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The Lyceum Theatre

Address: Royal Lyceum Theatre | 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 248 4848
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Ranked #75 of 275 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Gorgeous theatre - very regal and ornate, its absolutely beautiful! We saw BFG which was wonderfully produced and a delight to watch, regardless if age

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to see the play "Bondagers" by Sue Glover and had a lovely night. Leg space in Gran Circle is very limited. Staff very friendly. Bar prices steep.

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Galway, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to "Kill Johnny Glendenning" during recent visit to Edinburgh. Amazing old theatre with grand circle and boxes, beautiful ceiling and furnishings throughout. Play very good. Staff unwelcoming in bar and ushers not much better.

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I went here with a friend of mine to watch a preview of a play. The venue is beyond beautiful. The decor of the atrium is so amazing, I couldnt help looking up for the whole interval. The staff are delightful, friendly and helpful.

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to see a matinee - Pressure- written and performed by David Haig. The war time based subject of the play was enhanced by the wonderful decor of the theatre. We can't wait to go back again.

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Geel, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic building and the stage is really good. We really enjoy the production. Look out for the blue lady, apparently there is a ghost in the theatre. A classic theatre for a classic play.! And is not very expensive compare with theaters in other big cities

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East Calder, Scotland
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We go at least 4 times a year, they usually do preview shows for the seasons performances that are £10 per ticket, no allocated seating. The Lyceum is my favorite Edinburgh theatre, just saw the production Union and the writing and acting were first class. The staff are always helpful, and in the grand circle you get a great view... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The theatre itself is well worth seeing, imagining the grandeur of years gone by. The balconies were beautifully decorated, the celing similarly so, with a huge chandelier. The play I saw was Noel Cowards "Private Lives" which was a real tonic, so funny and very well received by an appreciative audience

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I took a friend to see Private Lives at the Lyceum this evening. She LOVED it and so did I. The sets were superb ( how I want that Parisian apartment). Excellent performances and the Noel Coward wit just flew around that lovely theatre. I booked stalls box seats which made it more private and with a glass of wine... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This building is beautiful from the outside, lovely white, that lights up that area of lothain road at night. Inside the chandelier is lovely and gives great welcome. The theatre itself is not that large but is just perfectly proportioned to enjoy intimate show and feel really involved in the shows.

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