The Tramway Theatre in Glasgow is one of the leading venues for contemporary visual and performing arts venues in Europe.
Located in the South Side of Glasgow, the Tramway is regarded as Scotland’s most internationally acclaimed venue for contemporary visual and performing art. This reputation is founded on the tramway’s commitment to the presentation of the most innovative work by Scottish and international artists.
The building itself has very distinctive architecture, arising from it’s origins as a tram shed in the late 19th century, and in the early 20th century as Glasgow’s main Tram terminus, depot and factory.
In the 1960’s trams were being phased out, and the building was then used as Glasgow’s museum of transport. It was only when the transport museum moved to the Kelvin Hall that the Tramway Theatre was born.
The history of the venue, alongside its unique character, has ensured that Tramway is a wonderfully original place to produce and experience the best in contemporary art.
In addition to their wide programme of exhibitions, theatre, performance and experimental art, the Tramway regularly runs workshops and classes within their visual arts studio: Portfolio Preparation, Evening Life Classes, Skill Based Workshops, Design Based Workshops and Saturday Art Workshops to name but a few.
Details of performances and exhibitions are available on the Tramway’s website.
The Tramway Theatre is located on the south side of the city on Albert Drive. There are many ways to get to the Tramway Theatre including various buses which go along Pollockshaws Rd (the main Road mearby). The closest train station is Pollockshields East.
On street parking is available although it can be busy when there are performances taking place.