City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Citadel Theatre, Leith


Citadel Theatre, Leith
28-30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh EH6 4AE
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Leith and Leith Walk

Classic art deco theatre that is part of a complex that includes the Thomas Morton Hall, the Marriage Suite and the Foyer (Crush Hall).

The main theatre has been standing empty and gradually falling into disrepair since 1988, but plans are underway to re-open the auditorium in 2017 for the Hidden Door Festival.

The theatre has an old world character with a barrel roof, balcony, and large stage. There's also old dressing rooms, passages, a projector room, and an orchestra pit.

In its heyday, the theatre hosted the likes of AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Mott the Hoople, Kraftwerk, and John Martyn.