The Citizen's Theatre

A theatre in the Gorbals district of Glasgow, the Citizen's Theatre (or The Citz) lies south of the city centre and the River Clyde. It was founded in 1943 and established here in 1945 by the Scottish playwright James Bridie (1888 - 1951) as a home for Scottish dialect works. It has subsequently gained an international reputation for creating exciting and innovative productions. The building began as Her Majesty’s Theatre, which opened in 1878, and is now leased by the theatre company from Glasgow City Council. Renovated in 1978, much of its original facade which was shared with the neighbouring Palace Theatre was removed, though the stone statues of Shakespeare, Burns and the four Muses have been retained and are now placed in the foyer. Further work took place in 1988, with a much-needed new foyer, and in 1992 to create two studio theatres. A comprehensive redevelopment took place 2019-24, with sections of the foyer and administrative offices demolished and replaced by a bigger contemporary building while retaining the historic 500-seat auditorium and stage.

The theatre has a reputation for being accessible, retaining low seat prices.

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