The Citadel is Changing

Fay Lamb, Chief Executive of the Citadel Arts Centre has revealed it is with a heavy heart that the Citadel building will close on 30th June 2019. The announcement will shock many, but Citadel Management and Board have known for some time that the numbers don’t add up when it comes to ever decreasing arts funding and have tried everyth... More

Half Term Family Fun at the Citadel

October Half Term is just around the corner, so if you're looking for ways to keep the whole family entertained, don't worry because the Citadel's got it covered. With an interactive, scientific adventure and a family music gig that brings tunes from both sides of the Atlantic we've definitively got something to keep everyone happy. Tickets ... More

St Helens Youth Theatre set to begin exciting new project

The St Helens Youth Theatre are about to start work on their next project thanks to generous donations raised from our recent crowdfunding campaign. We set our selves a target of £500 and thanks to your generosity we have raised an astonishing £800!! This money is being used to fund our next project celebrating 150 years of St ... More

Big Imaginations Festival Has Come To Town

  At the weekend we had our first Big Imaginations Festival show, and what a show it was!     Catapluf's Musical Journey had the entire audience dancing in their seats and shaking their Shaker Music Makers in time to the beat.    Adriano Adewale and his band of exceptionally talented musicians had the ... More

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