Located in the centre of Glasgow, on Hope Street, the Theatre Royal is famous for being the oldest venue of this sort in Glasgow, as well as in all of Scotland. With a capacity of 1541 people, the Theatre Royal has been active since 1869. Throughout its rich history of nearly 150 years, the theatre has been rebuilt two times, in 1879 and 1895, after being consumed by fire. This is also where the famous Howard & Wyndham Ltd. was established, a company that owned and managed Scottish and English theatres.
Due to its central position in Glasgow, the Theatre Royal is accessible by train, tube, car and bus.
By train and tube: those who travel by train should know that the Theatre Royal is within a 9-min walking distance from both the Queen Street and the Glasgow Central Station. If you prefer the tube, you’d be delighted to know that it only takes 7 minutes to walk from the Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station.
By bus: the closest bus stop, which serves the routes 10A, B10, C10, N6, N60, simpliCITY 6 and simpliCITY 6A, is just a one-minute walk from the Theatre Royal Glasgow.
By car: getting to the Theatre Royal Glasgow by car is a piece of cake, as the venue is located in the vicinity of the M8.
International: if you arrive by plane at the Glasgow Airport, it will take you about 14 minutes to get to the Theatre Royal by car. You can also travel by train from the Paisley Gilmour Street Station, which is not far from the airport.
The Cambridge Street Car Park, which is run by the city council, is within a 3-minute walking distance to the Theatre Royal. The parking is free-of-charge for Orange or Blue Badge Holders, which benefit from special car spots.
Access for people with special needs
People with special needs benefit from wheelchair spaces, elevator access, sound amplification systems as well as accessible toilets.