50 and this charge entitles you to park until 08.00 the following day.

By train
Glasgow Queen Street is the closest station to the theatre.

By bus
A wide variety of local bus routes stop close to the Theatre Royal.

Access Information

There are two wheelchair spaces in the stalls, dress circle, upper circle and balcony of the Theatre Royal. There is lift access to all levels.

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 2 accessible toilets in the stalls area and one in the basement, dress circle, upper circle and balcony of the Theatre Royal. There is lift access to all levels.