The Tron Theatre is situated in the Merchant City area and presents a varied programme of local, national and international shows, music and comedy, and drama and creative writing workshops for young people.
The Tron Steeple and Kirk which house the Tron Theatre has been in use for almost 500 years, and has served many a function throughout it’s long life span; as an important place of worship, a place of execution, a market place, a police station and its current use as one of Glasgow’s leading theatres.
The Tron Theatre was first established in 1979, based in the Victorian Bar of the Tron. In 1981 the Tron staged an extensive programme of touring prodction companies, jazz and rhythm & blues orchestras, a tradition which is revived during the annual Glasgow International Jazz Festival.
Under the artistic leadership of Michael Boyd (1986 to 1996) – now Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Tron established itself as a powerhouse of both new writing and dynamic productions of classic texts, making full use of available Scottish talent.
Some of the UK’s leading artists to emerge from this period include Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Elaine C Smith, Eddi Reader, Peter Mullan, Craig Ferguson and Siobhan Redmond, as well as musician Craig Armstrong (Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge).
The Tron Theatre also contains a bar/restaurant which serves high quality seasonal produce.
The Tron Theatre is located just off Argyle St in the Merchant City area of Glasgow. There are many ways to get to the Tron Theatre including various buses which go along Argyle St (the main road mearby). The Tron is a 10 minute walk from Central Station, and a 5 minute walk from Argyle St station. The St Enoch subway is also less than 10 minutes away.
On street parking is available in the Merchant City, although this area of Glasgow is usually busy both during the day and in the evenings.