The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club


A free social event to celebrate the whole rainbow community – come one come all! 

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club is a welcoming space for the whole rainbow community to come together to share stories and meet new people.

The events were started in Melbourne, Australia as a way to celebrate a generation discriminated against for years and who, according to recent findings, fear having to “return to the closet” as they get older.

Now in their first year in Scotland, the Social Dance Clubs provide an opportunity to get to know other members of the LGBTI+ community, join the dancing, or just enjoy the music and conversation. Catering is provided.

The Social Dance Clubs will culminate in The Coming Back Out Ball, a spectacular social event happening in Summer 2020.

Social Dance Clubs are free and run monthly on a Sunday in Glasgow and Inverness, from May 2019. We are also delighted to be hosting a pop up events in Perth.

A National Theatre of Scotland and All The Queens Men co-production, in partnership with Eden Court and Luminate, and in association with Glasgow City Council.


How to get involved in Glasgow

You can book using the Book Now buttons below, emailing or calling 0141 227 9013

Click here to download a Visual Guide for the events at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow (2MB, opens PDF)


How to get involved in Inverness

You can book using the Book Now buttons below, emailing or calling 01463 732695


Pop Up Social Dance Club (Stornoway) – Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March 2020, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, HS1 2DS

Click through for Gaelic translation


Pop Up Social Dance Club (Ayr) – Sunday 5 April

Sunday 5 April 2020, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ayr Gaiety, Carrick Street, Ayr, KA7 1NU


Pop Up Social Dance Club (Caithness) – Sunday 5 April

Sunday 5 April 2020, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Lyth Arts Centre, Wick, KW1 4UD


Pop Up Social Dance Club (Edinburgh)

– Saturday 23 May

Saturday 23 May 2020, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
LifeCare, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, EH14 1JB


You can book for the pop-up events using the Book Now buttons below, emailing or calling 0141 227 9013

Advance booking on is not required for these events, you can just turn up if you prefer. All events are free.


Part of The Coming Back Out Ball


Running Time:

120 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Dementia Friendly

  • Autism Friendly

For specific access needs please email

Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation

As part of The LGBTI+ Social Dance Club, we are sharing Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation, a photography and video series featuring members of the dance clubs photographed and interviewed in places that are meaningful to them. Every fortnight we will add another portrait and video to the collection.

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Creative team

Book tickets and view venue details

16/02/2020 - 10/05/2020

08/03/2020 - 10/05/2020