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A woman with red hair appears to be shouting underwater. Cryptic presents AquaSonic

Arts and Music Five things to get excited about at Tramway this season

Full details of Tramway’s upcoming season are available now, with all ticketed events on sale and available to book. As ever the southside arts centre has plenty of cultural goodies in store including the highlights featured below.

  1. A woman with red hair appears to be shouting underwater. Cryptic presents AquaSonic
    Making Music – Under water?!

    From 26-28 October, Tramway’s main theatre space will host the eerie spectacle of five performers submerged in vast tanks of water – and making music! In AquaSonic, singers use specially developed vocal techniques, and musicians play custom-made instruments to produce a dreamlike experience that’s somewhere between whale song and chamber music. AquaSonic is part of Sonica, Glasgow's biennial festival of world-class sonic arts, and just ONE theatrical event in Tramway’s packed performance programme.

    Browse Tramway's performance programme
  2. A visitor looks at an exhibition at Tramway.
    GIGANTIC trousers (and a massive bag!)

    Prepare yourself for the surreal work of Amanda Ross-Ho. Her Tramway installation, opening on 10 November, takes the form of a factory floor producing oversized garments, including 24 pairs of giant trousers. Partly inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 classic, Modern Times, and exploring ideas about labour and the economy, the exhibition is also sure to inspire any number of #honeyishrunkthekids selfies. 

    Browse Visual Arts at Tramway
  3. Black and white photos
    A Sneaky Peek Backstage

    Doors Open Days Glasgow returns on 16&17 September, and Tramway is one of several Glasgow theatres opening the ‘crew only’ door to the public. It’s your chance to get behind the scenes as we explore 29 years of Tramway’s history as an arts venue. Places are limited and should be booked in advance, but if you miss out you can still enjoy an archive display, and join a creative drop-in for all ages.

    More about Doors Open Tramway
  4. A drawing of a woman wearing an outfit that says "Brave. Play"
    Tramway Family Day gets BOLD!

    Our seasonal family day is a favourite with southside parents, and this season’s, on 24 September, is BOLDER than ever before, as we encourage kids to come in, make costumes, paint their own faces and create their own performances. Full details published 4 September. If you can’t make this, don’t worry – we’ve got lots more for families to enjoy, including Tryout creative workshops, Tramweans activity sessions, and the interactive Winter Printshop at the end of the year.

    Browse our family listings
  5. Simon Amstell - a young man with dark curly hair and glasses
    Big Name Comedy

    While Tramway commissions and programmes at the very sharpest cutting edge of culture, it’s also an amazing space that attracts visits from a host of different performers and companies. This season, we look forward to welcoming Simon Amstell to our main stage. His TV appearances and a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours have made Amstell a familiar face. His visit to Tramway on 5 October is his only stop in Glasgow as part of this, his fifth UK stand-up tour. 

    More about Simon Amstell at Tramway