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.

OranMor, Summer Panto 2018

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Pure Freezin’ Monday, 02 July, 2018 — Saturday, 21 July, 2018 By Andy McGregor Cast: George Drennan, Hannah Howie, Rebekah Lumsden, Tom Urie Widow Swanky has never been prouder. Her darling daughter Elsie is to become Lord Provost of Glasgow and nothing, not even the scheming Mayor of Cumbernauld, is going to get in her […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into The Woods, Websters Theatre

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16 and 17 June, 2018 Theatre Studio are a local Theatre School in the West End of Glasgow and are delighted to bring ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ and ‘Into The Woods’ to Websters Theatre, Glasgow. Shakespeare’s famous play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ sees the plight of 4 young lovers, a group of madcap amateur dramatics, […]

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Songbird – Ellyn Oliver Sings Eva Cassidy, West End Festival 2018

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Sunday 10 Jun, 2018 7:30pm  Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland Street, G12 5PU £12 + £1.50 BF www.cottiers.com Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Ellyn Oliver and live band perform some of Eva Cassidy’s much loved tracks from Songbird to Wayfaring Stranger, Fields of Gold to Over the Rainbow in the beautiful Cottiers Theatre. Citing Eva Cassidy as one of her biggest influences, join Ellyn as she […]

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Mini Musicals Season, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Oranmor

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Mon, 11 June, 2018 — Sat, 16 June, 2018 MELANIA By Brooks & KingIt’s a long way from the Eastern Bloc to the East Wing – and for one former glamour model turned FLOTUS it hasn’t been a happy journey. Can the ghosts of Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy lift our heroine’s spirits and show […]

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Bard in the Botanics West End Festival 2018

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Bard In The Botanics Wed 20 – Sat 30 June, 2018  7:45pm  Botanic Gardens £20 / £15 conc Buy tickets See full details Scotland’s biggest and best loved Shakespeare festival returns to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens with the “Star-cross’d Lovers” season, celebrating love in its various forms. The season opens with “Romeo and Juliet” and “Antony […]

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A TRIP DOWN PENE LANE  (The Hidden Story), West End Festival 2018

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One woman’s journey from the Convent to the start of Old Age (according to the Japanese) Pene Herman-Smith tells her story in Verse, Movement and Lies with the help of Angel Cards and a Thank You Tree. To enjoy the Gallery space numbers will be limited, but in true Opening Tradition a glass of wine […]

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The National Theatre of Scotland presents: The Reason I Jump, West End Festival 2018

At The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow  11 to 23 June 2018                        Opening performance on 12 June 2018 at 7pm. Part of the West End Festival Booking details See Local Ticket Offer The Reason I Jump Based on the book by Naoki Higashida,translated […]

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Take A Walk On The Weill Side, West End Festival 2018

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Saturday 9 June, 2018–  7:45pm St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, G4 9J £15.00, concession £12.50 Kurt Weill was one of the greatest theatre showmen of his day. He wrote music of biting satire and wit, with stories of cruel, calculating women battling against the politics of wartorn Europe. His genius endures with classics […]

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Word Jazzology hosted by Magi Gibson, Babbity Bowsters, Glasgow

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5 July, 2018 Where literature, comedy and music collide Q: what happens when you put a chanteuse, a comedy writer, a jazz guitarist and his music mates, a novelist and a poet in the upstairs room of a Glasgow bar? A: word jazzology with Ian Macpherson – holding it all together. Or not. Sigh. Christine […]

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The First Dance, A Play, A Pie and A Pint

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May 21st – 26th, 2018 OranMor. Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX by Martin McCormick Doors 12.pm (12.30pm Mondays) Show starts 1pm Unreserved seating The First Dance. It’s very important, they say. So let’s make it memorable. Romantic. Professionally choreographed to “I Had the Time of my Life” from Dirty Dancing. Rhona likes a challenge. […]

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Heidi Talbot and John McCusker at Cottiers

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15 June, 2018 As well as being married, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot are two of the best-known names on the folk music scene. They have been playing in each other’s bands, touring and writing songs together as well as recording on solo albums for ten years now. Their schedules must be an annual challenge, […]

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Filed under: Gig Guide, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Godspell, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

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29 – 31 May, 2018 Prepare ye! The classic Broadway show Godspell, from the composer of Wicked, Children of Eden, and Pippin, comes to Glasgow. With an exhilarating score, blending pop, rock, folk and classic musical theatre, Godspell breathes new life into the story of the Passion. Addressing contemporary and topical issues, this production tells […]

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New Hacks, Satire, OranMor

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Putting the satire back into the Saltire 22 May, 2018 – 8 p.m. From Rikki Brown the writer of the long running hit topical radio show Watson’s Wind Up, a fresh take on the news and those making the news, with a smattering of side swipes at life in general in 21st century Scotland. Running […]

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

Into The Woods, Pantheon Club, Websters Theatre, Glasgow

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15 – 19 May, 2018 Into the Woods Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine This Tony Award-winning musical takes everyone’s favourite storybook characters and brings them together for a trip you’ll never forget The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to […]

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

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16 May 2018 – 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. Mike Russell of the Glasgow Herald has described […]

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Sparkle & Shine! Nativity! The Musical Seeks Children Across The UK For Star Roles           

