The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh has been closely monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and adhering to all guidance issued.

Following Scottish and UK government advice issued on 16 March calling for an end to non-essential contact with others, specifically including theatre attendance, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh announced the cancellation or postponement of all performances to the end of March.

As a result, we have contacted all ticket holders to offer refunds for the last week of performances of Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti, Wind Resistance and Castle Lennox (where, in consultation with our co-producers Lung Ha Theatre Company, we have had to cancel rehearsals in light of the pandemic.)

We also cancelled all participation classes for the rest of this term, the last session of which would have been 28 March. We have subsequently cancelled our Easter courses. 

As of today we are announcing the cancellation of Barefoot in the Park in April and Life is a Dream in May and June. We also confirm the cancellation of The Big Data Show. We will now contact all ticket holders for these performances to offer refunds. Our Summer on Stage courses are also now cancelled and participants will be contacted and offered a refund. All remaining LYT Curtain Raisers and Talk Shows for this season are also cancelled, these events were free of charge so no refunds will be required.

We hope to be able to reschedule some of these performances and will contact audiences if we are able to do so.

Adam Buxton Rambles…  will be postponed and we will shortly contact ticket buyers to advise of alternative dates. Our Christmas show, The Snow Queen, remains on sale.

Should new advice from government result in further changes to our service, we will notify our audiences by posting messages on our website and social media channels as well as contacting any ticket holders directly affected via e-mail.

We continue to be grateful to our audiences for their patience and understanding at this time.

David Greig, our Artistic Director said: 

“Sadly, but unsurprisingly, The Lyceum has made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining productions in our current season.

We are incredibly proud of the hard work and creativity of all the people involved, and while we hope to have the opportunity to bring some of these productions to our brilliant audience in the future, our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our staff and audience members.

Please bear with our small but brilliant Box Office Team as they process refunds, exchanges and donations from their makeshift home offices.

We are so grateful for the understanding and kindness our bookers and Season Ticket Holders continue to show – we have been blown away by their generosity, and can’t wait for the day we’re able to open our doors and celebrate the community who’ve sustained and supported us during this difficult and confusing period. Until then, keep in touch with us on social media, where we’ll be posting updates about our activities during isolation.”