Theatre in Scotland

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The National Theatre of Scotland – Established in 2006 and has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality.

Aberdeen Theatres and Venues

His Majesty’s Theatre

Lemon Tree – 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT

Music Hall – Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Tivoli Theatre – 34 – 48 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NB

Edinburgh Theatres

Bedlam Theatre – Home to the Edinburgh University Theatre Company (EUTC) for the past 30 years. The Bedlam is housed in the former “New North Free Church” at the foot of George IV Bridge in Edinburgh.

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Edinburgh Playhouse

Queen’s Halloffers a wide range of events to tempt you all year round – classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock, world, folk and comedy, and is also home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Royal Lyceum

Traverse Theatre – Scotland’s new writing theatre

Glasgow Theatres

Citizens Theatre

Eastwood Park Theatre – Giffnock

King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal

Glasgow Pavilion – The Scottish National Theatre of Variety


The Tron Theatre

Theatres – Rest of Scotland

The Gaiety – Ayr – Theatre and Arts Centre

Woodend Barn Arts Centre – Banchory

The Barony Theatre – Bo’ness

The Fullerton – formerly the Lochside Theatre – Castle Douglas

Cumbernauld Theatre

Theatre Royal – Dumfries – The Oldest Working Theatre in Scotland

Alhambra Theatre – Dunfermline

Dundee Rep – A national cultural asset which the people of Dundee feel ownership over and in which they can take enormous pride.

The Warehouse – Lossiemouth

Mull Theatre – Isle of Mull

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre – Peebles

Perth Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Byre Theatre – St Andrews

MacRobert Centre – Stirling

An Lanntair – Stornaway

Scottish Theatre Companies


Dogstar Theatre Company – Inverness

East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club

Grey Coast

Hopscotch Theatre Company – has been entertaining young people in Scotland with fun and educational theatre performances for more than 18 years.

Studio 32 – East Kilbride.

Theatre Alba – bringing innovative and critically acclaimed drama to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and beyond.

Theatre Cryptic – The award-winning Cryptic was founded in Scotland in 1994 by Artistic Director, Cathie Boyd. Since then its innovative staging of music productions has established Cryptic as leaders in creating unique multi-layered sensory experiences, making ‘music to be looked at…not just listened to’.

Scottish Theatre Information

Creative Scotland


Scottish Theatre History

The Scottish Theatre Archive

Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre Society

Andy Stewart – An Illustrated Record – Celebrating the life and honouring the memory of one of the most popular Scottish entertainers of the Twentieth Century.

Sir Harry Lauder – University of Glasgow

Jimmy Logan Obituary – from the Guardian

Farewell tributes to Jimmy Logan – BBC

Scottish Drama Clubs

Blairgowrie Players – Providing drama in Blairgowrie for over 50 years.

Dollar Drama Club

Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society

Killin Drama Club

Perth Drama Club

St Boswells Drama Club

Thurso Players

The Scottish Community Drama Association

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