Tron Theatre, RMJM Glasgow, Photos, Architect, Location, Design, Images

Tron Theatre Glasgow

Merchant City Arts Building Redevelopment, Scotland – design by RMJM, architects

16 Apr 2011

Tron Theatre

Architecture: RMJM Architects

Theatre Lighting Design: Kevan Shaw Lighting Design

Photo by Adrian Welch taken on 16th April 2011:

Tron Theatre Cafe
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: 63 Trongate

Tron Theatre

Tron Theatre
tron theatre interior image from RMJM

The Tron started as a church back in the early 16th century and was redeveloped in 1999 at a cost of £5m. Much of the exterior was retained with subtle postmodern reworking. The interior – specifically the foyer – was much photographed for the architectural press and was one of Paul Stallan’s springboard projects for the newly formed RMJM Glasgow group. The body of the church – or kirk – became the new auditorium. Located just west of Glasgow Cross the theatre is in the heart of the burgeoning Merchant City.

The Tron Theatre was established as a theatre club in 1979 (going fully public in 1989), rising from the ashes of the destroyed Close Theatre, based at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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tron theatre on left, kirk steeple on right, photos © Adrian Welch

Tron Kirk by James Adam 1793. The steeple dates from 1631 and is one of the oldest buildings in the Merchant City

Tron Kirk
tron kirk on right, photo © Adrian Welch

Tron Theatre Glasgow – Building Information

Location: Glasgow, UK
Client: Tron Theatre Ltd
Contract Value: Circa £6 m
Year: In phases from 1998 – 2000

Tron Theatre Building
tron theatre model image from rmjm

RMJM was responsible for a feasibility study to develop the theatre and site, followed by a
programme of repairs to the external fabric of the Grade A listed James Adam building and a successful application for lottery funding. The recently completed redevelopment
rationalises the existing building and spaces comprising foyer with exhibition space, box office, cafe and auditorium and has allowed the development of new activities, including the studio theatre and new administration spaces which further enhance and develop the role of the theatre.

Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award 1998
Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award 1998
‘the People’s Choice’
Civic Trust Commendation 2000

Tron Theatre Architects : RMJM Glasgow – Contact Details

Architecture in Strathclyde

Merchant City

Glasgow Theatre

Buildings close to the Tron Theatre
Glasgow Cross
Candleriggs Market
Ramshorn Kirk

Glasgow Walking Tours

Website: Tron Theatre Merchant City

Key Buildings by RMJM Glasgow in the city
Glasgow Harbour
Homes for the Future – a few minutes east of the Tron Kirk

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

New Scottish Theatre
Dumfries Theatre Royal
picture from architect
Theatre Royal Dumfries by RMJM

Glasgow Transport Museum Building
Glasgow Transport Museum
picture from architect

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Tron Theatre Glasgow Building – page