Summer Schedule of Events in Glasgow
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
The weather may be screaming winter but the summer schedule of festivals and shows is about to kick off this weekend. From BBC at the Quay; The Carpenters Story, Calamity Jane and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at The Kings Theatre; The Producers at Theatre Royal; down to the Jazz Festival later in the month, why not join us for a bite to eat or a few cocktails in The 158 Café Bar to kickstart your day or evening out.
Here's the run down of what's happening throughout June in Glasgow
BBC at the Quay
BBC Music at the Quay is a five day pop-up festival in Glasgow - a nationwide music celebration with BBC Music Day at its heart. It features, amongst others, The One Show, Radio Scotland, Asian Network, Radio 2’s Ken Bruce and a fantastic BBC Music Night concert at Glasgow City Halls featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Over 60 artists will take part in the music festival from Thursday 4th to Monday 8th June, as part of more than 50 events over the five days. BBC Music at the Quay will showcase an eclectic range of music from jazz to traditional, emerging new talent to established acts, highlighting Scotland’s unique and varied musical landscape. Every BBC Radio Scotland music show will be part of the celebrations with special performances, Q&As and must-see music events.
The King's, Glasgow is one of Scotland's most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since.
- Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13th: Putting On At The Ritz
Starring Strictly Come Dancing favourites Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor
Featuring the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin
- Monday 15th: The Carpenters Story
Widely regarded as the first ever tribute show back in its 1989 incarnation, with sell out shows including the London Palladium, at that time the show received this memorable quote.
- 16th - 20th: Calamity Jane
With an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the Award winning song Secret Love, don’t miss this new production which blows into your city for one week only.
- Tues 23 - Sat 27: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
One of the funniest movies of all time is now a smash hit musical already seen by over half a million people. Direct from London’s West End
The first theatre opened in 1867 and after two fires reopened in September 1895. This began the long and successful association of the Theatre Royal with the best in the world of entertainment.
- Tues 02 - Sat 06 The Songs of Judy Garland
A breathtaking show highlighting the legendary life and career of Miss Judy Garland.
- Fri 12 - Sat 13: Dance School of Scotland
The Dance School of Scotland returns to the Theatre Royal for its annual showcase - a wonderful opportunity to witness the extraordinary talents of the pupils of Scotland’s only Centre of Excellence for Dance.
- Mon 15 - Sat 20: The Producers
The smash hit Broadway musical comedy starring Jason Manford as Leo Bloom, Ross Noble as Franz Liebkind
Father's Day. Sunday, June 21st
Is your dad the man who has everything? Well stop worrying about what to get him for Father's Day as we have the perfect solution at Hutchesons. From succulent whole roast chicken, to our EPIC Tomahawk steaks and roast Tafelspitz all to share; there are plenty of options for the whole family to dig in and enjoy the day together.
Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, save the date and get ready to celebrate in style whether it's in The 158 Café Bar, our Grand Brasserie or even our exclusive private dining room.
Advance bookings recommended to avoid disappointment.
Glasgow Jazz Festival 24th - 28th June
The Glasgow International Jazz Festival was started in 1987, when Glasgow was bidding to become the European City of Culture for 1990. The City had studied the competition and worked out that all major cities in Europe had a jazz festival. If they had one, then so should Glasgow.
DINING DURING JUNE
SEASONAL MENU CHANGES
Our summer set lunch and pre-theatre menu is even more delicious than ever with some delightful new dishes to awaken your tastebuds. Packed with vibrant, seasonal ingredients choose from a range of dishes such as: Smoked Haddock & Arran Mustard Croquette, Pan Seared Seabream with a shellfish & herb bisque; and roast chicken supreme with chorizo, chickpea & red pepper ragu, plus many more.
Available in the Grand Brasserie and The 158 Café Bar, our flexible 2 or 3 course menu (£15.95/£18.95) is available 12-6pm Monday to Friday & 12-5pm on Saturdays.