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Citizens Theatre

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Address: 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141 429 0022
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The home of great theatre in Glasgow, offering a world-class repertoire of...

The home of great theatre in Glasgow, offering a world-class repertoire of classic and contemporary plays.

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Tremendous theatre, beautiful space, and a great way to spend a night in Glasgow. Would highly recommend and would love to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tremendous theatre, beautiful space, and a great way to spend a night in Glasgow. Would highly recommend and would love to go back.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Over the last year I have had the priviledge of attending several shows at this wonderful theatre and to really appreciate the architecture and atmosphere of one of the most iconic buildngs in Glasgow. From a perfomance perspective the various casts and support staff delievred memorable shows that were second to none, equally the variety of shows available means that... More 

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CitizensTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you Archie for your lovely review - we're delighted that you've enjoyed so many memorable performances at the Citz over the last 12 months! Hope to see you at some of our shows just announced for August - January! More 

Vertou, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I went there to attend a RSC play. It was my first time in this theatre. The staff is nice, the place is good and the actors are great !

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Canny Scot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream involving the RSC, amateur Citizens actors and local school kids. Only down side was that the cafe only sold snacks but no substantial food. Very pleasant outing to a restored Victorian theatre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

I ve been twice recently... Once to a riveting play about a Paedophile and once to a feminist act in the Glasgow Comedy Festival. That's says it all really. Bold and daring programming from a bold and daring and fabulous theatre. Thank you :)

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Always love a visit to The Citizens and have enjoyed many a night watching fantastic performances so decided it was time to have a look behind the scenes. We took the backstage tour with our guide John who was excellent. It was really interesting seeing the work that goes on behind the scenes to create the magic we watch in... More 

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CitizensTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the tour, we're so pleased that you enjoyed it! More 

Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This theatre puts on some fantastic productions and I cannot fault the one we saw last week, Dead End. The two actors from Coronation Street were totally amazing ,the set was perfect and the quality of the performance was incredible. The actual theatre inside has atmosphere which adds to the experience. Only moan is the cafe area which on a... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

What a little gem! I love historic buildings and this theatre did not disappoint, the auditorium was just beautiful. The play, Endgame was superbly acted and directed, very thought provoking too!! The redevelopment plans will make this a truly stunning venue, not to be missed.

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CitizensTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your trip to the Citz and to our fantastic city! Thanks for the review! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to see End Game here and I really like the theatre. Bar at the centre as soon as you get in and was served relatively easily. Great customer service as I booked the 2.30pm show by mistake and arrived for the 7.30. No problem, they had held some seats back and gave us those free of change- lifesavers, and... More 

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to the Citz since it was refurbished. There was little evidence that it has been, as far as I could see. It's still dingy and dusty and in need of a good clean and a fresh coat of paint. We went to the afternoon performance of Endgame and it was absolutely freezing. Very few people braved taking... More 

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CitizensTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this review

We're really pleased to read that you enjoyed Endgame, but sorry that you weren't too comfortable in our theatre last week. You're quite right that we're well overdue an upgrade and that our beloved theatre is in some real need of some TLC. We're currently fundraising for the most comprehensive redevelopment of the building since it opened in 1878 and... More 

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