Royal Lyceum Theatre

Royal Lyceum Theatre

About Royal Lyceum Theatre

Royal Lyceum Theatre Grindlay Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH3 9AX
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Welcome to The Lyceum, home to one of Scotland's largest and most successful producing companies. Our main output is our Season of high-quality drama productions, running from September to May, in the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

In addition, we stage a family show every Christmas and productions by the Lyceum Youth Theatre; we are the Scottish home of the NT Connections national showcase festival of youth theatre; we host touring companies and Edinburgh International Festival shows; and we run an ambitious and acclaimed Creative Learning department.

We perform for up to 48 weeks of the year producing up to 8 plays in that time, making the Company one of the largest producing companies in the UK. We employ a core of around 50 full-time staff, plus up to 50 part-time ushers and bar staff.

Lyceum Box Office - 0131 248 4848

Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-7pm (10am-5pm on non-performance days)
Sunday: Leave us a message and we'll call you back when we reopen (or you can book online)

Upcoming Events at Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

31st May 2018 - 2nd June 2018
The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other is a play without words written by Peter Handke focusing on the everyday scenes of a city.
Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

2nd July 2018 - 3rd July 2018
Don't miss singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright when he comes to the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of a summer UK tour!
Edinburgh International Festival: Waiting for Godot

Edinburgh International Festival: Waiting for Godot

3rd August 2018 - 12th August 2018
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s iconic absurdist play, is brought to life in what has been called its greatest production for 25 years.
Edinburgh International Festival:  La Maladie de la mort

Edinburgh International Festival: La Maladie de la mort

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
British director Katie Mitchell presents her own uncompromising stage adaptation of the provocative novella by Marguerite Duras.
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Prisoner

Edinburgh International Festival: The Prisoner

22nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, is a provocative exploration of some of the most compelling issues of our times.
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be.

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Hidden Door Festival 2018
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
Sunshine On Leith
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns from 25th-27th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!

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