CITIZENS THEATRE UPDATE ON COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS
Last updated 11 June 2020
In line with the latest advice issued by the Scottish and UK Governments, all performances and classes are cancelled until the end of July 2020. All those with a booking for a performance or class are entitled to a full refund and have been contacted directly by email or telephone. If you have an enquiry about your booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
While all shows and classes have been cancelled and 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.
Being at the heart of a community and helping to transform the lives of people within it, has always been central to the Citizens’ mission. Many of the individuals and groups we work with are tackling challenges of social isolation, mental health, physical well-being and learning difficulties. Social distancing and lockdown measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic make these challenges all the more acute.
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.
Future projects currently taking shape include Citizens Summer Academy At Home, a digital alternative to our popular summer school for children and young people aged 6-16 years and Through My Window a new project to support women experiencing homelessness.
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.”
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.