Oran Mor

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

“The success of MacLennan's formula has been stunning”

About / Ticket Information

Our Autumn/Winter 2014 Season has just been announced. We open on Mon 1st September. Visit the ‘What’s On’ page for full programme details.

All of our advance tickets are available from Ticketweb. CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS VIA TICKETWEB.CO.UK

08444 771 000

Show/ Ticket Information

We run each week Monday – Saturday. 

Performances start at 1pm and are just under an hour in length.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketweb (booking fee will apply) or from the Oran Mor box office on the day of the performance. The box office is located just inside the main front entrance on Byres Road and opens at 12noon (12.30pm on Mondays). Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Ticket Prices

Monday, Tuesday £10  (Students £8)

Wednesday £8

Thursday £10

Friday, Saturday £12.50

Ticket price includes a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) plus a pie.

A Play, a Pie and a Pint SEASON TICKET costs just £100 (a reduction on last year!) to see all 13 plays in the Autumn/Winter Season.

Available anytime from the box office as soon as the new season begins. Cash only.


About Us

Òran Mór’s groundbreaking lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, began in 2004 and now commissions and produces 38 new plays a year. We produce the work of many of Scotland’s best known writers, as well as presenting the work of new young playwrights. We have also presented seasons of plays from writers from Latin America, the Arab World and China.

Plays from PPP have been seen at the Edinburgh Festival, the Belfast Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Adelaide Festival, the Island Festival in Tasmania, the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow and the Last Frontier Theatre Festival in Alaska.

We’ve also had plays from Òran Mór performed in Newcastle, Manchester, Coventry, Bristol, London, Seoul, Beirut, Milan, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bermuda and New York. The Tiny Dynamite Theatre in Philadelphia has done several seasons of A Play A Pie and a Pint and we recently got invited by the British Council in Brazil to help them set up PPP in Sao Paolo. Where Glasgow leads, the rest of the world follows!

Latest comments

  1. gale said;

    25 June 2012, 10:39 pm

    have you got vege pies?are all shows seated

  2. admin said;

    26 June 2012, 9:44 am

    Hi Gale. We do have a vegetarian option of quiche, and yes, all shows are unreserved seating. Hope to see you soon, PPP Team.

  3. Sarah said;

    28 June 2012, 4:32 am

    Will you be doing any performances after July 28th?

  4. admin said;

    28 June 2012, 10:27 am

    Hi Sarah. The Season ends on July 28th. The Autumn Season opens on the 3rd of September. PPP Team

  5. Finlay said;

    02 August 2012, 7:47 pm

    Will PP&P panto have a 3pm performance again on Saturdays this year?

  6. admin said;

    07 August 2012, 2:29 pm

    Hi Finlay. Yes, we will be showing extra performances at 3pm on Saturdays for our Christmas Panto, as well as other 3pm performances yet to be announced. Keep an eye on the website for more details. PPP Team.

  7. Angela said;

    28 August 2012, 10:12 pm

    Are events all at lunch time. Do you do anything starting early evening 1t about 6pm.

  8. admin said;

    29 August 2012, 9:45 am

    Hi Angela. All ‘A Play A Pie and A Pint’ performances are at lunchtime. However, Oran Mor do sometimes have theatre performances in the same space in the evenings. Check out Oran Mor’s ‘What’s On’ section to keep up to date with everything that is happening in the Venue. http://www.oran-mor.co.uk/whats-on/ . PPP Team

  9. Janet Green said;

    29 August 2012, 3:00 pm

    when will Elaine C Smith be performing?

  10. jackie said;

    04 October 2012, 5:49 am

    I would like to bring my mother, who is in her 70′s to a play, but she thinks she would be the oldest person there and feel out of place.

    What is the approx age range of audiences?

