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The Citizens Theatre is an iconic venue and theatre company in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. We create ground-breaking theatre productions and empowering participatory projects. In 2025, we will welcome audiences new and old to our new home after a major redevelopment of our building.

We make bold productions of new plays and reinvent classics that speak to contemporary Scotland. We are passionate about engaging people and communities across Glasgow and beyond.

We have a rich history dating back to when our building first opened in 1878. But we’re always looking forward as one of Scotland’s flagship producing theatres.

In this section you can find out more about our work, our history,  and some of the people behind the scenes.

The Citizens Theatre building in the 70s.

Coming soon: our history and heritage

It might not be obvious from the outside, but our building has been a theatre since 1878.  Discover more about the history of our company through the ages.  

Our transformation
Six people on a tour of the Citizens Theatre building redevelopment. They are dressed in high vis vests and hard hats. They are standing on a balcony with scaffolding around them.

Our transformation

Our Gorbals home is undergoing the biggest redevelopment in its history. Read about the key moments in our journey so far.

Our Team

Meet the team

Get to know some of the people behind the scenes 

Working with us
An actor stands backstage smiling in an Italian-style harlequin costume. A member of production staff is adjusting his microphone behind him.

Working with us

Find out about current jobs and volunteering opportunities 

Latest news and stories

So Young - Announcing our new co-production with Traverse Theatre and Raw Material
A faded polaroid picture of a young woman in glasses sitting in a field of flowers. A heart and

So Young - Announcing our new co-production with Traverse Theatre and Raw Material

A moment that changed my life - Lauren Mitchell on joining the Young Co.
Backstage at a theatre show. A young woman is standing in the wings and a spotlight is shining on them.

A moment that changed my life - Lauren Mitchell on joining the Young Co.

Our statues part 3 - from restoration to glorious return

Our statues part 3 - from restoration to glorious return