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Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

First Opened: 28th November 1867 (152 years ago)

Reopened: 26th October 1880, remodelled by C.J. Phipps

Reopened: 14th October 1975, following use a television studio

Former Names: The Royal Colosseum

Website: www.glasgowtheatreroyal.org.uk Open website in new window

Telephone: 0141 332 3321 Call 0141 332 3321

Address: 282 Hope St, Glasgow, G2 3QA Show address in Google Maps (new window)


The Theatre Royal is Glasgow’s oldest theatre, having first opened in 1867. Following two fires in the 1880s it was rebuilt to the designs of architect C.J. Phipps and is now the largest surviving example of his work. In the 1950s the theatre was adapted for use as a television theatre, however reverted to theatrical use when Scottish Opera bought the theatre in 1975.

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