Scotland – Regional Theatre Guide
Scotland is extremely well known for hosting some of the biggest theatrical events in Europe including the Fringe Festival. This event ran for 25 days, featured over 55,000 performances in 317 different venues. Aside from Edinburgh, other areas of Scotland with amazing theatres include Perth & Glasgow.
The History of Scottish Theatres
By far the longest running theatre in Scotland is the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Home to the Scottish Ballet & Opera it was originally opened in 1867 but unfortunately fell victim to a horrendous fire in 1879. Now, due to a £14m restoration & upgrade is now boasts a gorgeous modern facade & entrance vestibule, as well as a rooftop terrace in the city centre.
Dating back to 1904, the King’s Theatre in Glasgow is one of the largest boasting over 2,000 seats. Known as the home of pantomime, the King’s Theatre regularly sells out performances of national touring productions and has been blessed with the presence of some well-known names such as Katherine Hepburn, Tyrone Power & Ray Walston.
Other great theatres in Scotland include The Pavilion in Glasgow, Perth Concert Hall, Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Dundee Rep Theatre & The Edinburgh Playhouse.
What is the best way to travel to Scotland Theatres
The best way to travel to Scotland is by car as you can enjoy the scenery along the way. You can also easily fly into Edinburgh from London airports which is a much faster way to get to any theatre showings in Scotland.
How do I buy tickets to theatre showings in Scotland?
The best way to purchase tickets at any Scottish theatres is online. You can find a long list of the best shows to see on our regional theatre pages.