Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA

The Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Pic: ATG

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January 2020

Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen
Fri 3 – Sat 18 Jan 2020
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat/Sun: 2.30pm.
Choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by Lez Brotherston, his glittering new production will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Book here.

Oor Wullie
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan 2020
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Only question is; where’s his bucket?! Join Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of The Sunday Post gang, in a brand-new musical adventure. Noisemaker prove that even at 80 years old he’s still Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie! Book here.

God of Carnage
Mon 27 Jan – Sat 1 Feb 2020
Evenings: 7.30, Weds, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits eleven-year-old Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth, the combatants’ enlightened parents decide to meet to talk things over civilly. But once the niceties are done with and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoiled brats. Book here.

February 2020

Scottish Opera – Nixon In China
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Feb 2020
Tue, Thu, Sat: 19:15, Fri: 6pm.
John Fulljames – Director of Opera at The Royal Danish Theatre – directs John Adams’ iconic work. Inspired by Nixon’s much-publicised visit to China in 1972, this ground-breaking piece explores the reality behind the hype. It is as much about the private moments as the public, about the wives as much as the husbands, and about what we choose to remember as much as what actually happened. Book here.

Educating Rita
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
Evenings: 7.30, Weds, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. With Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita in the 40th anniversary production directed by Max Roberts of Live Theatre. Book here.

March 2020

BalletBoyz – Deluxe
Sunday 1 March 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
There’s a treat in store for Spring; BalletBoyz are back! Get ready to meet Joey, Ben, Harry, Liam, Matt and Will – the six exceptional young dancers who star in this feast of mesmerising and sublime dance, cleverly fused with the BalletBoyz trademark use of film and behind the scenes footage. Book here.

Dial M for Murder
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? TV and Stage favourite, Tom Chambers, stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Book here.

Shrek The Musical
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.15pm; Sat 2.30pm.
PMOS present the musical adaptation of the animated movie about a big big, green, terrifying ogre who is turfed out of his lonely swamp and sets off with a wisecracking Donkey to save the feisty princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon. Book here.

Go Dance
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm.
Featuring 45 energetic and innovative new works from dance groups from across Scotland. The festival provides a performance platform for dancers and dance artists to make, share and celebrate their work and after a break last year, it returns with an invigorated programme of original bite-size new works. Book here.

An Inspector Calls
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Mar 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Stephen Daldry’s radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns after a sell out West End season. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. Book here.

April 2020

Ghost Stories
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr 2020
Tue – Thu: 8pm; Fri: 6pm & 8.30pm; Sat: 3pm & 8pm.
There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other. Book here.

Scottish Opera – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Apr 2020
Tue, Thurs, Sat: 7.15pm.
Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre, returns to Scottish Opera to bring his Shakespearean expertise to Britten’s beguiling work. Designer Tom Piper, famed for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London will bring this tale to life. Fairies, magic, comedy and more – all come together in an otherworldly blend of imagination and reality. Book here.

Swan Lake
Wed 29 Apr – Sat 2 May 2020
Evenings: 7.30, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet reinterpret the classic for a new generation with David Dawson’s daring, visceral choreography – perfectly paired with the rich, romantic Tchaikovsky score, played live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Book here.

May 2020

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Mon 4 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production. Book here.

Scottish Opera – The Gondoliers
Thu 14 – Sat 23 May 2020
Thurs – Sat: 7.15pm; Sun: 2.30pm.
Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon. Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun. Book here.

Scottish Opera – Utopia, Limited
Thu 21 May 2019
Evening: 7.15pm.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s penultimate opera was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, in a semi-staged performance with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and revised musical version by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere and the airing it so deserves. Satirising the conceit of the mighty British Empire, its politics, monarchy and press, Utopia, Limited is as incisive now as ever it was. Book here.

West Side Story
Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020
Tue – Fri, Sat: 7.30pm; Fri: 5pm & 8pm; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Pantheon Theatre, Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed amateur musical theatre company, with their take on Leonard Bernstein’s modern classic. Book here.

June 2020

Les Misérables
Wed 3 – Sat 27 Jun 2020
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’, with scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, Book here.

August 2020

The Magic of The Beatles
Thu 27 Aug 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
It’s been over 50 years since the seminal release of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – and this magical ‘musical’ mystery tour will transport you back to the golden era of pop with hit after hit! Book here.

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Sat 29 – Sun 30 Aug 2020
Sat/Sun: 10am, 1pm & 4pm.
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Book here.

September 2020

The Scandal at Mayerling
Thu 24 – Sat 26 Sep 2020
Evenings: 7.30, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet, re-imagine MacMillan’s iconic ballet. The year is 1889 and, in the woods outside Vienna, the Empire must hide a terrible secret. At the royal Mayerling hunting lodge, Crown Prince Rudolf is found shot dead alongside his teenage mistress. Book here.

Hue and Cry
Sat 5 Sep 2020
Evening: 7pm.
Following on from the success of their Summer Nights at the Bandstand show which sold out in just a couple of days, Hue and Cry have announced that they will play Glasgow’s legendary Theatre Royal in September 2020. Book here.

November 2020

One Night of Elvis – Lee Memphis King
Tue 5 Nov 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 – 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was. Book here.

An Evening with The Hairy Bikers
Sun 15 Nov 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Join Dave and Si for an evening of food, frolics and tales from a life on the road. With their irresistible enthusiasm, The Hairy Bikers’ tour offers an epic night of cooking and conversation. Book here.

Groan Ups
Mon 23 – Sat 28 Nov 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Following their phenomenal rise to global success with The Play That Goes Wrong, multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return on tour with their brand new comedy all about growing up. Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. Book here.

December 2020

The Commitments
Mon 7 – Sat 26 Dec 2020
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
The fantastically feel good celebration of soul in an adaptation by Roddy Doyle of his own novel about the music fan who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Features over 20 soul classics performed live on stage. Book here.


January 2021

The Nutcracker
Wed 6 – Sat 16 Jan 2021
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs – Sun: 2.30pm.
Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Scottish Ballet with founder Peter Darrell’s sumptuous choreography. Book here.

February 2021

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 23 – Sat 27 Feb 2021
Evenings: 7.30; Wed, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Book here.