Trainspotting Live

Booking Info

This punchy, 75 minute production recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production – the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pushing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye’ve produced.
Choose life.

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, and won the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece.

This no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production left Irvine Welsh feeling “blown away” – for avid fans this is a must, and if you’ve never read the book or seen the film: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

Please note KX Tickets are only responsible for tickets sold for the Glasgow performances.

  • 'Unapologetic, brutal, a masterpiece.... these guys will give Punchdrunk a run for their money.'

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27 September - 16 October
Platform Glasgow
Running Time
75 Minutes
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Latecomer Policy
No readmittance after the first 20 minutes.
Nudity • Very strong language • Violent & sexual nature • Heavy drug/needle use
Age Recommendations

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Group bookings of 10+ get 10% off.
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30 Midland Street Glasgow G1 4PR UK

Please note the entrance to Platform is on Midland Street

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Yes - there will be a bar available pre-show.

No - so make sure to not bring bags if possible.

Latecomers are permitted up until certain points of the show; there is a no re-admittance policy once the show has passed 20 minutes in due to the nature of the immersive production and subject matters.

access information

Yes - the venue is fully accessible, all one level.

No, the venue does not have a hearing loop system.