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The Citadel Theatre is an Edmonton-grown theatrical powerhouse that creates extraordinary productions, made for Edmonton but fit for any of the world’s great stages. It offers new and veteran theatregoers exceptionally polished, inventive live experiences that transport them, for a moment, to worlds beyond their imagination.
The Citadel is one of the largest not-for-profit theatres in North America, drawing patrons from a large geographic region that includes the greater Edmonton area as well as central and northern Alberta.
We believe that young people are integral to the artistic fabric of our community. As such, we are committed to programming and initiatives that develop their creative voices and encourage their participation. These include theatre classes, training and camps for the Foote Theatre School and Citadel Young Companies, school educational programming from the Students Club and Inquiring Minds, and more.
We have approximately 7,000 regular subscribers, a total audience of 130,000 each season, and an annual operating budget of $13M.
The five performance spaces of the Citadel Theatre complex are the Shoctor Theatre (proscenium stage); the Maclab Theatre (thrust stage); the Rice Theatre (a cabaret-style black box theatre); Zeidler Hall (auditorium/cinema), and the Tucker Amphitheatre.