  11. admin said;

    04 October 2012, 8:40 am

    Dear Jackie. Please let your mother know that she would certainly not be out of place at A Play A Pie and A Pint. We get a very varied age group, and with the plays being on in the afternoon, a lot of our audience are those lucky people who are retired and have the luxury of spending their afternoons watching some stimulating theatre, having a drink and a snack. Hope to see you and your mother here soon. PPP Team

  12. Ros said;

    12 October 2012, 2:20 pm

    Hi, is there disabled access ? I would like to bring my mother but she is not good with stairs.

  13. admin said;

    12 October 2012, 2:26 pm

    Hi Ros

    Yes, we do have a central lift which provides disabled access throughout the building. If you enter via the Brasserie Restaurant entrance on Great Western Road, you will be able to get the lift from there. PPP team

  14. Jill said;

    18 October 2012, 7:47 pm

    Hi ya is the venue suitable for wheelchair access?

  15. admin said;

    19 October 2012, 8:47 am

    Hi. Yes, we can accommodate for wheelchair access. Please enter via the Brasserie Restaurant entrance on Great Western Road where there is a central lift which allows access to the whole building. PPP Team

  16. Celia said;

    19 October 2012, 10:40 am

    Do you have a Gluten Free option on the pie? If not, Would there be any objection to me bringing a sandwich for myself?

  17. admin said;

    23 October 2012, 8:25 am

    Hi Celia
    If you ask the staff on the day the chef should be able to provide something for you, but please feel free to bring your own sandwich, under these circumstances we would have no problem with that.
    PPP Team

  18. Veronica said;

    30 October 2012, 1:54 pm

    Why can’t I book tickets for Astonishing Archie? It doesn@t seem to be on Ticket Web.

  19. Lynsey said;

    31 October 2012, 12:49 am

    When do the tickets for Aladdin & wee Jeannie go on sale on ticket web?

  20. Graham said;

    14 November 2012, 3:10 pm

    I have purchased 6 tickets for the panto through Ticketweb and have now been informed that I have to pick them up on the day of the performance. Will this entail queueing up with all the people waiting to purchase tickets for that day or, is there some other arrangement whereby we can collect our tickets?

  21. admin said;

    15 November 2012, 9:20 am

    Hi Graham. No you will not have to queue to pick up the tickets. You will be given your ticket from the front of house manager just as you head down the stairs, at the point where you would usually just show your ticket. PPP Team

  22. cissie said;

    17 November 2012, 8:48 pm

    do you sell gift vouchers for pie and pint plays

  23. hamish said;

    19 November 2012, 7:29 pm

    I have heard about you from various friends. Will do my best to make the pilgrimage from Rothesay

  24. Michael said;

    15 December 2012, 11:27 am


    Do you have anything on after Christmas on the 28th,29th December? If so when I can I buy tickets.

  25. David MacDonald said;

    18 December 2012, 1:55 pm

    Are kids allowed to see Aladdin. We are pretty open minded parents.

  26. Jacqueline Cornes said;

    10 January 2013, 11:46 am

    Where can I get a list of the upcoming plays commencing 28/1/13?

  27. Jacqueline Cornes said;

    10 January 2013, 12:07 pm

    I am very keen to see your programme for “A Play and Pie and a Pint” prior to 28 Jan 2013, when will your website be updated?

    Also how much is the booking fee?

  28. jim dickson said;

    22 January 2013, 7:22 pm

    Whats the latest about the scroll

  29. Catriona said;

    06 February 2013, 5:15 pm

    Is it OK to bring a newborn baby along to a performance?

  30. Kim Strachan said;

    02 March 2013, 1:22 pm

    Is the comedy winning play (Comedy Drama Award 7th Jan)still scheduled to be shown on 19-23 March, please? What is the winner called and current availability for the 19th, please?

  31. admin said;

    05 March 2013, 9:31 am

    Hi Kim – The play is will be on at Oran Mor from Monday 11th – Saturday 16th March, and then at the Traverse theatre in Edinburgh from 19th – 23rd March. The play is called ‘The Commission’ and the winner is Steven Dick. To pre-book tickets for Oran Mor contact ticketweb.co.uk . Please visit traverse.co.uk for Traverse tickets.

