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Theatre Events in Glasgow in May 2024

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Events in Glasgow

Journey

Selected dates between 3rd January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Journey is one of Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre's two shows. It features a wide selection of kinetic sculptures including the most recent works by Eduard Bersudsky made in Scotland.

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Wheels Of Life

Selected dates between 3rd January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Wheels of Life at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a special show which features some of the earliest and most exquisite work created by Eduard Bersudsky in Russia.

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Drag-Opticon

Selected dates between 2nd February 2024 - 7th June 2024

Drag-Opticon is the monthly live drag show at the Britannia Panopticon which showcases the best of the Glasgow Drag scene!

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint Spring Season

19th February 2024 - 22nd June 2024

A Play, A Pie and A Pint's fabulous Spring Season features 18 wonderful new plays which will shine a spotlight emerging writers, many of whom have never written for them before!

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Enterteasement: Comedy! Magic! Burlesque!

Selected dates between 9th March 2024 - 8th June 2024

Enterteasement's Comedy! Magic! Burlesque! show, featuring comedians, international burlesque acts and award winning magicians, is coming to August House!

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Step Right Up

Selected dates between 22nd March 2024 - 17th May 2024

Step Right Up continues the rich tradition of variety shows at the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall with a deliciously diverse regular show!

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Selected dates between 29th March 2024 - 24th May 2024

Following on from their sell our shows in 2023, the Tandem Writers are back with a series of three individual 45-minute play readings expanding on their previous stories!

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Sister Act

29th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is returning to the King's Theatre Glasgow in 2024!

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Unfortunate: The Musical Parody

30th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

Fresh from complete sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed hit parody musical! Unfortunate is coming to Glasgow and things are gonna get wet!

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Fields of Performance: Paradise (Lost)

2nd May 2024 - 3rd May 2024

Enjoy ground-breaking new theatre as part of a brand–new festival from final–year Contemporary Performance Practice students at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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An Evening With James Cosmo

3rd May 2024

Step into the captivating world of film and television with an evening featuring the esteemed actor, James Cosmo at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!

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Fields of Performance: Two Cowboys and The Sky

3rd May 2024 - 4th May 2024

Two Cowboys and The Sky is a physical theatre performance for young audiences, aged 3-6, featuring live music and improvisation!

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Godfather Death: A Grimm’s Musical

3rd May 2024

Based on a little known Grimm's fairy tale, this new musical tells the story of one poor boy's journey through life with Death as his Godfather.

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I Hope Your Flowers Bloom

3rd May 2024 - 4th May 2024

I Hope Your Flowers Bloom, Raymond Wilson's semi-autobiographical show and a hit of the 2023 Fringe, comes to the Tron Theatre in May!

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Maggie & Me

7th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Maggie & Me, Damian Barr's award-winning and darkly witty memoir about growing up gay in Thatcher's Britain comes to the Tron Theatre in May!

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Scottish Opera - La Traviata

8th May 2024 - 14th May 2024

This beloved production, which began life at Scottish Opera in 2008, has been seen at opera houses around the world! Don't miss La Traviata when it returns to Glasgow in May!

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Fields of Performance: All the world’s a stage

9th May 2024 - 10th May 2024

Enjoy ground-breaking new theatre as part of a brand–new festival from final–year Contemporary Performance Practice students at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Fields of Performance: Guess What

9th May 2024 - 10th May 2024

Enjoy ground-breaking new theatre as part of a brand–new festival from final–year Contemporary Performance Practice students at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Fields of Performance: In an upstairs room

9th May 2024 - 10th May 2024

Enjoy ground-breaking new theatre as part of a brand new festival from final year Contemporary Performance Practice students at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Mmus Opera Scenes

9th May 2024

Students on Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's MMus Opera programme perform various scenes from a range of eclectic operas!

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Blues and Burlesque

10th May 2024

Following sell-out runs in Edinburgh, Perth and Adelaide, the award-winning live music cabaret show Blues and Burlesque comes to 18 Candleriggs on Friday 10th May!

