Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is Scotland’s leading producing theatre and one of the largest producing theatres in the United Kingdom. With a strong reputation for excellence in classical, contemporary and community work, The Lyceum is committed to developing Scotland’s considerable indigenous talents while presenting the best of international drama. Playwright David Greig joined the company as Artistic Director in 2016.
The company has been resident at the Royal Lyceum Theatre since 1965 and has been shaped by artistic and associate directors including Tom Fleming, Ian Woolridge, Kenny Ireland, Bill Bryden and Richard Eyre. Throughout its long history, the company has welcomed many stars to its stage including David Tennant, Alan Cumming and Emily Mortimer to Tony Conti, Ian McKellan and Marlene Dietrich. In Season 2015/16 the company celebrated its 50th anniversary with an acclaimed season of work which included the award-winning, sell-out return of Brian Cox & Bill Patterson to the Scottish stage in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
The company also runs a varied engagement and outreach programme through our Creative Learning team and at the heart of our offering to young people is the Lyceum Youth Theatre which has given many Scottish actors a start on the stage and inspired many others with new found confidence and friendships that stand the test of time. The Company rehearses in its own rooms opposite the theatre, and all costumes and sets are designed and built in Edinburgh at The Lyceum’s workshops in Roseburn.