Much of the building surrounding the iconic Victorian theatre had fallen into disrepair. The construction on a new and improved Citizens Theatre started in 2019. We are preserving our heritage and making working spaces practical, accessible and inspiring.
This is the first comprehensive redevelopment and restoration of the Citizens Theatre in its 140 years as a working theatre. It will transform the experiences of audiences, artists and participants. Our redevelopment will secure the future of one of Scotland’s most iconic venues and producing theatre companies.
Large sections of the foyer and administrative offices at our Gorbals Street home have now been demolished. In their place is a bigger, brighter, contemporary building which will be home to some exciting new features.
Whilst the new building may look quite different from the outside, the jewel in our crown; the main stage and auditorium will remain, preserved for generations to come.
Read more about our planned improvements, including:
- Creating a new audience experience
- Expanding our artistic offer
- Improving access to our historic building
- Supporting our community
- Bringing our heritage to life
- Becoming more sustainable
We can’t wait to welcome you back! Get a feel of the redevelopment in our building fly-through.
Statues return to the roof
Fly Tower: January 2022
Dare to dream big. Support the radical renovation of the Citizens Theatre.
In the latest redevelopment update, read Part 3 in our Statues Series, as they returned on site.