Theatre Redevelopment

The Citizens Theatre is embarking on a £19.4 million redevelopment to repair, conserve and transform its much loved home in the Gorbals.
Theatre Redevelopment

Our Category B-listed building, situated in Glasgow’s Gorbals, opened in 1878 as a variety theatre and since 1945 has been home to the iconic Citizens Theatre Company. You can find out more about us on the history page.

The project is the most comprehensive redevelopment in the building’s 139-year history. The redevelopment will protect the theatre for future generations by repairing and revealing the most significant parts of the heritage: the Victorian auditorium at the heart of the site; its rare collection of original 19th-century stage machinery and a unique example of a working Victorian paint frame.

The project will also explore and celebrate the fascinating social and cultural heritage of the Citizens Theatre Company and the building’s history, increase public engagement and ensure that we can continue to make and deliver world class theatre for the benefit of local, national and international audiences.

On this page you will find the latest updates on the project; both in terms of fundraising and the progression of plans for the redevelopment.

Please join us in our ambition to help secure our £19.4 million target. Great theatre is at the heart of what we do. Hazel McIlwraith, Head of Development, would be delighted to discuss any aspect of the project further via e-mail or on 0141 418 6240.