The Lyceum is home to one of Scotland's largest and most successful producing companies. During August it plays host to Edinburgh International Festival productions.

Address

Grindlay Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9AX

Location

Venue location
Next to the Usher Hall, right off Lothian Road. Back to back with the Traverse Theatre.

Transport

Parking information
Disabled spaces immediately outside theatre. Pay and display on surrounding streets. NCP Car Park on Castle Street.
Taxi information
Lothian Road across road from Usher Hall.
Bus/Tram information
1,2,10,11,15,16, 24 stops outside Filmhouse and the Usher Hall. Nearest Tram stop is on Shandwick place.
Train
Haymarket Station 947 yards to West / Waverley Station 1 mile East.

Venue map

Venue access information

Entrance doors quite heavy. Lift to all areas – access to main bar for wheelchair users is via a platform lift that needs to be operated by a member of staff. Accessible toilets on foyer level. Hearing loops and Audio Description headsets can be collected from the Shop in the foyer before a performance.

Lower light levels in bar area and routes to auditorium.

Six seats in Stalls with moveable arms for transfer. Wheelchair spaces at rear of Stalls. One wheelchair to borrow.

Low Box Office counter with loop and amplification mic. Infra-red system in auditorium. Collect neck loops from shop.

Meet in foyer for touch tour. Collect headsets from shop. Audio and large print brochure available on request. Braille brochure at box office. Email newsletter available.


Access service information

Audio Description information
Optimum seating position: Centre Stalls & Grand Circle
BSL Interpretation information
Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
Captioning information
Optimum seating position: Mid-Stalls or Grand Circle

Events at Edinburgh International Festival @ The Lyceum

  • Kalakuta Republik

    Audio Described icon
    Sunday 11th Aug, 8.00pm
    Choreographed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Kalakuta Republik is a fusion of dance, music and revolution is inspired by legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.
    Price(s): £20 - £25 (fees apply)
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Emma-Jane McHenry
    Touch Tour: 7pm, meet in venue foyer
    Optimum seating position: Centre Stalls & Grand Circle
  • Red Dust Road

    BSL Interpreted icon
    Saturday 17th Aug, 2.30pm
    Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Red Dust Road is adapted from the memoir by Jackie Kay. It’s a journey full of heart, humour and profound emotion.
    Price(s): £20 - £25 (fees apply)
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Catherine King & Natalie MacDonald
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Red Dust Road

    Audio Described icon
    Sunday 18th Aug, 7.30pm
    Red Dust Road is adapted from the soul-searching memoir by Jackie Kay, poet, playwright, novelist and Scottish Makar. It’s a journey full of heart, humour and profound emotion, exploring race, identity and family secrets, with a deeply human curiosity and compassion. Born in Edinburgh, Jackie Kay grew up in Glasgow in the 1970s as the adopted, mixed-race child of lifelong committed communists. As a child, while watching cowboys and Indians on TV, Jackie noticed her skin was a different colour to her mother’s. In searching for answers to what makes her — nature or nurture — she decided to find her birth parents. Travelling from Scotland to Nigeria, Red Dust Road chronicles Jackie’s 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence. Red Dust Road is adapted for the stage by Tanika Gupta, winner of last year’s James Tait Black Prize for her drama Lions and Tigers. Completing the creative trio is Dawn Walton, director of the acclaimed salt. by Selina Thompson.
    Price(s): £20 - £25 (fees apply)
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Janette Knibb & Bridget Stevens
    Touch Tour: 6.30pm, meet in venue foyer
    Optimum seating position: Centre Stalls & Grand Circle
  • Red Dust Road

    Captioned icon
    Sunday 18th Aug, 7.30pm
    Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Red Dust Road is adapted from the memoir by Jackie Kay. It’s a journey full of heart, humour and profound emotion.
    Price(s): £20 - £25 (fees apply)
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Mid-Stalls or Grand Circle
  • Hear Word!

    Captioned icon
    Sunday 25th Aug, 4.00pm
    Nigeria’s biggest stars come together to tell stories of inequality and transformation. Hear Word! is a life-affirming call for female solidarity and empowerment.
    Price(s): £20 - £25 (fees apply)
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Mid-Stalls or Grand Circle