Theatre Royal Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA

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Cancelled and rescheduled shows

ATG Theatres which runs the Theatre Royal, has now closed the theatre until January 16 2022 to comply with the latest Covid regulations. Full details and FAQs for shows cancelled or rescheduled due to Covid are here:

Covid-19 Status

ATG Theatres has mandated that everyone over 18 attending any of its theatres should be able to either prove that they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or that they have had a recent negative PCR/ LF test to go into the theatre. Further details are here.

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January 2022

No Such Thing As A Fish
Sun 16 Jan  2022: Postponed to Sun 4 Sept.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
Sun 23 Jan  2022 Postponed to Tue 24 May.

Looking Good Dead
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jan 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger… Book here.

Nina Conti – The Dating Show
Sun 30 Jan 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism brings you her pioneering new dating show. She’ll be like Cilla Black with masks. Derailed. Not so much a Blind Date as a re-voiced one. There’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had.  Book here.

February 2022

Go Dance
Tue 1 – Fri 4 Feb 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Refreshed, re-imagined and reconnecting the best community dance from across Scotland. With a diverse programme of bite-size works, Go Dance opens up the Theatre Royal stage to community groups, schools, colleges and emerging choreographers to share and celebrate their work. This dynamic festival showcases dance in all its forms and shines a light on the rich creativity and resilience within the dance community.  Book here.

Rura and Special Guests
Sat 5 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Festival favourites RURA have teamed up with four folk music luminaries to create a unique collaborative EP, premiered here at our 2022 festival. Adored for their electrifying mash-up of pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar, RURA’s 10th anniversary gig sold out the Old Fruitmarket during Celtic Connections 2020.  Book here.

Scottish Opera – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Mon, Thurs, Sat: 7.15pm.
Directed by Emma Jenkins and accompanied by The Orchestra of Scottish Opera conducted by Head of Music Derek Clark, the 16 exceptional rising young stars of the UK National Opera Studio showcase their skills and vocal prowess with a fun, energetic programme titled Anarchy at the Opera Book here.

Scottish Opera – National Opera Studio
Fri 25 Feb 2022
Evening: 6pm.
Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre, returns to Scottish Opera to bring his Shakespearean expertise to bear once more. Joined by designer Tom Piper, famed for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London, he promises to enchant and entertain with Britten’s beguiling work.  Book here.

Diary of a CEO Live
Sun 27 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Social Chain founder and BBC’s newest and youngest ever Dragon, Steven Bartlett brings Europe’s No.1 Business podcast to the stage for his ‘intimate confession’. Accompanied by the breathtaking House Gospel Choir, Steven will take you on a journey of how self-belief can triumph over adversity.  Book here.

March 2022

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Mar 2022
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.

School of Rock
Mon 7 – Sat 12 March 2022
Evenings: 7.30, Weds, Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, exposing his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind‐blowing rock band. Book here.

Cyrano de Bergerac
Fri 18 – Sat 26 March 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30; Mats Thurs & Sun: 2.30pm.
James McAvoy returns home to Glasgow with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac for 9 performances only. Book here.

April 2022

The Da Vinci Code
Mon 28 Mar – Sat 2 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. Book here.

Steve Backshall – Oceans
Sun 3 April 2022
One performance: 2.30pm.
Ocean is a love letter to the most exciting environment on our planet – and a great way to learn more about what we need to do to save our seas. Using stunts, experiments, props, cutting edge science and big screen footage from his two decades in TV, Steve will bring the icons of the Big Blue to life. Book here.

The Scandal at Mayerling
Wed 13 – Sat 16 April 2022
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.

Fatal Attraction
Mon 18 – Sat 23 April 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the 1987 movie, an erotic psychologicsl thriller, James Dearden’s new stage play is a tale of seduction and suspense that asks the question: what happens when desire becomes deadly? Promises sensational, edge of the seat entertainment. Book here.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Tue 26 – Sat 30 April 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Book here.

May 2022

Scottish Opera: Don Giovani
Sun 15 – Sat 21 May 2022
Sun Mat: 3pm; Wed, Sat: 7.15pm.
Mozart’s masterpiece is one of the world’s most performed operas for good reason. Sir Thomas Allen – whose 2019 revival of The Magic Flute was a sell-out success – returns to direct his stunning production. Book here.

Calling Planet Earth
Sun 22 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s. Featuring songs from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, ABC and Ultravox – performed by a live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast. Book here.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
Tue 24 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
It has been a while, but the multi-award winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke… called John. Book here.

Brydon, Mack & Mitchell: Town To Town
Wed 25 – Fri 27 May 2022.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell with “an evening of chat, comedy, and general messing about” as the Would I lie to You? trio take their off-the-cuff camaraderie off the telly and out on tour. Book here.

Menopause The Musical 2
Sat 28 May 2022.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical, fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses. A trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits. Book here.

