The Lyceum's staff in a photo taken in 1965

About The Lyceum

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company is Scotland’s leading producing theatre. With a strong reputation for excellence in classical, contemporary and community work. The Lyceum is committed to developing Scotland’s considerable indigenous talents while presenting the best of international drama. In Season 2016/17, under new Artistic Director David Greig, the company is producing 10 full productions making it one of the largest producing companies in the United Kingdom.

The company has been resident at the Royal Lyceum Theatre since 1965 and has been shaped by artistic and associate directors including Tom Fleming, Ian Woolridge, Kenny Ireland, Bill Bryden and Richard Eyre. Throughout its long history, the company has welcomed many stars to its stage including David Tennant, Alan Cumming and Emily Mortimer to Tony Conti, Ian McKellan and Marlene Dietrich. In Season 2015/16 the company celebrated its 50th anniversary with an acclaimed season programmed by outgoing artistic director Mark Thomson which included the award-winning, sell-out return of Brian Cox & Bill Patterson to the Scottish stage in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

The company also runs a varied engagement and outreach programme through our Creative Learning team and at the heart of our offering to young people is the Lyceum Youth Theatre which has given many Scottish actors a start on the stage and inspired many others with new found confidence and friendships that stand the test of time.

The Company rehearses in its own rooms opposite the theatre, and all costumes and sets are designed and built in Edinburgh at The Lyceum’s workshops in Roseburn.

In this part of our site, you can find out more about The Lyceum's past and information on the company today. You can also find out more about our facilities for hiring rooms, bars, or even the main auditorium.