Theatre Made in Edinburgh. Scotland's premier producing theatre.
Theatre Made in Edinburgh.
Welcome to Scotland's premier producing theatre.
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is Scotland’s leading producing theatre. With a strong reputation for excellence in both classical and contemporary work, The Lyceum is committed to developing Scotland’s considerable indigenous talents while presenting the best of international drama.
The company rehearses in its own rooms opposite the theatre, and costumes and sets are designed and built at The Lyceum’s workshops in Roseburn. For more information, please visit lyceum.org.uk.
"Anyone who knows Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre well will understand that she is not called the old lady of Grindlay Street for nothing; beautiful, temperamental and strangely unpredictable, the theatre's gorgeous Victorian auditorium - first opened in 1883 - has at least two contrasting personalities, often both on view during the same evening. At one level, the theatre is the classic 19th century chocolate box, with its glittering chandelier, its gilded deep blue plasterwork, its glowing red plush seats and its beautiful proscenium arch, which can and does provide a perfect picture-frame for conventional fourth-wall drama.
Yet the theatre also has a second aspect, which emerges whenever a performer leaves the stage picture behind, and comes to the front of the stage to talk - or sing - to the audience. Then, the space suddenly becomes warm and intimate, almost cabaret-like; as if the performer on stage could reach out and touch every one of the theatre's 658 seats." Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman