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Locations and directions

Our location

We are based right in the centre of Glasgow, one of Europe’s liveliest cities and a Unesco City of Music. We have occupied our home on Renfrew Street, next to Glasgow’s famous Sauchiehall Street since 1987. In 2011 we expanded our facilities and opened our state of the art dance and production studios at Speirs Locks, neighbouring Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland.

Renfrew Street campus

Our Renfrew Street campus is located at 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB. All five of our performance venues are found here as well as an abundant choice of practice rooms. There is also a very vibrant cafe bar.

The Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks

Speirs Locks Studios houses our dance studios, rehearsal studios and production arts studios. It is just ten minutes walk away from Renfrew Street and is located at 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4 9RR.

Local Accommodation

We have negotiated various rates for visitors to the Conservatoire in local hotels, if you are attending a meeting, conference or an audition at the Conservatoire, please access our Local Hotels Listing.

How to get here

By plane

Glasgow International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away by taxi and receives flights from all over the world. Prestwick International Airport is home to Ryanair and other short haul airlines. Trains run every half an hour to Glasgow city centre. It is also possible to fly to Edinburgh Airport and connect to Glasgow by bus and train

By train

Glasgow has two main railway stations: Queen Street and Glasgow Central. Both are within ten to fifteen minutes’ walk of the Conservatoire. Visit thetrainline.com or scotrail.co.uk for more information.

By road

  • We are located close to the M8 motorway.
  • From the South exit at Junction 17 (Dumbarton/Kelvinside)
  • From the West exit at Junction 17 (Dumbarton/Kelvinside), keeping to the right fork.
  • From the East exit at Junction 16 (Cowcaddens)

Car parking

We do not have car parking facilities at the Royal Conservatoire. There are multi-storey car parking facilities available close by at Cambridge Street, Concert Square, Dundasvale and Buchanan Galleries.

There is metered on-street parking at the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks.

By subway

The nearest subway station is Cowcaddens. To reach the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks just follow the path of flowers. For Renfrew Street, you can also exit at Buchanan Street.

By bus

The central bus station at Buchanan Street is just five minutes walk from Renfrew Street and 15 minutes from the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks.

Renfrew Street campus: The following bus services stop outside the Royal Conservatoire on Hope Street: 20, 23, 23A, 41, 50, 54, 55, 66, 75, 801 and 803. For up to date timetables visit the First Glasgow website.
The Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks: The following buses leave from Hope Street every ten minutes: 54, 61,199. For up to date timetables visit the First Glasgow website

For help in planning your journey in Scotland visit Traveline Scotland or call them on 0871 200 22 33. For travel in the UK visit Traveline UK