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An old theatre which is being renovated while still in use

It’s luck wether you get a nice comfy new chair to enjoy their excellent shows and plays , or... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ann L
Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom
First time and impressed

We attended the citizen recently for a stand up comedy show. From the outside, it looks small but... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Andy M
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The home of great theatre in Glasgow, offering a world-class repertoire of classic and contemporary plays.
119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS, Scotland
+44 141 429 0022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It’s luck wether you get a nice comfy new chair to enjoy their excellent shows and plays , or whether you e d up in a part of the theatre that still has to be upgraded However this historical theatre offers so much . Shows...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann L
CitizensTheatre, Marketing Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Ann. We are a little confused as our productions are currently taking place in Glasgow's Tramway while the theatre is being refurbished. We are glad to hear that you think the theatre offers so much, however we don't have a separate...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We attended the citizen recently for a stand up comedy show. From the outside, it looks small but does hold a fair amount of people. We were sitting in the front row so cant say how much space there is in the normal rows but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andy M
Keren N, Public Relations Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks for your review Andy! We're small but perfectly formed! You may be aware that the Citizens Theatre will very soon be closing for two years to allow for a major redevelopment. I hope that we might welcome you back when we're open again to...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Every time I come here I vow to go more and life gets in the way. Wether it's a pantomime, comedian or play the Citizens Theatre is always warm and welcoming and following ongoing renovations is getting more beautiful while regaining its small charm. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Funniest comedian we’ve been to in a long time. We were third row from the front and have to say the view of the stage was second to none and overall the theatre was a brilliant venue. Parking a bit problematic as the theatre car...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

If you're driving in make sure you check the final few streets. Satnav normally takes you sailing past the front of the theatre, and the car park is on the wrong side of a one way street. You need to circle round the one way...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

For somebody who normally begins to get uncomfortable at the theatre after about 45minutes I was overjoyed with the legroom and comfort of the seats at the Citizens. At no point during the show did I feel income or fidgety. There was loads if legroom...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went to this theatre on Saturday night. The show was really good and we all enjoyed. We were sitting in front seats and although the view of the stage was good we were all a bit cold. There seemed to be a draft. I know...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gracemaj
CitizensTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Citizens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

So glad to hear you enjoyed Bold Girls Grace! You're quite right that we're in need of our upgrade as our beloved theatre is in some real need of some TLC. One of the benefits of our planned new building will be a far more...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

A stunning theatre and I love the back ground behind it, staff are always lovely and ticket prices are always reasonable, I love the citzs and I love what they do. Make’s me proud to be from Glasgow and an actor.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

went to the studio at the citizens theatre with my 4 year old granddaughter to see the Last night before Christmas.Th parents and grandparents sat on benches and the kids sat on the floor small venue but great for kids. what a marvelous show for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Went to see Trainspotting, the actors & actresses were terrific. My son & I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend the theatre. It was my first time there & I can't walk far but the parking was right beside the door. The only negative, they...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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18 December 2017|
Response from CitizensTheatre | Property representative |
Hi Ruth, we do have a free car park at the Citz that can accommodate a minibus. The carpark is accessed on Cleland Street on a one way system from Crown Street or Laurieston Road. The car park can fill up quite quickly for... More
9 April 2017|
Response from CitizensTheatre | Property representative |
Hello Dale, it's slightly dependent on the production you've booked for how restricted your view will be from your seat at the end of a row. Normally, your view of the side of the stage that you're sitting on may be slightly... More