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!

August 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)
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

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)

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

The Carousel

While driving to her dying mother's bedside, a woman calls upon the spirit of her dead grandmother. So begisn aquest through a labyrinth of memories.
Fri 29th August - Sat 30th August
7:45pm
£16 (£12)

September 2014

Frankie Boyle: Work-In-Progress

Frankie tests-runs work-in-progress material.
Tue 2nd September - Wed 3rd September
7:45pm
£15 (£13)

The Progressive Playwright

The succesful evenings return with readings of plays from up-and-coming playwrights. The themes for this season are Power, Wealth and Forgiveness.
Thu 11th September
8:30pm
£5

Janis Joplin- Full Tilt

Onstage a woman stands, the greatest rock singer of her generation. In front of her, an audience of thousands of expectant fans. She is Janis Joplin. She is utterly alone.
Thu 11th September - Sat 13th September
7:45pm
£10-£16

Sunday Jazz

Classic chilled out jazz is back at the Tron for the Autumn season.
Sun 14th September
2:00pm
£7.50

The Pure, The Dead and The Brilliant

A referendum night special- what would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scottish folklore got involved in the Independence referendum? Sparkling satire from Alan Bissett.
Thu 18th September
7:45pm
£10

The Seven Song Club

Live acoustic music in the Tron's Vic Bar
Fri 19th September - Fri 26th September
8:30pm
£7.50

One Day All This Will Come To Nothing

When the corpse of a young man is found washed up on the shore, a young police officer is forced to confront the fact that the next body she fishes out may well be that of ehr missing boyfriend
Tue 30th September
8:00pm
£10 (£7.50)

October 2014

One Day All This Will Come To Nothing

When the corpse of a young man is found washed up on the shore, a young police officer is forced to confront the fact that the next body she fishes out may well be that of ehr missing boyfriend
Wed 1st October - Sat 4th October
8:00pm
£10 (£7.50)

Three Sisters

John Byrne's adaptation of the original tragi-comedy by Anton Chekhov. In the not-so-swinging sixties in a Dunoon navel base, three sisters gaze longingly over the Clyde estuary. Will they ever escape to the love, (more)
Wed 1st October - Sat 18th October
7:45pm, 2:30pm
£8- £16 , £14 (£12)

Souness

Enter the world of Graeme Souness,as he takes on referees, authorities, his own players, perthshire tea-ladies and his inner demons in a bid to prove himself as a football manager. A scripted reading of a (more)
Tue 7th October
8:00pm
£5

Linwood No More

In the year 2000, almost 20 years since the former Chrysler factory closed, one of the now jobless employees looks back on happier times as worker in the factory in 1964.
Thu 9th October - Sat 11th October
8:00pm
£10 (£7.50)

The Seven Song Club

Live acoustic music in the Tron's Vic Bar
Fri 10th October
8:30pm
£7.50

Sunday Jazz

Classic chilled out jazz is back at the Tron for the Autumn season.
Sun 12th October
2:00pm
£7.50

King John

Part staged performance and part rehearsed reading, this short-sharp-shock of a show will bring the raw energy of Shakespeare's verse to life.
Tue 14th October - Wed 15th October
8:00pm
£3

The Progressive Playwright

The succesful evenings return with readings of plays from up-and-coming playwrights. The themes for this season are Power, Wealth and Forgiveness.
Thu 16th October
8:30pm
£5

The Night Before The Trail and The Sneeze

Chekhov's vaudevillian short stories. These new adaptations highlight how comic real life is, and serve as the perfect curtain raiser for the Tron's Autumn season production of John Byrne's adaptation of Three Sisters.
Fri 17th October - Sat 18th October
6:00pm
£3

Cardinal Sinne

Cardinal Sinne is packing his bags to fly to Rome to help elect the next pope. However, before he can leave, he is confronted by a journalist with some awkward questions regarding his past carnal contact. A religious (more)
Wed 22nd October - Fri 31st October
7:45pm
£8, £10-£16

Craig Hill- Give Him An Inch

A deliciously wicked and gloriously camp evening of no-holds barred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun!
Sat 25th October
10:00pm
£16 (£12)

Colquhoun & MacBryde

A fast-moving play from John Byrne about two Glasgow painters-- both called Robert-- who swagger down to war-torn London to take the art-world by storm!
Wed 29th October - Fri 31st October
8:00pm
£6, £10 (£7.50)

November 2014

Cardinal Sinne

Cardinal Sinne is packing his bags to fly to Rome to help elect the next pope. However, before he can leave, he is confronted by a journalist with some awkward questions regarding his past carnal contact. A religious (more)
Sat 1st November
7:45pm
£10-£16

Colquhoun & MacBryde

A fast-moving play from John Byrne about two Glasgow painters-- both called Robert-- who swagger down to war-torn London to take the art-world by storm!
Sat 1st November - Sat 8th November
8:00pm
£10 (£7.50)

The Gamblers

Gogol's classic play The Gamblers is a fast-paced comedy about a group of card-sharks who try and outwit each other. This all-female version is a story of women who gamble, hustle, cheat, drink, swear, sing and dance- (more)
Wed 5th November - Sat 8th November
7:45pm
£10-£16

The Seven Song Club

Live acoustic music in the Tron's Vic Bar
Fri 14th November - Fri 21st November
8:30pm
£7.50

Sunday Jazz

Classic chilled out jazz is back at the Tron for the Autumn season.
Sun 16th November
2:00pm
£7.50

The Progressive Playwright

The succesful evenings return with readings of plays from up-and-coming playwrights. The themes for this season are Power, Wealth and Forgiveness.
Thu 20th November
8:30pm
£5

The Tron Panto! Miracle On 34 Parnie Street

Christmas mayhem is afoot in the tron's latest seasonal spectacular, written, directed by and starring Tron favourite Johnny McKnight!
Fri 28th November - Sun 30th November
7:30pm, 2:30pm, 1:00pm
£9-£18

The Elf By Herself

The Tron's Christmas show for ages 3-6 years. Lots of little elves get a shock when a new recruit joisn their ranks-- Look! An elf who actually grew!
Sat 29th November - Sun 30th November
10:30am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm
£6-£8

December 2014

The Elf By Herself

The Tron's Christmas show for ages 3-6 years. Lots of little elves get a shock when a new recruit joisn their ranks-- Look! An elf who actually grew!
Tue 2nd December - Wed 31st December
10:30am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm, 10:15am
£6-£8

The Tron Panto! Miracle On 34 Parnie Street

Christmas mayhem is afoot in the tron's latest seasonal spectacular, written, directed by and starring Tron favourite Johnny McKnight!
Tue 2nd December - Wed 31st December
10:30am, 7:30pm, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 1:30pm
£9-£18

January 2015

The Tron Panto! Miracle On 34 Parnie Street

Christmas mayhem is afoot in the tron's latest seasonal spectacular, written, directed by and starring Tron favourite Johnny McKnight!
Fri 2nd January - Sun 4th January
5:00pm, 2:30pm, 7:30pm, 1:00pm
£9-£18
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