  32. Alex said;

    11 March 2013, 2:53 pm

    I couldn’t seems to be able to buy student tickets online, I could only buy standard fares online it seems. Where could I buy student tickets online?

  33. admin said;

    11 March 2013, 2:55 pm

    Hi Alex. Student rates are not available online. Student tickets are available from the box office on the day of the performance (box office opens 12.30pm on Mondays, and 12.00pm on Tuesday). Please bring a valid Student Card. PPP Team

  34. Lorraine said;

    14 March 2013, 7:31 pm

    Is there a Pie, Pint and a Panto planned for June orJuly this year?

  35. jim dickson said;

    16 March 2013, 8:19 pm

    Re The appeal last year to celebrate the 250tplay by hoping to get 250 people to donate 100£ For a venue which draws most of its audience from what is regarded as an affluent area the responce was effluent.


  36. Paul Fawcett said;

    02 April 2013, 6:16 pm

    Hi, are most plays sold out or is it ok to take a chance on the day, we was thinking of monday the 8th of April
    Thanks Paul

  37. jim dickson said;

    08 June 2013, 2:51 pm

    The names of the critic circle winners seems to be lagging behind .Is there any mini season tickets for the next 5 productions

  38. Louise said;

    12 June 2013, 9:39 am

    Do you look at new plays by unknown writers? I’ve a play I’ve written that I would love to be considered for PPP. Thanks

  39. Ashton said;

    16 June 2013, 11:12 pm

    I am interested in coming to your summer panto but are children welcome? sutibule for a 4 year old?

  40. admin said;

    18 June 2013, 11:03 am

    Hi Louise

    Script submissions for a Play, a Pie and a Pint.

    At a Play, a Pie and a Pint we constantly endeavor to present the best of new writing in Scotland and are always looking to add new voices to our stage. We therefore accept unsolicited scripts that adhere to our guidelines of 45-50mins in length and which can be presented with no more than three actors. Scripts must be submitted electronically and can be emailed to playpiepint@oran-mor.co.uk.

    However, please bear in mind that we operate with a small core team and receive a very high volume of scripts so it is not always possible for us to respond to all submissions in as timely a fashion as we would like. Please bear with us and feel free to send a follow up email if you have received no response after 6 months.

  41. admin said;

    19 June 2013, 10:33 am

    Hi Ashton

    We don’t specify that Children are not permitted, however, the Pantomime is intended for an adult audience and there will be some language used that you may not think suitable, and some adult content.

    PPP Team

  42. Ian M said;

    26 June 2013, 8:02 pm

    As a once a month attender I often try for the CC Malt… but no news of the Winner for Dalgety?

  43. admin said;

    27 June 2013, 9:27 am

    Hi Ian. We missed this off the most recent list, Jim Dickson was the winner for Dalgety. See the winning review here http://playpiepint.com/?p=5517
    PPP Team

  44. JennieRae Paker said;

    30 June 2013, 7:40 pm

    Hi there. What is the parking situation? Is there parking available or will we need to drive around a while to find something?

    San Jose, CA

  45. admin said;

    01 July 2013, 3:05 pm

    Hi JennieRae
    We don’t have any designated parking. There is some street parking on Byres Road and Great Western Road, or alternatively there is a pay and display car park behind Hillhead Underground and at Kelvinbridge Underground.
    PPP team

  46. Dee said;

    02 July 2013, 11:16 pm

    My boy is 15 and I’m wondering if he is too young to be permitted into play pie and a pint? I would love to take him to one this week.

  47. Lorna said;

    22 August 2013, 1:38 pm

    If I buy my tickets at the box office will I still have to pay a booking fee?

  48. admin said;

    22 August 2013, 2:22 pm

    Hi Lorna. If you are pre-booking at ticketweb.co.uk then a booking fee will apply. If you are waiting until the day and want to get tickets at the Oran Mor box office, then there will not be a booking fee. However, these tickets are on a first come first served basis so we would suggest arriving early to avoid disappointment (box office opens at midday). PPP Team

  49. Ann Marie Murray said;

    17 September 2013, 1:35 pm

    Can you advise me what time the booking office closes Monday – Friday please.

