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Pay What You Decide for Catapluf’s Musical Journey

This weekend the Big Imaginations Festival comes to St Helens with Catapluf's Musical Journey. Come and Join Adriano Adewale on Sunday 22nd October as he explores the rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything. For the first time we're putting the audience in ... More

A Spooktacular Treat is Coming to the Citadel this Halloween

           The Big Imaginations Festival is coming to St Helens from 22nd - 29th October and with it comes these Fairytales Gone Bad!!     We all have our favourite tales of princes, princesses, wolves and magical creatures...but do you know the true stories behind the happily ever afters? Perhaps they're not ... More

Families Get Creative to the Music of Catapluf’s Musical Journey

Families came together to enjoy a wonderful workshop this week at Chester Lane Library.   Using the music from Catapluf's Musical Journey children and adults painted along to the music, exploring the themes and moods of the show.         Artist Joe Ford helped participants create some ... More

Award-winning Poet launches the Big Imaginations Festival with exclusive poem for children and families

Theatre is a Rhythm Walking Child was exclusively performed by Joseph Coelho marking the launch of the 2017 Big Imaginations Festival Saturday 19 August saw award-winning poet Joseph Coelho launch the Big Imaginations Festival at Just So… with an exclusive poem performed to a handful of children and their families. Theatre is a ... More

The 39 Steps set to thrill audiences this weekend

What better way to kick off our Autumn/Winter season than with this fantastic stage adaptation of Alfred Hithcock's classic Spy Thriller. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you book your tickets now. 4 actors, 50 characters, 100 hilarious minutes.     Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller has been brilliantly and ... More

Exciting New Season Ahead at the Citadel

The Citadel’s next season is packed with some familiar faces, exciting new ventures, and the very best live entertainment that St Helens has to offer.  Here are just a few of the season highlights to give you a taste of what’s to come. The season kicks off with The 39 Steps. From Friday 8th September to Sunday 10th September, Northern ... More

We’ve launched our Catalyst Evolve Campaign

  St Helens arts centre and charity, the Citadel, is launching a new fundraising appeal which will see every donation, between now and August 2019, doubled by the Arts Council. The fundraising appeal will raise money to enable the Citadel to expand its community arts programme, benefiting local people of all ages. Fay Lamb, ... More