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Dominic Hill is Artistic Director at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.[1] He took up post in October 2011.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Hill was born in Wimbledon on 22 April 1969.[3]


From 2008 to 2011 he was artistic director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. From 2003 to 2008 he was co-artistic director (with James Brining) at Dundee Rep Theatre. He previously worked as associate director at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London, where he was on the Orange Tree's Trainee Director scheme, and as assistant director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and assistant director at Perth Theatre.[2][4] He directed Thomas Babe's play A Prayer for My Daughter at London's Young Vic Theatre in 2008.

In 2011 Dominic was appointed Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre. Since his first season, his programmes of classic texts told for contemporary audiences alongside Glasgow stories, as well as his own distinctive productions, have won praise from public and critics alike and have reaffirmed the Citizens’ role as the leading producer of courageous theatre in Scotland. Since joining the Citizens, he has directed Betrayal, King Lear, Footfalls, Krapp’s Last Tape, Sleeping Beauty, Doctor Faustus, Seagulls, Far Away, Crime and Punishment, Miss Julie, The Libertine, Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, Fever Dream: Southside, The Choir, Endgame,The Rivals (a co-production with Bristol Old Vic and Liverpool Everyman), Hansel & Gretel, Hay Fever, Oresteia: This Restless House (2016 and presented as part of Edinburgh International Festival 2017), The Macbeths, Cinderella, Long Day's Journey Into Night[5] and Cyrano de Bergerac - a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Edinburgh which also toured to Eden Court.

2018 saw the Citizens Theatre depart from their home in the Gorbals for a multi-million pound redevelopment project.[6][7] During this time Dominic continues to lead the company with a touring production of The Macbeths, and a revival of 2014's A Christmas Carol, which will be presented at Tramway.


In 2016 Dominic won his 5th CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) award for Best Director - the most any director has won in the CATS' 14-year history. Awards include Best Director for This Restless House presented by the Citizens Theatre in association with National Theatre of Scotland (2015/16), Crime and Punishment (& Best Production 2013/14), Betrayal (2011/12) Peer Gynt, presented by Dundee Rep/National Theatre of Scotland (& Best Production 2007/08); and Scenes from an Execution (& Best Production 2003/04).


  1. ^ Brown, Mark (18 March 2011). "Dominic Hill is announced as Artistic Director of Glasgow's Citizens Theatre". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Dominic Hill". Citizens Theatre. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. ^ "People: Dominic Hill, Esq". Debrett's. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Profile on: Dominic Hill". Scottish Arts Council. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  5. ^ Fisher, Mark (19 April 2018). "Long Day's Journey Into Night review – O'Neill's bruising classic hits home". the Guardian. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Citizens Theatre to move for £19m revamp". BBC News. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Dominic Hill | Glasgow Citizens Theatre redevelopment | interview". The Stage. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.