About Us

“A magnificent and completely unexpected explosion of freewheeling theatrical creativity in Scotland.” Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland

“A legend in Glasgow’s lunchtime” The Evening Times 

  • WINNER: The Cats Whiskers “For outstanding achievement for 250 plays in eight years”
  • WINNER: The Stage 100: Producer of the Year, 2013
  • WINNER: Inspiring City Awards: People Make Glasgow – Arts and Culture

A Play, A Pie and A Pint produces new plays from Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow.  Founded by the late David MacLennan in 2004, we produce 38 new plays every year.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint produces work by many of Scotland’s best known writers and supports playwrights, directors and actors at every stage of their career.

We now work with partners across Scotland and UK to present these new works to a wider audience.  Our current partners include: Aberdeen Performing Arts; National Theatre of Scotland; Playwrights Studio Scotland; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Sherman Cymru, Cardiff; and Tobacco Factory, Bristol.

We have presented seasons of plays by writers from Latin America, the Arab World, China, West Africa, the Caribbean, Russia and the Ukraine. Plays from A Play, A Pie and A Pint have been seen at: Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Belfast Festival; Brighton Festival; Adelaide Festival; Island Festival, Tasmania; Golden Mask Festival, Moscow; and Last Frontier Theatre Festival, Alaska.

We’ve also had plays from Òran Mór performed in Newcastle, Manchester, Coventry, Bristol, London, Seoul, Beirut, Milan, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bermuda, Barbados, France and New York. The Tiny Dynamite Theatre in Philadelphia have completed several seasons of A Play, A Pie and a Pint and recently staff from Òran Mór were invited by British Council, Brazil to help them set up A Play, A Pie and a Pint in São Paolo.

As of the end of 2016, A Play, A Pie and a Pint has completed:
25 seasons 
416 new plays 
8 seasons of Classic Cuts
11 Christmas pantos 
6 summer pantos (oh yes we did!)