Citizens Theatre

Citizens Theatre
Citizens Theatre
119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
  • Box office 0141 429 0022
  • General enquiries 0141 429 5561
  • Website www.citz.co.uk
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Under the guidance of Artistic Director Dominic Hill, the Citz, as it's affectionately known, churns out a steady roster of tried-and-true theatre favourites and plays from new and exciting directors. Found just south of the Clyde, it's the biggest producing theatre in the west of Scotland with a large focus on community programming, including acting classes and writing workshops for the aspiring theatre pros among us.

Events at this venue

There are 29 events at this location

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549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

A new play with songs and storytelling, is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.

Tue 13 Feb

£14.50 (£11.50; Seniors £11.50; Students £10; Children £10; Unemployed £2; Preview £10) / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30 – 21:30
Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Wed 14 Feb

£14.50 (£11.50; Seniors £11.50; Students £10; Children £10; Unemployed £2; Preview £10) / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30 – 21:30
Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 15 Feb

£14.50 (£11.50; Seniors £11.50; Students £10; Children £10; Unemployed £2; Preview £10) / 0141 429 0022

  • 19:30 – 21:30
Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

…and 2 more dates until 17 Feb

Achilles

Glasgow theatre company Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie.

Sat 27 Jan

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Alan Bissett: (More) Moira Monologues

Expect an evening of hilarity and hard-hitting truths from Falkirk's hardest woman.

Sun 11 Mar

£16.50 (£14.30) / 0141 429 0022

Alexei Sayle

  • 3 stars

Stand-up from the godfather of alternative comedy.

Mon 19 Mar

£22 (£19.80) / 0141 429 0022

Bold Girls

Belfast in the early 1990s. Against a backdrop of gunfire and police raids, four women whose lives have been turned upside down by the Troubles, carry on with everyday life.

Wed 24 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Thu 25 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Fri 26 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

…and 11 more dates until 10 Feb

Bridget Christie: What Now?

Join Bridget (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

Fri 16 Mar

£19.80 (£17.60) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 17 Mar

£19.80 (£17.60) / 0141 429 0022

Bright Colours Only

Pauline Goldsmith resurrects her hilarious and heartfelt legendary Irish wake celebrating the struggle to be ourselves in life and in death.

Tue 1 May

Circle Studio

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 2 May

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 3 May

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 7 more dates until 12 May

Captain Amazing

Captain Amazing tells the story of the transformative power of fatherhood, everyday acts of courage and how even the invincible aren’t immune to tragedy.

Wed 28 Mar

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 29 Mar

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 30 Mar

Circle Studio

£16.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 31 Mar

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Circle Studio

£16.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Come Hell or High Water

An evening of new songs, interesting facts, light hearted banter, fake news and a cast of thousands (well – twenty five if the truth be told) looking at what it feels like to be living in Scotland now and knowing that Brexit means exit.

Wed 21 Mar

Circle Studio

£10 (£2; Students £7; Children £7) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 22 Mar

Circle Studio

£10 (£2; Students £7; Children £7) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 23 Mar

Circle Studio

£12.50 (£2; Students £9.50; Children £9.50) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 24 Mar

Circle Studio

£10 (£2; Students £7; Children £7) / 0141 429 0022

Circle Studio

£12.50 (£2; Students £9.50; Children £9.50) / 0141 429 0022

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Tue 13 Mar

£25.50 / 0141 429 0022

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Tue 13 Mar

£28.05 / 0141 429 0022

Des Clarke: Just Desserts

Glasgow's star of stand up is back at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival with more nonsense stories, topical gags and offbeat observations.

Wed 14 Mar

£16.50 / 0141 429 0022

Historical Backstage Tours

A guided tour through the unseen backstage areas of our historic Victorian theatre.

Sun 28 Jan

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

Sun 4 Feb

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

Sun 22 Apr

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

Sun 3 Jun

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

James Campbell: The Hilariously Funny World Of…

A stand-up comedy show for children over six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.

Sat 17 Mar

£8.25 (Family £6.87) / 0141 429 0022

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons

A gag law limiting the country to 140 spoken words a day forces young couple Oliver and Bernadette to find different ways to understand and communicate with each other: abbreviations, Morse code, intense staring, sex, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

Wed 28 Feb

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 1 Mar

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 2 Mar

Circle Studio

£16.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 3 Mar

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Circle Studio

£16.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Long Day's Journey Into Night

The four members of the troubled Tyrone family each have their vice to dull their memories of their painful past and face their current trials. Over the course of one devastating day at their Connecticut summer home the resentments of the family are exposed, pushing their bonds to the limit.

