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Citadel Arts Group

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


2018 PROJECT - Leith, Edinburgh and the 1950s.

Citadel Arts Group is delighted to have secured funding from random arts giving, the Mars GoodnessKNOWS  fund, Edinburgh Council's Local Events Grant and Port of Leith Housing Association to collect memories of the 1950s and develop two new plays. 'Dancing with Mrs Murphy' by Vincent Maguire will be directed by Mark Kydd on the Fringe at Leith Dockers Club, August 13-16 at 2pm and Aug 14 at 7.30.

Laure Paterson will create a shorter play for schools and older people, inspired by the stories we collect. Citadel will also present performed readings of three new plays at Leith Festival, June 13-15 at 12.30. 'Drama at the Dockers!' will use the 'Play, Pie and Pint' format at Leith Dockers Club - they provide the refreshments from 12 noon and we provide the plays! 


















Laverne Edmonds as Mrs Murphy           

Photograph by Eric Robinson

Gordon Court tenants, Stuart Watt and Alex Wilson with Laure Paterson(Writer) and Liz Hare(Director)





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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