Ramshorn Theatre

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Ramshorn Theatre viewed from Candleriggs

The Ramshorn Theatre is located in Ingram Street in the Merchant City area of Glasgow, Scotland.

Owned by the University of Strathclyde, the venue opened as a theatre on 10 April 1992. The theatre was formally named by the playwright Liz Lochhead.[1] The theatre seats around 80 people.

The building that the theatre is housed in was previously the Ramshorn Kirk, which was built in 1824. The architect was Thomas Rickman. This was the only Scottish church he designed.[2] It is protected as a category A listed building.[3]

The Strathclyde Theatre Group was based in the building. Other stage schools have used the Ramshorn Theatre for productions; such as Glasgow Acting Academy. It was also a venue used by the Glasgow International Jazz Festival and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. The theatre was closed in July 2011 by the University of Strathclyde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 23 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [2] Archived 23 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Ramshorn Theatre: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 55°51′35″N 4°14′42″W / 55.85969°N 4.2451°W / 55.85969; -4.2451