282 Hope Street, G2 3QA
1867, George Bell, Charles Phipps and Page\Park (Cat A)
The Theatre Royal is the performance home to both Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet and a host to a variety of visiting performances. See how the dramatic extension to the foyer has transformed the building, and enjoy the views from the outdoor roof terrace.
The Theatre Royal is managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group and is the performance home to both Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet and a host to a variety of visiting performances. The theatre was transformed in 2014 following the dramatic extension of the foyer spaces. The extension provides a new entrance to the theatre with vastly improved facilities for theatre patrons and visitors. Lifts provide access to all levels of the theatre including an outdoor roof terrace from which views across Glasgow and beyond can be enjoyed. The spacious foyer houses bars, toilets, a café, as well as a Box Office that is open six days a week. Within the Grade A listed auditorium - the largest surviving example of renowned theatre architect Charles J. Phipps' work - the seating layout has been redesigned to improve sightlines, while an air handling system has been installed to improve the air flow.
Doors Open Day offers visitors the unique opportunity to access areas of the theatre not normally open to the public. Our knowledgeable guides will lead tour groups backstage, revealing the technical processes that go into creating on-stage magic. This is your opportunity to stand on the theatre stage and see the auditorium from the perspective of the performers.
Sat 10am-6pm- Booking not necessary for visits to the foyer area **
Tours: Sat 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am; 40 minutes
Tour meeting point: Foyer
Booking: Fully booked
Saturday 15th September 10am
Saturday 15th September 10.30am
Saturday 15th September 11am
Saturday 15th September 11.30am
**Please note, a mistake in the brochure originally listed the building as open Sunday 10am-4pm, this was incorrect. Visitors can view the foyer Saturday 15th 10am-4pm. For access to backstage areas visitors must be booked onto a tour. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
On street parking available - charges apply.
Accessibility: Access needs can be discussed on 0141 240 1310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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