Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Last minute present ideas!

Christmas at the Citz is a special time. This year we have enjoyed having the community company singing in the foyer, hundreds of school children visiting and now lots of families coming through our doors.


There are still tickets available. Including Sunday performances this year, a festive Christmas Eve and lots of options before and after New Year (until 6 Jan).


We offer family tickets for Sleeping Beauty for groups of 2 adults and 2 children, from just £38.
Family Tickets can be booked in person or on the phone.


You can buy vintage posters and postcards featuring Artwork from the Archives, along with a Citz mug and canvas bag. These great stocking-fillers are available in the foyer or from our online store. Given the proximity to Christmas, please pop along to the foyer to get your presents in person.

Most items just £5!


Looking for a present for the person who has everything? Why not buy your loved one an experience this year? Our gift vouchers start at just £5 and make the perfect present, redeemable (online and at Box Office) against tickets for all productions throughout the year. Spring 2013 is on sale now!

Speak to Box Office for more details in person or call 0141 429 0022.

We hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Give £12 on 12/12/12

Today, 12/12/12, is the very last day of this century where the date will repeat. This repeated format won't happen again for another 89 years!

To celebrate this we thought we'd ask our audiences to make a donation of just £12 via You can choose to donate to our Seat Restoration Campaign or make a General Donation.
The Citizens Theatre is a registered Scottish Charity No SCO 01337 

If you donate £12 today, you will be entered into a draw to win:


On Sat 19 January at 7.30pm.

The winner will be announced tomorrow.

Think of it as one more Christmas present - we promise to spend this money improving our facilities, looking after one of Scotland's most important cultural icons and delivering some of the finest theatre and community activities in the country. All that for just £12!

Mashable has been talking about 12/12/12:

National Sound Check Day 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2?

"In Asian countries, where 12 is almost as lucky a number as 11, expectant mothers are once again booking themselves in for C-sections to ensure a fortuitous birth date for their progeny. According to numerology, anyone born on the 12th will be highly imaginative, quick-witted and artistic. And a triple 12 in your birthdate? Make of that what you will."

There's been a surge in wedding's booked for 12/12/12, today 51 couples will tie the knot at Gretna Green.

How will you mark today? 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Johnny Beattie In the Limelight

Earlier this year we were honored to host a very special tribute to Johnny Beattie here at the Citizens Theatre. A host of stars turned out to perform in a one-off evening of variety, a fitting tribute to one of Scotland's entertainment royalty, who was celebrating 60 years of showbiz.

Photo by Ken Torbet
Not only were there a great many recognisable faces on stage including Alan Cumming, Una McLean, Terry Neason, The Alexander Brothers, Maureen Beattie and the cast of River City - but a number of rather impressive friends recorded video tributes, which you can see below.

A documentary was made to commemorate this landmark anniversary and it will be aired tomorrow night at 8pm on BBC1 Scotland.

Tune in to see performances from the Citizens Theatre and see interviews about the great man.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Apply before xmas for Young Co. 2013

We are spoilt for choice here at the Citizens Theatre, but I can honestly say that one of my favourite pieces of theatre from this last year was This Is What We Ask by Young Co.

The piece created by members of the company originally for NTS Exchange looked at some of the issues faced by teenagers entering adulthood and was a sublime mix of drama, dance, movement and live music.

The show managed to move me and make me laugh, all whilst exuding a lot of cool.

It's shows like this, a brilliant camaraderie and an unrivaled opportunity to become part of the Citizens Theatre that makes Young Co. so hugely appealing.

Led by Community Drama Director Neil Packham, Young Co. is now looking for new members. You can apply now to be part of the company in 2013. From total newbies to experienced performers, we'd love you to be part of our company.

You can download full details of 2013 activities along with an application form on the Young Co. page on our website.

The deadline is 21 December, so make sure you act now before it's too late.