Citadel Theatre

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This article is about the Edmonton theatre. For the secondarily named (during 1975) Edinburgh theatre, see Leith Theatre.
Citadel Theatre
CitadelTheatreEdmonton.jpg
Location 9828 101A Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5J 3C6
Coordinates 53°32′33″N 113°29′18″W / 53.54250°N 113.48833°W / 53.54250; -113.48833Coordinates: 53°32′33″N 113°29′18″W / 53.54250°N 113.48833°W / 53.54250; -113.48833
Type Performing arts centre
Construction
Opened November 10, 1965
Years active 1965-present
Architect Barton Myers
Website
http://www.citadeltheatre.com/

The Citadel Theatre is the major venue for theatre arts in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, located in the Downtown Core on Churchill Square.

History[edit]

It began in a former Salvation Army Citadel bought by Joseph H. Shoctor, James L. Martin, Ralph B. MacMillan, and Sandy Mactaggart. The theatre's first production to be performed was Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The theatre was founded on October 12, 1965 with its first opening night on November 10, 1965.[1] In its current location The Citadel has the distinction of being the only venue where the Jule Styne musical Pieces of Eight has been produced.

The organization moved to its current building just off Churchill Square in 1978. Architect Barton Myers designed the structure. The building houses the Maclab, Shoctor and Club Theatres (formally the Rice), Zeidler Hall (the home of Rapid Fire Theatre), the Tucker Amphitheatre, and the Foote Theatre School.

The Maclab and Tucker are part of the Lee Pavilion, a luscious greenscape right in the middle of Edmonton.

Artistic Directors[edit]

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". The Citadel Theatre. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Charlebois and Nothof, Gaetan and Anne (2016-01-18). "Baker, Bob". Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Athabaska University. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton's Citadel Theatre announces Daryl Cloran as new artistic director". Edmonton Journal. 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 

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