The Citadel Theatre is recognized and respected as a national centre of excellence in production, creative development, and audience engagement – the artistic and cultural heart of our community. 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 in the 2016/17 season features 9 plays. 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. A registered charitable organization, the Citadel also operates a year-round theatre school known as The Academy at the Citadel.