Pinocchio!

Urban Union is proud to be a supporter of this year’s Christmas Show, Pinocchio at the Citizens Theatre. The Laurieston Living Development is just a stone’s throw from the Citizen’s Gorbals location.

The Citizens Theatre is Glasgow’s major producing theatre and one of the leading theatre companies in the UK. Over the last 75 years, The Citizens has built an international reputation for producing innovative shows on stage, alongside a highly regarded learning programme of participatory and education work.

We are thrilled to partnership with The Citizens Theatre for the third year running, aligning our aim to serve the Glasgow southside community, helping to regenerate the area, enhance the sense of community spirit and bring people together in their shared love of the arts. The theatre is a huge part of this, providing not only a cultural experience but bringing people from other areas of Glasgow to the region, generating employment and inspiring the next generation of young performers.

Theatre is an important part of Glasgow’s culture and we believe that all children, no matter what their background and circumstances are, deserve to enjoy this festive treat. Thanks to the donations from last year’s show, this has been made possible. Christmas is a magical time and the theatre experience only adds to the enjoyment of children and adults alike.

Our aim is to help the Citizens Theatre to continue delivering exceptional quality Christmas and year-round entertainment to Glasgow audiences whilst the Gorbals building undergoes redevelopment.

The Citizens Theatre sits just yards from our Laurieston Living development and we believe that it plays a vital role in the local community. Our aim is to revitalise communities and give people a sense of pride in where they live. By supporting the arts in the area, we can further reinforce the sense of community. It is a long-standing partnership that we are immensely proud of. We previously sponsored the Citizens Theatre’s productions of A Christmas Carol (2018) and Trainspotting (2017).

Our aim is to create revitalised communities through building new, high quality, affordable homes, including the Laurieston Living development in the Gorbals area of Glasgow and our latest development at Shawbridge Street in Pollokshaws.

Pinocchio opens on 7 December and runs until 4 January. Full of magic and adventure, this production embraces the vivid inventiveness of the original tale and will enchant the whole family this Christmas. It’s suitable for brave 6-year olds and above. Tickets start at £9 for children and £15 for adults and are available to buy from the Citizens Theatre box office citz.co.uk or 0141 429 0022.