What’s on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy.

Glasgow Theatre

Glasgow has many fantastic theatres, including: the Citizens Theatre, the Tron, Kings Theatre, Theatre Royal, the Pavilion and in the West End, Cottiers and Websters Theatre also the wonderful, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, lunchtime theatre at OranMor.

Arts venues such as the Arches and CCA also include performance in their progammes. Watch out for drama and comedy at Glasgow’s many festivals, including, the West End Festival, Merchant City Festival, International Comedy Festival, Glasgay and Scottish Mental Health Festival.

Listings are regularly updated on this page.

Tandem at The Tron

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Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 February, 2019 After selling out their first night on Tuesday 5th February, Tandem Writing Collective  are now bringing the show back. Buy tickets After three years of putting on pub theatre events, their nights of short new theatre and live music are now part of the Tron Theatre 2019 programme! […]

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Our Time Theatre Group Fundraiser, Websters

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15 March, 2019 – 7 p.m. Our Time Theatre Group presents “Five” brand new short plays from writer Alan Brady. Only a “FIVER” admission on the door, on the night. Come along, bring some friends, make a night of it, have a few beers and a few real belly laughs. More about Websters Theatre Websters […]

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Sunday, February 3, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Waiting for Godot, Websters

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27 – 30 March, 2019 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Half.Wits Theatre returns with a very rare staging of Samuel Beckett’s surrealist and iconic comic masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, voted the “most significant English language play of the 20th century” by the National Theatre. Bringing together charm, absurdity, high comedy and touching humanity,Waiting for Godot promises to […]

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Bend It Like Brattbakk, Websters Theatre

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6 – 10 March, 2019 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm It was May 1997 and D:Ream were back in the charts telling us that “Things can only get better” which is what all Celtic fans were hoping as Rangers had made it 9 in a row and were hot favourites to make it 10 in […]

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Stepping Out The Musical Websters Theatre

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22nd and 23rd February, 2019 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm If you like doing it just 1 night a week ——Stepping Out the musical is for you . This feel good musical, set in the drab church hall where Tap Attack by Mavis takes place, attracts people from all walks of life. Through their laughter […]

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Scottish Opera presents Anthropocene – World Premiere by Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh

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WORLD PREMIERE BY STUART MACRAE AND LOUISE WELSH January, Thursday, 24th, and Saturday 26th 2019 Theatre Royal, Glasgow The world premiere of Anthropocene, a gripping new work commissioned by Scottish Opera from composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh, takes place on January 24 at Theatre Royal Glasgow. It then tours to King’s Theatre, Edinburgh […]

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Annie, Kings Theatre, Glasgow: Full Casting Announced

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MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2019 UK Tour of Michael Harrison and David Ian’s Production of the Musical Annie Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce full casting for their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE which runs opening at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this spring as part of a […]

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Glasgow Girls, Kings Theatre review Pat Byrne

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Kings Theatre Glasgow 15 – 19 January, 2019 Presented by Raw Material in association with Regular Music Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett Book by David Greig Original Musical Arrangements by Hilary Brooks Glasgow Girls the Musical is based on the true story of seven teenage pupils attending Drumchapel High School. The […]

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Glasgow Girls Kings Theatre

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15 – 19 January, 2019 The life-affirming, song-and-dance-filled, Scottish musical drama, based on the true story of seven feisty Glaswegian teenagers, whose lives change forever when their school friend and her asylum-seeking family are forcibly taken from their home to be deported. They are galvanised to fight for her rights, inspiring a whole community to […]

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Three Leaps of the Gazelle, Playwrights Studio

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By Jack Dickson – Rehearsed Reading 17 January, 2019 CCA Email hayley@playwrightsstudio.co.uk to reserve your seat. ‘That’s why we do this job, Jo-Jo. That’s why we’re here. To help people. Cos if we’re not helping, what the fuck are we doing?” (Lance Corporal Christine McGuire) In an increasingly uncertain world, opinions polarise. We cling to […]

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Big Fish the Musical

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17th – 19th January, 7:30pm Big Fish. Brian Cox Studio, Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF Epilogue Theatre proudly presents Big Fish the musical in aid of the Village Storytelling Centre An epic tale about a farmer’s son from Alabama who wanted to see the world: Epilogue Theatre are delighted to present Big […]

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Fibro My Arth! Extended, Websters

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16 March, 2019 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Presented as part of Glasgow’s International Comedy Festival: Having been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis in March 2017, Hebridean born comedian Carina MacLeod decided the best way to cope with her illnesses was to write a stand up show about them. After selling out her original show […]

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Friday, December 28, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

New Works Festival, Cottiers

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18 February 2019 – 20 February, 2019 New Works is a festival of brand new writing from Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG). Each night consists of one short and one long play; written, directed and performed by STAG members. New Works is an opportunity for writers and directors to unleash their imagination, with no restriction on theme or […]

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Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas, OranMor

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19 – 30 December, 2018 OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX Back by popular demand… the delightful Doris, Dolly & The Dressing Room Divas! The sell out hit of 2016s Edinburgh Festival returns home to Òran Mór festooned with 5 star reviews for 10 evening performances in December… “one of the most brilliant […]

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

The Stand Comedy Club Christmas Specials 2018

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIALS (10-15th Dec) Next week we have a belter of a line-up for you for our Christmas Specials (Mon – Sat) Featuring Susie McCabe Comedy, Kai Humphries,Christopher Macarthur-Boyd, Stephen Buchanan Comedy and host Raymond Mearns.  Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics at […]

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Britney and the Beast, Websters Theatre

