The King's Theatre, Glasgow
The King’s Theatre, Glasgow tours
The King’s Theatre, Glasgow is a fully-operated theatre with a busy calendar of plays, musicals and pantomime. Visitors will be able to see Frank Matcham’s front-of-house and grand auditorium, backstage subject to availability.
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
How to book: Visitors should contact Janette McCartney to arrange a tour by phone on +44(0)141 240 1308 or email
Cost: Public Tours are £10 for Adults and £5 for under 16s and are subject to availability. Group Tours 10+ can sometimes be arranged at a cost of £50. We will then give you a voucher to redeem against a future group booking at the King’s or Theatre Royal.
How to get there
The King’s Theatre is located on Bath Street in Glasgow, about a 15 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station or a 2 minute walk from Charing Cross Station.
For more information please see the theatre's website.
Glasgow is a city of rich theatrical heritage with a handful of architectural and historical gems from the late-19th century including:
The King's Theatre, Glasgow is one of Scotland's most historic and significant Frank Matcham theatres in Scotland. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. It is home to possibly the very best Christmas pantomime to be seen in the United Kingdom which over the years has featured the Scottish greats including Stanley Baxter, Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly.
The King's provides Glasgow's flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow's European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences, performance after performance, and throughout the year. On 30 September 2002 Ambassador Theatre Group took on the management of the King's even though Glasgow City Council remains the owner. The theatre continues to present first class musicals and pantomime alongside a wider range of drama, dance and comedy.