Barry Steele & Friends – The Roy Orbison Story
Sun 29 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role of ‘The Big O,’ in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Roy Orbison. Following his West End Debut at The Adelphi Theatre, Barry is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert.. Book here.

June 2022

Gangsta Granny
Wed 1  – Sat 4 June 2022
Evenings Wed – Sat: 7pm; Matinees Thu/Fri 1.30pm; Sat 11am, 3pm.
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means one thing – staying with Granny. There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie, cabbage cake and it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine. Book here.

Sun 5 June 2022 
Evening: 7pm.
A glorious, celebratory concert performing the classic album The Same Sky in its entirety with band and strings. A set choc-full of the classic songs including the beautiful and timeless Careful, which will inevitably conjure up treasured times from over the years for the entire audience..  Book here.

Bowie Experience
Sunday 12 June 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits – celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance. Book here.

Tue 14 – Sun 19 June 2022
Tue-Thur: 8pm; Fri: 6pm, 8pm; Sat: 4pm, 8pm: Sun: 2pm.
See review: ★★★★☆ Royally good
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.  Book here.

Oi Frog and Friends!
Fri 17 – Sun 19 June 2022
Fri: 10.30am and 1.30pm; Sat: 10am and 12 noon;  Sun: 10am.
Based on the bestselling series of picture books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming…  Book here.

Scottish Opera: Don Giovani
Thurs 23 – Sat 25 June 2022
Evenings Thurs, Sat: 7.15pm.
Mozart’s masterpiece is one of the world’s most performed operas for good reason. Sir Thomas Allen – whose 2019 revival of The Magic Flute was a sell-out success – returns to direct his stunning production. Book here.

Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please…
Sun 26 June 2022
Evening: 7.30pm..
Following the sell-out 2019 tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, writer, campaigner and all-round good egg, returns with her brand-new show. In an evening of warmth, love and laughter, Sandi will explore reasons to be cheerful after many long months of Coronacoaster gloom. Book here.

July 2022

Anton & Giovani – Him & Me
Sunday 3 July 2022
Matinee: 3pm
Strictly Come Dancing professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together. The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class cast of dancers and singers.  Book here.

Mon 4 – Sat 9 July 2022 
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film Clue. Hilarious spoof thriller with Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard and all, directed by Mark Bell (Play that Goes Wrong), promising “a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment”.  Book here.

An Evening With David Sedaris
Sunday 17 July 2022 
Evening: 7.30pm.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.  Book here.

No Such Thing As A Fish
Sun 4 Sept 2022
Evening: 8pm.
The UK’s top podcast is back on the road, with its first tour since 2019! Every show will feature a live recording of a podcast episode plus a first half stuffed to the gills with facts, comedy, and two years’ worth of pent-up nerdery that wouldn’t have worked over Zoom. Book here.

Girl from the North Country
Tue 13  – Sat 17 Sept 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds/Sat: 2.30pm.
Conor McPherson’s uplifting and universal story about family and love using 19 Bob Bob Dylan songs. It’s 1934 in the heartland of America which is in the grip of the Great Depression. A group of wayward souls have crossed paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. Book here.

Justin Live – The BIG Tour
Sun 25 Sept 2022
Two shows: 11am & 2.30pm.
BCBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, packed full of well-known songs, lot’s of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun.  Book here.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Tue 27 Sep – Sat 1 Oct 2022
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine and they embrace the vibrancy of modern-day India, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.  Book here.

October 2022

South Pacific
Tue 4 – Sat 8 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed, landmark production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s powerful love story with a cast of over thirty and a full orchestra. Set on a South Pacific island during World War ll it features songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.  Book here.

James IV – Queen of the Fight
Tue 11 – Sat 15 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Employing the same wit and theatricality of the first three James Plays, acclaimed playwright Rona Munro takes you back to a thrilling and uncharted period of Scottish history. Scotland, 1504, the dazzling, dangerous world of the Scottish Court of James IV. It’s a world where war is never far away, words of love and promises of peace are not what they seem and where poets might turn out to be more dangerous than any assassin.  Book here.

December 2022

The Commitments
Mon 5- Sat 10 Dec 2022
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, 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.

Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen
Wed 14 Dec 2022 – Sun 8 Jan 2023
Tue 20, Wed – Sun (not 24, 31): 7.30pm,  Thurs – Sat, Sun 18: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet’s spectacular production of The Snow Queen returns. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale – set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by Lez Brotherston – travels from the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairy tale forest and the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror in the Snow Queen’s castle. Book here from Fri 14 10am..

June 2023

Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Mon 5 – Sat 10 June 2023.
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.

Directed by dancer, choreographer, theatre director Strictly judge and occasional drag artiste: Craig Revel Horwood, Baz Luhrmanns’s musical adaptation of his 1992 movie features over 20 world class performers. Book here.