In 1965 the Edinburgh Corporation bought the Royal Lyceum Theatre building to house the newly-formed Royal Lyceum Theatre Company.
With the help of grants from the Arts Council and the City Corporation, the Company, under the Artistic Direction of Tom Fleming, opened on 1 October 1965 with a Scots version of the Goldini play Servant O' Twa Maisters.
The Lyceum’s artistic policy enables the Company to present plays from both the British and International repertoire of classics. There is also an extensive commitment to new writing and adaptations by Scottish writers. The Company is committed to encouraging guest directors, designers and lighting designers with a view to generating fresh ideas and providing more scope for development.
Our artistic policy, along with support from Creative Scotland and significant sponsors, has enabled us to tour around Scotland with main stage productions. In the past productions have toured to Inverness, Aberdeen, Stirling, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy and as far afield as Shetland and Orkney.