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The Salon Project
Putting the audience centre stage, Untitled Projects bring their exquisitely constructed re-imagining of a 19th century salon to the Citizens Theatre. In doing so, the company creates a beautiful and thought provoking night of fashion and conversation.
Your evening begins with a transformation into full period costume by a coterie of dressers and make-up artists, before you emerge into a mirrored impression of a Parisian salon. As you mingle with guests, pioneers in their fields will provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought on science, politics, technology and the arts.
The Salon Project recreates the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was salon society’s golden age – an era of change, excess and inquiry. Relive its splendour, contrast it with the present and imagine what the future will hold.
“Astonishing…one of the most complete immersive theatre experiences ever conceived.”
The Scotsman ★★★★
“Extraordinary, intellectually provocative and tremendously good fun.”
The Guardian ★★★★
IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION
All tickets must be booked and measurements submitted at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time to prepare costumes. Measurements must be submitted in advance for everyone in your party in order to ensure a costume is prepared.
When you book your tickets, you will be given a URL via which every member of your party must submit your measurements. Video guides on how to take your measurements will be provided on this page.
Audiences are transformed for an immersive evening of fashion and conversation
Guide Dogs welcome
Recommended for 16+ (contains nudity)
TIMESPlease note that there are 3 distinct entry times for each evening's performance to allow audiences time to get into costume: 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm It is essential you arrive promptly for your allocated time. Supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award and Creative Scotland in collaboration with the Citizens Theatre. Originally created with support from the Traverse Theatre.
DOWNLOAD GROUP PHOTOEach evening's group photograph is available to download free of charge from the Untitled Projects website. Please note that you should click "Read more" under "The Salon Project Revisited". It may take a few days for this to appear. You can also download a programme for the event.
Director & Host - Stewart Laing
Costume Design - Theo Clinkard
Lighting Design - Mike Brookes
Sound Design - Jack Wrigley & Robbie Thomson
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I bring my camera?
Yes, any normal-sized camera or camera on phones are completely fine and we encourage taking pictures.
Where do I leave my belongings while in the Salon?
We provide bags for your belongings and they will be kept safe in our dressing room which is manned at all times and only accessible to Salon Project staff. Please don’t bring any big bags, as the space is limited.
Where do we change?
In custom-built dressing rooms separate for men and women, with the assistance and guidance of our experienced dressers, designers and hair- and make up artists.
Do I need to bring my own shoes?
It would be great if you could bring smart shoes (no trainers) in a dark colour, (ideally black shoes for men), which you’re comfortable in, but we will also try to provide shoes for every audience member.
“Untitled Projects’ blend of performance art, cabaret and costume party deserves classification all its own”
The Times ★★★★
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Photos by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan