About Us

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh sits at the heart of the city in our 140-year-old building welcoming over 100,000 people each year.

At the Lyceum, we believe that theatre is good for the soul. Led by our Artistic Director David Greig, we bring the best theatre from around the world to Edinburgh and share the best of Scottish theatre with the world.

We’re experts in making theatre. We rehearse in our studio space across the road from the auditorium, and our costumes and sets are designed and built in house at our workshop in Roseburn, Edinburgh.

Community is at the heart of what we do. In 2024, our creative learning department celebrates 25 years of developing and nurturing talent. Our Youth Theatre programmes have been the starting point for many Scottish actors, fostering newfound confidence and lifelong friendships. We also host 60+ writing groups, technical courses and training.

Over the past 59 years the Lyceum has continued to make world class theatre – take a seat, and experience it for yourself.

The Lyceum is part of the Theatre Partnership funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside our partners, Capital theatres, Traverse Theatre, EPAD and Lung Ha Theatre Company.

Together we aim to positively and powerfully impact our city’s culture, and collectively work to:

  • Connect Edinburgh-based artists and theatre-makers to people and places, both establishing and growing networks.
  • Develop the talent of local theatre-makers through skills sharing, collaboration, and the creation of work.
  • And showcase the work of Edinburgh-based artists on our stages and platforms year-round.