Resident Theatre Companies

Citadel Theatre is currently home to three amazing resident theatre companies, all of which contribute immensely to the Edmonton arts scene (and beyond!).

Catalyst Theatre

Catalyst Theatre creates bold, distinctive, and highly theatre productions that are presented across Canada and around the world. Their creative team strives for the unexpected, seeking out innovative ways to tell powerful stories through the inventive and playful use of evocative music, haunting sound, poetic text, dynamic choreography and stunning, surreal design. The company’s creative and administrative home is next to the Maclab Theatre on the lower level of the Citadel.

Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre is Edmonton’s premiere destination for improvised comedy. In September 2012, they made the move to the main floor of the Citadel Theatre, where all of their programming takes place in Zeidler Hall. RTF offers weekly shows, Theatresports, CHiMPROV, Improvaganza, BONFIRE, the Wildfire Festival, the Saturday Series, and workshops for beginners, experienced performers, kids and corporate groups. They aim to provide affordable, high-energy improvisation and alternative theatre to their audiences.

Theatre Yes

Theatre Yes is an award-winning, boutique theatre company that has toured across the country. It’s a social profit company that produces exhilarating, thought-provoking and memorable theatre and performance works in unique environments. Theatre Yes will begin a creative residency at the Citadel during the 2017/18 Season, creating a site-specific, immersive work to be performed in the Citadel’s complex as a co-presentation in the 2018/19 Season.