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119 Gorbals St.

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Citizens Theatre, aka "the Citz," is the self-proclaimed "home of great theatre in Glasgow." Its dramatic offerings range from contemporary classics to new Scottish plays to shows for children. Countless famous performers have appeared on its stage since the 500-seat theater opened in 1878.

Over the years, the theater has won praise for its inventive staging of both traditional and contemporary works, as well as for the refreshments on offer in its bar. 

In 2018, the theater closed for extensive remodeling and is expected to reopen in 2021. During the redevelopment phase, it continues to put on shows in other spaces. Head to the website for details about current productions. You'll find the theater across the River Clyde from the People's Palace, within walking distance of the Bridge Street subway station. Tickets for shows can be purchased online.

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#1 The Burrell Collection

Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the surrounding woodlands. In the collection, donated by the late millionaire Sir William Burrell, you'll find everything from Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures to more than 20 Degas paintings. After you've had your fill of the museum, you can wander around the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

Under normal circumstances, the Burrell Collection can be viewed for free. Travelers highly recommend you take advantage of this steal, saying the museum's variety of art and its milieu are beyond compare. However, in 2018, the museum temporarily closed for a major overhaul and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021. During the renovation, tourists can visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is hosting a series of free exhibits that highlight different items in the Burrell's collection.

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