Projects Archive

Previous community projects at Citizens Theatre

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The Gorbals Vampire Projects

Citizens Learning August - October 2016

The Gorbals Vampire is a major new community production.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation Projects

Citizens Learning Spring 2015 - Spring 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company is touring a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to 12 theatres across the UK in spring 2016 and we want YOU to be in it!

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Back of the Bus Projects

Citizens Learning 11-12 Nov 2014

Creative writing, song-writing, singing and drama project with prisoners at HMP Barlinnie.

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Sports Day Projects

Citizens Learning 1 May - 7 June

In a summer when Glasgow hosts the 2014 commonwealth games, we are calling upon YOU to take to the Citizens’ stage to re-live the highs and lows of Sports Day!

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Refugee Boy - Companion work Projects

Citizens Learning 4 Feb - 15 Mar

Call for participants for a new music, song and storytelling project to accompany the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of Refugee Boy.

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Songbooth Projects

Citizens Learning November 2013 - February 2014

Artist in Residence Greg Sinclair is looking to work with members of the Gorbals community and Citizens Theatre to create Songbooth.

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On Common Ground Projects

Citizens Theatre 25 - 31 July 2014

On Common Ground is one of our biggest projects ever – and we’d like YOU to be part of it.

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Workplace Conflict Projects

Citizens Learning 14 February 2013


A half day training session, using theatre techniques to address issues around employment tribunals. In conjunction with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

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Open Access Training Days Projects

Citizens Learning February - June 2013

An inclusive training project - making the arts accessible to all.

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The Citz at HMP Barlinnie Projects

Citizens Learning February - November 2013

We will be working in close partnership with Motherwell College and the Scottish Prison Service to deliver a 3 year creative programme of work with inmates and staff in HMP Barlinnie.

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Winter Warmer Projects

Citizens Learning 12-13 December 2012

Winter Warmer is a collaboration between Citizens Learning, Givin’it Laldie and The Lodging House Mission to bring festive cheer to people in the Gorbals through performance and song.

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Born to Write Projects

Citizens Learning October 2012 - May 2013

Got a story to tell?

Born to Write is a new project from Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to find new writing talent in four communities of Glasgow - Drumchapel, Cranhill, Castlemilk and Pollok.

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The Citizens Panel Projects

Citizens Learning

The Citizens Theatre is keen to engage more closely with its audiences and wider community. The Citizens Panel has been established to enable people to have a voice in decision-making at the theatre. We want to explore new ways of working and hear different voices and opinions.

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Turning Point Staff Conference 2012 Projects

Citizens Learning September 2012

For the third consecutive year, Citizens Learning led two specifically designed workshops for staff at the Turning Point Annual Conference September 2012. 

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Divided City in South Lanarkshire Projects

Citizens Learning

Following success in Glasgow, we are working with South Lanarkshire Culture and Leisure on a re-mounting of the musical stage version of Theresa Breslin’s book about racism and sectarianism. Funded by the Scottish government.

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Here We Stay - Call for participants! Projects

Citizens Learning 16 Aug 2012 to 16 Aug 2012

We are looking for people, including refugees and asylum-seekers, to participate in a free taster session for a brand new partnership project between the Scottish Refugee Council and Citizens Theatre. Come and share your stories through music, song and spoken word!

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Words from our Lives - HMP Shotts Projects

Citizens Learning January - April 2012

In Spring 2012, in partnership with Motherwell College, and HMP Shotts Learning Centre, the Citizens Learning team took four men on a journey of personal exploration through artistic endeavour.

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Gorbals Fair 2012 Projects

Citizens Learning 2 June 2012

Members of the Citizens Community Company joined with members of Bridging the Gap to create a Theatre pop up tent for the annual Gorbals Fair.

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Inglefield Women’s Hostel - exhibition Projects

Citizens Learning 18 May - 6 June 2012

The Citizens Theatre has had a long term relationship with Social Work Services and Glasgow Life. The Citizens Learning team, with guest artists have run regular workshops at Inglefield Women’s Homeless Unit.  Over the past 3 years the residents have participated in drama, creative writing, film-making, visual art and song-writing and recording.

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Second Stories Projects

Citizens Learning Spring 2012

Second Stories is an idea that was pioneered in the USA. The idea to introduce this programme to Scotland was born out of exchange work that Citizens Theatre staff participated in with Serendipity Theater Collective Chicago.

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Aladdin has a Waash at the Baths Projects

Citizens Learning 9 December 2011

The Citizens Theatre is working in partnership with Glasgow Life and the Govanhill Baths Community Trust to create a new look at the story of Aladdin.

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BA Community Arts Teaching Projects

Citizens Learning September - December 2011

The Citizens Learning team are teaching on the BA Community Arts course at the University of Strathclyde, leading the third year students for their Community Drama module. 

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Platform 2:10 Projects

Citizens Learning 27 September – 19 November 2010

Platform 2:10 is a performance project in HMP Barlinnie delivered in partnership with Motherwell College. This is the second multi-artform project that Citizens Learning has delivered in Scottish Prisons this year, as part of the Scottish Arts Council funded Inspiring Change initiative.

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On the Rim of the World Projects

Citizens Learning Autumn 2010 - Spring 2011

Do you enjoy singing?

We’d like you to take part in an exciting new family opera at the Citizens Theatre in partnership with Scottish Opera. On the Rim of the World with music by Orlando Gough, written by Jehane Markham is an evocative family journey inspired by memories of childhood, sleep and the magical power of dreaming.

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A Woman’s Place Projects

Citizens Learning 11 March – 16 April 2010

In 2010, Citizens Learning delivered two multi-artform projects in Scottish Prisons, as part of the Scottish Arts Council funded Inspiring Change initiative. The first brought drama and arts to female prisoners in HMP Greenock.

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Dayschool Actor Factor Projects

Citizens Learning November-December 2010

Citizens Learning re-run its successful new drama scheme for adults on long term incapacity benefit and those who are unemployed.

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Inglefield Hostel Projects

Citizens Learning January – April 2010

Working with Scottish singer-songwriter Carol Laula and film-maker Julie McCahill, Citizens Learning has returned to Inglefield Street Hostel on Glasgow’s Southside.

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