Foote Theatre School

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9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3C6

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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 Citadel also features an outreach performance series each year known as Beyond the Stage, designed to encourage people who have not encountered much live theatre to come into the Citadel and experience various forms of entertainment beyond conventional theatre offerings. 

Citadel Facts:

  • The Citadel Theatre was founded almost 50 years ago, opening in 1965 in the old Salvation Army Citadel on 103rd Street.
  • The current Citadel Theatre, in the heart of Edmonton’s arts district, opened in 1976.
  • The Citadel will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in the 2015/16 season.
  • The five performances spaces of the Citadel Theatre are: the Shoctor Theatre (proscenium stage), the Maclab Theatre (thrust stage), The Club (a cabaret-style venue also known as the Rice Theatre), as well as Zeidler Hall, the Lee Pavilion and the Tucker Amphitheatre.
  • Each season, over 110,000 people attend shows at the Citadel.
  • Over 100 organizations utilize the Citadel for events, totaling over 20,000 people accessing our facility annually in addition to those patrons attending our season of plays
  • The Citadel is a registered not-for-profit organization.
  • The Citadel Theatre currently has approximately 600 donors.
  • The Citadel receives funding through grants, sponsorships and donations, as well as generating approximately 45% of total revenue through ticket sales.
  • The Citadel is a flagship theatre in Edmonton and in Canada, currently ranked among the top 3 regional theatres in Canada.
  • There is more theatre in Edmonton than in NYC per capita.
  • The theatre season runs from September to May, with performances Tuesday to Sunday.
  • The Citadel is a professional theatre company, with full-time staff of approximately 40 people. The Citadel engages actors who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Production and Stage Door personnel are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Employees.
  • Every year, the cast of A Christmas Carol collects food and donations from audience members for the Edmonton Food Bank. Over the years, Citadel audiences have donated close to $700,000.
  • Each season, the Citadel donates several hundred tickets to non-profit organizations for use in fundraising activities or for clients and volunteers to attend the theatre.

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