Citadel Response to COVID-19

We are proud to be part of Edmonton’s thriving, vibrant, and resilient arts community.

Updated April 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

At this time, the Citadel Theatre is working constantly to find new ways to support artists and projects both in our building and in our community. The current closure will have a staggering impact on arts organizations across the province. If you are able, donations to the Citadel Recovery Fund will go towards re-launching all of our postponed projects once we are on the other side of this incredibly difficult time.

Stay tuned for more details on our Stuck in the House Series, a new initiative to support performing artists – and have some fun – while we’re all at home.

As a precautionary measure in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has mandated that all gatherings of over 250 attendees cannot take place until further notice.

To ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers, the Citadel Theatre is taking the following actions:

  • The Garneau Block, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Audrey Ochoa & Friends, After the Fire, and The Filharmonic have been postponed until further notice.
  • The 2020 Collider Festival has been postponed until further notice.
  • Our final performances for the Foote Theatre School winter session, and our upcoming Spring Break Camps have been cancelled.
  • Rapid Fire Theatre has also halted regularly scheduled performances until further notice.
  • Programming in our 2020/21 Season is subject to change. However, we guarantee that all booked tickets will be honoured at value, and encourage existing season ticket holders to renew for the season ahead!

We will honour all existing tickets for future performances once we are able to confirm dates and times. In the interest of protecting our team members we have reduced staffing and hours of operations in the Box Office. We will resume processing ticket swaps on April 20th, when we hope to have a better understanding of the future schedule. If you would like to support the operating costs of the theatre by donating your tickets please contact us at and we will issue a tax receipt when we are able.

We are beyond disappointed to say an early farewell to all of the brilliant artists affected, but stand by the Government of Alberta’s decision to protect the health and safety of our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will The Garneau Block and Peter Pan Goes Wrong be back?
Yes! We are working with all of our producing partners, artists, and staff to make sure you're still able to experience these two excellent productions. We will contact all ticketholders and season ticket package holders as soon as we have more information about when these productions will take place!

Q: Are there any changes to the 2020/21 Season?
Possibly. Ideally, our 2020/21 Season will continue as planned, but it is possible that particular shows may need to be rescheduled depending on when we’re able to get back into the theatre. If any changes do need to take place, we will contact all ticketholders and season ticket package holders as soon as we know. Either way, you can be sure that we will continue to produce the world-class live theatre you've come to expect. If you've already booked tickets, they will be honoured.

Q: Why renew now?
Great theatre needs you to make it possible. Your support - not just in your seat but also as we are planning - is vital to ensuring the return of world-class theatre to Edmonton. We are committed to bringing audiences the highest-quality theatre experiences possible, and we hope you will continue to be a part of the Citadel family and support live theatre in Edmonton.