Performance at The Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal is the oldest theatre still in use in Glasgow, with a history as rich and varied as the acts that have graced its stage.
From its origins in the variety and music hall scene, to silent film, pantomime, opera and ballet, the Theatre Royal has always been at the heart of cultural life in Glasgow.
The theatre has contributed greatly to the entertainment of the nation, providing escapism through two World Wars, as well as being at the forefront of home entertainment when Scotland’s first independent television channel, STV, began broadcasting from the theatre in 1957.
Formerly managed by Howard & Wyndham, the Theatre Royal has played host to some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. National treasures Sir Harry Lauder, Will Fyffe and Stanley Baxter all appeared in pantomimes at the Theatre, with Lauder premiering his classic song I Love a Lassie on the Theatre Royal stage.
Today, the Theatre Royal is owned by Scottish Opera who have made it their performance home of along with another of Scotland’s national performing companies, Scottish Ballet.