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Welcome to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

At RCS, there is something for everyone! Based in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, we have five performance spaces, hosting over 500 public events a year across Classical Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Traditional Music and Ballet. Performance is the Conservatoire environment!

We are delighted to provide a range of performances across daytime, evenings and weekends, with productions to suit all tastes and budgets. Many of our shows offer tickets priced from just £5.

If you wish to contact us, please call us at 0141 332 5057 or email boxoffice@rcs.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the Conservatoire soon.

Adam Foreman
Audience Operations Manager
audienceoperations@rcs.ac.uk

RCS are proud of our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and widening access, and we value and respect the identity of each individual.

We aim to consistently be a welcoming and inclusive environment.  If there are any improvements you feel we can make please contact us:

audienceoperations@rcs.ac.uk

Phone: 0141 332 5057

or Text Relay Service: 18002 0141 332 5057

Concessions
We offer concession-priced tickets for RCS productions to any customers with additional access requirements.

Access
Dedicated wheelchair spaces are provided in all venues.  See the seating plans for positions.  There is level access from the ground floor of the Royal Conservatoire at the main entrance on Renfrew Street to all levels.  Accessible lift serves all floors.

Box Office: Low access sales point available. Accessible via lift.
Cafe Bar: Medium height service points. Accessible via lift.

Stair-free access is available in all venues:

New Athenaeum Theatre

  • Stalls rows K&L: No stairs.
  • Stalls rows A-J: Some small steps.  No handrail available.
  • 1st and 2nd Circles: 4 to 6 steps to access all rows.  Handrail available.  Accessible via lift.

Stevenson Hall

  • Stalls row A: No Stairs. Accessible via lift.
  • Stalls rows B-M: Some small steps.  No handrail available. The venue is accessible from front (row A) and rear (row M).  Accessible via lift.
  • Balconies: 4 to 6 steps to access all rows.  Handrail available. Accessible via lift.

Ledger Recital Room and AGOS Studio

  • Row A: No Stairs. Accessible via lift.
  • Rows B onward: Some steps.  Handrail available. Accessible via lift.

Please Note: The AGOS Studio is situated towards the back of the Conservatoire building. There is a short walk from Box Office to the venue.

Chandler Studio Theatre

  • Row A: No Stairs.
  • Rows B onward: Some steps.  No handrail rail available

Personal Assistants
We are happy to offer an additional complimentary ticket to any customers who require a personal assistant to access the venue.  Please book via the Box Office:

Phone: 0141 332 5057

or Text Relay Service: 18002 0141 332 5057

Parking
Multi-storey parking facilities are available at Cambridge Street, Concert Square and Buchanan Galleries. Fully DDA-compliant facilities are available in the Cambridge Street multi-storey. The charge for use of these facilities is £1 after 6 pm. Dedicated disabled parking spaces are available at the back of the Renfrew Street building and are accessed from Hope Street (there is wheelchair access to the Royal Conservatoire at the Hope Street entrance).

Blue Badge Holders
Renfrew Street has single yellow lines and Hope Street has double yellow lines. As both these streets are main traffic routes there is no parking on either street between 8 am and 6 pm. However, there are Park and Display bays on Renfrew Street and outside of peak times (8 am – 9,15am & 4.15 pm – 6 pm) Blue Badge holders may park in the Pay and Display bays without limit of time or charge.

Toilets
Accessible unisex toilets with emergency call buttons are available on the ground and first floors at Renfrew Street.

BSL Interpreted and Captioned performances
BSL-interpreted and captioned performances are available as advertised.

Induction Loop
All our venues are fitted with an induction loop. Patrons who are hard of hearing and fitted with a hearing aid should use their T-switch.

Assistance Dogs
We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs. The lift to all floors has a voice announcement.

If you have any queries please get in touch with the Box Office:

boxoffice@rcs.ac.uk

Phone: 0141 332 5057

or Text Relay Service: 18002 0141 332 5057

Virtual Tour
Explore the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in our 360 virtual tour. You’ll be able to see our rehearsal and practice rooms, professional performance venues, production workshops, editing suite, ballet studios and more.

BSL Users

At RCS, performance is everything. We want the D/deaf community to join us in experiencing our performances and share our passion for the arts.

We offer a mix of signed or captioned shows throughout the year. We have a huge range of performances including:

  • Ballet
  • Contemporary Performance
  • Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Opera
  • Music

BSL users can get a ticket for these performances at a discounted price of £5.00.  Just select the ‘BSL User’ discount when booking online or by phone.

