House Lights Up

We're excited to announce House Lights Up – a programme of activity to connect artists and audiences with The Lyceum during the theatre closure.

Curtain Up


The Lyceum is asking theatre-lovers everywhere to express their love of theatre in a crafted artwork 15cm x 15cm – which will be combined in a collective artwork of well over 1000 contributions to form a patchwork curtain with which to re-open the theatre.

Every submission will be also be showcased on the website alongside a short description of the inspiration behind each contribution. Watch the video below to hear more about this exciting project from Artistic Director David Greig.

Submissions are open now and more details, examples and instructions can be found at the link at the bottom of the page.

Letters to the Lyceum


With The Lyceum auditorium sitting empty for the first time in decades, Artistic Director David Greig is inviting the public and artists including Val McDiarmid, Ian Rankin and Sam Heughan to contribute their stories about life in these unprecedented times in a project that aims to capture a collective portrait of a world turned upside down

A selection of letters will be read by actors and shared in a weekly podcast and will go on to form part of a special one-off show to re-open the theatre.

Read those already submitted, and find out how to send us a letter of your own at the link below.

Other Projects


There will also be lots of projects running behind the scene to support theatre in Scotland. Our Lyceum Youth Theatre and Over 60s Acting Classes are moving online with free online sessions for group members. We will also be producing free online videos and resources about Scottish Theatre to support teachers and home learners. And through our Working From Home programme, we will be hosting a series of creative speed dates, pitch surgeries and open online auditions with artists to support the generation of new ideas for the future and the emergence of new talent during theatre closure.

Click here to read more about these exciting projects.