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Chaka - The Music Of Chaka Khan

10th May 2024

Don't miss this exhilarating music show celebrating one of the world's most gifted music icons and multi-grammy award winner, Chaka Khan at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Friday 10th May!

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Irvine Welsh’s PORNO

10th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

The sequel to Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh's PORNO returns to The King's Theatre Glasgow in May following a sold-out run in London's West End!

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A Pint & Two Shots Live!

11th May 2024

Join Two Doors Down star Grado, River City’s Stephen Purdon & Chris Toal of Scot Squad and Queen of the New Year as they bring their smash hit podcast live to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!

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Europe Day: Celebrate the Rich Tapestry of European Culture in Glasgow!

11th May 2024

Whether you are a culture enthusiast, a family looking for a fun outing, or simply curious about the diverse flavours of Europe, this event is for you!

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Mmus Opera Scenes

11th May 2024

Students on Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's MMus Opera programme perform various scenes from a range of eclectic operas.

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Julian Clary - Fistful of Clary

12th May 2024

Julian Clary, renowned homosexual and national trinket, is fixing to saddle up and head on out for his 2024 UK tour and you can catch him at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 12th May!

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

13th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

The smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie returns to Glasgow in 2024, don't miss it at the King's Theatre in May!

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Stuart Michael - The Psychic Medium

15th May 2024

Boasting an impressive, worldwide celebrity client list, Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium brings his quick-witted humour, sensitivity, and compassion to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!

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The Bar at the Edge of Time

15th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

The Bar at the Edge of Time is a multi-sensory spectacular for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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Modern Ballet Annual Performance

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Be swept away by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's BA Modern Ballet students as they take to the New Athenaeum stage for their annual dance showcase!

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New Year, New Work - A Night of New Music & Theatre

16th May 2024

After a twice sold out event back in January, Wonder Fools are excited to announce the return of New Year, New Work for another night of exciting new music and theatre!

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Thank You For The Music

16th May 2024

Smash-hit tribute show, Thank You For The Music, brings all of ABBA's No. 1 hits to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in a production like no other!

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Dead Girls Rising

17th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Dead Girls Rising is a furious coming-of-age punk cabaret show about trying to survive in a violent patriarchy, our deepest fears, and how we seek to control them.

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That’ll Be The Day

17th May 2024

That'll Be The Day returns to The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow for another momentous celebration of the most iconic moments in music and comedy from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s!

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The Fallen

17th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Based on true events, The Fallen at Websters Theatre explores the stories of lives that were changed forever when unmarried mothers were forced to give their babies away for adoption.

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The Murder Trial Live

17th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

Take part in a live jury experience produced by real barristers based on a true story when the Murder Trial Live comes to Glasgow!

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Cirque - The Greatest Show

18th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

Cirque, the award-winning, smash-hit circus musical that is fun for all the family, will return to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May!

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King & Caboodle Cabaret: Queertures Of The Night

18th May 2024

On Saturday May 18th, cross over into an alternate dimension full of bonkers beasts - that's right, the Southside of Glasgow, for the special King & Caboodle Cabaret 'Queertures Of The Night' edition!

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Andalucia - Flamenco

19th May 2024

The award-winning Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company presents its long-awaited 2nd production Andalucia, a stunning flamenco production accompanied by a chamber orchestra!

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Cutty Sark Theatre: I See My Sister Preview

Selected dates between 19th May 2024 - 26th May 2024

A new piece of writing from emerging theatre company Cutty Sark, I See My Sister explores wilderness, trauma and the bond between sisters.

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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

19th May 2024

Catch your favourite Pros as they waltz their way across the UK when Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals returns to the SEC Armadillo on Sunday 19th May!

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Edward Scissorhands

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Matthew Bourne's magical dance production of the classic Tim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands is coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow in May!

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Pippin

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

The classic musical Pippin, which follows a young Prince as he searches for the meaning of life, comes to Websters Theatre Glasgow in May!

