Our Building

Our Building


How to get here:


National Theatre of Scotland
125 Craighall Road
G4 9TL


Rockvilla is located next to Speirs Wharf on the Forth and Clyde Canal in North-East Glasgow, approximately 25 minutes walk or a 15 minute cycle from Glasgow city centre. The nearest subway station to Rockvilla is Cowcaddens.

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  • Upon exiting Cowcaddens subway station turn left towards Garscube Road.
  • With the Dundasvale Court flats to your right, walk under the motorway underpass until you reach a short staircase on your right.
  • Climb the stairs or use the ramp beside them, then continue on the right hand path until you reach a longer staircase on your left.
  • Climb to the top until you reach the canal.
  • Keeping to the left bank of the canal (opposite the Speirs Wharf residential block) walk along the canalside towpath towards the first pedestrian bridge.
  • Cross the bridge, turn left and you will see Rockvilla straight ahead



Rockvilla is fully weelchair accessible.

You can download our visual guide for Rockvilla here

For any questions on your visit, please email info@nationaltheatrescotland.com or call us at +44 (0) 141 221 0970


About Rockvilla:

Named Rockvilla in recognition of the industrial and social heritage of the area surrounding Speirs Wharf in Glasgow, the building is a hub for supporting and developing talent and a place where people of all ages and abilities can learn and create. It is a place of imagination, learning and play. The National Theatre of Scotland’s first purpose-built facility is a driver for the regeneration of North Glasgow and a major new asset for the cultural life of the nation as a whole. This new centre for creativity, production and talent development was designed by RIBA award-winning and Glasgow-based Hoskins Architects, and opened in 2017.

Rockvilla aims to help us to build on the extraordinary creative energy unleashed over the National Theatre of Scotland’s first ten years, to enable us to nurture the talent of future generations, and to enrich the lives of all the communities we serve.


About our Facilities:

With approximately 3700 sq. metres (40,000sq. ft) of space over two levels, Rockvilla provides the Company and the Scottish theatre sector with a flexible, fit for purpose space. The building hosts three rehearsal rooms, creative development spaces, a learning and community suite, a working wardrobe facility, production workshop and technical store, office space, meeting room facilities, and social areas. Alongside the rehearsal, creative learning and production facilities, Rockvilla also includes the Colin Weir AV and Sound Suites, meeting rooms, three kitchens, showers, a car park, bike shed, baby changing facilities and a Biomass boiler.


Rockvilla Beacons:

To celebrate the National Theatre of Scotland’s tenth birthday and the opening of Rockvilla, we invited the people of Scotland to light a Beacon in a location dear to them on our specially commissioned map of Scotland.

Over 100 Beacons have been lit up: home towns, romantic destinations, loved ones’ special places, theatres, beaches, glens and holiday favourites – from Shetland to Dumfries, Eriskay to East Fife, Beacons have been lit in celebration of special moments and in memory of special people. This colourful constellation of support now illuminates the reception area at Rockvilla, with an online version available to view from anywhere across the world.



Header: Rockvilla, Gillian Hayes.

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