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CITIZENS THEATRE UPDATE ON COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS

Last updated 2 October 2020

While we cannot present live theatre just yet, we are excited to produce a programme of digital work for audiences to enjoy at home. This includes two new films of popular past productions – Fibres and The Macbeths.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, weekly sessions and groups have been unable to operate as normal and many have moved online. The Citizens Learning team remain committed to keeping connected with the many communities the theatre engages across Glasgow. Find out more.

We continue to monitor and follow the latest guidance issued by the Scottish and UK Governments.

Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre

“While so much live performance has not been able to happen over the past few months, we have been busy focusing on a hugely important strand of our work which is about reaching out to our local communities and participants, especially those people whose lives have been badly affected by the pandemic. We will continue to do this for as long as is necessary - putting classes, workshops, and meetings online, meeting people on doorsteps or via their phones or laptops and remaining connected in as creative a way as we can. Being at the heart of our community and helping to support and transform the lives of the people within it has always been part of who we are at the Citz.

I am also delighted that we will be filming two of our past productions – Fibres and The Macbeths – as well as planning something special for our audiences at Christmas. Not only does this allow us to bring Citizens Theatre productions to people’s homes but also to employ artists and freelancers who are the lifeblood of our industry. We look forward to once again producing live theatre in the Spring and hope this programme of work will provide some vital respite, support and inspiration during challenging times.”

HELP US THROUGH THESE CHALLENGING TIMES

Like all arts organisations across the UK, the loss of ticket income as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on us and the creative community we support. If you can afford it, your donation will ensure that we continue to serve communities across Glasgow and Scotland. 

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