Access to Citizens

The Citizens provides a variety of services to facilitate access to the theatre, including audio description, BSL interpreted performances, captioning and our Deaf Theatre Club.

Our staff are trained to make your visit easy and enjoyable.  If you would like more information on any of the services detailed below please contact our Box Office on 0141 429 0022, Text Relay 18001 0141 429 0022 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


  Wheelchair access is available in the stalls area of our main theatre and in both of our studios.  Look out for the symbol on our seating plan.  Adapted toilets are also available.  Ramp access available in the lower foyer. Lift to Circle Studio.


Free parking adjacent to the Theatre. Level access to theatre building and foyer. Marked bays for disabled and parent and child. Please note that there is a one way system to enter the car park. Enter via Crown Street & Laurieston Road. Also see directions in Find Us.



  Visually impaired attenders can listen to a description around the dialogue of a performance. TOUCH TOURS available if booked in advance. Infrared headsets are available on request from the Box Office - reserve at time of booking. You are also welcome to bring your own headset.  See right for list of available performances with this service. Visit the Audio Description Association Scotland Website.


  Induction loop and infrared systems are provided in the stalls of the Main Theatre. The best seats for audio reception are:
Row CC 6, 7, 20, 21
Row B 4, 5, 22, 23
Row C 3 - 7, 21 - 25
Row D 1 - 7, 21 - 26
Row E 2 - 6, 21 - 26
Row F 1 - 5, 22 - 26
Row G 1 - 5, 22 - 27
Row H 1 - 4, 23 - 26
Row J 1, 2, 26, 27
Row K 5 - 8, 19 - 22
(see seating plan)


  We offer a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage during certain performances.  See right for list of available performances with this service.


  Converts dialogue and sound effects to text that displays on a screen as the action happens.  For more information visit  See right for list of available performances with this service.

Deaf Theatre Club

We would love you to join us at these special events for deaf or hard of hearing patrons. Please visit the Deaf Theatre Club page for more information.

Your Visit

Seating Plan
Find Us
Access to Citizens
Deaf Theatre Club
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Gorbals Card

Find Out More

> Historical Timeline
> Virtual Tours (2009)
> Citizens Theatre at 70
Staff Contacts
Artistic Director Dominic Hill
Main Stage Director in Residence

Technical information and services

Services and Hires


Here is a list of the forthcoming Audio Described, Signed and Captioned performances at the theatre.

Autumn 2017

Oresteia: This Restless House

Signed 27 Aug, 6.00pm Please note this performance is at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Audio Described 2 Sep, 2.00pm
Captioned 2 Sep, 2.00pm

Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog

Signed 29 Sep, 7.30pm
Audio Described 30 Sep, 2.30pm
Captioned 30 Sep, 2.30pm


Signed Fri 27 Oct 2017, 7.30pm
Audio Described 4 Nov, 2.30pm
Captioned 4 Nov, 2.30pm


Signed 8 Dec, 7.00pm
Audio Described 16 Dec, 2.00pm
Captioned 16 Dec, 2.00pm
Relaxed Performance 13 Dec, 10.30am and 7.00pm

Bold Girls

Signed 2 Feb, 7.30pm
Audio Described 3 Feb, 2.30pm
Captioned 3 Feb, 2.30pm

Visit ACCESS SCOTTISH THEATRE for more information on accessible shows throughout Scotland.