The Maclab Theatre is located in the tropical Lee Pavilion, at the base of our spectacular Carlson Aquascape Waterfall. The Theatre has a thrust stage, with 13 rows of seats set in a “U” around the stage. Because of the intimate layout, many people are surprised that this theatre holds The Citadel’s largest audience, accommodating 705 people.
It’s perfect for any event where the audience and on-stage personnel interact, such as awards ceremonies, hair shows, stand-up comedy events, and live music concerts. The Maclab also boasts excellent accessibility for patrons in wheelchairs. In addition, the newly renovated Maclab Theatre now features an audio loop for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing. The loops carry baseband audio-frequency currents; no carrier signal is used. This allows the performance on stage to be transmitted to the hearing-impaired listener clearly and free of other distracting noise in the theatre. We offer receivers that can be used with any stereo headset. You can bring your own headset or borrow a pair of our headsets or earbuds. Receivers and headsets are provided free of charge and are available at the coat check. You will be asked to leave your government issued ID as a deposit until the receiver and/or headset is returned at the end of the performance.
It is advisable to discuss your technical requirements with our Production staff early in your planning.
NOTE: The Citadel Theatre operates under a Collective Agreement with IATSE Local 210.
Click here for our Technical Addendum.
“…our sincere appreciation to the staff at the Citadel for their support and professionalism in making our graduation ceremony successful once again. It is a true pleasure to deal with your staff.” – D.E. Old Scona Academic High School
“A big ‘Thank You’ to each one of you for making our show a grand success. This would not have been possible without the unconditional support and encouragement from each one of you. At the end the artists were so impressed with the technical perfection at the Citadel and they mentioned to me again and again that this was one of the very few places the show went on without any glitches (This was the 14th show in North America).” – G.C.
Are you interested in renting a Citadel Theatre venue? Please provide us with the details of your proposed event. A Rentals Department staff member will contact you to discuss availability of the venue, pricing for your event, and to answer all your questions.