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The Lyceum Theatre

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Address: Royal Lyceum Theatre | 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX, Scotland
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+44 131 248 4848
10:00 - 18:00
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Well worth a visit. Good quality productions.

I've been going to the Lyceum for years mainly due to the fact it can be relied on to stage a wide variety of good quality drama productions. If you can find Secret Seats (£10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the Lyceum for years mainly due to the fact it can be relied on to stage a wide variety of good quality drama productions. If you can find Secret Seats (£10 each) and you don't mind where you sit then this makes it a not overly expensive outing.

Thank Corundum
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This theatre is amazing, hosting all sorts of historical artworks. I first went there to see The Supplient Women, a historical artwork that resonates with today's trials and tribulations (immigration, women rights..) This place had been suggested to me by one of the most knowledgeable tour guides that works in Edinburgh (Mr. Vlad Zamfir). The venue is magical and the... More 

Thank Hibiscus J
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Really good atmosphere and easy entry and exit. Seats comfortable and staff helpful. Would definitely return.

Thank 482EUfan
Greenock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great trip again to enjoy the Christmas show. Alice in Wonderland did not disappoint. One of my favourite theatres .

Thank L8903MZjanes
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Me and my family went to watch Alice in Wonderland and it was fantastic.We booked secret seats which only cost £10 each and had great seats.well worth a visit

Thank kittydowse1968
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the setting and location - it is a tight, cosy theatre with good views from all seats. Boxes are very close to the stage and not extortionately priced as well - so a nice place to do this. We saw Alice in Wonderland. Which was a bit weird but with some randomly funny moments.

Thank NinaTom
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice old theatre in a good location. We sat in the Grand Circle which was a bit of a squeeze to get in and out of our seats. Also, despite being 5'10" my view was obscured by the man sitting in front of me. However, I would probably go back.

Thank Lupin K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This was a preview nigh t for the play. First part before interval never really got going. Second part was better and funnier albeit a bit farce like, ll the better for it. Typical play by Liz Lochhead. Drinks at the bar were good as was our pre ordered drinks at the interval - very efficient!

Thank Lawson01
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Been twice to this theatre now. The plays were good. I booked box seats and although they have a slight obstructive view, I enjoyed the shows. The ice cream was not that good and hence, 4 stars.

Thank vickyban
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Saw an afternoon performance of the Iliad in early May with my husband for his birthday. It was fantastic and kept us hooked from start to finish with its brilliant cast,amazing costumes and dramatic stage setting. Been to the Lyceum before last November to see Tipping the Velvet which we both loved also. The Lyceum is a lovely building both... More 

Thank Mary G

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