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.

Alternative Pantos in Glasgow 2019

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Panto season is now upon us. I know what you’re going to say – oh no it isn’t. And to that I say – oh aye, it is! With Christmas just a month away, venues across Glasgow are putting on a great selection of pantomimes to get Glaswegians in the festive mood. Like me, when […]

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Panto-Crime, Murder Mystery at Websters with Dinner & The Logans

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30 November,  2019  6.30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9HZ Christmas Panto & Fundraiser Difference By Design has organised this launch event to raise funds for local elderly which would not be possible without contributions from Whodunnit Events and the Logan Sisters, featured in the brand new […]

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Write Lines with In Motion Theatre. Book Week Scotland 2019

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Tuesday 19 November 2019 6:30PM – 7:30PM Write Lines Short Play Readings in Association with In Motion Theatre Co. Book Week Scotland Full Programme in Glasgow The Mitchell Library has been delighted to host Write Lines with In Motion Theatre. Write Lines was an opportunity for writers to attend workshops  with producer and playwright Lisa […]

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

A Very Buble Christmas at Cottiers

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4 December, 2019, 7.30 p.m. Cotttiers, 93/95 Hyndland Street, G11 5PU Scotland’s number one Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie, and Glasgow’s record-breaking big band, Jon Ritchie & That Swing Sensation, invite you to start your countdown to Christmas with a night full of seductive songs and seasonal swing in a fabulous tribute to the world’s […]

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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 […]

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A Lad in Maryhill, Pantomime, Maryhill 2019

“A Lad in Maryhill”, a new community pantomime, comes to Glasgow’s west end in December 2019 with Cameron Fulton is confirmed as Aladdin 5th – 30th December, 2019 Maryhill Community Halls, 292 -316 Maryhill Road Maryhill Glasgow G20 7YE A new community pantomime has been announced and is promising an affordable, exciting adventure for families across the west of […]

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Websters Theatre

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12 – 16 November, 2019 Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences the world over with its effortless wit and humour. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by […]

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Friday, November 1, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, Websters Theatre

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Half-Wits Theatre 5 – 9 November, 2019, 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. After the sell-out success of Waiting For Godot, Half-Wits Theatre returns to Websters with a rare and strictly limited run of Alan Bennett’s much-loved Talking Heads. First written for BBC Television, Talking Heads is a series of dramatic monologues. Darkly comic, tragically poignant […]

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Websters Glasgow, Theatre and Restaurant

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  Websters Theatre,416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ Telephone:0141 357 4000 Email: hello@webstersglasgow.com Websters Bar/Bistro Websters is fascinating and gorgeous –See more images in the gallery. What’s On Websters Theatre Websters Theatre is part of the refurbished Lansdowne Parish Church – the beautiful and historic A-listed building built in 1863 by the architect John […]

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Branagh Theatre Live – A Winter’s Tale GFT

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4 December, 2019 Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir […]

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cottiers

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Sunday 20 October, 2019,  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Maria Doyle Kennedy has established herself as one of Ireland’s most prolific artists and entertainers. As a musician, she is well known for her worldwide hit folk albums Mutter and Sing (feat:John Prine, Damien Rice, Paul Brady) ‘Maria Live captures the singer at her impressive best: […]

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The Monster and Mary Shelley, Paisley Arts Centre

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The Monster and Mary Shelley – On Tour 2019 An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations. The Monster and Mary Shelley is going back on the road this coming Autumn. The tour will play a series of dates in Scotland and England over October and November 2019 including at […]

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Story – Party True Dating Stories, Cottiers

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12 November, 2019 at 8 p.m. Have a Real Laugh at Story Party At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! […]

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Fright Night at Websters Theatre

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24 – 27 October, 2019 Websters Theatre Step inside Dracula’s Castle and witness four unlikely heroes; Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride and The Mummy as they battle it out to try and solve the mystery of who done it! Buy tickets online Box Office 0141 347 4000 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 […]

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The Cooncil, Websters Theatre

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18th 19th and 25th, 26th October, 2019 Websters Theatre Upstairs in The Playhouse Hot on the heels of  last sensationally funny, sell-out show ‘Diet’ comes the tale of Boabby and Kenny. Two ‘cooncil’ bosses who must face the fact that times are changing and the old ways of ‘doing business’ are no longer tolerated. Follow […]

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The Drift at The Tron

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NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND PRESENTS THE DRIFT – Black History Month 11th – 12th October 2019 World Premiere Book Online Book by phone ‘My sweet forgetful Caledonia’ The Drift is a journey through history, through Scottishness, through belonging, and through grief. An autobiographical, poetic spoken word show, The Drift sees writer and performer Hannah Lavery exploring her legacy of […]

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Poets Tony Walsh and Stephen James Smith at Cottiers

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Sunday, 27 October, 2019 Poets Tony Walsh & Stephen James Smith visit Glasgow on their autumn UK Tour … Tickets are £13.50, including a £1.50 booking fee which is applicable on all tickets. Please note, the box office voicemails and e-mails are picked up at least once a day Tuesday-Saturday. Box Office 0141 357 5825 […]

