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 27 events at this location

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9 to 5 The Musical

The Musical Theatre Students from the Dance School of Scotland return to The Citz with 9 to 5.

Wed 14 Jun

£12–£17 (£9–£14; Children £9–£14) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 15 Jun

£12–£17 (£9–£14; Children £9–£14) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 16 Jun

£13–£18 (Students £10–£15; Children £10–£15) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 17 Jun

£12–£17 (£9–£14; Children £9–£14) / 0141 429 0022

£13–£18 (Students £10–£15; Children £10–£15) / 0141 429 0022

Adam

A remarkable, true story of a young trans man fleeing from Egypt to Scotland. One of two intimate productions giving an insight into the real life experiences of trans people in Scotland.

Wed 13 Sep

£10.50–£15 (£2; Students £7.50–£10; Children £7.50–£10) / 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 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£16.50–£23 (Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 11 more dates until 10 Feb 2018

Cinderella

Full of silliness, and slapstick, music and fun, this is the perfect choice for families looking for alternative festive entertainment this Christmas.

Tue 28 Nov

£10.50 (Children £6.50) / 0141 429 0022

Wed 29 Nov

£14.50–£19 (£5; Students £11.50–£16; Children £8.50–£11.50) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 30 Nov

£14.50–£19 (£5; Students £11.50–£16; Children £8.50–£11.50) / 0141 429 0022

…and 23 more dates until 31 Dec

Cinderella Family Day

A fun workshop for 6 – 12 year olds and their adult companion exploring the story and characters of Cinderella

Sat 9 Dec

Rehearsal Room

£6.50 / 0141 429 0022

Sun 10 Dec

Rehearsal Room

£6.50 / 0141 429 0022

Cinderella Relaxed Performance

This performance of Cinderella is aimed at audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with an autistic spectrum disorder or sensory or communication disorder and their families.

Wed 13 Dec

£15 (Children £8.50) / 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 2018

£25.50 / 0141 429 0022

David Baddiel My Family: Not The Sitcom

Following a sold-out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£28.05 / 0141 429 0022

Eve

Eve is a deeply personal story from legendary playwright and performer Jo Clifford. One of two intimate productions giving an insight into the real life experiences of trans people in Scotland.

Thu 14 Sep

£10.50–£15 (£2; Students £7.50–£10; Children £7.50–£10) / 0141 429 0022

Eve / Adam Double Bill

Adam and Eve, two complementary pieces exploring trangender and non-binary life can be seen together in one evening.

Fri 15 Sep

£16.50–£23 (£2; Students £12.50; Children £12.50) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 16 Sep

£16.50–£23 (£2; Students £12.50; Children £12.50) / 0141 429 0022

Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog

An extraordinary satire on the Stalinist regime in Russia seen through the eyes of a guard dog, this is a modern ‘Animal Farm’ for the world of Trump, May and Putin.

Wed 20 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Thu 21 Sep

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

Fri 22 Sep

£16.50–£23 (Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 11 more dates until 7 Oct

Historical Backstage Tours

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

Sun 3 Sep

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

Sun 1 Oct

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

Sun 5 Nov

Dress Circle Bar

£11 / 0141 429 0022

Lampedusa

Telling the stories of human kindness behind the headlines, Lampedusa was a sell-out during its premiere run at Soho Theatre in London in 2015.

Wed 8 Nov

Circle Studio

£10 / 0141 429 0022

Thu 9 Nov

Circle Studio

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

Fri 10 Nov

Circle Studio

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

…and 6 more dates until 18 Nov

Living With the Lights On

A gripping true story about an actor's on-stage meltdown from Actors Touring Company.

Fri 20 Oct

Circle Studio

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

Sat 21 Oct

Circle Studio

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

The Macbeths

At the heart of Shakespeare’s darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation using a radically cut-down version of the text focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.

Wed 27 Sep

Circle Studio

£10 / 0141 429 0022

Thu 28 Sep

Circle Studio

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

Fri 29 Sep

Circle Studio

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

…and 11 more dates until 14 Oct

Nightschool Level 1 - Autumn 2017

A fun and informal introduction to acting skills for adults who want to try their hand at performing.

Tue 19 Sep

Rehearsal Room

£80 / 0141 429 0022

Thu 22 Jun

£12–£19 / 0141 429 0022

Fri 23 Jun

£12–£19 / 0141 429 0022

Sat 24 Jun

£12–£19 / 0141 429 0022

OLIVER

The classic Lionel Bart musical performed by students of GAMTA

Thu 22 Jun

£19 / 0141 429 0022

Fri 23 Jun

£19 / 0141 429 0022

Sat 24 Jun

£19 / 0141 429 0022

On the Verge

On the Verge is a small festival of big ideas and big ambition. It’s a step into the unknown, an invitation for audiences
to share in the innovative and exploratory processes of emerging artists from the MA Classical and Contemporary Text, BA Acting, and BA Performance in BSL and English programmes.

Tue 13 Jun

Citizens Theatre

£3 (£2) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 15 Jun

Citizens Theatre

£3 (£2) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 16 Jun

Citizens Theatre

£3 (£2) / 0141 429 0022

One More Sleep 'Til Christmas

Festive fun from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for 3 - 6 year olds and their families in our Circle Studio directed by Guy Hollands.

Thu 7 Dec

Circle Studio

£9 / 0141 429 0022

Fri 8 Dec

Circle Studio

£9 / 0141 429 0022

Sat 9 Dec

Circle Studio

£9 / 0141 429 0022

…and 17 more dates until 31 Dec

One More Sleep'Til Christmas - Relaxed Performance

This performance of One more sleep 'til Christmas is aimed at audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with an autistic spectrum disorder or sensory or communication disorder and their families.

Thu 21 Dec

Circle Studio

£6 / 0141 429 0022

Oresteia / This Restless House

A compelling, brutal and blistering drama exposing the fragility of a family’s bonds, Oresteia: This Restless House returns in 2017 to the Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 15 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Wed 16 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Thu 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

…and 8 more dates until 9 Sep

Pleasure & Pain

An evening with French writer Guy de Maupassant, charting his tragic journey from aspiring writer into the darkness of drug addiction and madness.

Wed 31 May

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 1 Jun

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Fri 2 Jun

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 3 Jun

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Sat 21 Oct

£12.10 (£8.80) / 0141 429 0022

Trainspotting

It's back! After a sell-out run in 2016, Trainspotting returns to the Citz this autumn. A coarse, intense and hilarious rollercoaster ride through the heroin-hinterlands of Thatcher-era Leith.

Wed 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Thu 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 429 0022

Fri 20 Oct

£16.50–£23 (Students £10; Children £10) / 0141 429 0022

…and 16 more dates until 11 Nov

Tristan & Yseult

Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved', Tristan & Yseult, the most successful and beloved of all of Kneehigh's shows, blends comedy, live music, grand passions and tender truths in an irresistible night of love.

Tue 30 May

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 31 May

£14–£19 (£2; Students £9.50; Children £9.50) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 1 Jun

£14–£19 (£2; Students £9.50; Children £9.50) / 0141 429 0022

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jun

Young Co. Scratched Love

The Citizens Theatre Young Co present Scratched Love - a scratch night of short plays and scenes on the subject of emotional abuse in young relationships, written, directed and acted by members of the Young Co.

Thu 8 Jun

Stalls Studio

£2 / 0141 429 0022

Fri 9 Jun

Stalls Studio

£2 / 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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