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TSP present Kinky Boots

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Following their hugely successful Kings Theatre debut with Grease, Theatre South Productions return to the stage - this time in higher heels - for their production of the sensational Kinky Boots!

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When Mountains Meet / Jub Milain Pahaar: A musical adventure from Scotland to Pakistan

21st May 2024 - 22nd May 2024

Scottish/South Asian influenced music, storytelling, and striking visual images combine for a musical adventure from Scotland to Pakistan!

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An Evening with The Vivienne

22nd May 2024

The Vivienne's 2024 headline tour An Evening With The Vivienne arrives at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket on Wednesday 22nd May!

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Dear Billy: A Love Letter To The Big Yin

22nd May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, Dear Billy is a love letter to The Big Yin from the people of Scotland, don't miss it at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in May!

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Glasgow Blythswood Festival

23rd May 2024 - 9th June 2024
Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow Blythswood Festival Fortnight blends arts, music, performance, exhibitions, heritage and culinary delights in this celebrated area of Glasgow city centre!

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So Far So Good

24th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

So Far So Good is an adventurous new contemporary circus show for anyone who has ever asked 'Are we there yet?' Because however high we get, are we ever really there?

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The Sensational 60’s Experience

26th May 2024

The biggest and best 60's show touring the UK, will return to The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with a brand new production in celebration of their 60th anniversary!

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Lauren Graham: Have I Told You This Already?

28th May 2024

Spend an evening with actress and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Graham at the Old Fruitmarket to celebrate the paperback launch of her latest book, Have I Told You This Already?

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Should I Delete That?

28th May 2024

Join Em & Alex for a night of embarrassing stories, DMCs and general Should I Delete That? chaos as they bring their first ever live tour to Oran Mor Glasgow on Tuesday 28th May!

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The 39 Steps

28th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Featuring four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action don't miss Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps at the Theatre Royal Glasgow!

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An A to Z of Orchestral Triangle Playing

29th May 2024

Join Mick Doran, English National Opera's Principal Percussionist, as he exposes the real world of the orchestral musician in this one-man show at Websters Theatre!

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Marina Summers

29th May 2024

Runner up of Drag Race Philippines and direct from slaying the stage on UK vs The World Season 2, Marina Summers is bringing her solo tour to The Glee Club Glasgow on Wednesday 29th May!

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The Adam Buxton Podcast

29th May 2024

Ramble along with comedian and writer Adam Buxton, as he heads out on his first ever live podcast tour, which will stop off at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow on Wednesday 29th May!

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[BLANK] by Alice Birch

29th May 2024 - 31st May 2024

Picked and mixed with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland third-year BA Acting cohort, [BLANK] is a series of scenes bringing to life fragmented snapshots of criminal [in]justice and [dis]connection.

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The Last Pearl

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

From the team that created the multi award winning productions Shackleton and The Third Policeman, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company bring their newest devised piece, The Last Pearl, to the Tron Theatre!

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Theatre Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Theatre Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Dreamcoat Stars

Dreamcoat Stars

7th May 2024

Experience the powerful star vocals of four Josephs, coming together for a magical evening of West End and Broadway musical classics at Eastwood Park Theatre!

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Anything Goes The Musical

Anything Goes The Musical

14th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Runway Theatre Company are delighted to return to Eastwood Park Theatre with the latest version of modern classic musical, Anything Goes!

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Live Cinema Screening: The Winter’s Tale

Live Cinema Screening: The Winter’s Tale

22nd May 2024

Shakespeare's profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, returns to the Main Stage!

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Theatre Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Theatre Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms

Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms

30th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Following their sell-out shows of Guards! Guards! Edinburgh-based company Strawmoddie Theatre return to The Pleasance with Terry Pratchett's Men at Arms!

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Back to Bacharach

Back to Bacharach

3rd May 2024

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family, songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

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So Far So Good

So Far So Good

30th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

So Far So Good, an adventurous new contemporary circus show for 3 - 6 year olds, comes to the Assembly Roxy as part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival.

