On Your Next Trip To Scotland, You Must Visit These Top 5 Theaters

Theaters are a looming feature in the entertainment scene of the Scots. On your next visit to Scotland, you must see these top theaters.

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Scotland theatres hold strongly, the belief that variety is the spice of life.

Scotland boasts of creativity and a flair for drama, incorporating its rich culture. Perhaps, this is the reason for the diversity in theater.

From comedy shows to magic and musicals, the theaters provide them for various age groups. Here are five of our favorite Scotland theaters:

1) CITIZEN’S THEATER

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Citizen’s Theater in Glasgow is a very famous theater and is regarded as very influential. The theater has a modern look even though it has been around since 1878.

It is in fact, the second oldest theater in the entire United Kingdom. It was where Alan Cumming, Everett Rupert and a lot of other stars started their acting careers.


The theater has a 500-capacity auditorium and houses two other compact theaters upstairs. It comes equipped with modern facilities that make for a satisfactory viewing.

2) FESTIVAL THEATER

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The Festival Theater is located at Nicolson in Edinburgh. The 1994 theater is a proud heritage of Scotland that homes a lot of things for the appreciation of arts in all forms.

It is the largest performance area in Scotland with 1 915 seats auditorium.

The foyer is beautifully adorned with glass and the architectural elegance is always a surprise.


Musicals, drama, film screening, operas and dances, the theater does them all in grand style.

3) EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE

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The Edinburgh playhouse, at Greenside Place in Edinburgh, was birthed in 1929.

The playhouse or theatre, call it what you must, is a flourishing hub for comedy shows, musicals and concerts. It especially centres on the youths with its shows.

The theater was originally modeled after the American Roxy Cinema but quickly found its own path.

More exciting are the rumors of Albert, the Ghost who has been said to haunt the theater now and then. It has a whooping over three thousand capacity!

4) THE KING’S THEATER

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This royal theatre is at Bath Street in Glasgow. It’s a large 2 000 capacity venue, dating back to 1904.

It is unique for its standard production of pantomimes and is in fact, considered the capital of pantomime in Glasgow.

Pantomime stars like Kelly Gerard and Baxter have performed in the great theater. It comes with great facilities and is elegantly structured.

5) THE THEATER ROYAL GLASGOW

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This theater is of course, in Glasgow. It is one of the leading center for Scottish opera as well as ballet.

It was first opened in 1867 but has had a full modern make-over. It is the longest running theater in Scotland. The theater was also once regarded as the home of STV.

It is owned by Scottish Opera but also takes comedy shows as well as long running musical tours from time to time. The theatre has about four tiers accessible by lift and the stall area is very comfortable.

The Ambassador Lounge at the theater also comes with a lot of exciting benefits.

Last Line

There are many more theaters in Scotland, but these ones undoubtedly give you the best experience.

Author: lordcanaan

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