Accessibility

The Lyceum exists for everyone to enjoy, and as such, we aim to be as accessible as possible at all times. On this page we have details of our various accessibility services and facilities.

Information on all productions and the theatre is available in audio format, in large print and in Braille.
For further Access queries contact Jacqui Nagib on 0131 248 4818 or email jnagib@lyceum.org.uk for more information.

If an audience member with a disability requires an assistant to accompany them to the theatre, that ticket will be free of charge. Please inform the Box Office when booking on 0131 248 4848.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Details of when these accessible performances take place are in the listings for each of our productions.

 

The icon for Audio-described Performances

 

 

The icon for Touch Tours

 

 

The icon for British Sign Language Interpreted Performances

 

 

The icon for Captioned Performances

 

 

ACCESS FACILITIES
 

Arriving at The Lyceum

Designated blue badge parking spaces directly opposite the theatre. The main doors are heavy but staff should be on hand in the foyer of the building to assist on perforamnce days.
There is street level access to The Lyceum foyer and Zucca café and restaurant (restaurant section accessed via Lyceum foyer and lift to first floor)

The Foyer and bars

We have lifts to all levels including the downstairs Howard Bar (with street level emergency exits), and have a permanent Front of House wheelchair for audience use. The main lift has also been upgraded with a new voice synthesiser and infra-red activated doors. For those with hearing impairments we have an induction loop at the box-office. There is an accessible toilet on the foyer level opposite the lift and, nearby, a telephone at low level with induction loop.

Infra-red and radio headsets are available at the foyer shop for hearing enhancement and for use during the audio-described performances. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome in the theatre and can accompany their owner into the auditorium or the Front of House staff are happy to look after them during the performance.

The Auditorium

Within the auditorium, is a raised area in the Stalls known as the Stalls Boxes. With space for up to 27 people either in wheelchairs or in one of our removable armchairs, the Stalls Boxes, provide an excellent view of the stage, and are a short distance from the lift from the foyer. (Please note that interval drinks can be pre-ordered at the bar prior to the performance. It may be possible to bring interval drinks to the Stalls Boxes. Please ask a member of the Front of House team). 

In addition to the Stalls Boxes area we also have a number of seats further forward in the Stalls, which are on the aisle and have removable armrests to facilitate access for anyone wishing to transfer out of a wheelchair. These seats are: Stalls B5, B25, G4, G25, H4 and H26. View our Seating Plan here.

In the auditorium we have underlit row letters in the floor, tactile row markers and embroidered seat number panels on each chair which are more clearly visible and also tactile. Booster cushions and footstools are also available for your comfort.

On all levels of the theatre we have induction loops permanently on, and an infra-red system for audio-described performances and enhanced hearing. Both systems are compatible with our headsets, enabling sound from the stage (as well as audience noise, such as clapping) to be heard by users. Each headset has a volume switch enabling total control. Headsets may be borrowed, free of charge, from the shop in our foyer.

Please ask any member of the front of house team for assistance with the above services and facilities. For further details, please click here to download our latest access brochure.

USEFUL ACCESS LINKS