Redevelopment of the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow awarded £5m in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund
Bennetts Associates’ redevelopment of the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow received a boost this week after the project was awarded £5m in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This bring the total funding raised to £10.4m of a total £16.5m projected project cost, with work now expected to commence in Autumn 2016.
Originally opened in 1878 as a variety theatre in Glasgow’s Gorbals, the Citz, as it is affectionately known, became home to the Citizens Theatre Company in 1945.
The redevelopment will see improvements to the auditorium and other historic parts of the building, with accessibility around the whole building improved.
The exterior of the building will also be revitalized with statues of Shakespeare, Burns and the four Muses, originally from the roof of the 1878 building, adorning the new façade.