Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tron Theatre

63 Trongate,
Glasgow
G15HB
0141 552 4267
admin@tron.co.uk

The site of the present day Tron Theatre has played a central role in the life of Glasgow City for nearly five centuries, during which time it has been a place of Christian worship, a place of execution, a meeting hall, a market and store house, a police station, and a theatre.

A church was originally built on the site now occupied by the Tron Theatre in 1529. However, the oldest surviving part of the structure is the 16th Century clock tower – still one of Glasgow’s most recognizable landmarks.

First established as a theatre club in 1979, the Tron has gone on to become a leading player in Scottish theatre. Home to the Tron Theatre Company, who focus mainly on new writing, the theatre is also a a major venue for many of Glasgow's festivals including Celtic Connections, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the Merchant City Festival and Glasgay!

July 2014

Edwin Morgan's Dreams & Other Nightmares

From his nursing home in Glasgow’s West End, an elderly Edwin Morgan recounts a series of vivid nightmares to his carer James, a reluctant interpreter/psychiatrist/amateur Freudian..trapped in his task.An official (more)
Sat 26th July - Thu 31st July
7:45pm, 2:30pm
£12 (£18)

Beowulf

Seamus Heaney’s lyrical and musical translation of one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem of all time is a truly epic drama. An official Festival 2014 event.
Sat 26th July - Thu 31st July
8:00pm, 2:45pm
£12 (£8)

Amy Hawthorn

Smouldering jazz in the Vic Bar from up-and-coming chanteuse Amy Hawthorn.
Sat 26th July
9:00pm
£7.50

Musical Interludes

Free live music in the bar showcasing the musical virtuosity of some of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s best students.
Sat 26th July - Thu 31st July
3:30pm
Free

Building Tours

Explore behind the scenes at the Tron and learn how it evolved from a Church to one of Scotland’s best known and deeply loved theatres.
Sat 26th July - Thu 31st July
3:30pm, 4:30pm
Free, Free but ticketed

Grimm Tales

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family. An official Festival 2014 event.
Sun 27th July - Thu 31st July
2:30pm
£10 (7.50)

Singer/Songwriting Nights

Hosted by singer songwriter Warren featuring a range of the best singers, musicians and songwriters in Scotland. Three acts will be playing every month, each playing seven songs. New unknown songwriters will be welcome (more)
Sun 27th July
8:30pm
£5

Grimm Tales

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family. An official Festival 2014 event.
Sun 27th July - Thu 31st July
2:30pm
£10 (7.50)

Masterclasses with the Makar: Performance Poetry

Work with the Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead to develop your performance poetry skills in this two and a half hour session.
Sun 27th July
2:45pm
£15

The Lamplighter (Rehearsed Reading)

Jackie Kay’s The Lamplighter takes us on a journey through the dark heart of slavery.
Sun 27th July
5:00pm
£7

The Seven Song Club presents The Modests

Four-piece rock’n’roll band influenced by many artists ranging from The Pixies to Jeff Buckley
Sun 27th July
8:30pm
£5

Rally and Broad Slam (Heats)

Scottish cabaret duo Rally and Broad present their first ever Commomwealth Poetry Slam.
Tue 29th July
9:15pm
£5

Rally and Broad Slam (Final)

Scottish cabaret duo Rally and Broad present their first ever Commomwealth Poetry Slam.
Wed 30th July
9:15pm
£5

New Playwriting: Responses to the Commonwealth

Rehearsed readings of new work in response to the athletes, events, sports, politics and scandals of the Commonwealth Games since 1930.
Thu 31st July
9:15pm
£5

August 2014

Grimm Tales

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family. An official Festival 2014 event.
Fri 1st August
2:30pm
£10 (7.50)

Edwin Morgan's Dreams & Other Nightmares

From his nursing home in Glasgow’s West End, an elderly Edwin Morgan recounts a series of vivid nightmares to his carer James, a reluctant interpreter/psychiatrist/amateur Freudian..trapped in his task.An official (more)
Fri 1st August - Sat 2nd August
7:45pm, 2:30pm
£12 (£18)

Beowulf

Seamus Heaney’s lyrical and musical translation of one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem of all time is a truly epic drama. An official Festival 2014 event.
Fri 1st August - Sat 2nd August
8:00pm, 2:45pm
£12 (£8)

Grimm Tales

Playful, mischievous and deliciously scary fairy tales for all the family. An official Festival 2014 event.
Fri 1st August
2:30pm
£10 (7.50)

Calum Ingram

Scots-born Calum Ingram has spent the past five years studying at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan and will perform material from his debut solo album Making it Possible.
Fri 1st August
9:00pm
£7.50

Musical Interludes

Free live music in the bar showcasing the musical virtuosity of some of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s best students.
Fri 1st August - Sat 2nd August
3:30pm
Free

Building Tours

Explore behind the scenes at the Tron and learn how it evolved from a Church to one of Scotland’s best known and deeply loved theatres.
Fri 1st August - Sat 2nd August
4:30pm
Free but ticketed

Singer/Songwriting Nights

Hosted by singer songwriter Warren featuring a range of the best singers, musicians and songwriters in Scotland. Three acts will be playing every month, each playing seven songs. New unknown songwriters will be welcome (more)
Sun 3rd August
8:30pm
£5

Scarecrows, Superworm & The Gruffalo

Award-winning author Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm launch Julia’s brand-new picture book The Scarecrows’ Wedding
Sun 3rd August
11:00am, 2:30pm
£8 (£6)

Home Nations Festival Closing Party

Come and celebrate the end of the Tron’s Home Nations Festival and the Commonwealth Games across the building. With live music in the Vic Bar.
Sun 3rd August
7:30pm
Free
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