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Citadel Theatre

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Address: 9828 101a Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-426-4811
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The Citadel Theatre is recognized as a national centre of excellence in...

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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Theatre that won't offend your senses and is pleasing to the eye

This is Edmonton's regional theatre company housed in a beautiful buiding that allows the sun to stream in on a sunny day. If you're waiting to see a show there's lots to do just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is Edmonton's regional theatre company housed in a beautiful buiding that allows the sun to stream in on a sunny day. If you're waiting to see a show there's lots to do just walking around the building where you can find yourself sitting in a tropical paradise surrounded by greenery, take in the wall honouring Edmonton's past and present... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Went to the final performance which was excellent. They did an amazing job. We were in the Maclab Theatre which is apparently their largest venue but it feels very intimate. The seats are terrible though, very narrow and uncomfortable. The Citadel is quite a nice venue overall, especially the atrium. Drinks were on the expensive side, obviously, and pretty basic... More 

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Thank TotallyMyRealName
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Love coming to the Citadel, it is always an enjoyable event. Had season tickets to the cabaret series this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Small intimate venue with a great variety of local and international acts. The variety was great and it felt like being in a small intimate club. The Citadels downtown location is also great for catching a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Citadel Theatre is a pleasant place to visit even if you're not seeing a play. The McLab stage lobby has a lovely garden with benches, and a waterfall, although they don't run it all the time. The plays they show are extremely well done and professional. I've seen such plays as West Side Story and Venus in Furs, and... More 

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Thank Tamara D
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Just went to see "West Side Story". Thoroughly enjoyed the performance!! Had seen the movie many, many times but never had I seen it live. Musical numbers and dance scenes were very well done. I particularly enjoyed the way they used the set - very creative. A very enjoyable evening!!

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Thank EMP1963
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

My wife and I saw "Other Desert Cities" at the Citadel last week. I had never been in the theatre before, though I have seen the outside many times. The Shoctor theatre is lovely, with wood panelling, comfortable seats and a great stage. It's large but still retains warmth, a sense of intimacy and has great acoustics.The upstairs lobby is... More 

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Thank Curlew1978
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Went to see A Christmas Carol (which was wonderful) but the seats were so uncomfortable it was distracting. The box office was very far from the actual theatre itself, and there were crazy line ups for the washrooms. Also, coffee was bad. BUT... most importantly is that the theatre and acoustics were wonderful. Support them and see a show.

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Thank Meghan M
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Went to see Chelsea Hotel production was excellent but experience was ruined by their snug low back breaking seats. Guess there okay with their 90 lb when wet geriatric clientele. The low brow movie houses have comfortable seats why cant they.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I've seen a concert and recently, A Christmas Carol, in the Maclab Theatre at The Citadel. We picked up our tickets the night of the show and arrived shortly before 7 and there was no line up at the Box office and we quickly got our tickets. The show started at 7:30 and there are 2 sets of doors that... More 

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Thank LovingSunandSand
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Very well done as always. Really gets you into the spirit of Christmas. The cast, the props, talent: creates a fantastic show that draws you in and you can feel what the actors feel. Should be a tradition for all.

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