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!

April 2014

The Tempest

Tron Theatre Company and the RCS stage Shakespeare's famous colonial play. Part of Mayfesto 2014.
Wed 16th April - Wed 30th April
7:45pm
£10

Chalk Farm

Award-winning playwrights Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin join forces with the highly acclaimed ThickSkin in this explosive new play about love and blame in the aftermath of the 2011 London riots.
Wed 16th April - Sat 19th April
8:00pm
£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)
Fri 18th April
8:30pm
£5

Tips

A fast and funny evening in the company of your waitress Mary Gapinski, who muses on marriage, serial killers and ice cream.
Fri 25th April - Sat 26th April
7:00pm
£17 (includes a two course meal)

Jazz in the Afternoon

Relax and enjoy chamber jazz of the highest quality in the intimate surroundings of The Vic Bar as award-winning pianist/composer Euan Stevenson hosts unique projects from some of the finest jazz instrumentalists and (more)
Sun 27th April
1:30pm
£5

a small story/eine kleine geschichte

A world of objects and visual storytelling for 2-4 year olds created and performed by Andy Manley and Ania Michaelis.
Wed 30th April
10:30am, 1:30pm
£7 (Family tickets: £18-£24)

Performance Poetry

Rally & Broad have been running monthly cabarets of spoken word, music & lyrical delight in Edinburgh since 2012, and will be coming to host monthly events from January 2014 at The Tron. Acts will include; Colin McGuire, (more)
Wed 30th April
8:30pm
£5

May 2014

a small story/eine kleine geschichte

A world of objects and visual storytelling for 2-4 year olds created and performed by Andy Manley and Ania Michaelis.
Thu 1st May - Sat 3rd May
10:30am, 1:30pm
£7 (Family tickets: £18-£24)

Hamlet

Shakespeare's thrilling adventure story and domestic tragedy directed by Hugh Hodgart.
Tue 6th May
2:45pm
£12 (£7)

Our Country's Good

Set in the penal colony of New South Wales, Our Country's Good follows the true story of the performance of a play by the convicts there and is both shocking a deeply moving. Part of Mayfesto 2014.
Wed 7th May - Sat 17th May
7:45pm
£10

The Tempest

Tron Theatre Company and the RCS stage Shakespeare's famous colonial play. Part of Mayfesto 2014.
Thu 1st May - Sat 17th May
7:45pm
£10

New Playwrighting: The Progressive Playwright

This regular event will take place in the Victorian Bar and will include readings of work by new and developing playwrights. During the event the playwright will be able hear short extracts of their work directed and (more)
Thu 8th May
8:30pm
£5

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)
Fri 16th May
8:30pm
£5

The Tempest

The Tempest is Shakespeare’s famous colonial play with Ariel doing the bidding of Prospero with his magical powers as he causes shipwrecks and revengeful mischiefs. Meanwhile the much maligned Caliban tries his own hand (more)
Wed 7th May - Fri 16th May
7:45pm
£10

Our Country’s Good

Our Country’s Good is set in the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia, in 1788-9, and follows the true story of the performance of a play by the convicts there. It deals with the brutality of the British penal (more)
Thu 8th May - Sat 17th May
7:45pm
£10

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories for 4-8 year olds. Part of Mayfesto 2014
Fri 23rd May - Sat 24th May
11:30am, 2:30pm
£8 (Family tickets £21 - £28)

Heart

An explosive mix of political thriller and a passionate love story and a dynamic cocktail of physical theatre and performance poetry. Part of Mayfesto 2014.
Fri 23rd May - Sat 24th May
8:00pm
£10 (£7.50)

Performance Poetry

Rally & Broad have been running monthly cabarets of spoken word, music & lyrical delight in Edinburgh since 2012, and will be coming to host monthly events from January 2014 at The Tron. Acts will include; Colin McGuire, (more)
Wed 28th May
8:30pm
£5

My Name is...

A captivating new play about love, family and shifting identities. Part of Mayfesto 2014.
Thu 29th May - Sat 31st May
7:45pm
£10 (£7.50)

June 2014

Jazz in the Afternoon

Relax and enjoy chamber jazz of the highest quality in the intimate surroundings of The Vic Bar as award-winning pianist/composer Euan Stevenson hosts unique projects from some of the finest jazz instrumentalists and (more)
Sun 1st June - Sun 29th June
1:30pm
£5

New Playwrighting: The Progressive Playwright

This regular event will take place in the Victorian Bar and will include readings of work by new and developing playwrights. During the event the playwright will be able hear short extracts of their work directed and (more)
Thu 5th June
8:30pm
£5

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet the play is a thrilling adventure story with castles, ghosts, graveyards, pirates, players and politicians. It’s also a domestic tragedy of two families, of mums and dads, sons and daughters, of love, longing, (more)
Thu 5th June - Sat 7th June
7:30pm, 2:45pm, 12:00am
£12 (£7)

Hamlet

Shakespeare's thrilling adventure story and domestic tragedy directed by Hugh Hodgart.
Thu 5th June - Sat 7th June
7:30pm, 2:45pm
£12 (£7)

Festen

Adapted for stage by David Eldridge from the hit Dogme film, Festen is a powerful and disturbing exploration of middle class respectability.
Thu 5th June - Sat 7th June
7:45pm
£10 (£7.50)

But Why?

Come play the game...it's fun...we promise. Tron Skillshop groups are exploring the questions we ask, the answers we get and the impact they have on our lives.
Fri 13th June - Sat 14th June
7:30pm
£8

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)
Fri 13th June
8:30pm
£5

Performance Poetry

Rally & Broad have been running monthly cabarets of spoken word, music & lyrical delight in Edinburgh since 2012, and will be coming to host monthly events from January 2014 at The Tron. Acts will include; Colin McGuire, (more)
Wed 25th June - Mon 30th June
8:30pm
£5

July 2014

Under Milk Wood

Dylan Thomas's timeless masterpiece is brought to life in a raucous new staging with searing live folk music directed by Gareth Nicholls. An official Festival 2014 event.
Thu 17th July - Sun 20th 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.
Thu 24th July - Thu 31st July
8:00pm, 2:45pm
£12 (£8)

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)
Thu 24th July - Thu 31st July
7:45pm, 2:30pm
£12 (£18)

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

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)

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
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