Lyceum listings

The 2016/17 season at Edinburgh’s leading production house:

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848

Season 2017/18 details.

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.


Friday 6 – Saturday 28 October 2017
Previews Fri 6, Sat 6, Mon 9: 7.30pm.
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
Enter the foyer of the Lyceum in 2017 – but take your seats in Germany, 1945 in a provincial playhouse being used as a makeshift transit camp for displaced persons from across the continent. The whole theatre becomes a stage and all of Europe the actors in this revival of Bridget Boland’s explosive 1947 drama.

Love Song To Lavender Menace
Thursday 12 – Saturday 21 October 2017.
Previews: Thurs 12: 8pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 8pm; Matinees: Sat: 2.30pm.
Staged in the Lyceum Studio – meet in the Lyceum Foyer.
James Ley’s funny and moving exploration of the life and times of Edinburgh’s Lavender Menace bookshop, started by two friends Bob and Sigrid in a basement on Forth Street in the 1980s.

Family Open Day
Sunday 15 October 2017, 10am – 4pm.
The Lyceum throws open the doors for a fun-filled family day inspired by its Christmas show, The Arabian Nights.

Daniel Martinez – The Art of Believing
Sunday 29 October 2017, 6pm.
Composer and Flamenco guitar soloist Daniel Martinez presents his first Flamenco theatre production.

Wind Resistance
Friday 3 – Saturday 11 November 2017.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, writer and singer Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, birdlore and personal memoir. Read Æ’s review here: ★★★★★ A rare beauty.

The Arabian Nights
Saturday 25 November 2017 – Saturday 6 January 2018
Previews: Sat 25 Nov: 4pm.


The Lover
Friday 20 January – Saturday 3 February 2018.
Previews: Sat 20, Mon 22: 7.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.

The Belles Stratagem
Thursday 15 February – Saturday 10 March 2018.
Previews: Thurs 15/Fri 16: 7.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.

Friday 23 March – 7 April 2018.
Previews: Fri 23: 7.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.

Friday 27 April – Saturday 12 May 2018.
Previews: Fri 27, Sat 28, Mon 30: 7.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.

The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other
Thursday 31 May – Saturday 2 June 2018.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2pm.