Situated in Glasgow's Gorbals district, The Citizens' Theatre was founded in 1943 by a collective of famous Glasgow Citizens including James Bridie, renowned Scottish playwright and writer Guy McGrone. In the early stages of their careers, they staged their theatrical productions in the Old Athenaeum Theatre and re-located over to the Royal Princess Theatre in the Gorbals in 1945, now the Citizens' Theatre. Citizens' Theatre

This theatre has always been a theatre for the citizens of Glasgow and has staged productions, which Glasgow playgoers would never have had the opportunity of seeing. The theatre's vision changed in the 1970s and its aim was to provide low price tickets to theatregoers, the provision of free previews of every show and free programmes to the audience. This policy is still adhered to 30 years on.

As part of Gorbals Street Urban redevelopment, an extensive refurbishment programme was carried out to the Citizen's Theatre in the late 1980s. The new atrium foyer was built in 1989 followed by the construction of the Stalls and Circle Studio spaces. The theatre's modification has proved successful for many of the Citizens' popular touring performances, namely, Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting and Filth.

The Citizens' is proud to host its own theatre production company, The Citizen's Company. The company has performed commissioned translations of works by Balzac, Beaumarchais, Alegria, Goethe, Goldoni, amongst others and have made guest appearances in many cities across Europe.

Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre has received national lottery and Scottish Arts Council funding to facilitate access, including the installation of lifts, wheelchair access ramps, a new stage door and an extra large-scale rehearsal room. The extra facilities and space are used by range of theatre and arts organisations and local community groups.
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