The King's Theatre, Glasgow
The King’s Theatre, Glasgow tours
The King’s Theatre, Glasgow is a fully-operational 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, and look behind the scenes. Hear about the famous names that have performed on the King's Theatre's stage, the ghosts that haunt the auditorium, and find out what goes on during a performance to keep the audience entertained
Duration Selected Saturday mornings (depending on shows) Approx 1 hour. Tour information.
How to book Book online, by phone on +44(0)20 7206 1174.
Cost General Tickets £10.00 plus £3.80 transaction fee. Group Tours 10+ can sometimes be arranged please submit a request online.
Other information The tour route involves climbing staircases and is therefore unsuitable for those who are less mobile. No unaccompanied children. No children under 8 years of age.
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:
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall also listed on The Theatres Trust Database ID: 2238
Citizens Theatre also listed on The Theatres Trust Database ID: 2354
Pavilion Theatre also listed on The Theatres Trust Database ID: 2359
Theatre Royal Glasgow also listed on The Theatres Trust Database ID: 2308
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.
See The Theatres Trust Theatres Database ID 2360 King’s Theatre, Glasgow
See also Arthur Lloyd Music Hall and History website