Fri 13 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Sat 14 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Tue 17 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

…and 14 more dates until 5 May

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna be Alright

The star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town and newspaper columnist of the year is back with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more wild than it is.

Thu 22 Mar

£15 / 0141 429 0022

The Match Box

Firebrand present the Scottish premiere of a breathtaking new monologue by one of Ireland's greatest dramatists, Frank McGuinness (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme).

Tue 20 Feb

Circle Studio

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 21 Feb

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 22 Feb

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 2 more dates until 24 Feb

McLuckie's Line

Unemployed actor and compulsive gambler McLuckie waits nervously in a claustrophobic corridor of a Glasgow hospital. He’s expecting the phone call he’s been waiting for his whole life – what could go wrong?

Wed 25 Apr

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 26 Apr

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 27 Apr

Circle Studio

£16.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 28 Apr

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Circle Studio

£16.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Miles Jupp and Friends in aid of The Preshal Trust

Miles Jupp, The News Quiz, Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, star of BBC TV’s Rev and friends live at the Citizens Theatre in aid of The Preshal Trust. Line up to be announced.

Tue 20 Mar

£19.25 / 0141 429 0022

A Night to Remember

Exactly a hundred years ago in the Gorbals, as World War One draws towards its bloody close, audience and performers, soldiers and civilians, prepare for a big night out in the theatre to help them forget their troubles.

Wed 23 May

£10.50–£14.50 (£2; Students £7.50–£10; Children £7.50–£10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 24 May

£10.50–£14.50 (£2; Students £7.50–£10; Children £7.50–£10) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 25 May

£10.50–£14.50 (£2; Students £7.50–£10; Children £7.50–£10) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 26 May

£10.50–£14.50 (£2; Students £7.50–£10; Children £7.50–£10) / 0141 429 0022

Passing Places

In this high-octane, fast-paced, physical new production, the Dundee Rep Ensemble showcase their storytelling talents, propelling you up Scotland’s west coast from Fort William to Thurso and everywhere in between on a hilarious journey of self-discovery.

Tue 8 May

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 9 May

£14.50–£19.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 10 May

£14.50–£19.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 2 more dates until 12 May

QI: No Such Thing as a Fish

Bizarre and humorous facts from the QI universe in the first live touring version of the hit podcast.

Sun 18 Mar

£19.80 / 0141 429 0022

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

  • 4 stars

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Fri 23 Mar

£19.25 / 0141 429 0022

Richard III

Breaking new ground in Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater re-imagine Richard III as a one- woman show.

Tue 10 Apr

Circle Studio

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 11 Apr

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 12 Apr

Circle Studio

£14.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 2 more dates until 14 Apr

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling they each think they control.

Tue 13 Feb

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 14 Feb

£14.50–£19.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 15 Feb

£14.50–£19.50 (£2; Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 2 more dates until 17 Feb

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell out show.

Thu 15 Mar

£16 / 0141 429 0022

Three Sisters

Award-winning Lung Ha Theatre Company together with the world-renowned Sibelius Academy of the University of The Arts (Helsinki, Finland) present Anton Chekhov’s classic play - in a new version by Adrian Osmond. A play of life, love, loss, dreams, whimsy, hope - real and false - of moving and of remaining where you are.

Wed 28 Mar

£12.50–£16.50 (£2; Students £9.50–£10; Children £9.50–£10) / 0141 429 0022

Tom Allen: Absolutely

​The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen is bringing his debut solo show to the Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Wed 21 Mar

£14 / 0141 429 0022

Reviews & features

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

Revival of John Byrne's The Slab Boys marks the Citizens Theatre's 70th anniversary

9 Feb 2015

John Byrne on why his 1957 tale is as relevant now as it was in the height of punk

The revival of John Byrne’s 1978 masterpiece The Slab Boys is an appropriate choice for the Citizens’ 70th birthday. Eventually expanded into a trilogy – with a fourth play added in the 21st century – it has become one of Scotland’s most influential…

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