Enjoy a memorable evening at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
As one of Scotland’s most treasured cities, Glasgow captivates its visitors and locals with its diverse history, impressive architecture and eclectic culture. This historic yet modern city offers antiquity, great shopping and dining, a renowned nightlife and an admired music and arts scene. Many tourists travel to Glasgow every year to engage in the adored and famed culture that makes up this wonderful city.
During your stay with us at Fraser Suites, Glasgow, you are fortunate to be centrally located with all attractions easily accessible and close by. As one of the closest hotels near Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, a memorable evening out is not too far away. Our helpful staff are happy to help you find out what performances are playing at the concert hall and how to obtain tickets.
History of the Royal Concert Hall
In the core of Glasgow, you will find the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. It is one of Scotland’s most prized venues hosting an array of musical genres including rock, pop, jazz, folk and classical. Opened in 1990 as the Glasgow International Concert Hall by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, the venue was intended to be a replacement for St. Andrew’s Hall which was destroyed in a fire in 1962.
That year Glasgow was awarded the European City of Culture Award and as a showpiece, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performed the very first show at the Royal Gala Opening Concert. It was eventually granted Royal Status and named the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
This famed venue has welcomed many well respected and legendary acts over the years including Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, BB King, Debbie Harry and Ray LaMontagne. As the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, it has hosted many international orchestras including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
As well as musical performances, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall hosts an array of shows that include musical theatre, ballet, comedy and talks. It is also used for graduation ceremonies for the likes of Glasgow Caledonian University.
Inside the Royal Concert Hall
The hall puts on nearly 250 performances every year entertaining a variety of audiences within several spaces inside the building. The largest performance space is the Main Auditorium which seats 2475 people.
There are 6 spaces within the building which include the Exhibition Hall which hosts 300 people, the Lomond and Clyde foyers with a 300-person capacity and the Strathclyde Suite which caters for up to 500. The spaces’ capacity ranges from 40 to over 2000 people. Within the hall, you will also find café Encore, a gift shop, five bars and The Green Room restaurant which exhibits superb city views over Buchanan Street.
Fabulous Serviced Apartments at Fraser Suites Glasgow
During your stay with us, we are dedicated to ensuring you are comfortable and have an enjoyable time. Our stunning luxury serviced apartments are offered in studio, one bed and two bedrooms with an abundance of space and fantastic in-room amenities. Our sophisticated units are perfect for business or leisure travellers.
Each apartment comes with a fully-equipped kitchenette, complimentary Wi-Fi and spacious living areas. There are on-site business facilities which are ideal for business guests or leisure travellers who can use the computers to research attractions or print out tickets for your evening at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Choosing Fraser Suites as your accommodation during your stay not only provides luxury comforts and a great location, it is one of the best hotels near Glasgow Royal Concert Hall which is ideal for planning a memorable night out on the town.
Our luxury serviced apartments are conveniently located in the heart of Glasgow in the stunning area of Merchant City. This beautiful location surrounded by historic architecture and an array of fine dining and shopping is one of Glasgow’s most admired spots.
Reaching the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall from our hotel is simple and can be easily accessed by foot which takes around 15 minutes. By car or taxi, it will take less than 10 minutes. There are plenty of busses departing from various locations with approximate travel time of 10 minutes.
For those who are flying into the city, Glasgow International Airport is less than a 20-minute drive away and is easily accessible by public transport which takes less than 40 minutes. Other airports you may fly into include Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport, which are both simple to travel from by car, bus or train.
Whether you are visiting Glasgow for business or pleasure, this vibrant city has so much to offer with an abundance of history, museums, highly regarded shopping and dining hotspots, not to mention a famed nightlife scene. This much-adored city has something to offer for people of all ages.
As Glasgow is known for the arts, it is highly recommended that you attend a performance at the Royal Concert Hall. Not only does this make for a great day or night out, it also gives you the opportunity to visit one of the city’s most admired and popular venues.
Choose Fraser Suites, Glasgow as your ideal hotel near the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and enjoy the conveniences of a handy location, luxury accommodation, excellent facilities and welcoming staff that are always on hand to assist you with anything you need.
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We look forward to welcoming you on your visit. Book with us today and begin your memorable Glasgow adventure.
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