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September 9 2019

Citizens Theatre redevelopment moves on-site

Kier Regional Building Scotland has moved on-site with the redevelopment of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre to deliver a comprehensive £21.5m overhaul of the B-listed venue.

Tracing its history back over 140 years the theatre has become increasingly outdated with poor accessibility and ageing infrastructure.

Planned works will introduce level access from the street for the first time while introducing a new bar, café and studio spaces – all while protecting the Victorian auditorium and other period features.

At the heart of this reimagining will be a 152-seat performance studio.

James Nelmes, Associate Director, Bennetts Associates, said: “The project will deliver spaces and experiences full of character reflecting the unique and idiosyncratic nature of the Citz. Much of the hidden world behind the scenes will be accessible to audiences and visitors for the first time.”
 
The two-year build programme will see the reimagined theatre open its doors in 2021.

3 Comments

You can’t fit quicker than a quick fit fitter
#1 Posted by You can’t fit quicker than a quick fit fitter on 9 Sep 2019 at 15:34 PM
This contractor has a great track record in looking after our historic buildings during refurbishment....... The mind boggles.

What do they get if they ruin this one too? Edinburgh Castle?
Charles Ronnie McLintosh
#2 Posted by Charles Ronnie McLintosh on 10 Sep 2019 at 20:39 PM
Awwww Naw ....... Head in Hands
jimbob tanktop
#3 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 11 Sep 2019 at 14:02 PM
Amount invested in a wee palace for theatrical quangocrats to go 'ooooh' at: £21.5m

Amount invested in new plays, that may be pertinent to our times and lives, as opposed to rejigging some 400-year-old piece, sticking this week's hashtag onto it and proclaiming it's 'more relevant now than ever': £00.0m

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