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Welcome to Citadel Arts Group



We work with people of all ages to create theatre and collect living memories of older people. We bring the past to life, create surprises in the present, and bring hope for the future through the Arts.


Citadel engages with people of all ages. Our audiences include older people, school pupils, community and marginalised groups. We provide opportunities for up-and-coming actors. Our writers are mainly older people from all walks of life.


We believe that live theatre can tackle challenging topics, educate, amuse, help strengthen communities and bridge the generation gap.


Liz Hare - Director Citadel Arts Group


Living Memory book launch at the Seagrove Centre.

Rae gets a drawing by a St Ninian's pupil inspired by her story. 


and Vanessa Nias


Age Scotland Partnership Award


In Oct 2014 in the Scottish Parliament, Citadel Arts Group and the Volunteer Centre in Dalkeith were delighted to receive Age Scotland's Partnership Award for a successful project collecting memories from people living with dementia. 


The older people also experienced live drama and met local school children with whom they shared their stories. Project leader Cecilia Rose created a play based on these memories and the school children performed this at the memory book launch. The award was accepted by Mags Burns, Cecilia Rose and Brenda Marr.



                              Citadel's Leith Festival Double Bill

                                                    Citadel's Leith Festival Double Bill  at Leith Dockers Club is



THE GUID DOCTOR by Elaine Campbell directed

by Mark Kydd, inspired by pioneering 19th century

Leith doctor Thomas Latta.





Also LEITH DOCKS: A WAY OF LIFE by Laure Paterson directed by Liz Hare

about a docker's family in 1960s Leith and the visits of the French Onion Johnnies

to sell their onions.


Scenes from both plays went down well with mixed age audiences in Hermitage

Court and Ocean Terminal. 'If ita movie I'd see it 100 times!' said one Leith Academy pupil.


Performances on June 24th at 7.30pm and 26th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


Tickets 8/6 can be reserved from 01875 340 717


The Story of Leith

Leith Festival Soundscape


An audio experience of Leith history. 16, 17 and 19th June, 2016, starting from Leith Docker's Club, 2-4pm.


To book an audio player contact lizhare@blueyonder.co.uk Tickets cost 7/5 (Refundable deposit 10 for audio player)













Contact Us  



Leith Drama Team has its

very own page

Click Here


Citadel Publications

Copies can be ordered of

the living memory



Hermitage Court Memory Book


Leith Hospital Recalled (8.00)


Jameson Place, St Nicholas Court

Sheltered Housing and

Leith Community Centre



and the film

'The Right to Vote an A''That'

about the

Scottish Suffragettes

(10 plus p and p)






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