Elegant white facade of Royal Lyceum building

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh


19th Century city centre theatre

  • Elegant white facade at front of theatre


The Royal Lyceum Theatre has been setting the stage in the centre of Edinburgh for over 140 years, not only attracting world-class theatre to Scotland’s capital, but also providing a platform to showcase the best in Scottish theatre.

Sitting in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the theatre was designed by Victorian architect C J Phipps in the style of late Victorian ‘playhouse’ theatres.

The elegant façade has changed little over the decades and once inside you are transported back to another era in the 658 seat, Italian Renaissance influenced theatre.

With seating over four levels the auditorium with its blue and gold décor provides an original and iconic place to see a show. There are three elegant bars which are open before, during and after performances with lifts for ease of access to each one.

Lifts provide access to all levels and guide and hearing dogs are welcomed at the theatre where they may attend the performance with their owner or be looked after by a member of the front of house staff. Free tickets are available for carer/companions.

Blue badge parking spaces are available in front of the theatre in Grindlay Street. One transfer wheelchair is available if required by contacting a member of front of house staff on the day. There is a street-level emergency exit.

Information is available in audio, large print and braille and an FM radio wave Hearing Enhancement system has been installed – headsets may be borrowed, free of charge, from the shop in the foyer.

Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor.

Further accessibility information can be obtained by emailing boxoffice@lyceum.org.uk.

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Accessible Parking



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Payment Methods

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Licensed Bar


Taxi rank nearby


Overnight Parking

Accessible Parking

Coach Parking

On Public Transport Route

Public Parking Nearby


Access guide

Accessible parking

Accessible parking or drop-off point

Accessible toilets

Drop-off point

Level Access

Level access from entrance to reception

Level access to main entrance

Lift or stairlift

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Wheelchair access throughout

Wheelchairs or mobility aids provided

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