Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

An Evening with Richard Dawkins

An Evening with Richard Dawkins
£50.40, £39.20, £33.60, £28, VIP £140 (includes booking fee)
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Dates and times
31st Oct 2024
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

An Evening with Richard Dawkins

Settle in for an unforgettable evening with Richard Dawkins, the world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual, as he embarks on a highly anticipated tour across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and European Union, starting September 2024.

Renowned for his unapologetic advocacy of science and reason, Dawkins is celebrated for groundbreaking work such as Unweaving The Rainbow, The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, captivating millions with his passion for scientific inquiry.

Dawkins aims to connect with audiences in unscripted conversations touching on topics from science to religion, life on earth and beyond. With his trademark honesty and wit, Dawkins promises an evening filled with wisdom and insight.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this enlightening experience and hear firsthand about Dawkins' upcoming book promoted on tour: The Genetic Book of the Dead delves into the transformative potential of DNA in our understanding of evolution.

Professor Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned truth-teller, evolutionary biologist, and best-selling author, celebrated globally for his honest critique of religion and tradition and his push for critical thinking. His books include “The Ancestor’s Tale,” “The Selfish Gene,” “The Blind Watchmaker,” “Climbing Mount Improbable,” “Unweaving the Rainbow,” “A Devil’s Chaplain,” “The God Delusion,” “The Greatest Show on Earth,” “The Magic of Reality,” his two-part autobiography “An Appetite for Wonder” and “A Brief Candle in the Dark,” and “Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide.”

Richard Dawkins has gained notoriety for his unwavering commitment to science as an advocate for scientific literacy and rational thinking, particularly in the education of younger generations. His relentless pursuit of truth, and his recognition of the beauty in life on earth, has made him a revered source of wisdom and insight, in response to scientific and existential inquiries like ‘What are we doing here?’ and ‘When did life begin?’

Doors: 6.30pm

VIP Package:
  • Premium seating
  • Limited edition signed copy of Richard's latest book 'The Genetic Book of the Dead'
  • Meet & Greet with Richard, with an opportunity for a photo.

Booking Information

A 12% booking fee is included in the ticket price, as advertised. At check-out this fee will be shown separately for receipt purposes and to ensure the face value of your ticket is correct. Prices are subject to change. Prices may vary on the night of a show. Transactions fees may vary depending on event.

Dispatch Charges

E-tickets - Free of charge
Fulfilment Fee - £1.95

Transaction Charges apply as follows

Online up to £1.50
Phone up to £1.75
Counter/ In Person: Free

Tickets Booking Line:
0141 353 8000.
Lines open Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:00 (excluding Bank Holidays). Please check opening hours over any Bank Holiday period.

To view the full Ticket Purchase Policy please click here

Accessible toilets

There are several accessible toilets in this venue. For more information on the location and features of these toilets, please use the AccessAble guide

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at the venue, but please be aware that noise levels can be high during some events. At the time of booking please let our Box Office Team know if an assistance dog will be accompanying you to the venue, or email the Venue Team at

Hearing loop

The stalls of the Main Hall and New Hall are equipped with induction loop systems, but operation is dependent on each individual event or performance, so provision can vary. Headsets can be supplied during your visit. For more information about the availability of induction loop systems at the venue please email our Venue Team:

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access is from the Killermont Street entrance (North Entrance) only. From this entrance, there is Lift access to all levels.

Each performance space has designated seating for wheelchairs and a companion is welcome to sit with you. Please contact our box office team for more information at             

Wheelchairs are available on request. For use of a venue wheelchair, please call in advance, ask at the reception desk or email our Venue Team at

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities in the café toilets and exhibition corridor toilets (next to the Box Office)

Baby feeding

Breastfeeding is welcome at the venue.

Cafe or restaurant

Full table service is not available, food or drinks are ordered from the service counter. However, food and drinks can be brought to the table. 

There is not a lowered section at the counter.

No tables are permanently fixed. No chairs are permanently fixed. Some chairs have armrests.

Drinking straws are available.

Menus are hand held and wall mounted. Menus are not available in Braille. Menus are not available in large print. Picture menus are not available.

Café Opening hours are 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday. The café also will be open for events to ticketholders only. For more information contact our Venue Team at


There is no on-site parking but there are nearby car parks:

Concert Square Car Park - visit their website 

Buchanan Galleries Car Park - visit their website      
Please note Buchanan Galleries close at 9pm.

Meter Street parking is also available. Read parking information on Glasgow City Council's website

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance. 

Free wifi

Yes, there is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

With many different rooms and breakout areas available, the complex can accommodate meetings and conferences from 12 - 2000 delegates. Visit the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's venue hire web page to find out more.

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