Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is home to one of Scotland's largest and most successful producing companies which perform a number of high-quality drama productions throughout the year!

Royal Lyceum Theatre

About Royal Lyceum Theatre

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Our main output is our season of high-quality drama productions, running from September to May, in the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

In addition, we stage a family show every Christmas and productions by the Lyceum Youth Theatre; we are the Scottish home of the NT Connections national showcase festival of youth theatre; we host touring companies and Edinburgh International Festival shows; and we run an ambitious and acclaimed Creative Learning department.

We perform for up to 48 weeks of the year producing up to 8 plays in that time, making the Company one of the largest producing companies in the UK. We employ a core of around 50 full-time staff, plus up to 50 part-time ushers and bar staff.

Upcoming Events at Royal Lyceum Theatre

Suppose you Had a Portable Gramophone

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

This show is a tribute to imagination and storytelling; a small story with a big impact!


Sunset Song

28th May 2024 - 8th June 2024

Scotland’s most loved literary heroine Chris Guthrie is brought to the stage in this thrilling contemporary adaptation.


Kish Kush

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Kish Kush traces the journey of two characters as they progress from solitude to connectedness, offering a unique and eloquent portrayal of diversity.


Shirley Valentine

12th June 2024 - 29th June 2024

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present the Pitlochry Festival Theatre production of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell.



3rd August 2024 - 6th August 2024

Ferocious and emotionally charged, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam’s production of Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea is a powerful fusion of a rock concert and an ancient tragic love story.


Songs of the Bulbul

9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

The world premiere of Aakash Odedra’s latest work creates a mediative exchange between the Indian classical dance Sufi Kathak and Islamic poetry.



15th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Teatro La Plaza’s enigmatic interpretation of a Shakespearean classic, full of personal anecdotes from a cast made up of eight actors who have Down’s Syndrome.


The Fifth Step

21st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Fifth Step, David Ireland's latest collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland tells a complex story about men, intimacy and our belief systems.


Nish Kumar: Nish, Don’t Kill My Vibe

14th September 2024

Nish Kumar – one of The Guardian and The Telegraph's 50 Best Comedians of the 21st Century – is back on tour with his brand new politically-charged stand-up show, Nish, Don't Kill My Vibe!


The Baddies

4th October 2024 - 20th October 2024

Meet the very worst Baddies in the world! Don’t you dare to come too close to a witch, a troll and an ancient ghost!


Sandi Toksvig: Friends of Dorothy

15th October 2024

Following the sell-out 2022 tour of Next Slide Please, Sandi Toksvig - comedian, broadcaster, writer and campaigner - returns to theatres with an evening to celebrate the publication of her new novel.


Treasure Island

30th November 2024 - 4th January 2025

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents another epic story for the whole family - a new re-imagining of esteemed Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure story: Treasure Island!


Coraline - A Musical

26th June 2025 - 19th July 2025

Open the door to a strange and mysterious world and join Coraline as she explores her new home in this exciting new musical based on the bestselling book and cult movie!


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