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Tron Kirk Glasgow Merchant City

Merchant City Redevelopment, Scotland – Strathclyde Historic Architecture

post updated 12 August 2023

Tron theatre on left, kirk steeple on right:
Tron Kirk Glasgow Tron Kirk
building photos © Adrian Welch

Tron Kirk

The Tron Kirk dates from 1793.

Address: 63 Trongate

The steeple dates from 1631 and is one of the oldest buildings in the Merchant City

The architect for this historic building was James Adam

This building is show on right:
Tron Kirk Merchant City Building Glasgow
property photo © AJW

The Tron started as a church back in the early 16th century and was redeveloped in 1999 at a cost of £5m. The body of the church – or kirk – became the new auditorium.

Tron Theatre : kirk building refurbishment into a theatre.

Grade A listed James Adam building

Tron Kirk Edinburgh

Buildings close to the Tron Kirk in Glasgow

Panopticon, Argyle Street
Britannia Glasgow
Panopticon photo © Adrian Welch
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall building is situated on Glasgow’s historic Trongate. This music hall began life in 1857 at a time when Glasgow’s population was booming, and its streets were overcrowded with working folk desperate to be entertained. It would have held over 1500 visitors, eager to be amused and let off steam while watching the acts that ranged from singers, dancers and comedians to acrobats, animal, and novelty acts.

Candleriggs Square Apartments, Merchant City
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City

Trongate 103, Argyle Street
Trongate 103

City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, 100 Candleriggs, Merchant City
City Halls, Merchant City

Glasgow Cross, Alba Town
Glasgow Cross
property picture from architect office
Glasgow Cross

Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, G1 1UH, Merchant City
Trades Hall Glasgow
Trades Hall building photo © Adrian Welch
Trades Hall

Ingram Square Flats, centre of the Merchant City
Ingram Square Flats
Ingram Square Flats photo © Adrian Welch
Ingram Square Flats

Buildings in Glasgow

Trongate, Glasgow

Merchant City

Glasgow Walking Tours

James Adam was the brother of Scotland’s most famous architect ever, Robert Adam

Glasgow Kirks

Glasgow Tron Kirk Steeple Restoration : Civic Trust Awards 2004 Scotland – Commendation

The Tron Theatre is located at the corner of Trongate and Chisholm Street, in the Merchant City area of Glasgow, Scotland. From its early years as a theatre club, the Tron has grown into a thriving multi-faceted venue.

Home to the award-winning Tron Theatre Company, it is a producing house for contemporary theatrical work and also functions as a receiving house for a diverse visiting programme of theatre, comedy and music from Scotland, the UK and abroad. Its Education and Outreach department offers a range of activities from drama workshops for children and young people, to creative writing for adults and professional development opportunities for theatre students and practitioners.
source: wikipedia

Glasgow Architecture

Key Strathclyde Building Designs – selection:

Burrell Museum

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch


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