All tickets will be sent via email. You will receive a booking confirmation email, shortly followed by an email containing your e-tickets.
You can show your e-tickets on your phone or tablet when you arrive at the venue. Alternatively, you can print out your e-tickets for scanning – but we ask that you help us reduce paper usage, and only print your tickets if you really need to.
If tickets are still available, they will be available to purchase on the door.
There is a drop off area on Sawmill Street by the corner of Edington Street. If you wish to make use of drop off facilities, Scottish Opera car parking stewards will be on duty. Please wait to be directed to the correct area.
If you are a Blue Badge holder and require parking close to the venue, please let us know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your vehicle registration number so that we can reserve a space for you in our carpark. There will then be transport provided to take you to the performance area.
Some on street parking is available in the surrounding streets. Parking charges for Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm (no charge at weekends)
20p per 15 mins up to 1 hour
40p per 15 mins thereafter
Maximum stay 3 hours
The address is New Rotterdam Wharf, Scottish Opera Production Studios, 40 Edington Street, Glasgow G4 9RD.
We recommend using public transport if you are able. The nearest subway station to Edington Street is Cowcaddens (approx. 10 minute walk).
Glasgow Central Station/ Queen Street Station/Buchanan Bus Station are all approx. a 20 minute walk from the venue
There are bike racks available in the area.
Yes, refreshments including tea, coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and food will be available to buy at the venue. More information coming soon.
For Health & Safety reasons, please do not bring any glass bottles into the performance space.
Any alcohol must be bought on site for licensing reasons.
Microphones will be used to enhance the sound. Usually, opera and orchestral music is not amplified when in an indoor or purpose-built venue, but gentle amplification is needed outdoors.
The performance of Candide on Saturday 20 August will be audio described – find out more about this free audio-description service.
There will be toilets at the venue for audience members.
Please note, there will be no cloakroom facilities, so please don’t bring large bags or rucksacks. As the action and audience will be moving around the performance space, we would request that you only bring what you can comfortably carry on your person.
A large canopy will cover the audience seating area, so if at all possible the show will continue as planned. Our performers will also be undercover. If bad weather (strong wind) means the performance is not possible, we will let you know as soon as we can and issue you with a full refund. Please note that there will be no heating, so please dress appropriately for the Scottish weather!
There will be a seating bank if you would prefer to book a seat for the duration of the performance. The seating bank has a restricted view, however there will be large screens to aid in the enjoyment of the performance.
Alternatively, you can book a standing ticket and follow the action as it moves around the performance space. There will be unreserved picnic tables with seats dotted around the venue if you need a rest.
Stewards will be available to guide you to the right area on arrival. We will do our best to accommodate specific needs where possible. Please email email@example.com in advance if you have any accessibility requirements.
If you buy a seated ticket, we ask that you stay seated for the duration of the performance so as not to disturb other audience members.
Offering both seated and standing options leaves the choice with the audience member without price becoming a factor in the choice made. The experience will be great from a seat, but to fully appreciate the issues of displacement of people we encourage the promenade / standing option.
The cast move around within the audience area while using large props, so it is not possible for the promenade audience to sit down in their own chair as they will need to move out of the way quickly.
Yes - a digital programme will be available in advance, and printed programmes will be available to buy at the performance.
Candide is an opera that looks at the world through satire and comedy. Please be aware spoken and sung text contains explicit language at times and the opera includes themes that some audience members may find distressing, including rape, violence, racism, police and border force scenes and drug use.
Recommended age 14+
We recommend dressing in comfortable clothes, including suitable footwear that will allow you to get the best out of the promenade performance.