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Addicted The Musical Websters Theatre Glasgow

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26 an 27 September, 2019 Addicted The Musical tells the story of a brother and sister’s struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. A tragi-comic tale, with songs that reflect the pain and despair, the joy and the sorrow of those caught in that trap. At times hilarious, at times sad, the narrative introduces us to […]

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

The Wedding Planner, OranMor

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The Hilarious New Musical Comedy By Gillian Duffy and Alyson Orr Tuesday 29 October, 2019, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. The Venue, OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX Mairi has her dream job running the ‘I Do’ wedding agency, planning that special day for brides to be all over the country. But it’s not […]

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Script to Stage Renfrewshire

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Wednesday 25 September, 2019 Stow Brae Kirk, 82 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1YP Script to Stage Renfrewshire presents a night of short plays as part of the Tannahill Arts Festival Submissions Wanted Seeking submissions by deadline at midnight on Friday 13th September, 2019 Email your script to script@tannahillarts.com following the submission guidelines on our Facebook […]

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Friday, September 6, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

The Stornoway Way Cottiers Theatre

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  Thursday 10 October, 2019, 7.30 p.m. Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland Street,  G11 5PU Dogstar Theatre Company in association with An Lanntair The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil A musical tragicomedy Director Matthew Zajac Set & Costume Design Ali Maclaurin Lighting Design Andrew Wilson Sound Design Pippa Murphy Video Jim Hope Original Songs by Willie Campbell, […]

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Wilkie’s World, Websters Theatre

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12 – 14 September, 2019 “Wilkie’s World” is a comedy play which follows the life of a young disabled man with Cerebral Palsy in his efforts to break into the comedy circuit. It’s hard enough making it in the world of stand up comedy, but it’s even worse when you can’t actually stand up! A […]

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Smalltown – Pantheon at Websters

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8 – 12 October, 2019 Pantheon are back at Webster’s Theatre Glasgow with the Scottish Comedy SMALLTOWN by Johnny McKnight, Douglas Maxwell and DC Jackson. Smalltown is a dark, dynamic and delightfully outrageous wee Scottish comedy telling the story of what happens when contaminated water (‘Rabbie Juice’) causes extraordinary events to happen to ordinary people, […]

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Sunday, August 11, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Farmer Michael and Kathleen at Cottiers

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“We’ll Never Get On The Tele Tour” Sunday 06 October 2019 – 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Cottiers Viral comedy sensations Farmer Michael And Kathleen arrive at Cottiers with their own unique take on music, satire, madness and carefully crafted chaos like only they can master! They have gained cult statue due to their hilarious Everton videos […]

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Friday, August 9, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Glasgow R&B Society: Rab Noakes & Fraser Speirs Cottiers

September 6 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm |£10 Buy tickets online! After the successful relaunch in May, the Glasgow R&B Society are back with their second night featuring Scottish Blues roots legends Rab Noakes & Fraser Speirs who have created a special setlist just for the Society featuring classic Rhythm & Blues tracks from through the […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Bruce Biddolph Outstanding as ‘The Inquisitor’

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Peter Arnott’s play ‘The Inquisitor’ was recently performed by Bruce Biddolph at the Alexandria Library . The audience sat in a semi-circle in front of a table. A man entered. His dress implied he was someone of importance. An official, maybe. Collar, tie, smart jacket and trousers, highly polished shoes. The table became an office […]

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Alien 3: The Unfilmed Script

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3 – 5 October, 2019 – 7.30 p.m. Presented by Shows on a Shoestring and Scare Scotland… Alien 3 was a notoriously troubled movie production which went through several scripts and directors, even before filming began. This script is the most bizarre of the many they didn’t use and now it’s live on stage! After […]

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Friday, July 26, 2019 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Antony and Cleopatra, Websters Theatre

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10/08/2019 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm In this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic, Antony and Cleopatra, Rebel Cow Theatre challenges tradition with a female Mark Antony and a male Cleopatra. A cast of eight actors tell the story of Mark Antony, one of three rulers of the Roman Empire who neglects her duties in Rome […]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Loving The Enemy, Websters Theatre

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29 – 31 July, 2019 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm Upstairs in The Playhouse Unfortunately this venue is not wheelchair accessible. 12+ Only Hugo’s in No Man’s Land. Born and raised in Scotland, he’s miles away from his family’s Italian roots but Britain has become a hostile place for his community, demonised when Italy sides […]

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Mother Courage and Her Children by Tom Leonard

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Sunday 11 August, 2019 7 p.m. A rehearsed reading of Brecht’s 1939 antiwar play, in a new translation by Glasgow poet Tom Leonard, who sadly passed away this year. Directed by and featuring Tam Dean Burn, with musical direction by Leo Condie. Full of memorable characters, sardonic humour and wonderful songs, set by Paul Dessau. […]

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