THEATRES, Glasgow

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282 Hope street Glasgow www.scottishopera.org.uk

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    King's Theatre, Bath Street: An evening at the theatre

    by slothtraveller Written Feb 15, 2012

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    On our final night in Glasgow, we went to the theatre to see a production of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' by the Paisley Musical and Operatic Society. The show was very professional and fun to watch.
    Designed by Frank Matcham, the theatre opened in 1904 and is one of Glasgow's most popular venues.
    A great night out in a historic little theatre in Glasgow's theatre district.

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  • Pavillion Theatre: A real alive theatre

    by jeniferkik Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This one recently stone cleaned is special in that it is the theatre in the city which produces its own shows without state subsidies.Surprisingly big it floats between burlesque/musichall and musical.I had passed it several times from the busstation and was given tickets from people rooming at the same place as i. Glasgow next to London has the biggest concentration of theatres outside London and you could add Ediburgh and Dublins theatrical life together and combined would still not match this celtic capital.The Pavillion is one such reason .

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    PAVILLION THEATRE: A night at the theatre

    by hevbell Updated Feb 7, 2010

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    I recently went here to see a REALLY funny play and had a great night out! The theatre itself is really lovely inside although not huge. Feels more cosy though :) Worth finding out if there is anything on there when you are visiting. I've also been to see a comedian perform there in recent months

    Dress Code: Pretty much anything seems to go with theatre these days. We just wore smart jeans and a nice top. Some people were more dressed up, others less so.

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    The Ramshorn Theatre: The oldest churchyard in Glasgow

    by ange_famine Written Jun 20, 2008

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    I have been to see a wonderful play in that church.
    I had only been around the church before, as it looks like a delicate gothic building next to a churchyard. A closer look reveals that the ivy covered tombs around it belong to rich merchants.
    I later learnt that this is actually the oldest graveyard in Glasgow and, like the Necropolis and the churchyard around the Cathedral, it is worth a visit if you're a freemason symbols hunter.
    The inside of the church is beautifully decorated, spacious and bright. The gallery of black and white pictures present an impressive portfolio of the events the theatre has hosted since 1992, and the stained glass windows are said to be some of the most beautiful in the country.
    (Drop in in the evening, I don't know if the church/theatre is open during the day)

    -Tip: If you stop and have a seat near the bar (lovely colored plexi chairs, by the way), be aware that you are actually sitting on the crypt.

    Dress Code: No dress code. Make sure you turn off your mobile.

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  • THEATRES: THe Citizens: tripple tastes of serious drama

    by chichino1 Updated Sep 19, 2006

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    Has expanded from the main rep. company of the city and one of the best reputations of any company in Britain by adding two smaller venues when the building was renovated and expanded.The two smaller auditoriums are more experimental but the piece de la resistance is the magnificent main auditorium.
    Their productions go all over the country and indeed the world.
    Best thing is that their preview nights ar completely free.
    World class theatrical productions for free that is Egalitarianism at its very finest and complements the city's policy of no admission charges to its wonderful art collections.

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  • Kings theatre: Kings theatre fit for Broadway

    by jeniferkik Updated Feb 15, 2006

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    Designed to attract the best of BROADWAY IT CELEBRATED ITS 100 BIRTHDAY {2005} with a massive refurb.and entirely new backstage.This auditorium hosts musicals operas and large scale theatre productions.I actually was given free tickets to the show by artists staying in the same place iwas in that weekend. What a beautiful thing to see such a great building newly restored and with all the best top of the range gadgetry.

    Dress Code: Smart not formal ,women were real elegant,pity men have little sense of occasion but i did see quite a few very smart kilted men, Kilts and Knees are s..y

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  • THEATRE ROYAL: Enchanting Opera house

    by jeniferkik Updated Feb 15, 2006

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    Home of the National OPera company ,Scottish Opera, and described as the most beautiful opera theatre in the land,it certainly doesn.t look like it from the outside but inside this lavish auditorium has exquisite acoustics .Their own orchestra has seperate concerts at ST.Andrews halls and this season with the acclaimed mainscale opera is back TAlex Reedijk taking over the helm as director general this month serious MAINSCALE opera is back.This season two large productions are in the offing. Carmen directed by Aiden lang and Don Giovanni opens May 2006.However as a venue this opera house stands head and shoulders above most broadway/westend venues and is well worth doing the Saturday guided tour.I saw the RSAMD CO-PRODUCTION OF CENDRILLON with theSaint Petersberg state conservatoire and if these young artists of the future are the future then music is in excellent hands. I was so impressed to see so manyyoung people in the audience .The state conservatoire was also complemented by seniors from Scottish Ballet. Wonderful night, wonderful location. You can email for a free dvd providing an insight to the companies educationalprogramme .E-mail audrey.blake@scottishopera.org.uk

    Dress Code: Did not appear to be black tie affair but it was distinctly glamourous

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  • Mitchell Theatre: Miniture arts centre in maximum frontage

    by jeniferkik Written Feb 10, 2006

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    A little {550 CAP Auditorium} used by an eclectic asortment of performances .It is housed in the ruins of a much older and magnificent building which when flood lit brings arts,science and music together >the front was once the main concerthall of the city which burnt down decades ago.Now it is incorporated into the extension of the main library .The foyer has art exhibitions and a real nice cafe bar.Recently refurbished their can be no nicer smell than a newly cerpeted theatre and reupholstered seats.

    Dress Code: Depends on the performance.

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    THEATRE ROYAL: A GREAT NIGHT OUT!

    by Hosell Written Sep 7, 2005

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    Do you like Classical Music and Operas? then the Theatre Royal is your place!.
    There are lots of importants events in this Theatre along the year,and if you are visiting the city don't miss a very nice and classical night out!.

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