What We Do

We are a professional, equity, not-for-profit theatre based in Lake Forest, Illinois, one hour north of Chicago. Citadel productions include dramas, comedies, cutting-edge new works, contemporary and classical selections.

Our Mission

Citadel Theatre is committed to producing exciting, compelling, emotionally and intellectually rich work of the highest caliber by bringing together gifted professionals from all theatrical disciplines.

Citadel seeks to provide a home for an audience that wants to experience powerful works of insight and complexity, works that illuminate the challenges and joys of the human experience. In doing this Citadel seeks to provide a creative haven for passionate, visionary directors, writers, actors and designers dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of professionalism.

Education

We reach out to the community on many levels. Our many classes for children provide a wonderful learning experience, rich with theatre games, improvisation, voice development, character work, scene study and movement. Taught by a staff of teachers who are both working theatre professionals and experienced educators, students gain confidence and communication skills, learning to integrate creativity with teamwork.

The Academy at Citadel Theatre in collaboration with Lake Forest Dance Academy offers students the opportunity to audition for our Triple Threat Performance Ensemble. Adult classes with a focus on auditioning skills, monologue work, and scene study are also offered. Please visit our Education section for more information on these programs.