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.

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

5 Theaters You Need to Visit in London

Visiting London? You need to visit the 5 leading theaters to spice up your stay. Here are our best picks.

THE BEST THEATERS IN LONDON

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London is undoubtedly a home of all things classic and the theater is definitely not left out. Whether you are setting out for heart gripping dramas or harmonious musicals, it’s hard to find a city that pours them out like London. Here are some of the best theaters in the city.

1) SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE
This theatre was first constructed in 1599 and was formerly used for acting only Shakespearean plays.

It however got reconstructed in 1997. It is also called The Globe. It’s a theatre with over 2000 capacity with more than 1000 seating spaces.

Not only is the theatre renowned, it currently houses another theatre named The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a 340 seats theatre.

Like the name suggests, the theater has a round structure that lets you have a clear view.

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The theater is at New Globe Walk in Bank side and generally runs from May till October.

2) HAROLD PINTER THEATER


This theatre is located at Panton Street with a 796 capacity. It was original named The Royal Comedy Centre when it first opened in 1881 as a comic opera house.

The theater has a four level auditorium and is wheel chair accessible. It also houses a nice bar. The theater became famous when the then producers during the First World War created a revue that became really popular.

One of the most famous shows at the theater is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Which aired in 2017. The theater is still strongly known for comedies and musicals.

3) THE OLD VIC

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The Old Vic is an elegant theatre with a scenic view. The theatre is at The Cut, near Waterloo Station with over a thousand capacity. The theatre was built in 1818 and was originally named Royal Coburg Theatre.

It was nicknamed The Old Vic and the name became formalized in 1925. It was formerly home to the National Theatre until 1976, when it was moved to South Bank.

The theater saw some damage during The Second World War but was renovated later and it became a Grade II building.


It has a three level auditorium and comes with great facilities.

4) REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATER


This is a unique theater at Regent’s Park with 1200 capacity. The open air theater, established by a registered non-profit theater company, has been in London since 1932.

The theater runs through May till September (probably because it’s an open space that needs the summer weather}. The award winning theater is known for its beautiful musicals. It also has a peculiarity for Shakespeare and comedy.

Although you can’t get a ticket refund because of a bad weather, the theater allows you to switch shows.

5) NATIONAL THEATER


The national theatre is on the South Bank. It has four auditoriums: Olivier Theatre, Lyttleton Theatre, Dorfman Theatre and Temporary Theatre. The theatre produces about 25 shows every year and is involved in every part of the theatre business.

From family entertainment to rib-cracking comedies and musicals, the national theater doles them all out with standard.


The theatre boasts of nice restaurants, bars, bookstores, exhibitions and a great parking space.


It’s easier to make bookings before setting out to any of the theaters because of seat limitations. London promises a great theater experience.