GLASGOW’S theatreland is in rude health with a series of rennovations and expansions at its leading venues.
By CHRIS McCALL
22nd Oct 2015, 1:28pm
Actor and comedian Spike Milligan hangs on to the back of a Cameron's Commandos truck outside the Alhambra Theatre in July 1967. Picture: TSPL
The city centre Theatre Royal has benefited from a recent £11 million makeover and ambitious plans are being drawn up to breathe new life into the much-loved Citizens in the Gorbals.
The King’s at Charing Cross still attracts the biggest touring shows from London’s West End while the national home of Scottish variety, the Pavilion, continues to delight audiences from across the country.
The venue was torn down in 1963 after 66 years in business.
A short-distance away, at the corner of Waterloo Street and Wellington Street, stood the vast Alhambra Theatre. With a revolving stage and a capacity of 2,800 it was at one time considered the best venue in the city.