CITIZENS THEATRE UPDATE ON COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS
Last updated 24 July 2020
While it will be some time before we can start producing theatre again, the Citizens Theatre remains committed to keeping connected with the many communities it serves across Glasgow.
If you normally take part in these groups or are new to the Citizens Theatre and would like to hear from us, please email us and we will keep in touch.
We have just completed our first digital programme for children and young people, running Summer Academy At Home, a two week online course for 6-16 year olds.
We are also supporting women experiencing homelessness and isolation with a project called Through My Window.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing plans for more online classes and community projects.
A message from Artistic Director, Dominic Hill: “This is an incredibly difficult time for theatres across the world. Fundamentally what we do is bring people together to share an experience. We can’t do that, nor do we know when we will be able to. But the Citz has always been more than just a building that puts on plays and our commitment to our local community is close to our heart. Now more than ever, that role is vital, and I am pleased that we can continue to reach out to the vulnerable and isolated, to our Gorbals neighbours and to our extended family of participants throughout Glasgow. For the time-being and the foreseeable future we will be bringing people together online, or on the phone, or talking to them through open windows, ensuring that members of our communities and audiences can stay in contact with us and with each other.”
In line with the latest advice issued by the Scottish and UK Governments, the Citizens Theatre cancelled all performances and classes from March - August. We continue to monitor the latest guidance as it is updated. Refunds have been processed and all those affected have been contacted directly by email or telephone. If you have an enquiry about your booking, please email email@example.com.
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.