The globally renowned Tramway Theatre in the South Side of Glasgow is a cutting-edge venue that showcases contemporary visual and performing art. This Glasgow theatre is highly acclaimed for its commitment to hosting the most innovative and authentic work by Scottish and international artists alike. The Tramway's distinguished character and the history of the building have ensured that it is in the forefront to produce and display the best works in the world of contemporary art. The Tramway Theatre

The building dates back to 1893 when it opened as Copelawhill Tram Shed, serving as Glasgow's principal tram depot and workshop. Subsequently, The Tramway Building was home to Glasgow's Transport Museum from the 1960s following the demise of trams and in 1986, the City council relocated the museum to a larger venue at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall. Sadly, this monumental edifice faced threat of demolition and in 1988; the Tramway Organisation was launched saving this magnificent building and reviving it to its former glory.

The first performances at the Tramway were Peter Brook's Mahabhatara, his only UK performance at that time. In 1989, acclaimed British sculptor staged the Tramway's main gallery space with his internationally renowned, Snowballs in Summer. From 1990 onwards, new works in performing and visual arts have been commissioned, creating scope for local artists to stage their work in an international context. Douglas Gordon's 24 Hours Psycho and Christine Borland's exhibition, From Life were both commissioned by the Tramway in 1993 and 1994 respectively.

During the 1990s, The Tramway's 'Dark Light' commissions programme supported well-established theatre companies, namely, Suspect Culture, Cryptic, Theatre Babel and Boilerhouse. Each of them pushed the limits of experimentation and innovation and at the same time, bringing a new dimension for theatre and performance for the 21st Century.
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