Theatre Royal

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Formerly called Bayliss' Colisseum and Opera House and opened in 1867, the Theater Royal has a long and colorful history. Twice destroyed by fire then sold for conversion into a television studio complex, the theater reaffirmed its status as the national center for opera in 1975. It was extensively refurbished in 1997 and has four floors, with a total capacity of 1555. The theater's home company, Scottish Opera, is the largest performing arts organization in the country, delivering a consistently staggering quality of production. In addition to opera, this venue presents ballet, drama, lyric and children's theater and is definitely the place to be for classy culture.

Location:  282 Hope Street

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.