|Royal Concert Hall|
2 Sauchiehall St
Tel +44 (0) 141 353 8000 or
+44 (0) 141 287 5511 (box office)
Fax +44 (0) 141 353 8006
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall rose from the ashes of the St Andrew’s Halls when Glasgow was awarded the title European City of Culture for 1990. Part of the demands of the title was the construction of architectural works of great interest for the city with the new Concert Hall the cultural flagship for the city.
The incredibly tight building schedule allowed only 15 months for design and 27 months for construction. In reality construction overran by 8 weeks but still met its target to be opened on 5th October 1990 by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal at a final cost of £29,000,000.
Designed by Sir Leslie Martin, construction on the Hall began in 1988 by Edinburgh based company, RMJM and partners. In April 1988 the first stone was laid and it was 30 months before the final opening in October 1990.
- by car
Directions From Edinburgh Take the M8 junction 16 (Aberfoyle/George Square cut off) as you take this exit you will immediately see a sign on your left hand side advising you to follow signs for Concert Square Car Park (formerly Buchanan Car Park)
- by train
The nearest railway station is Queen Street Station which is a 3 minute walk from the Hall. From the station turn right onto Buchanan Street, The Hall is at the top of Buchanan Street. Central Station is a ten minute walk away. From Gordon Street go right at the main entrance and make your way onto Buchanan Street, The Hall is situated at the very top. A bus service operates from Gordon Street at the front of the station, to Glasgow Queen Street Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. For information on rail travel within the UK contact the 24 hour National Rail Enquiries Line 08457 48 49 50.
- by bus
Buchanan Street Bus Station is directly across the road from the Killermont Street entrance to the Concert Hall. Buchanan Street Bus Station is located in the heart of the city and provides travellers with up to date details on bus schedules, routes and ticket prices. For more information contact Travel Line Scotland on 0870 608 2608, or Buchanan Street Bus Station on 0141 333 3708.
- by subway
The nearest subway station is Buchanan Street, which is approximately 3 minutes walk from The Hall. From the subway make your way to the Buchanan Street exit and The Hall is at the top of Buchanan Street.
- Wheelchair Access
There are eight wheelchair spaces available in the main auditorium, 4 on the right of the stage in Block A and 4 on the left of the stage in Block C. If you prefer not to have to encounter any stairs on the way to your seat, please advise box office when booking. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is accessible to wheelchair users via the Killermont Street entrance opposite the Buchanan Bus Station.
- Visually Impaired
Our What’s On Guide to the Concert Hall is available in large print, braille, and on tape. Please call 0141 353 8000 to request a copy.
- Guide Dogs
Please advise our box office when purchasing your ticket if you are bringing a guide dog. We will try to seat you in an area that is comfortable for both you and your dog.
- Assistive Listening
There is an induction loop in the main auditorium to assist patrons who have hearing difficulties. By turning the hearing aid to the T position, sound will be picked up directly from the stage. The Sennheiser infra red system operates in Terrace C of the main auditorium. Headsets are available from the cloakroom for a returnable deposit of £5, on a first come first served basis. However, patrons can reserve headsets in advance when booking tickets.
- Disabled WC
There are 7 wheelchair accessible toilets situated on all levels of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with easy access.
At the north entrance (Killermont Street) there are two lifts that lead to the main foyer, from here there is a lift at the cloakroom leading to the Strathclyde Suite and a lift in the main foyer leading to all seating areas for the Main Auditorium and the restaurant. Our lifts are fitted with voice announcement system and Braille.
- Disabled Car Parking
There is a patron drop off point at the Killermont Street entrance. The Concert Square multi-storey car park is situated opposite the Concert Hall with vehicular access via Cowcaddens Road. The Buchanan Galleries car park is adjacent to the Concert Hall and has won the Secured Car Park Award 4 times. Vehicular access is via Cathedral Street and Killermont Street. Both car parks charge £1 for the evening after 6pm. Please note the Buchanan Galleries car park shuts at 11.30pm.
There are wheelchair accessible public telephones in the foyers at both the north and south entrances to the Concert Hall.
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