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Home to the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh is a fine example of Victorian elegance. This magnificent building was completed in 1883 and was originally managed by Howard and Wyndham. The Royal Lyceum has long remained one of Edinburgh's foremost theatres and in 1965; its own theatre group took ownership and have sustained its growth into the 21st Century.

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The Royal Lyceum's auditorium represents Victorian theatre architecture at its finest, featuring an ornate proscenium arch, lavish deep red curtains, plush velvet upholstery and a striking crystal chandelier. The three-tiered auditorium features stalls, grand circle and upper circle, each easily accessible to bars and facilities. Lifts are provided for easy access to all parts of the auditorium.

The theatre company is inarguably one of Scotland's largest and most successful to date. The Royal Lyceum is renowned their high calibre drama productions which run from May to September at the theatre and children's pantomimes are a regular showcase every Christmas.

The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh is proud of their established and ambitious education and outreach programme and the resident theatre company provides a plethora of workshops for young people to engage in performing arts. Visitors can arrange to view the theatre by appointment. Visiting the theatre outside performance schedules always proves to be an interesting and educational experience where one can draw on the expertise of the highly trained team of stage technicians and master carpenters who demonstrate their ingenuity and creativity.