Early Years

The Theatre Royal Glasgow has a history as rich and as varied as the acts that have graced its stage.

When its original owner James Baylis first opened the Theatre Royal in 1867, it was named the Royal Colosseum & Opera House.  Within two years, business was booming and the acquisition of the Royal Charter saw the theatre change its name to the Theatre Royal.

Click on the links opposite to learn more about James Baylis and to view the Royal Charter.