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The Lyceum Theatre

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Address: Royal Lyceum Theatre | 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 248 4848
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Perfect treat for any occasion.

I have visited the Lyceum on several occasion within past few years. The décor is truly magnificent.The ceilings and furnishings throughout the theatre are astonishing - elegant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elzbieta K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Lyceum on several occasion within past few years. The décor is truly magnificent.The ceilings and furnishings throughout the theatre are astonishing - elegant and lavish interior for the delight of the audience. The location is superb, easy access for public transport and free parking space after 6.30pm ( you have to pay before that time) within... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Lyceum and had the pleasure of being seated in one of the boxes. The theatre had a fantastic atnosphere that transports you back to older times when you could just imagine various people treading the boards to entertain. It was visually a lovely theatre with its decor very grand and traditional and seating... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I have been going to the Lyceum for years and think sometimes you forget how beautiful the theatre is .Have a good look around at one of the most ornate theatres in the UK. Productions are of a high quality.If visting Edinburgh try and catch a play and you will not be disappointed.

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Inverness, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a beautiful theatre with comfy seats and a lovely chandelier. My problem was going for the cheaper seats in the Upper Circle. It was pretty high up and I felt a bit dizzy whilst walking to my seat. I won't be so mean next time and will go for seats further down.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I went to see the Venetian Twins at the Lyceum Theatre while we were in Edinburgh. What a beautiful theater and easy to find. I booked our tickets on-line and chose the "secret seats" for the show. Our seats turned out to be on the fifth row on the far right of the stage. Wonderful seats. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were here on Saturday at the Matinee to see The Two Venetians. The theatre is spotless and very comfy seats. Sound also excellent. There was a screen up to the side of the stagefor people who had bother hearing

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were lucky enough to go to the Lyceum for a talk by Saba Douglas Hamilton on life growing up with elephants in Africa. I've been to the Lyceum often for theatrical productions but wondered what it would be like for a lecture type attraction. It was excellent. The accoustics were amazing, and a packed theatre could hear every word... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Biggish, classically designed theatre - fabulous central candelabra and all! - with spot-on acoustics and line-of-sight visuals that maintain a great feeling of intimacy. Amicable staff, good online booking. We were lucky to catch a brilliant performance of a Brian Friel play that held the house breathless and coughless (even in January!) for two hours.

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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

Thank Luxmi S
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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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