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The Lyceum Theatre

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Address: 30B Grindlay Street | 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 248 4848
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
NinaTom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 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!

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Thank Lawson01
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 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.

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Thank vickyban
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 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 

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Bridge of Weir
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Attended showing of the Iliad last night. I am only 5' 8" with short legs but found the seating too crammed with little leg room. It became very uncomfortable after 3 hours. For once I am glad I was not taller. I appreciate it is an old building but if you charge over £25 for a ticket you should at... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have been to a few theatres in Edinburgh and the Lyceum is simply the best, the right size, good views, very good productions and attentive services.

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Thank Mitchell289
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully written . Funny and emotive. Talented actors and musicians. Highly recommended. We laughed our way through out the whole evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good production from a talented cast. Great seat middle of row E in the grand circle. Drinks machine not working in the grand circle bar so hot drinks very limited and time co dining to get served at the bar.

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Angus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Last October my family went to see Waiting for Godot and the theatre didn't disappoint. The leg room at your chair is far better than some theatres I've been to. The staff were helpful that made finding facilities all the better. The seating was very comfortable making it easier to relax while watching a show. The Lyceum is a theatre... More 

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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