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Projects for Women

The Citizens Theatre has a long and rich history of working with women’s groups in the community. We generate safe spaces where women can explore issues that impact their lives together. Our artistic interventions are designed to generate positive change and personal development. 

In this section, you can find out more about our new programme All We Can Do, as well as past women’s projects such as Through My Window and Silent Heroines' Disco.

All We Can Do

This is a community empowerment project delivering creative workshops for women navigating the interlinking systems of prison, homelessness, addiction, poverty and violence. The project also includes medium and large-scale performances made with, by and for the women involved.

When the newly redeveloped Citizens Theatre opens, there will be trainee and employment opportunities, giving interested participants a chance to work in our building.

All We Can Do expands our past activity with women’s groups. The programme currently includes our residencies at Chara Centre, Elder Street, Tomorrow’s Women and the Lilias Centre.

Read more about our community empowerment project for men experiencing homelessness.

Chara Centre

Chara Centre

For several years we have delivered a creative residency at the Chara Centre, a residential respite centre for women experiencing homelessness. Weekly sessions lead up to a sharing of work, exploring a wide variety of topics. Find out more about Chara Centre.

Elder Street

Elder Street

Elder Street is an emergency respite unit for women experiencing homelessness. We offer a year-round programme of creative activity for the residents including song writing, art, creative writing and drama, and upcycling. The Elder Street staff and residents have enjoyed working towards performances throughout the year, showcasing their creative achievements. Find out more about Elder Street.

Tomorrow's Women

Tomorrows Women

For many years we have worked in close partnership with Women's Services, Tomorrow’s Women a criminal justice support service. We offer a creative programme throughout the year exploring relevant themes such as the criminal justice system, routes to positive change and relationships. Find out more about Tomorrow’s Women.

The Lilias Centre

Lillias Centre

New for 2023, we are working with the Lilias Centre, Glasgow’s new Community Custodial Unit. Our blocks of workshops are pressure-free and intimate, focusing on the experiences of the women we meet. Find out more about The Lilias Centre.

All We Can Do is supported by Awards for All (National Lottery), Comic Relief and Partnership contributions from Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

Past Projects

Through My Window & Just Imagine

We supported women from our local communities throughout the pandemic. Many of the women we work with are digitally excluded and were especially isolated during lockdown due to poor health, poverty and/or loneliness. Socially distanced visits helped reignite moments of creative connection and supported positive mental health. Find out more about Through My Window COVID-19 community response and its continuation Just Imagine....

218 Women's Service

The 218 Women’s Service is a Turning Point Scotland service that takes a person-centred approach in dealing with issues that women offenders face. The programme is designed to address issues with substance misuse, physical/mental health and other social needs including housing and childcare. We delivered a series of creative writing and drama workshops with the women and staff.

Silent Heroines' Disco

The Silent Heroines’ Disco was an alternative audio and immersive theatre piece performed by an all-female cast. It was established by Women Connected, a community arts Company for women in Rotterdam. Find out more about Silent Heroines’ Disco.

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