Priceless performances for £5
We have a selection of seats available in the New Athenaeum Theatre and Stevenson Hall which are only £5 for anybody all year round for RCS productions. These seats are limited, so please book early.

Concessions
Concession prices are available for most RCS shows, and generally apply to over 60, under 16, unwaged, students, and registered disabled customers (we are happy to offer a free ticket to carers of disabled customers where required).  External Promoters may offer different concession options.

YoungScot Card Holders
YoungScot cardholders get an additional 20% off, on top of the concession price.  Just choose the YoungScot concession type, and remember to bring along your card when collecting your tickets.  External Promoters may offer different concession options.

Group Bookings
A group booking discount of 20% is available for groups of ten or more. Please contact the Box Office to make a group booking – Not valid on visiting promoter events.

Tickets26
£5 tickets for anyone aged 26 and under.
Please visit our Tickets26 page for full details.

Transaction Fees
We do not charge any transaction fees for RCS productions. A £1.00 charge is made when tickets are posted.  External promoters may charge additional transaction fees. If so, these are detailed in the online event description.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G2 3DB

By Train
The closest train stations to the RCS are:

Glasgow Central (0.4 miles and a 10 min walk from RCS)
Charing Cross (0.7 miles and a 15-minute walk from RCS)
Glasgow Queen Street (0.6 miles and a 14-minute walk from RCS)

Visit www.thetrainline.com or www.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), keep to the right fork.
From the East exit at Junction 16 (Cowcaddens)

Car Parking
There are multi-storey car parking facilities available close by at Cambridge Street,  Concert Square, Dundasvale and  Buchanan Galleries

By Subway
The closest subway station to the RCS is Cowcaddens (0.2 miles and a 6-minute walk).

By Bus
The central bus station at Buchanan Street is just a five-minute walk from Renfrew Street.
For up-to-date timetables visit the First website.

Group Bookings

A group booking discount of 20% is available on RCS performances for groups of ten or more.  You can also reserve your group booking now, and pay later.

To make a group booking please call the Box Office on 0141 332 5057.

Unfortunately, we can’t offer group booking discounts on visiting performer productions.

Box Office Opening Hours

Mon – Fri, 9 am-5 pm
and 60 minutes before the start of performances.

Weekend hours vary. Please call the Box Office to check:

Phone: 0141 332 5057,

Email: boxoffice@rcs.c.uk

Callback Service
When the Box Office is closed or it is a busy period (60 minutes before the start of a show, for example), we may not be able to answer the phone immediately, as we will be serving customers at the Box Office counter.  During these times, we operate a callback service.  If we can’t answer your call right away, please leave your name and number on our callback service, and we will call you back as soon as possible.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has published the following documents to support good data protection practices and to comply with current Data Protection law.

RCS Privacy Notice – Audiences, Alumni, Donors & Visitors

RCS Privacy Notice – Staff & Governors

RCS Privacy Notice – Students & Applicants

RCS Data Protection Policy

You can find information about the changes in data protection law from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

We take your privacy very seriously. Please contact us if you have any questions: dataprotection@rcs.ac.uk

We have 5 performance venues within the RCS.  Please click on the venue names below to download the seating plans.

AGOS Opera Studio
170 seats – recital and small-scale production performance space
AGOS Studio

Chandler Studio Theatre
120 seats – black box theatre space
Chandler Studio Theatre

Ledger Recital Room
108 seats – small recital and chamber performance space
Ledger Recital Room

New Athenaeum Theatre
346 seats – ‘proscenium arch’ stage performance space
New Atheneum Theatre

Stevenson Hall
358 seats – concert hall
Stevenson Hall

  1.  Once purchased tickets cannot be refunded, except in the event of a cancelled show.
  2.  Exchanges may be available for a future show, to a seat of the same value or higher. A £1 fee is charged for exchanges.
  3. It may not be possible to admit latecomers, so please aim to arrive at the venue 15 mins prior to the start of the performance.
  4. Reservations can be held for three days without payment. Reservations will automatically be released after three days unless payment is received. Tickets reserved less than three days prior to the performance will be automatically released the day before the performance. Reservations cannot be made on the day of a performance.
  5. We reserve the right to refuse admission.
  6. Please ensure that mobile phones and other devices are switched off during the performance.
  7. Filming and photography are not permitted during the performance.
  8. Glass, bottles and hot food/drinks are not permitted in the auditoriums.
  9. Event content may occasionally change at short notice, or differ from details printed in the performance guide and online.
  10. Some events may not be suitable for young children.

Explore the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in our 360 virtual tour. You’ll be able to see our rehearsal and practice rooms, professional performance venues, production workshops, editing suite, ballet studios and more.

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