Summer On Stage


Each Summer we welcome over 100 young people to be the professionals in our building over the month of July, in our ever-popular Summer on Stage project. Aspiring performers work with theatre professionals to develop their performance skills, make new friends and perform on our main stage in a fully supported production, and for those who want to experience working behind the scenes, our two-week technical course will allow you the chance to help make it all happen.

All courses are bookable via phone; please call a member of our Box Office team on 0131 248 4848 to book your place. Box Office is open 10am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
All 2-week, 3-week and Technical course participants must be available for both Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July, which are the days of dress rehearsals and performances.

Courses on sale now!

Four Day Performance Course: Daydreams - SOLD OUT

Let your imagination run wild, and create a devised performance around the theme of Daydreams which will be performed on the Lyceum’s main stage at the end of the week.

Ages: 7 – 10 years
Dates: Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 July
Times: 10am – 4pm (with a 5pm performance on Friday 5 July)
Early Bird Price: £140 / £125 (LYT members)
Full Price: £180 / £165 (LYT members) from Monday 15 April

Two Week Performance Course: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - SOLD OUT

Unrequited love flourishes in possibly the most magical of Shakespeare’s comedies. Directed by Katie Mitchell, this production will be full of stories, love and wonder, following a group of rebellious young players who discover and re-enact an adult world of order and disorder.

Ages: 11 – 14 years
Dates: Monday 8 – Saturday 20 July
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Early Bird Price: £290 / £270 (LYT members)
Full Price: £330 / £315 (LYT members) from Monday 15 April

Three Week Performance Course: Teechers - SOLD OUT

Set in the present day, a group of unruly school leavers are putting on a show about their school, but the drama resource cupboard hasn’t been updated since 1984 and the caretaker doesn’t want them in the hall. Directed by Sophie Howell, this production will be a comedic and anarchic performance that pokes fun at a dissatisfactory education system.

Two Week Technical Course - SOLD OUT

For those who want to work behind the scenes, making it all happen! From lighting and sound to stage management, our technical team will provide a unique experience guiding you through working on a professional show.

Ages: 14 - 18
Dates: Monday 8 – Saturday 20 July
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Early Bird Price: £290 / £270 (LYT members)
Full Price: £330 / £315 (LYT members) from Monday 15 April

LYT is for everyone; don’t let cost be a barrier. We offer concessionary and bursary places on application. If you would like further information on these places, please contact Sophie Howell, Creative Learning Officer at, or phone 0131 248 4823.

LYT Bursaries are supported by The Turtleton Charitable Trust. Help us ensure that all children can access quality cultural activities by visiting

A huge thank you to all involved in last week’s Summer on Stage.  My daughter had a fantastic time and we’ll definitely look to book again in holiday time. I found the week and sessions really well organised, she loved the areas covered and was buzzing about performing on the stage on Friday. The show was fantastic, a great way to end the week.
- Parent of 2018 Participant

I am emailing to congratulate you on the wonderful performance which family members saw on both evenings. We thought it was fantastic on so many levels; we were hugely impressed and really enjoyed it. We are so delighted with [our son’s] progress over the fortnight; talking about it when he came home on Saturday evening after the show he was proud and confident and asked if he could do the senior summer school next year. I think that says it all!
Parent of 2018 Participant