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Theatre Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Theatre Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Godfather Death: A Grimm’s Musical

Godfather Death: A Grimm’s Musical

10th May 2024

Based on a little known Grimm's fairy tale, this new musical tells the story of one poor boy's journey through life with Death as his Godfather.

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

29th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Set sail with Lochgelly & District Amateur Musical Association for Anything Goes at the Lochgelly Centre!

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Swan Dance Academy 2024

Swan Dance Academy 2024

24th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Swan Dance Academy are delighted for present this year’s annual show for 2024! Our Dancers have been preparing super hard all year to ensure this is one you don’t want to miss!

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Theatre Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Theatre Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

80s Live

80s Live

10th May 2024

The biggest 80s party show to tour the UK, 80s Live, is coming the Town House Hamilton on Friday 10th May!

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Message In A Bottle

Message In A Bottle

30th May 2024

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope. Don't miss a special screening of Message In A Bottle at Lanternhouse Cinema!

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The Ghost Lodge Mystery

The Ghost Lodge Mystery

23rd May 2024 - 25th May 2024

The EKO Players return to East Kilbride Arts Centre in May with their latest production, The Ghost Lodge Mystery!

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Theatre Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Theatre Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Moana Jr

Moana Jr

7th May 2024 - 8th May 2024

Set sail with Moana on a thrilling journey of self-discovery when GSMP bring their production of this heartwarming tale to Beacon Arts Centre!

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The Bar at the Edge of Time

The Bar at the Edge of Time

22nd May 2024 - 23rd May 2024

The Bar at the Edge of Time is a multi-sensory spectacular for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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The Northern Soul Classics Orchestra

The Northern Soul Classics Orchestra

19th May 2024

The Northern Soul Classics Orchestra will take you on a musical journey that's steeped in nostalgia yet bursting with timeless energy at Beacon Arts Centre!

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Theatre Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Theatre Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

The McDougalls: Space Adventure

The McDougalls: Space Adventure

11th May 2024

Join stars of stage and screen, Auntie Aggie and Max, as they fly past the planets on an intergalactic musical expedition at Macrobert Arts Centre on Saturday 11th May!

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James V - Katherine

James V - Katherine

24th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Rona Munro’s renowned James Plays continue with this fifth standalone production, presenting an up close and intimate performance, with focussed, raw storytelling. Catch it at Macrobert Arts Centre!

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Big Kid Circus: Falkirk

Big Kid Circus: Falkirk

15th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show ILLUMINATION. Catch it at the Forth Centre, Falkirk from 15th - 19th May!

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Events in Other Areas

Big Kid Circus: Kilmarnock

Big Kid Circus: Kilmarnock

2nd May 2024 - 6th May 2024

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show ILLUMINATION! Catch them at Kilmarnock Rugby Club between Thursday 2nd and Monday 6th May!

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That’ll Be The Day

That’ll Be The Day

15th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

That'll Be The Day returns to The Gaiety Theatre for another momentous celebration of the most iconic moments in music and comedy from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s!

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Short Attention Span Theatre

Short Attention Span Theatre

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Six mini masterpieces are on the menu as Ayr’s leading cultural hub serves up another series of treats for theatre fans.

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Popular Events

Bounce In The Park
Bounce In The Park, Scotland's newest Inflatable Theme Park, is returning to Queen's Park Recreational Ground between the 24th and 27th May!
Edward Scissorhands
Matthew Bourne's magical dance production of the classic Tim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands is coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow in May!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a ninth year with 12 nights of live music from Gabrielle, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more!
LCD Soundsystem
Brooklyn's LCD Soundsystem will bring their Kinda Tour to The Barrowlands for three nights on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July!
Euro 2024 Fanpark Glasgow
4theFans is back after incredible sold-out events for the Euros and World Cup. This summer, experience the 2024 UEFA Euro's at BAaD, Glasgow, like never before!

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