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.

The Tailor of Inverness WebstersTheatre

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4 May, 2019 – 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dogstar Theatre Company presents THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS Krawiec z Invernessu Written and performed by Matthew Zajac With Jonny Hardie/Gavin Marwick on violin Directed by Ben Harrison Designed by Ali Maclaurin Musical direction by Jonny Hardie & Gavin Marwick Matthew Zajac’s international hit show about his […]

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Ian Macpherson, Comedy Writing Workshop

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Saturday 11 May 2.00pm to 4.00pm Free Comedy Writing Workshop with Ian Macpherson Garnethill Multicultural Centre 21 Rose Street Glasgow G3 6RE Limited places. FREE but donation (£2 suggested) towards room hire appreciated To book a place on this workshop please email ailieroanne@live.co.uk ‘One of the most creative and intelligent comedians I’ve ever seen’  The […]

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American Idiot, Kings Theatre Glasgow

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28 May – 1 June Green Day‘s explosive rock musical, American Idiot, returns to Glasgow marking the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album. American Idiot the musical returns to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album. A tale […]

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road

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Friday, 12 April, 2019 – 8 p.m. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD 58 Fordwych Road is an all new show that centres around a living room in a flat in Kilburn, London in the 1960s . The abode of up and coming singer songwriter Roy Harper and his wife Mocy was an after […]

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

The Pieman Cometh by David Belcher and Bryan Jackson, OranMor

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7 June, 2019, 7.30 p.m. OranMor, Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX The Pieman Cometh A comedy by Bryan Jackson and David Belcher about the addiction and insanity of Scottish Football based on the experiences of being the Administrator of 7 football clubs. Alan Ledger didn’t want the limelight…..he didn’t want the praise. Unfortunately he […]

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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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Spangled Cabaret at The Blue Arrow

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Monday, 1 April, 2019 The Blue Arrow, 323 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3HW SPANGLED CABARET (This month brought to you by the letter ‘L’) LOUISE RUTKOWSKI LILY LAVEY LUKI LACY RAIN WILD CARD KITTY IMOGEN STIRLING THE THRILLUSIONIST- MAGIC DAVE AND MORE! £6. Doors 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets available here: Buy tickets Spangled […]

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Glasgow Comedy Festival Short Attention Span Theatre

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Tuesday, 26 March and Wednesday 27 March 2019 CCA Short Attention Span Theatre have been producing short plays in Glasgow and Edinburgh since 2015. For this show they present four longer pieces created for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. The plays are written by Karen Barclay, Tom Brogan, Catriona Duggan and acclaimed author Chris McQueer. £10/£8 Book tickets online 0844 […]

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Phil Differ: Me OranMor

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Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival 23 March, 2019 Doors 7 p.m. 8 p.m. start The new show ‘Me’ is about what makes us, us, the ‘us’ in this case being me. So, basically, what I’m saying is, it’s a show called ‘Me’ and by sheer coincidence, me is what ‘Me’ is all about. Having […]

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In For A Penny, Websters Theatre

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28 – 31 March, 2019, 8.30 p.m. Websters Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival Libby McArthur (River City, The Steamie) in a hilarious one woman show about how she nearly went to prison for six weeks… FOR PARKING TICKETS! A play about how easy it is for any of us to free-fall out of our cosy existences […]

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News Hacks, Oran Mor

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21 March, 2019 7 pm. start 8 p.m. OranMor Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival Putting the satire back into the Saltire. 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 […]

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Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary, Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019

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15 and 16 March, 2019 Fresh from opening for Ricky Gervais and Bill Burr on tour, Sean McLoughlin (“the best comedian you haven’t heard of yet” Time Out) takes his acclaimed, smash hit show, Hail Mary, on the road. The human race is at a crossroads: On one path lies the future, with its twitchy […]

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Rich Hall’s Hoedown Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019

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15 and 16 March 2019 The Garage Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen […]

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The Opera Boys Cottiers

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14 March 2019 8:00 pm – 10:10 pm During the last 5 years The Opera Boys have performed over 1000 concerts to 10s of thousands of delighted audience members worldwide! They are a small, elite team of opera boys who are truly some of the UK’s finest classically trained voices with training from London’s Royal […]

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Friday, March 8, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide, Music, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

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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