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Royal Conservatiore of Scotland

We are based right in the centre of Glasgow, one of Europe's most lively cities and a Unesco City of Music. We have occupied our home at Renfrew Street, just behind Glasgow's famous Sauchiehall Street since 1987. In 2011 we expanded our facilities and opened our state of the art dance and production studios at Speirs Locks, joining Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland. 

Renfrew Street campus
Our Renfrew Street campus is located at 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB. All six of our performances spaces are to be found here as well as the majority of facilities for our programmes. There is also a very vibrant cafe bar.      

Speirs Locks Studios
Speirs Locks Studios houses our dance studios, and production arts studios and many of our dance courses. It is just ten minutes walk away from Renfrew Street and is based at 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4 9RR.


By plane

Glasgow International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away by taxi and receives flights from all over the world. Prestwick International Airport is home to Ryanair and other short haul airlines. Trains run every half an hour to Glasgow city centre. It is also possible to fly to Edinburgh Airport and connect to Glasgow by bus and train. 

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By train

Glasgow has two main railway stations: Queen Street and Glasgow Central. Both are within ten to fifteen minutes' walk of the Conservatoire. Visit www.thetrainline.com or www.scotrail.co.uk for more information. 

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By road

We are located close to the M8 motorway.

From the South exit at Junction 17 (Dumbarton/Kelvinside).

From the West exit at Junction 17 (Dumbarton/Kelvinside), keeping to the right fork.

From the East exit at Junction 16 (Cowcaddens).  
       

Car parking

We do not have car parking facilities at the Royal Conservatoire. There are multi-storey car parking facilities available close by at Cambridge StreetConcert Square, Dundasvale and  Buchanan Galleries. There is metred on street parking at Speirs Locks Studios. 

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By subway

The nearest subway station is Cowcaddens. To reach Speirs Locks Studios just follow the path of flowers. For Renfrew Street you can also exit at Buchanan Street. 

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By bus

The central bus station at Buchanan Street is just five minutes walk from Renfrew Street and 15 minutes from Speirs Locks Studios. Renfrew Street campus: The following bus services stop outside the Royal Conservatoire on Hope Street: 20, 23, 23A, 41, 50, 54, 55, 66, 75, 801 and 803. For up to date timetables visit the First Glasgow website. Speirs Locks Studios: The following buses leave from Hope Street every ten minutes: 54, 61,199. For up to date timetables visit the First Glasgow website.  

For help in planning your journey in Scotland visit Traveline Scotland or call them on 0871 200 22 33. For travel in the UK visit Traveline UK.

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Key facts & figures

  • The only conservatoire in the UK, and one of the very few in the world to offer the full range of performance disciplines.
  • World-class facilities and unrivalled professional connections.
  • Our partners include; Scottish Opera, BBC Scotland, Scottish Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Theatre of Scotland, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
  • Small classes and high degree of 1-1 contact time between staff and students.
  • Charles Dickens was our first chair in 1847.

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Contact Info

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G2 3DB

tel: +44 (0)141 270 8210
fax: +44 (0)141 270 8355

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Contact Info

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G2 3DB

tel: +44 (0)141 270 8210
fax: +44 (0)141 270 8355

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