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Are you a young, budding performer who sparkles and shine on stage? Well, today’s your lucky day because the producers of Natvity! The Musical are on the look-out for children aged 9-12 star in the Scottish leg of the production’s 2018 UK tour. Bright, young stars from across the country will have a chance to […]

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The Doll Doctor Govanhill Theatre, Southside Festival 2018

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Govanhill Theatre Presents THE DOLL DOCTOR by Glenwyn Parry 14th – 19 May 20187:30pm – 9:15pm The English language premiere of the ‘Saer Doliau’, translated by David Brown. Jones goes about his business mending dolls in his workshop until The Girl arrives unannounced. Taking control of running the workshop, she appoints an apprentice The Boy. Both […]

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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 – New restaurant at Cottiers  – See the menu 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 […]

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Rotunda Comedy Club, Fundraiser for Epilepsy Scotland

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Gary Little with Jamie Dalgleish, Chris Henry, Billy Kirkwood, Imran McCann Thursday 17th May at 7:00pm “A night of hilarious stand-up comedy with local acts Billy Kirkwood – Comedian, Big Gary Little, Jamie Dalgleish Comedy and Chris Henry comedian! Doors will open at 7 pm and show starts at 7:45 pm. Looking at a 10:30 […]

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Gary Lamont, OranMor – Dropping The Soap

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Gary Lamont: Dropping The Soap at Òran Mór! 12 April, 2018 7 p.m. Following a smash hit, sellout run at the Gilded Balloon last summer, we are bringing the magic of Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap! to Òran Mór on 12th April 2018! After eight years on BBC’s popular Scottish soap opera ‘River City’, Gary’s left his […]

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint, RACHEL’S COUSINS by Ann Marie Di Mambro

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Apr 2nd – 7th OranMor, 731 Great Western Road, G12 8QX Doors 12.pm (12.30pm Mondays) Show starts 1pm Unreserved seating Rachel is a professional, successful woman and, frankly, a bit of a snob. She wants nothing to do with her mother’s side of the family whom she thinks of as a reckless bunch of benefit […]

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Comic Relief 2018 at The Stand, Glasgow

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22nd March, 2018 COMIC RELIEF – LIVE! (ON SALE NOW!) Thursday 22nd March | Doors 6pm | Show 6:30pm</h3 Join one of the UK’s top comedians as they host a special Comic Relief Live show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, bringing a line-up of some of the most exciting up-and-coming comedy talent. With Kelly Convey, […]

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2018

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The Festival runs until 25 March, 2018 A fabulous and funny programme of events at various venues throughout Glasgow.  Back for 16th brilliant year. Bringing top comedy stars from around the UK and beyond for your entertainment. You’ll also find the very best of home-grown Scottish talent for a comedy extravaganza that is Europe’s largest […]

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Wastepaper Opera and Papaloose present (i) The Opera, Glasgow

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For Glasgow International 2018. 25 and 26 Apri, 2018 [Originally performed at Tête-à-Tête: The Opera Festival 2017] Set in an oppressively happy valley ruled by a mad king and his morose daughter, ‘i’ is a twisted love story about an inventor who teaches his invention how to speak… Featuring 3D animation, upcycled costumes, live electronic […]

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Men Should Weep, The Pantheon Club at Websters Theatre Glasgow

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6 – 10 March, 2018 Websters Theatre The Pantheon Club is proud to present Ena Lamont Stewart’s powerfully moving, darkly humorous and dramatically poignant play MEN SHOULD WEEP. Written in 1947, this is an extraordinarily moving play about women surviving in the east end of Glasgow during the 1930s Depression. It finds in the lives […]

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Half Dozen, Musical Theatre at Cottiers

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Half-Dozen 29 Mar 2018 – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tickets £10 Adults/£8 Concessions  (ticket prices incl. £1.50 per ticket admin fee which will be added at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day) Half-Dozen is a new musical with a story about the women who shaped the life […]

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Three Sisters, The Citz

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Wednesday, 28 March, 2018 Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS Lung Ha Theatre Company and Sibelius Academy of the University of The Arts, Folk Music Department (Helsinki) present Three Sisters “When Father was alive, this place was packed… there was heat, there was laughter and life.” Lung Ha Theatre Company’s first production of […]

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Unexploded Ordnances, The Platform, Glasgow 26 May, 2018

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26 May, 2018 – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Platform Glasgow, The Bridge, Glasgow G34 9JW Presented by Take Me Somewhere, National Theatre of Scotland and Platform with support from Luminate and Outspoken Arts Scotland. ​Take Me Somewhere brings iconic lesbian-feminist theatre company, Split Britches to Platform for the 2018 Take Me Somewhere festival. Combining […]

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The Motherf**cker With The Hat, The Tron, Glasgow

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1 – 17 March, 2018 ‘I shot his hat. Dass all. And – BELIEVE ME – the motherf**ker KNEW what that was about! The problem is, the bullet went through his hat, ricko-shayed off his floor, blew out his big screen TV, and put a hole in the guy next door’s apartment who was home […]

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Deniro – the Bulldog from Netherburn cast as Rufus in Legally Blonde, Glasgow

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Deniro will star alongside Eastender’s Rita Simmons, Eurovision singer Lucie Jones, Emmerdale’s Bill War at the King’s Theatre from Monday 25 – 28 April, 2018. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN Hopeful pups in Glasgow today lined up at Theatre Royal to audition for the role of Rufus in Legally Blonde the Musical which […]

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