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Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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The Citizens Theatre, in what was the Royal Princess's Theatre, is the creation of James Bridie and is based in Glasgow, Scotland as a principal producing theatre. The theatre includes a 500-seat Main Auditorium, and two studio theatres, the Circle Studio (100 seats, a theatre in the round space) and the Stalls Studio (50 seats, an alley theatre space).

The Citizens' Theatre repertory was founded in 1943 by dramatist and screenwriter James Bridie author of some 40 plays presented in Britain and overseas,

art gallery director Tom Honeyman,

cinema impresario George Singleton, known by many as "Mr Cosmo", whose headquarter cinema continues today as the Glasgow Film Theatre, and Paul Vincent Carroll, whose plays were first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (founder W.B.Yeats) and later on Broadway, winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle award for Shadow and Substance (1938) and The White Steed (1939).

Under the leadership of James Bridie (Dr O.H. Mavor), the Citizens Company was based at first in the Glasgow Athenaeum. It moved in 1945 to its present site, the then Royal Princess's Theatre (opened 1878), where the building became the Citizens Theatre.
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  • Hi Again we visited this lovely old theatre for a play about the Battle of the Somme it's a traditional old fashioned theatre which has a bar and is very comfortable lovely staff the theatre tends to....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • My family and I saw the production of “A Christmas Carol” at Tramway Glasgow. The show was sold out, and for good reason. The actors projected themselves well, a talented troupe.
  • One of Glasgow's finest theatres, as it has been for generations

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