Casting policy


The Citizens Theatre building is currently closed for a major redevelopment. We hope to welcome back audiences, artists and participants in 2023. We continue to present our productions at venues in Glasgow and on tour with our co-producing partners. This policy and opportunities for future casting will be updated regularly, especially as we approach the reopening of the theatre and are therefore, able to return to a full programme of work.

The Citizens Theatre is committed to promoting theatre as an activity for everyone – whether it is part of our work in local communities, on our main stage or in our new studio. We want to eliminate discrimination and encourage diversity across all areas of our work. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society.

We pledge to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not discriminate on grounds of gender and gender reassignment, marital or maternal status, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or training. In doing this, we believe that the theatre we make, and the arts more broadly, will remain open and relevant to everyone.

In our casting policy, we want to ensure opportunities are given to excellent artists, from all walks of life. We are actively seeking greater gender and ethnic representation within our casts. We are committed to creating opportunities for D/deaf and disabled performers in the new theatre.

We are also committed to supporting and developing the careers of actors who are born, raised or living in Scotland. We will prioritise these actors in our future work.

We are committed to the Equity Inclusive Casting Policy as found here.

Over the past ten years we have employed two graduate actors for 9 – 12 months every year. These posts are funded by The Robertson Trust and Garrick Trust. We are currently in discussion about how these internships will operate in the new Citizens Theatre.


The majority of our casting is through agents. We do not have an in-house casting director. We work with a range of established casting directors or cast our productions ourselves. We will inform agents of casting opportunities once projects are confirmed. Please talk to your agent about future opportunities at the Citizens.

We will occasionally offer a role directly to an actor but aim to audition for most roles that we cast.

Twice a year we will create opportunities for Scottish actors who we do not know, or who do not have representation, to meet with us so that we widen our knowledge of Scottish actors for potential future collaboration. Further details of this will be announced as we approach the opening of the redeveloped theatre.

If you have a question about casting at the Citizens, please contact Jackie Muir, Production Administrator by email. Current opportunities are listed below.


Citizens Theatre Graduate Scheme 2022/23

We are offering 2 placements for actors who are graduating with a BA in Acting in Scotland this year. The placements will run initially for 18 weeks between July and December 2022, with the potential of further opportunities in 2023 depending on the progress of the redevelopment. Find out more in this overview document.

Deadline for applications: 12noon, Friday 29 April.