Monday, 31 March 2014

Citizens Theatre Services & Hires



We have three rehearsal rooms available for hire:
Main rehearsal room 15m x 12m
Circle rehearsal room 10m x 9m
Stalls rehearsal room 9m x 7m.
Please contact Lesley Davidson, Head of Operations for availability and prices, email or phone 0141 418 6231.


See Technical homepage for information on the Main Stage and Circle Studio. Please note that due to limited equipment, we do not actively promote the hire of the Stalls Studio. Contact Lesley (as above) for more information.


Items are available for hire from both a furniture and a props store, with pieces collected from over 50 years worth of Citizens Theatre productions. Please contact Natalia Cortes, Company Stage Manager for availability and prices, email.


A large selection of costumes are available for hire, along with fitting rooms and wardrobe workshop facilities. (Conditions apply to workshop hire). Please contact Elaine Coyle, Head of Wardrobe for more details, email or phone 0141 418 6254.


We can build and paint your set, alternatively you can just hire the space and ‘Do it yourself’. We have both carpentry and metalwork equipment, and two moving paint frames: 10m x 6m and 6m x 6m. (Conditions apply to Workshop/metalwork hire). Please contact Graham Sutherland, Head of Production for more details, email or phone 0141 418 6247.


A large selection of lighting, sound and AV equipment is available for hire, see below. Please contact Stuart Jenkins, Head of Lighting & Sound for an inventory, to check availability and for prices, email or phone 0141 418 6257.


Our beautiful Victorian theatre and iconic foyer are the perfect locations to host a memorable event. Our auditorium can seat up to 500, while events in the foyer can hold up to 200 or you can host 60 in the Dress Circle Bar. Please contact Lesley Davidson, Head of Operations for availability and prices, email or phone 0141 418 6231.

Citizens Theatre Technical Information & Services


We offer theatrical venues, rehearsal rooms services and hires; including performance spaces, equipment, props and costumes.


Main Auditorium from the stage. 
We have a 130 year old Victorian proscenium arch theatre with 454 seats on two main levels. The stage is raked to 1:17. The main stage dimensions are 11m deep x 16m wide. The proscenium is 6.1m high x 7.75m wide and the stage has 39 counterweight flying bars (200kg max).

For space and venue hire or event planning contact Lesley Davidsons, General Manager: email or phone 0141 418 6231.
For technical information, please contact Graham Sutherland, Head of Production: email or phone 0141 418 6247.
Technical specifications, a technical questionnaire and risk assessment form are available below.
A0 Main Stage plan and section scale 1:25 (PDF) 02-05-14.pdf
Citizens Theatre Main Stage Section
Main Stage plan and section (Autocad ZIP)
Main Stage plan and section (Vectorworks ZIP)
Main Stage Technical Questionnaire.doc
Risk Assessment Template.doc
Current Main House Stock List 2016.docx


We have a 60 seat ‘In the round’ black box studio. The venue has fixed three level block seating on four sides, with a mixture of beams and scaff bars overhead to service lighting positions.
You can download the Main Stage technical specification a technical questionnaire, risk assessment form and drawings (of the “ground plan”, “section 1” and “section 2”) below.

Contact Graham Sutherland, Head of Production for more details,
email or phone 0141 418 6247.


The document below contains a comprehensive spec sheet of all the lanterns available at the Citizens Theatre.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler - Who Is Ivor Cutler?

Who is Ivor Cutler?

By Fiona Shepherd
From National Theatre Of Scotland

"It is up to you whether you read advice is just to ignore it" 
– Ivor Cutler

Some know him as the lugubrious bus conductor Buster Bloodvessel in The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour; others as the self-styled “stupid genius” who recorded more John Peel sessions than any other act, bar The Fall. It is reckoned that he was the only artist to have featured on Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 – a renaissance man, but with cult appeal.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Volunteers Wanted for On Common Ground

On Common Ground is one of our biggest projects ever – and we'd like YOU to be part of it!

Global Savage at Citizens Theatre. Image by Ron Berti
On Saturday 22 March from 11am - 12.30pm and Monday 24 March from 6.30 - 8pm, you can come along to one of our FREE information sessions to find out more about how you can get involved in our Festival 2014 event On Common Ground