  50. admin said;

    18 September 2013, 10:06 am

    Hi Ann Marie. Tickets are available from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk at any time. Tickets can only be purchased from the box office at Oran Mor on the door on the day of the performance, on a first come first served basis. The box office opens at 12pm (12.30pm Mondays) and the show starts at 1pm. PPP Team

  51. Mr Campbell said;

    21 October 2013, 2:22 pm

    Hi, I was wondering where play submissions should be sent for the lunchtime plays event next spring for African & Caribbean Writers. I understand that this is a collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland & Oran Mor, and is being overseen by Susannah Armitage.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.


    Mr Campbell

  52. Mark Mc said;

    05 November 2013, 11:36 am

    I know there are two performance on the Sat 14th Dec but will there be any more ? Go every year with friends but sold out :-(

  53. admin said;

    05 November 2013, 11:40 am

    Hi Mark

    I’m afraid that there are no more shows scheduled for Saturday 14th December.

    All of the advance tickets for that day have sold out online. We do always keep a small allocation of tickets to sell on the door on the day of the performance. If you are planning on coming along on the day, I would suggest getting here as early as possible for the best chance of getting tickets. The box office will open at 11am on Sat 14th December and there are performances at 12pm and 2pm.

    PPP Team

  54. Anna said;

    06 June 2014, 12:51 pm

    Have you got vegan options?

  55. jackie said;

    15 June 2014, 11:30 am

    Any play scheduled for sat 2nd august? :-)

  56. admin said;

    16 June 2014, 9:15 am

    Hi Jackie. Once the Summer Panto finishes on 26th July we take a short break. The Autumn Season starts on Monday 1at September. August is one of the only months of the years that we don;t have any plays on. I hope that you can make it along later in the year. PPP Team

  57. Ed Lindoo said;

    20 June 2014, 12:13 pm

    I am so disappointed!
    We are coming from the US this summer and after reading so much about your business I’ve been actively watching your website for tickets to open up the day we will be in Glasgow, Friday August 22.
    And not I see that you have posted you’re taking August off! I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to having a pie, a pint and watching a play.
    Oh well, enjoy your holiday.

  58. George said;

    04 July 2014, 9:36 pm

    Do you do baguettes as an alternative to pies?

  59. admin said;

    08 July 2014, 10:15 am

    Hi George. We offer either a Scotch Pie (extra gravy available!) or the vegetarian option is quiche. Hope to see you soon at A Play, A Pie and A Pint. PPP Team

  60. Alan said;

    21 July 2014, 12:42 pm

    Hi Team, will there be a season ticket available for Autumn/Winter 2014 season and if so, do you know when these will be available?

  61. admin said;

    24 July 2014, 2:41 pm

    Hi Alan. Season tickets are available from the box office (cash only) as soon as the season starts. The Autumn/Winter season will open on Mon 1st September. Programme details will be announced very soon, keep an eye on the WHAT’S ON section of the website. PPP Team

  62. iain said;

    02 August 2014, 9:24 pm

    Average running time of a play?

  63. admin said;

    03 August 2014, 1:05 pm

    Hi Iain. Our plays are approximately 45 – 50 minutes in length. PPP Team

  64. jackie said;

    17 August 2014, 10:55 pm

    Thinking of buying my mum season ticket . Does she have to come on particular day with this ticket? Thanks.

  65. admin said;

    18 August 2014, 11:33 am

    Hi Jackie. You can come on any day of the week with a Season Ticket. For the Autumn/Winter, the Season Ticket is £100 which entitled the ticket holder to see all 13 plays in the season. You can with pop into Oran Mor during the week from 9 – 5pm, or you can purchase the Season Ticket from the box office any day as soon as the season starts. The box office is open from 12pm – 1pm each day (cash payment only).

    Kind regards

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