Citadel Theatre
Citadel Theatre
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Citadel Theatre is recognized as a national centre of excellence in production, creative development, and audience engagement. The Citadel Theatre is one of North America's largest not-for-profit theatres. It is a complex of five performance spaces in downtown Edmonton. The theatre's core programming features nine plays. The Citadel also features an outreach performance series each year known as Beyond the Stage, designed to encourage patrons to experience various forms of entertainment beyond conventional theatre offerings. A registered charitable organization, the Citadel also operates a year-round theatre school known as The Academy at the Citadel. It also houses theatre companies Catalyst Theatre and Rapid Fire Theatre Society, as well as various rental events.
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Don M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
For 19 years the good people of Edmonton were treated to a production of "A Christmas Carol" second only to the 1951 Allister Simms movie version. We loved it and attended many years. In fact we took our children, their friends and cousins, our friends and many acquaintances. Attending this wonderful production was a regular part of our Christmas tradition for many many years. In 2019 the Dickensian staging was tossed and the story was re-imagined as a 1940's New York department store drama. Scrooge is the miserly store owner who requires a widowed Mrs. Cratchit to work on Christmas day. Of course there is the chain rattling Marley, the three spirits, Tiny Tim and a host of Cratchit characters and in the end the miser has the expected epiphany. But that is where the similarity to our beloved Dickensian tale ends. This show suffers from a poor script, mediocre staging and horrible stilted acting all around. But then the actors have really nothing of value with which to work. Some of the Christmas singing is nice but I can access those same songs any time on my phone. This play did not put me in the Christmas spirit. Citadel theatre folks please bury this grave production so that we are not haunted by it in the years to come.
Written 27 December 2020
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cheryl c
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
June 9, 2023. Went to the comic stripers and one of the hottest days. The building had no air conditioning. The theatre had no fans (floor or ceiling) and they closed the doors to the theatre. It was hot, muggy, smelly. We had to leave, it was so hot. Spoke to the manager on at that time, the air conditioning broke down 2weeks in advance. They gave no notice and handed out no fans or water.
Written 10 June 2023
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Betty S
Sherwood Park, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We went to Jersey Boys this Saturday and were entertained with an amazing performance in the Shoctor Theatre. All seats are excellent with enough incline and staggered seats with room for your legs. Service in intermission was efficient with no big line ups. Love the sappy cups your drinks come in and able to take into the theatre. How civilized.
I would be hard pressed to go to the Jubilee Auditorium again with seats so close between rows, could not see the stage due bad staggering of seats. Such a disappointment and long line ups for drinks in intermission.
It will be nice when the Citadel restaurant opens again. Makes for a complete evening.
Written 8 March 2023
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Marilyn W
Edmonton, Canada14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
The play The Fiancé was entertaining, however it was overshadowed by the challenges of getting to our seats. There were long line upside to check QR Codes, ID, and tickets. My husband has limited mobility. We could find seating far from the person checking ID. Then we has to walk across to the elevator and have our ID checked again. After taking the elevator, we couldn't cross in front of the theater. He had to try to cross in front of so many people to get to our seats. It was exhausting. Upon leaving we asked for help. The attendants were helpful. They got a wheelchair. We have been season ticket holders for many years, We a re not sure we will renew if this situation is not remedied.
Written 20 November 2021
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Car0sh
Matlock, England, United Kingdom33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
An excellent performance of this funny play. Great venue, good view of the stage from any seat. Nice eating places nearby and parking below the theatre. There is a lot of legroom and it's very comfortable.
Written 27 October 2014
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Line B
Hinton, Canada215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
the Citadel is a favourite place in a city downtown that is concrete and dirt and noise ( as downtowns are wont to be). the Citadel has a waterfall cascading down from a "lake" surrounded by vegetation in a park setting that is accessible by elevator or stairs. On the main floor there is an oasis with water course, giant trees, park benches and sculptures. the theater area features a nice coffee shop and eatery. This is a place to access the underground pedway, LRT, and downtown shopping centres. The Citadel complex is always a great place to be.
Written 15 October 2013
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Cairine_and_Jim_C
Golden Lake, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Amazing performance in an intimate setting and The sets are really show stoppers.
Performers' ages range from the very young to the mature yet all performers are superb.
Written 9 December 2018
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grandkid
Edmonton, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Attended Vigilante at the Citadel on Tuesday evening. It was an excellent production even thought the subject matter (the life and massacre of the Black Donnellys) was grim. Amazingly it was a musical! Technically excellent lighting, set design and costumes. Strong acting. One of the best performances I have seen.
Written 12 March 2015
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kpatters
Victoria, Canada8,189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
We parked underground near the Citadel and picked up our tickets at the box office. We then walked nearby for dinner at Bistro Praha, walked back and down to our car and dropped off our jackets then proceeded back to the Shoctor Theatre before sitting down for the 7:30 PM play Kim's Convenience. The central location, the $5.00 underground parking, our comfortable seats and ease of ordering and picking up tickets made for a wonderful evening out. The play was hilarious and was engaging for the non stop 90 minutes.
Written 28 September 2014
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Gayleen N
St. Albert, Canada9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
The recent production of Mary Poppins was fantastic from the sets to the actors and actresses. We throughly enjoyed the production!
Written 15 April 2014
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