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Top 7 Glasgow Theatres

1. Tron Theatre

Founded in 1979 as a theatre club, the Tron Theatre was opened formally as a theatre on May 10, 1981. The theatre itself flourished under the artistic leadership of Michael Boyd between 1986 and 1996 and it was during these years that the Tron Theatre acted as a Launch pad for famous faces including Alan Cumming, Craig Ferguson, Peter Mullan and Siobhan Redmond.

2. Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal is just a short drive from our Easirent pick up point at Glasgow Airport and is the oldest theatre in Glasgow. The theatre was opened in 1867 as the Royal Colosseum and Opera House and it became the Theatre Royal in 1869, which has been in operation ever since. Home of both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet, the theatre is also home to a wide range of entertainment, including theatre, dance, musicals, live music and comedy.

3. Cottiers Theatre

Set inside a beautiful neo-gothic converted church, the Cottiers Theatre seats 206 people and has been an operating theatre since 1992. Park up your Easirent hire car next to the former Dowanhill Parish Church on Hyndland Street and visit one of the diverse community theatre productions or one of the regular gigs or comedy shows that the theatre hosts.

4. Citizens Theatre

The Citizens Theatre is the epicentre of the Glasgow theatre scene and is the principal producing theatre in the whole west of Scotland. Step inside this forward thinking, creative theatre space where many famous faces have trodden the boards, including Rupert Everett, Helen Baxendale, Sean Bean, Tim Roth, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Robbie Coltrane and Pierce Brosnan.

5. King’s Theatre

The King’s Theatre is a stunning theatre in the heart of Glasgow city centre which was opened in 1903 as a sister venue to the Theatre Royal. Focusing on populist theatre and family entertainment the theatre plays host to touring productions of Broadway and West End shows. Recent shows to grace the stage at the King’s Theatre include Wicked, Dirty Dancing and The Full Monty.

6. Centre for Contemporary Arts

Playing host to a wide variety of entertainment performances including DJs, film, live music residency programmes and dance classes, the Centre for Contemporary Arts is definitely worth a visit when you’re in Glasgow. There is also a vegan café on site for those who are feeling a bit peckish after the performance.

7. Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, a weird and wonderful theatre space in the heart of Glasgow city centre. The theatre is an arts centre in a re purposed Edwardian warehouse brings stories to life through immersive and bizarre re-tellings of famous tales. The theatre was founded by Russian artist Eduard Bersudsky and theatre critic and director Tatyana Jakovskaya in the 1980s and isn’t one to be missed when you’re in Glasgow city centre.

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