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4 December 2018 – 5 January, 2019 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HZ From the Producers that brought you last years smash hit family pantomime Jackie and the Baked Bean Stock. Insideout Theatre productions Ltd, in association with Websters Theatre Glasgow proudly presents Britney and the Beast by Paul Harper-Swan Join Britney and […]

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Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End

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Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU 0141 357 5825 www.cottiers.com/ What’s On At Cottiers Leiper’s Attic at Cottiers   Cottiers Bar and Restaurant is a most attractive and flexible venue in  Glasgow’s West End. Previously, Dowanhill Church, it is one of only three surviving Scottish churches famously decorated by Daniel Cottier, the revolutionary artist-designer when […]

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So Long Farewell – The Apollo Players

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Adelaides 209 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4HZ Apollo Players – Glasgows Oldest Theatre Company TIickets Contacct   Paula Watt, Tickets Secretary 07746 951 570 email: paulawatt@blueyonder.co.uk Performance Prices, Dates and Times Wednesday  14th November – Friday 16 November 7.30 p.m. £18 adult  £12 child Saturday 17 November 2.30p.m. £18 adult £12 child SAT 17th NOVEMBER £18 […]

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Oklahoma, Kings Theatre Glasgow

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GLASGOW LIGHT OPERA CLUB PRESENTS TUESDAY 13-SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER The Glasgow Light Opera Club is proud to present their production of the much-loved classic, Oklahoma! The popular story tells of farm girl Laurey Williams’ struggle to choose between two rival suitors – cowboy Curly McLain and the sinister farmhand Jud Fry. Oklahoma! was the first […]

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

It Is Easy To Be Dead, OranMor

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Dates: 11th – 14th November, 7.30pm Show Starts: 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm) Bréon Rydell in association with Neu! Reekie! presents IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD by Neil McPherson Based on the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley Directed by Liz Carruthers Following a sell-out West End run where it was nominated for an […]

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Cabildo: a chamber opera by Amy Beach at Cottiers

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Tuesday 20th November, 2018 7.30pm European Premiere! Cottiers Theatre, 93 – 95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU In Europe for the first time and for one night only, Amy Beach’s Cabildo (1932) takes audiences on an enchanting journey of pirates against state power. Told through dream sequences from the modern day, Cabildo recounts the miraculous escape […]

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The Cripple of Inishman, Websters Theatre

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At Websters Theatre, Glasgow until Saturday 3 November, 2018 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. Websters, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HZ Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling.Tickets £15 Adults/£13 Concessions/£13 Children (ticket […]

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Scottish Ensemble – Prelude – skydiving from a dream (with Andersson Dance)The Tramway

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Bach, Lutosławski, Beethoven. Order, Chaos, Adventure. 8 and 9 November, 2018 The Tramway, 75 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE Join Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance for the world premiere of their second collaboration. Musicians and dancers blur their roles and break the rules in this new co-production exploring the very human paradox at the root […]

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King Keich at OranMor by Louise Welsh review by Pat Byrne

King Keigh, A Play, A Pie and A Pint Directed by Paul Brotherstone Beyond absurd, King Keich brought mayhem to the stage at Play, Pie and Pint, OranMor.  We meet the flamboyant Keich, game-show host (Grant O’Rourke) as he prepares for his ‘Open the Box’ television show.  When he boasts of the large audience his […]

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Dementia Friendly ‘Still Alice’ Theatre Royal

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(Photograph: Eva Pope, Sharon Small & Ruth Ollman in STILL ALICE, credit Geraint Lewis) Thursday 15 November, 2018 2.30 p.m. Theatre Royal Glasgow, 282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA Theatre Royal, Glasgow is to hold a Dementia Friendly performance of Still Alice next month as part of the venue’s ongoing commitment to providing an accessible […]

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

The Bodyguard Musical and Themed Karaoke, Theatre Royal

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Alexandra Burke will star in The Bodyguard at Theatre Royal 3 – 29 December, 2018 Theatre Royal,282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA WE WANNA SING WITH SOMEBODY! > THEATRE ROYAL TO HOST “THE BODYGUARD” THEMED KARAOKE AS HIT MUSICAL KICKS OFF UK TOUR IN GLASGOW THIS CHRISTMAS SING ALONGS WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER EVENING WEEKEND […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

A Play, Pie and A Pint: King Keich, OranMor by Louise Welsh

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22 – 27 October, 2018 OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX Cast: Grant O’Rourke, Meghan Tyler and Alasdair Hankinson By Louise Welsh | Directed By Paul Brotherston It is the age of King Keich! Game show host King Keich rises to the highest position in the land bringing chaos, mayhem & mass murder in his […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Six and a Tanner, One Man Play by Rony Bridges

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17 October, 2018, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX With Alex Wilkie On the eve of his father’s funeral that no one will attend, Joe wants a word with him. “A rollercoaster ride of emotions that will make you laugh and make you cry and laugh again” £8/£10 […]

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Cultural Diversity Showcase, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Black History Month

Friday 19 October, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland RCS Cultural Diversity Showcase The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland brings to BHM 2018 a night of performance from its diverse and international student body, showcasing music, drama, dance and spoken word. This is a night of creativity from one of the world’s […]

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Colin Dunne: Concert The Tramway

12 and 13 October, 2018 – 8.30pm Location: Tramway 25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE £14/£9 (transaction fees: £1 online, £1.50 by phone) Book Online » Or buy tickets from our box office on 0845 330 3501 presented by Once Off Productions Two artists united by a deep appreciation of tradition yet compelled by their desire to […]

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Monday, October 8, 2018 | Filed under: Dance, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

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