Theatre Royal

Address:  282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA (View map)
Tel:  0844 871 7627

Home of the Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, the Theatre Royal is one of Scotland’s leading live entertainment venues, showcasing the best West End and touring productions in the UK each and every year.

The Theatre Royal was opened as the Royal Colosseum & Opera House in 1867, changing its name to the Theatre Royal in 1869, and is the longest running theatre in Scotland.  It is the birthplace of Howard & Wyndham Ltd, owners and managers of theatres in Scotland and England during the early 20th century, created by its chairman Baillie Michael Simons who also promoted the building of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow’s International Exhibitions of 1888 and 1901.

In the past few decades the Theatre Royal has seen an extensive refurbishment, and is now the home of both Scottish Opera and of Scottish Ballet.

Getting There

The Theatre Royal is located between Cowcaddens Rd & Renfrew St.  The Theatre Royal is a 10 minute walk from Buchanan St bus station, and a 10-15 minute walk from Queen St train station.  The closest subway station is Cowcaddens, which is a 5 minute walk away.


Metered on street parking is available near the theatre.  Closest multi-storey car parks are Concert Square Car Park & Cambridge Street Car Park, both within 5 minutes walk from the theatre.

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