Tramway is an international art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects. Our vision is to inspire and add to our understanding of today's world by connecting audiences and artists. Tramway is a space where you are welcomed to witness, engage, experience, participate, to be challenged and to learn. . .
Hours and Admissions
Admission to Tramway is Free.
When can you visit?
We are closed Mondays and also on some public holidays so it is always best to ring ahead or check the website if you are planning to visit. The building is open later than specified times on performance evenings.
Xmas Opening Hours 2013/2014
Tramway is closed to the public Sunday 22 December – Thursday 2 January and will re-open Friday 3 January 2014 as normal
Box Office opening times
Mon 10am - 8pm Phone bookings only
Tue - Sat 10am - 8pm
Sun 12 noon - 5pm
Building opening times
Tue - Sat: 9:30am - 8pm, Sun: 12 - 6pm (closed Mondays)
(Please note these are not the exhibition opening times - see below)
Exhibition opening times
Tue - Fri: 12 - 5pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 6pm (closed Mondays)
Exhibitions may stay open later on performance evenings. Please call Box Office for more information.
You can purchase tickets online up to a day before the performance. Find the show from the performance strand at the top of this page and the book online link is on the right.
Please note that online bookings are subject to a £1 transaction fee.
Seeing a show? Please don't be late!
The majority of Tramway's performances operate a strict no latecomers policy so please allow yourself plenty of time to get to the venue and collect your tickets… we wouldn't want you to miss the show.
The train is best! The easiest and quickest way to get to Tramway is by train to Pollokshields East train station. Trains run every 10 minutes, only 3 minutes ride from Central Station, these are the Newton and Neilston Trains. Pollokshields East train station is located 2 minutes walk away from Tramway. For train times call 08457 484 950.
You can get the bus from Jamaica Street to Pollokshaws Road at the junction with Albert Drive. For more information call Traveline Scotland 0870 608 2608.
The nearest underground is Shields Rd but please note this is quite far away - a good 30 minutes walk to Tramway. Bridge Street Underground is also near to the venue.
Car parking is available on Albert Drive at the front of the building, though this can be limited. We recommend you take public transport whenever possible.
Travelling by air? Glasgow International Airport is twenty minutes drive from the city centre via the M8 (Junction28) providing 30 destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North America and global destinations as well as hourly flights from London.
There is level access to all Tramway spaces and bar, with lift access to the upper spaces.
Tramway 1 is fitted with an infra-red system. These can be used for audio described performances and to amplify sound. Please ask at reception if you would like to use this equipment.
Tramway 4 and the Box Office have a hard wire loop system, please set your hearing aid to 'T'.
Assistance dogs are also welcome at Tramway. If you require a large print brochure please contact the box office. Accessible toilets are available on all three public access levels and come equipped with handrails and emergency pull cords. Please contact Tramway prior to your visit if you have any additional requirements.
Individual exhibitions and events may have specific access arrangements, please check the event pages for more details.
Tramway consists of two theatre spaces, two visual arts exhibitions spaces, upstairs participation studio, upper foyer exhibition space, and Café Bar. Tramway is also closely connected to a number of partner organisations. It adjoins The Hidden Gardens to the South of the building and Scottish Ballet Headquarters to the East. Upstairs we host the Visual Arts Studio and The Work Room, Scotland's independent dance atelier. Find out about Our Spaces at Tramway. Also find out more about the Cafe Bar, The Hidden Gardens, Visual Arts Studio and The Work Room.
Free Wi Fi access is available in the café area and on the mezzanine level.
There are male and female toilets on all three public levels. An accessible toilet for wheelchair users is also available on each level.
Visiting with a family?
- Tramway is an accessible and family friendly venue.
- Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor.
- Children under 12 must be supervised at all times.
- Some visual arts exhibitions and events are not suitable for young audiences.
- Please check the age suitability before booking, or contact us if you are unsure.
- Our Café Bar offers a child-friendly menu as well as adult options. High chairs are available. Please visit the Cafe Bar page for more information.
Cameras & Recording
It is our policy that no unauthorized recordings or photographs are made of our programme of exhibitions and events. If you wish to take photographs or recordings for educational or other non-commercial projects please contact us and we can discuss this on an individual basis.
In line with Scottish legislation Tramway is a no smoking venue.