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The Salon Project

Visiting Company


Putting the audience centre stage, Untitled Projects bring their exquisitely constructed re-imagining of a 19th century salon to the Citizens Theatre. In doing so, the company creates a beautiful and thought provoking night of fashion and conversation.

Your evening begins with a transformation into full period costume by a coterie of dressers and make-up artists, before you emerge into a mirrored impression of a Parisian salon.  As you mingle with guests, pioneers in their fields will provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought on science, politics, technology and the arts.

The Salon Project recreates the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was salon society’s golden age – an era of change, excess and inquiry.  Relive its splendour, contrast it with the present and imagine what the future will hold.

“Astonishing…one of the most complete immersive theatre experiences ever conceived.”
The Scotsman

“Extraordinary, intellectually provocative and tremendously good fun.”
The Guardian


All tickets must be booked and measurements submitted at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time to prepare costumes. Measurements must be submitted in advance for everyone in your party in order to ensure a costume is prepared.
When you book your tickets, you will be given a URL via which every member of your party must submit your measurements. Video guides on how to take your measurements will be provided on this page.
If you do not receive this link within a few days of your booking, please contact Jana Robert, Audience Liaison by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 07791 665507.

Audiences are transformed for an immersive evening of fashion and conversation

Signed 21 Mar, 6pm
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome

Recommended for 16+ (contains nudity)



Please note that there are 3 distinct entry times for each evening's performance to allow audiences time to get into costume:
6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm
It is essential you arrive promptly for your allocated time.

Supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award and Creative Scotland in collaboration with the Citizens Theatre. Originally created with support from the Traverse Theatre.


Each evening's group photograph is available to download free of charge from the Untitled Projects website. Please note that you should click "Read more" under "The Salon Project Revisited". It may take a few days for this to appear. You can also download a programme for the event.

Creative Team & FAQs >

Director & Host - Stewart Laing
Costume Design - Theo Clinkard
Lighting Design - Mike Brookes
Sound Design - Jack Wrigley & Robbie Thomson


Can I bring my camera?
Yes, any normal-sized camera or camera on phones are completely fine and we encourage taking pictures.

Where do I leave my belongings while in the Salon?
We provide bags for your belongings and they will be kept safe in our dressing room which is manned at all times and only accessible to Salon Project staff. Please don’t bring any big bags, as the space is limited.

Where do we change?
In custom-built dressing rooms separate for men and women, with the assistance and guidance of our experienced dressers, designers and hair- and make up artists.

Do I need to bring my own shoes?
It would be great if you could bring smart shoes (no trainers) in a dark colour, (ideally black shoes for men), which you’re comfortable in, but we will also try to provide shoes for every audience member.


“Untitled Projects’ blend of performance art, cabaret and costume party deserves classification all its own”
The Times



6th February 2013

Hi Linda, Yes of course. Could you contact Jana directly (using the details above) and let her know you are pregnant? She will make a note of this and won't chase you for sizes as early as other participants, to allow for any changes.


6th February 2013

Hi Rhona, Untitled Projects said they would like attenders to bring "smart looking dark-coloured shoes along that they're comfortable in, just in case they don't have enough fitting shoes." I hope this helps. No-one needs to arrive make-up free. Perhaps avoid being overly made up. Our team will work around your make-up and simply augment what's there already.


6th February 2013

Would the team be happy to costume me at 7 1/2 months pregnant? grin


5th February 2013

What is the situation regarding shoes? Perhaps a daft question, but are shoes provided as part of the costume or do we bring our own? Also, with regard to make-up, should we arrive make-up free? (I haven't done that for about 25 years!)


9th January 2013

Hi Catherine, We will have dedicated changing areas for men and women. These are completely secure and will be manned throughout performances. Only people with tickets will be brought backstage to these changing areas. The Salon itself is a fully enclosed room, so although I cannot yet comment on the exact temperature in the room, it will be lit and enclosed which will make it somewhat warmer than the stage. I'm sure the comfort of the audience/participants will be part of the planning. I will make sure your comment is passed to the production team.

Catherine M Bergamini

7th January 2013

Hi there I am trying to encourage a friend to come to the Salon Project (I hope we do not end up being too late to get tickets). She is concerned about where she will leave her clothes etc when she changes into the salon garb. And also she is worried in case it will be very cold on the stage. It is always very chilly when sitting at the front in the auditorium so possibly it will be a bit chilly on the stage as well.


11th December 2012

Hi Caroline, Don't worry, we have costumes for absolutely all shapes and sizes. If you glance through the photos on this page, you should see some good examples of lots of varied people - all looking amazing! We're all very excited too.

Caroline Robertson

11th December 2012

Fantastic! And totally original - definately will be coming along - hope you do costumes for short, chubby people?! smile

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